The History of Pokies in Australia

Pokies in AustraliaThe word pokies is very popular in Australia. Pokies are nothing but a gambling game. Now, let us look into the history of pokies in Australia. When the pokies machine reached the Australia in the early 1900s, they were not called as pokies, but slot machines. An American called Charles Frey in the year 1887 first invented these slot machines. Slot machines gained huge popularity in a short period due to its simplicity. This game can be played by simply inserting the coin and pushing the lever. The winner will be paid the coins by the slot machines instantly after the end of the game.
Slot machines were called Liberty Bell, when it is designed with three bells. The popularity of the Liberty Bell became huge that Fey started manufacturing the slot machines on a big basis to cater to the gambling lovers all over the world. It took two decades for the Liberty Bell to reach the Australia. Initially, the country did not legalize the pokies and people were playing it illegally in Australia. It was during the 1950’s that the game was legalized, which further shot up the popularity of pokies.
Today, apart from brick and mortar facilities, pokies are offered through online as well. Online pokies are become equally popular like brick and mortar casinos for many good reasons. The most striking specialty of the online pokies is that they offer games for free, means players do not need to gamble actually. This is something not possible with real casinos, where players have to invest and gamble with real money. In order to attract more people, the online pokies in Australia are offering attractive bonus and rewards for new players.
To find out the best Australian online pokies, you can visit the online pokies guide, where you can read reviews and ratings of various online pokies website. These sites could tell the best websites for playing the Australian pokies through online.

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UK’s first official vinyl chart launched as sales rise

The Official Charts Company has established the UK’s first weekly phonograph record graph as sales of vinyl records and singles continue to soar.
Despite forecasts that CDs – subsequently MP3s and flowing – would provide phonograph record out-of-date, sales reached an 18-year high in 2014, at 1.29 million.
Amounts reveal sales of vinyl records are set to grow by another 70% this year.
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The weekly vinyl records and singles charts, printed on the Official Charts Company web site, are being introduced forward of Record Store Day on 18 April.
The first official vinyl records chart is topped by the Future Hearts of All Time Low – repeating the UK record chart air of the week on BBC Radio 1 yesterday.
In the first official vinyl singles chart Underworld took the number one position vs Farley’s & Heller track Baby Wants to Ride.
The graphs firm said it was reacting to “the tremendous upsurge of interest” that’s found phonograph record sales increase from a low of 0.1% of the records marketplace in 2007 (205,000) to 1.5% in 2014 (1.29m).
“Yes, it is still a little portion of the company,” declared chief executive Martin Talbot.
“But what makes this so unusual is that generally you find new formats arrive and grow in popularity, reach their peak and then they fall and kind of vanish.
“Here you have got something that’s grown in popularity back in the 60s and 70s, dropped in popularity through the 80s and 90s, got right the way to the underside and then began scaling back out again.”

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