The progressive jackpot has in recent years, revitalized the online slot industry. So what is a progressive jackpot we hear you ask? Well the way it works is as follows. Firstly, to be in with a chance of winning a progressive jackpot you must make the maximum bets possible during your regular game. For the progressive jackpot to function and accumulate its massive fortune, a percentage of your wager, with every other player’s stake across the world using the same slot, will formulate the jackpot fund. So this can be for the same casino operator and possibly the same casino within the matching country.
The odds of winning a progressive jackpot are very low, more or less equal to the odds of winning the national or state lottery so it’s a true gamble as to whether you will win this jackpot or not. There are many software companies starting to offer progressive jackpots, we are going to take a quick look at some of the most popular.
Microgaming Progressive Jackpots
Microgaming, a founding member of eCOGRA, have jackpot funds for their progressive slot series that can rival any nations national lottery prize fund total and, as they are part of the IGC, they therefore practice fair gaming within the casino community online. To date their progressive jackpots have paid out in excess of $500 million and they happen to feature one of the most famous progressive jackpot games of all time; the ‘millionaire maker’ Mega Moolah!
Playtech Progressive Jackpots
With around 40 progressive jackpot games in circulation and containing some of the best online features that players have experienced including those found in ‘Beach Life’ and the ‘Age of the Gods’ Series, Playtech recently had their second highest progressive jackpot pay-out in 2016 (5.8 million on ‘Jackpot Giant’), which is quite a sizeable amount if you manage to win. With the sheer variety of progressive games on offer (including a progressive roulette jackpot) there will always be something for you to play depending on your favourite flavour, so Playtech progressive slots are very popular with online casino players across the board.
Rival Gaming Progressive Jackpots
One of the older software developers on the online casino market that are offering progressive jackpots to the masses are Rival Gaming. Currently they feature 5 progressive jackpots and you can definately say they know how to stuff a damn good jackpot into a well-crafted online slot game, even if they don't have so many in total. Their largest payout to date is around $300k on the slot game 'Money Magic', still a very good day for you if you manage to land the win!
Well we hope you found our progressive jackpot guides to be of some use at least! While you’re waiting on your next big win take some time to read another exciting article from the list below: