Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 December 2023 21:17

Bugs and holes at Pokies 2024

Bugs and holes at Pokies
In this article, we will talk about software errors (also called "bugs" or "holes") at online pokies. Can you find any crack in pokies and use it to earn money? How much money does it need to use this procedure? Why the providers release the new versions of some pokies?

We hope that this article will help you to understand how the provider software works for eliminating bugs and holes. We also give some samples of our testers. Do you know why the providers release the new version of the favourite pokie after a couple of years? (without the serious modifications, but only with a new set of features). Wherein, the first version is adjusted to the mode to win "players' money".

Aliens pokies can serve as a vivid example. This is an extremely popular pokie, which received the award as an innovation of 2014. It was removed from the list of the provider in 2017 for retargeting. What do you think, what is the reason for such a hasty, panic and retreat? Perhaps some punters have found a crack to win money on Aliens pokie, and the provider had to remove it from the list.

The new version of pokies as a way to block the holes

The reasons for the second part of an online pokie can be the following factors:

  • The huge popularity of the first version.
  • Developers still believe that with the second part they will take additional action (and profit) from the same theme (or idea).
  • The improved graphics and features.
  • Correction of "bugs" and holes of the first version.

A new version of the pokie is developed for the mentioned reasons above. Sometimes a developer needs to apply new settings in the pokies and to prevent the situations in which punters win money in a long period. A few years ago, we were lucky as a player to find a bug in the Jack Hammer pokie. We have earned around A$100,000 in several months. Then the pokie was reprogrammed and began only to grab (take away) players' money. After a short time, it was released the second version - Jack Hammer 2.

Features of Jack Hammer and Jack Hammer 2 pokies

Jack Hammer
Let's talk a little more about this case. We noticed something strange, exactly: at stakes of A$25 and A$250 per spin Jack Hammer pokie paid-out more than 100% RTP (return to player percentage) despite that original RTP was shown as 97%. More than 2 million spins were done. During this period, we have days where the maximum loss was 25 000A$, but in others, we managed to win about 100 000A$. Huge volatility, don't you think so?

We managed to win more than A$100,000 during the time. This bug in the pokie was discovered by accident, and with the releasing of the second version, the bug was eliminated in Jack Hammer pokie. After that, the pokie stopped giving out the big winning.

Vulnerabilities: Achilles heel of the online casino

You should note that we are not talking about big bugs in pokies or the usage of third-party software, but rather about minor violations in the settings of some pokies. Sometimes the pokie starts giving out big winning at some exact bets a little more often than others. Of course, it does not mean that from all other bets it just grabs all the money, to return (its original RTP). In total, exploring such a "bug" is excellent luck for the punter and is a real nightmare for the casino.

Let's look at the problem on behalf of software developers. What if one of our Australian online casinos reports about a punter that is winning at the same pokie again and again? What if a player found errors or bugs and using it to earn money? The announcement of this fact can ruin all the casino's own business and reputation. A serious casino that values its reputation cannot just refuse to pay (because the player did not violate any terms). It would be strange to write in the terms and conditions that punters are prohibited from winning. Of course, in this case, the casino will negotiate with the developer about these winning and asking to share the expenses if something is wrong with this pokie.

In the mentioned situation what should software developers do? The first thing that comes to their mind is instant to correct the mistake in the settings. But it is difficult to do. Moreover, the main difficulty is that by shutting down and resetting the pokie, you'll frighten away other punters who regularly play and lose money in their favourite poke.

The developer must release the corrected second version of this pokie and switch the attention of ordinary players to the new version.

After that they are switching the first version for the punters who have used the bug, to trap them in the pokie that is in cold mode "grabbing all money back" (because those players still looking for the same holes). They will lose most of their winning with their progressive systems and high-rolling even before they will believe that changes in the settings were applied.

Jack Hammer 2

Selecting a pokie and the stakes

As a punter, we tried different pokies and between all, have chosen the Jack Hammer. We liked the "sticky win feature". The initial bet was A$25, and we were able to increase our investment several times. There we had noticed a bug.

The pokie's RTP (return to player percentage) reacted on a bet of A$25 and A$250 per spin, and it was anomaly high. We have wagered more than 2 million spins, and the RTP number was still was showing 125%. On other bets (high-rolling and low-rolling), the balance was decreasing as usual. By using this bug, we constantly won during the month. In total, we have earned about A$100,000 in the different casinos.

After a million spins, you will notice the situations and sequences that cause a chain of wins or losses. Like appearing of "2 scatter symbols" on the first two reels without the third one or showing many "wild symbols" on the last reels without any winning.


One Friday evening I tried to play A$250 for one spin. At that moment, it was the maximum bet. On that evening I won almost A$30,000.

I'm going to skip the details of the game-play at A$250 bet. After almost two months of using this bug, the pokie's settings were changed by the provider. The program was reconfigured. It began to take punters money without any big winning. Even the real fans of this pokie stopped playing there. The developer needed to change something. And they decided to launch the Jack Hammer 2 pokie.

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Written by Vladislav Dibrov
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