First came the pokies at land casinos and pubs. Then came the pokies at online casinos and now finally, we have pokies apps. Pokies apps are casino apps on your mobile or tablet that allow you to play several casino games, including pokies. Very often they come with greater quality in the graphics or sound effects than what you’d get when playing straight from the mobile browser.

Pokies apps also have the added advantage of allowing you to play pokies wherever you are. Be it from the comfort of your sofa, or while sitting on a train, or waiting for a friend at a café.

Players who wish to play pokies on pokies apps for real money should realise that there’s a difference between pokies apps. Some pokies apps are available at apps markets like App Store on iPhone that can be played but where you can’t win real money. And other pokies apps not bought there which do allow you to play for real money. The latter are the ones we’ll be focusing on.

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How to Play Mobile Pokies Apps

The first thing you’ll need to do is download the app in question, if necessary. Sometimes a particular online pokie will have its app. But generally, when talking about a pokies app, we’re talking about an app that belongs to a specific online casino. Once you’ve got the Casino app on your mobile, then you can choose which pokie or pokies you wish to play.

We’ve already said that some pokies apps don’t allow you to play them for real money. But that’s different to casino apps where you can choose to play them with real cash or in free-play mode if you feel you want to get a feel for them first.

So the next thing you’ll need to decide is whether you want to play for fun or real money. And if it’s the latter, you’ll also need to fund your casino account to do so.

Then it’s just a case of picking the pokie you wish to play. Choose your stake for your next spin and then either keep pressing the button to spin or play it on Autoplay mode.

Playing on pokies apps should give you the same experience, or better, as playing from your laptop or desktop.

Instant Play

Some online casinos allow you to play pokies via an instant app. A Google Android instant app is a small software program that enables end-users to test out a portion of a native Android app without installing it on a device.

Because there’s no download required, not only can you play pokies on them as the name suggests. But you also don’t need to waste any storage space when using them because they haven’t been downloaded at all.

Having said that, the general rule is that Instant Play apps don’t allow you to play the full offering of Casino pokies or other casino games. But rather, just a portion of them. On the other hand, some Casinos offer the same games on Instant Play as they do on the laptop. And in other cases, the same games on Instant Play as they do when downloading the app.

Software Download

Once you’ve opened and funded your account, look for a link inviting you to download the Casino’s app, so you can play your pokies.

If you already have an account, you’ll need to sign in at this stage. If you don’t, this is where you’ll be reminded that you need an active account to go any further.

It’s in the Casino’s interest for this to be a painless experience for you so the downloading process normally just involves clicking buttons like’ Next’, ‘Run’ or ‘Download’ until it’s all done.

Once the downloading process is complete, the app will always be there via a shortcut so next time you can be playing your favourite games within seconds.

The Best Australian Mobile Pokies Games

There are 100s out there on the Australian market from world-class providers. Such as NetEnt, Microgaming, Playtech, Play N’Go and Elk Studios so this was a really tough choice. But these are some of the personal favourites of our experts.

Gonzo’s Quest

This NetEnt classic takes you on a voyage to the South American jungle in the company of Spanish explorer Gonzo. This was one of the first pokies to boast the cascading symbols feature.

Dead or Alive

Also by NetEnt, this is an extremely simple pokie with just the one free spins round to speak of. But it’s become world-famous for being just about the most volatile pokie ever made, responsible for big wins and big losses in equal measure.

Mega Moolah

This Microgaming Progressive Jackpot slot has made more instant millionaires than any other and boasts three different Jackpots. There’s a lot more to this game featuring wild animals you’d see on safari… than what first meets the eye.

Mega Fortune

Is alongside Mega Moolah, the best-known Progressive Jackpot pokie. Themed around a millionaire lifestyle including speedboats, champagne and wads of cash, it also has three separate Jackpots and has been nicknamed The Millionaire Maker.

Advantages of Mobile Pokies Games

Playing pokies on your mobile, as opposed to playing in casinos or pubs, has plenty of advantages.

  • Mobile pokies almost always have better Return to Player (RTP) numbers than those not online, so your chances of winning are greater.
  • You can try out most pokies for free on your mobile, while pokies in pubs or casinos don’t allow you to do this.
  • There will be a much greater selection of pokies to play when playing on your mobile than physical pokies. Simply because apart from anything else, mobile pokies don’t take up any actual space!


The online casino industry is a very competitive market. And this forces casinos to battle it to attract fresh customers. So they offer generous bonuses to attract new customers and retain existing ones.

That could be anything from free spins on a new pokie, to reload bonuses where you get extra money to play with when you make your next deposit.

Free Games

It’s a good thing for Casinos to give you the chance to play pokies without risking any money. If customers like the pokie, they’ll probably want to play it for real money next time.

So, using the pokie app, you can play just about every pokie available for fun, usually except for Progressive Jackpot pokies.

Where do you find Pokie apps?

In most cases, you’d open an account with an online casino that offers good bonuses, lots of real money online pokies you like or has received a high rating in an online review. Once you have the account open, you’d then download its app. Another way of doing things is to just search for ‘Pokies apps’ or ‘Casino apps’ through Google and choose one that has a high rating of its own.

Android Casinos

Given that so many people have Android phones, it follows that Casinos offer apps that work well with them. In theory, there shouldn’t be that much of a difference between an Android Casino or an Apple one. However, if how the app runs in terms of graphics and player experience is a big deal for you. Then read the reviews to see which casinos work particularly well with Android mobiles.

Apple Casinos

Pretty much what we said above applies here as well. There are reviewers on real money online casino sites that spend all day testing all aspects of the performance of an iOS Casino. It’s up to you to decide whether it’s more important that a casino has lots of games or that the games never crash, as an example. So, if you have an Apple device, choose a Casino with a good reputation on that particular operating system.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pokie Mobile Apps

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