HOW A PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT WORKS
Each time a player bets on a progressive game, be it the table, slot machines, or roulette, a percentage, which is quite small, of this player’s bet goes to the jackpot fund. There are also situations where this jackpot is shared between several different casinos, so multiple players around the world contribute to the same jackpot. When a player has the right hand or hits the lucky spin, he wins the jackpot. The jackpot will then be reset to a starting amount to resume a new growth cycle until the next win.
Most online casinos offer several types of progressive jackpots. The most popular are slots, but there are also progressive versions of blackjack, roulette, video poker, or bingo.
This winning option is more common in slots, at least in our country. On most “jackpot” machines, the jackpot will be won when five symbols appear on the screen on the same payline. Symbols leading to a progressive jackpot are always displayed in the paytable on the game side of the screen. In most cases, these symbols are Wild or the main symbol for that slot’s game theme. Several conditions must be met to have access to a progressive jackpot. First of all, it is mandatory to activate all the winning lines and to play the maximum stake of the game in question. If these conditions are not met, then you will receive the fixed amount for the five activated symbols on a payline.
As a general rule, the player needs the best possible arrangement to claim the jackpot. If you are playing a board game, you will need the best hand. For example, a poker game requires a straight flush.
HOW MUCH YOU CAN WIN WITH A PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT
The value of the jackpot and your chances of winning the jackpot are unique to each game. Some of the mega slots have jackpots that can reach seven-digit values, while at table games their value is lower, by tens or hundreds of thousands. The amounts of these progressive jackpots are tracked on online casino sites.
EXAMPLES OF PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT GAMES
- Safecracker Slots, where the jackpot is won when the player has the strongest symbols lined up on a maximum bet of 3 credits;
- Triple Sevens Blackjack, the jackpot is won when a player shows a hand with 3 sevenths of a diamond;
- Caribbean Stud Poker, the jackpot is won when the player has the royal straight;
- Roulette Royale, the jackpot is reached when a number on the roulette wheel falls many times in a row.