Which Online Pokies Are The Most Profitable?
Online pokies can be very profitable for players who have done their homework. You might opt to play progressive slots with the hopes of winning a life-changing jackpot. Or maybe you'll take a spin on regular video pokies that have a high Return to Player (RTP) rate. Let’s see which current games from both categories could be the most profitable to play.
- Mega Fortune
NetEnt’s glitzy 5-reel 25-payline progressive holds the world record for the largest online progressive jackpot payout, achieved when a Finnish player won €17,861,813 on 20th January 2013. The luxury theme of the slot sees the reels adorned with yachts, cars and expensive watches, all of which you can buy if you hit the jackpot. The average jackpot is €3,608,873 and it pays out roughly every 55 days, so you may wish to wait until the game hits one of these marks before you begin to play.
- Mega Moolah
This jungle-themed slot from Microgaming features a host of wild animals on its reels, including lions, giraffes and elephants. The base game itself is appealing, with lots of attractive features including Wilds, Scatters and Free Spins. Players will be aiming for one of the four jackpots Mega Moolah has on offer. The highest tier is the Mega Progressive, which starts at £1,000,000. The highest recorded jackpot on Mega Moolah was £13,212,882 on 6th October 2015.
- Hall of Gods
NetEnt’s progressive pokie is inspired by tales of the Greek gods of Mount Olympus. It does not tend to pay out as much as other progressives, with an average jackpot of €5,705,251, but it is regularly pretty generous. The highest recorded jackpot in the Mega jackpot range was €7,820,888 on the 20th April 2015, but the pokie also has a Midi and Mini jackpot to aim for, which pay out more frequently.
- Major Millions
Microgaming’s progressive starring the title character Major Millions comes in two forms: a 5-reel video pokie with 15 paylines, or a more traditional 3-reel fruit pokie with 3 paylines. To be in with a chance of winning the jackpot on either, players must play the maximum coins per line. The biggest jackpot won was £1,945,884 on 13th May 2017.
- Beach Life
Playtech aims to make the sun shine whenever you play this progressive set on a summer beach, with an upbeat soundtrack to match. The biggest jackpot win came on 12th Feb 2012, with the player walking away £5,219,723 richer. The bright and bouncy pokie has lots of features to make playing the base game fun as you aim for the jackpot, including Wilds and Scatters.
Online Pokies With High RTP Value
- Mega Joker
NetEnt’s ode to fruit machines has a string of classic symbols on its 3 reels and 5 paylines. The game has a high RTP of 99%, but only if you're playing in the game’s Super Mode, which requires a larger bet. With the extra payout it's an option well worth looking at.
- 1429 Uncharted Seas
Thunderkick’s swashbuckling epic is a 25-payline pokie with the reels resembling a map as you sail through uncharted waters. The symbols are all nautical-themed, with ships, mermaids and the stars you plot your course by. The RTP of 98.6% makes this a game financially worth exploring, and if you activate the bonus feature you could earn free spins or expanding wilds to rake in bigger wins.
NetEnt’s vampire-themed pokie is inspired by Nosferatu and has a vampire hunting bonus feature where players open coffins and stake the demons inside to win bigger cash prizes. The fast-paced pokie has an RTP of 98% and offers free spins if you can find enough vampire brides, which is where players can reap the rewards.
- Esqueleto Explosivo
This is another Thunderkick title, this time set during the Mexican Day of the Dead festival. The inventive pokie stars the fictional band Enrico Mortis and The Boners and the reels are made up of the different coloured skulls that they wear. This musical game has an RTP of 97.6%. When players win the band erupts into song, especially when the high multipliers are hit for even more cash.
- Devil’s Delight
Another pokie with an RTP of 97.6%, this NetEnt title is set in the fun and fiery pits of hell. The 5-reel 20-payline pokie features a pentagram as a bonus symbol. Players will want to seek these out to activate the Soul Reaper Bonus game, an interactive game where you match the sin to the sinner in order to fill up the Soul-O-Meter and win bigger cash prizes.
If you're a high roller or playing pokies on a budget, try out some of these options for the best gaming experience.