Progressive jackpots give players the opportunity to win some of the largest prizes in online gaming today. Often going beyond the million pound mark, these prizes are possible thanks to the unique way in which the games are linked across a large network of online casinos.
Not to mention that the more a game is played, the bigger the jackpot will become. Some would argue that it’s not just about winning, but how you play the game. Whether that might be true to a certain extent, everyone would feel a certain sense of achievement for hitting a casino jackpot!
How Progressive Jackpots Work
Slot machines and video poker games are generally associated with Progressive jackpots, however other Poker game feature these jackpots and some online casinos offer progressive versions of blackjack, roulette, and other casino games.
Regardless of the type of game being played, progressive jackpots work the same: in online casinos across the world, thousands of people are playing the same game and adding to the pot with a percentage of every single coin spent on each game; the pot keeps increasing until it is won but it is so rare that it can reach unbelievable amounts before it is claimed. Progressive jackpots are generally only triggered if the player places a maximum bet.
The amount on the jackpot goes up (progresses) a little for every play on a connected machine. How much the jackpot increases by is determined by the casino. The house is willing to contribute some of the profit of a jackpot linked machine because players are mainly attracted by the vast amount of the jackpot, which eventually encourages more players to play the game.
Back in 2013, a Finnish man in his early forties won what was then the world’s biggest online slot jackpot. With a bet of 25 cents on the slots game Mega Fortune, he managed to land the main jackpot, a (literally, as the winner would then comment) overwhelming 17,861,813 million euros.
Even if you don’t hit the big one right away there are still loads of fantastic prizes to be won along the way and who knows, it might just be a matter of minutes before you land the jackpot!After all, it took Mr Heywood only 7 minutes…
Progressive Slots Rules
The way that progressive online slots work is straightforward: you play the same slots games you always play, but instead of winning a fixed amount, your chances of winning soar with a massive progressive attached to these games.
You can win thousands of pounds or even more if you are lucky enough to hit the jackpot but keep in mind that usually only players who bet the maximum number of credits per play qualify to win it.