Bally Technologies, a pokie manufacturer with a global appeal, has been part of Scientific Games Corporation for about four years. Following an intricate path of mergers, acquisitions and other corporate deals, Bally is now a well-established, high profile participant of the online gambling market, with a billion-dollar worth market capitalization and over 40 magnificent pokies available for Aussies. Disconcertingly, players often entangle themselves in the modern casino infrastructure that comprises dozens of pokie manufacturers – ordinary gamblers, especially novices, become lost in colorful luring graphics messing around because many pokies differ more in manner than in matter. Online casino visitors would want to know exactly what to expect from pokies of a specific vendor. They want to have a general idea of how vendor X is any different to vendor Y. So what are the distinctive features that single out Bally from the crowd?
Top 5 reasons of why you should try Bally pokies
- Simple, robust, no-frills pokies that accept Aussies
- Super flexible bet limits with the focus on heavy punters
- Many high-variance solutions with huge payouts
- Classic bonus features. Pokies are not congested with bonuses
- Fast, unpretentious gameplay.
Bally pokie specifics
- For some reason, Bally opted out of high-definition 3D graphics and mind-numbing animations. Their pokies look like time travelers from the 2000s. But if you are heedless of astounding computer artwork, this would not be a drawback for you.
- All of their pokies, except for Triple Cash Wheel, have five reels. Whilst the bulk of vendors usually hold on to the three-row arrangement, oodles of Bally pokies have four rows.
- The top bet often amounts to $400! High-rollers are left out in the cold by many vendors that try to maintain a fragile balance between stingy gamblers and patrons who gamble large amounts of money. As a result, pokies accept no more than $50 or $100 – a very tight margins of maneuver for genuine high rollers.
- Bally are known for extensive use of Stacked Wild symbols in pokies like Shadow Diamond, Lady Robin Hood, Cupid and Psyche, Chimney Stacks, for one.
- About one-sixth of the game suite are progressive pokies with a locally pooled jackpot. Progressive pots are not big, as compared to some giants like Mega Moolah, but on the bright side, they are hit very often. Examples include Cirque du Soleil Kooza, Lucky Link Beats, Fu Dao Le and Titanic.
- Bally pokies run perfectly on iOS but there are issues on Android smartphones. Mobile users complain that reels are small-sized and they do not cover the entire screen. Instead, a big background image is used as a placeholder.
- There are a couple of intriguing innovative features related to the use of wild symbols, for example, Radiating Wilds (Ra and the Scarab) and Directional Wilds (Havana Cubana).
- Pretty much every pokie has a free spin feature and at least one fairly trivial bonus game.
- Pokie themes are a bit lopsided, with a focus on Asian motifs and paraphernalia.