Originally Posted by OptimistPrime
I looked it up, and "pokie" is short for "poker machine", which is what they're called in Australia and NZ.
Yes, Aussies are just lazy. They like to shorten everything. Names especially. You've got Johnno, Shazza(sharron), Bazza(Barry), Dazza(darren) etc.
Pokie is short for poker machines. It has nothing to do with the slots.