A pokies machine in the local pub is expected. And, if the machine is a good one, it can quickly become the centre of hearty social interaction, with onlookers supporting the player. Some go to the local pub with the sole intention of just playing the pokies machine. For this reason, a certain type of pokies machine has become synonymous with the term pub pokies. It is the classic style of pokies, found in a mechanical machine, and generally sticking to the old classic rules, minus the modern bells and whistles. Many prefer this type of pokies, considering it the purest form, and would really rather not play the newer versions. These people may think the old style of slots has been lost, but they would be wrong. Many Australian online casinos offer classic pokies in digital form.