Playtech Tennis Online Pokie at Australian Casinos

January 22, 2016


The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tennis championship of the year. Though it has been a while since an Australian player has won, the event draws huge crowds at Melbourne. The 2016 Australian Open is in progress and as a result tennis themed online pokies are drawing traffic at Australian online casinos. Of these the Playtech pokie Tennis Star is most popular because it features a virtual tennis game.

Tennis Stars is a 40 paylines online pokie in the 5×4 format. You will find many tennis related symbols on the reels. The ones to look out for are the male and female tennis players. These award the highest line payouts and also are a visual treat through the win animations. Some of the other thematic symbols are tennis shoes and tennis balls. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons. The trophy is the coveted object in the tennis championship and the coveted symbol in the Tennis Star pokie. It is the wild symbol and can appear anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4. When it appears on all three reels in the same spin, you win a payout of 10 times the total bet. You are also awarded 15 free spins with tripled line payouts. The free spins feature can be retriggered infinitely.

The pair of tennis rackets is the scatter symbol. When two or more scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels you are awarded scatter payouts that are multiplied by the total bet. Three or more scatter symbols activate the Championship Bonus game on the second screen. This is a virtual tennis game played against the computer. You will first have to select either the male tennis player or female tennis player to play the game. You then choose either a flat serve or a slice serve. The game is then played out. Your player may lose some points but will always win the game. The bonus awarded to you depends on the game score and the number of aces served. A game win at love gives a payout of 50 times the total bet. If four aces are served in the process there is a further multiplier of 5 times.

You can activate the optional gamble game after every payout. If you guess the colour of the next card correctly then you will double the payout. A wrong guess will result in a loss of the payout. Tennis Stars is live at all Playtech Australian online casinos such as Omni Casino and Mansion Casino.