Progressive Jackpots Guide

We have all seen at least once, a game which had big numbers imprinted on it. What are they and how do they work? Let’s find out!

Most often, progressive jackpots occur in slot machines and video poker machines.

Usually, progressive jackpots are won by people who win with the highest payoff combination (for example, when you are playing a slot machine with fruits, you need to have a full screen of lemons or another big winning symbol; in poker, the royal flush has the biggest chances of winning the progressive jackpot).


Types of Progressive Jackpots

Considering the sums they give to the winners, progressive jackpots are of three types:

  1. Standalone Progressives, with jackpots under 10 000 USD;
  2. Local Progressives, with jackpots up to 1 000 000 USD;
  3. Wide Area Network Progressives, with jackpots over 10 000 000 USD.

Almost every gambling software developer has progressive jackpot slots, the ones with the highest pay-outs being Megabucks games from IGT.

Playtech also has a wide collection of progressive jackpot slots, like:

  • Fruit Mania;
  • Queen of the Pyramids;
  • Wild Viking;
  • Gladiator;
  • Fantastic Four;
  • Mega Ball;
  • Stravaganza;

Megamoolah is another popular progressive jackpot slot.

How Do Progressive Jackpots Work?

Every time you play the slot but you don’t win the jackpot, the numbers will go higher. This is the principle on which progressive jackpots work.

The progressive jackpot grows by a casino’s predetermined pace.

When the jackpot is won, the progressive jackpot drops to a beginning value set by the casino. 

When Will I Win?

The chance of winning a progressive jackpot is almost as low as the chance of winning lottery. However, you have more chances in an hour, for example.

Keep playing and who knows, maybe you will be the next progressive jackpot winner.