The Australian Reels slot machine was designed by Michael Shackleford, the administrator of this website that is known as the Wizard of Odds. He designed it for a Gaming Technologies Association conference in Australia in 2008.
Australian Reels is a simple slot machine. Players may choose up to five pay lines to bet. There are three reels, each with three symbols. The end result is much like a Tic Tac Toe board. Winning pay lines are the three vertical rows left to right and two diagonal lines.
Australian Reels is modeled after old-style slot machines. This means that there are no wild cards, scatter bonuses, or bonus rounds. Free spins and multiplier rounds are not offered on Australian Reels.