Below we list safe, reputable and legal betting sites for 2018. In 2017, the Australian government outlawed casino sites that haven’t obtained local licenses. Despite casino operators aiming to obtain local authorization, the process has been slow and therefore mainstream betting platforms are the only legally authorized forms of gambling offering real money options in 2018.

Basketball Star Pokies – NBA Themed Pokies for Money

Another sporting title launched by Microgaming as part of their Star series, Basketball Star follows on from games such as Football Star, Cricket Star, Rugby Star and Break Away. The theme, the betting and a number of other things have been borrowed from all of these games, but with some basketball visuals in place of the other sports.



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This game isn’t available in all Microgaming casinos, but you can find it in the bigger and better ones, including Royal Vegas Casino, who have all of the games in this series.




Basketball Star features some simple visuals, all of which have been plucked from this global sport, before being given a generic makeover to avoid licensing issues. The game is quick and there is a Rolling Reels feature to make things a little more excited. This feature is in place during the base game, but it comes into its own during the free spins feature, discussed below.




You can bet for as little as $0.01 per line on this pokie, an amount that goes all of the way up to $0.50 per line. The game actually works in coins/credits, so you’ll need to pay attention to the “Stake” amount in the game’s toolbar in order to see how much you are actually betting.


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You can unlock as many as 25 free spins in the Basketball Star free spins round. As mentioned above, there is a Rolling Reels feature in place throughout this round, and it unlocks much bigger wins here than it does in the base game. There is also an extra, instant-win feature which occurs at random.




This is a fun pokie and will appeal to fans of basketball, but it is not the best game in this series for us. It doesn’t look as polished as some of the others and doesn’t seem to provide as many big wins. Still, it’s worth a play if you enjoy this series or if you’re a fan of basketball.

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