How do pokies work?
Slot machines or pokies, as you like it, work on a simple principle. The original pokie machines were also known as one-arm bandits because they all had a lever that you had to pull to make the reels spin.
Nowadays, the gameplay is computerized, but it still runs on the same principle. When you get in front of a pokie screen in a real casino, you have to place your bet to play. Once your machine “acknowledges” your bet, you can hit the spin button and make the reels turn.
At the same time, RNG starts working to ensure the randomness and the fairness of the outcome. When the reels stop, you are going to see whether you managed to hit the winning combination or not.