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What Are Jackpot Games?

Jackpot games are the big money casino games. Broadly speaking, a jackpot is defined as ‘A large cash prize in a game or lottery, especially one that accumulates until it is won.’ At Spinit, the gaming arena is peppered with jackpot games. These include over two dozen titles, with hot online jackpot slots, card games and table games. When it comes to jackpot slots games, there are primarily four types of progressive jackpot slots games:

Random Jackpot Slots

Software providers may develop jackpot slots games with a random progressive payout. These games are dependent on individual slots games.

Proprietary Jackpot Slots

Otherwise known as in-house progressive jackpot games or local progressive jackpot games, these games operate on the same progressive jackpot slots network in a single casino or online casino. Since the jackpot slots games are developed by proprietary in-house technology, they may offer unique payout potential.

Stand-alone Progressive Jackpot Slots

These games feature prominently at bricks and mortar casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Macau. They are easily identified by the flashing lights and jingling-jangling sounds seen on the jackpot slots meter on the machines. Stand-alone Progressive jackpots are differentiated from other types of progressive jackpots since they are not connected to other slot machine games. A percentage of every real-money wager placed on these progressive jackpot slots games goes towards the jackpot tally. Overall though, the amount of the jackpot is small since it is not part of a broader network.

Wide Area Progressive Jackpot Slots

These are the biggest progressive jackpot slots games in the world. At Spinit, the progressive jackpot games are offered by leading software providers such as NetEnt, NYX Interactive, Microgaming, Play’N Go and Lucky Streak. Since these are the premier casino software providers for the world’s major online casinos, the progressive jackpots on these networks are huge.

All casinos that use the software and all their players contribute towards the size of the Wide Area Progressive Jackpot totals. The wins you can get on Wide Area Progressive Jackpots are massive, but players are also competing with huge numbers of players across that network. As such, the RTP on Wide Area Progressive Jackpot Slots is much smaller than Stand-alone Progressive Jackpot slots or in-house progressive jackpot slots.

How Can You Win a Progressive Jackpot?

Once you understand progressive jackpot slots games, it is much easier to apply an effective winning strategy. For starters, the jackpot total increases incrementally with every real-money wager placed on that jackpot slots game by anyone in the network. Sometimes the jackpot will increase on one machine at a time, in the case of Stand-alone Progressive Jackpots, or it can increase across an entire network, with a Wide Area Progressive Jackpot.

The beauty of playing a progressive jackpot slot game is that a percentage of every real-money bet placed on that game contributes towards the total progressive jackpot prize pool. It’s easy to find the size of the progressive jackpot since it is indicated by the jackpot meter in the slot game. At Spinit, you will easily see the progressive jackpot total on games like Cosmic Fortune, Treasure Nile, Major Millions, Mega Moolah, Keno, Triple Jackpot, Mega Joker, Icy Wonders and Geisha Wonders. The size of the progressive jackpot will continue to increase until it is hit.

The most important tip when playing online jackpot games or traditional jackpot games is the following: Always play maximum lines and maximum wagers on every spin. The reason for this is to ensure that you win the maximum amount when the jackpot lands. Typically, a non-progressive slot machine game does not warrant playing maximum coins on maximum paylines. However, on progressive online slots games and progressive online casino games it is important to play the maximum number of coins on every spin. The difference between playing 1 coin or 3 coins when it comes to a progressive jackpot game is life changing.

What are the Biggest Online Casino Jackpots in History?

Mega Moolah is one of the most prolific jackpot slots games online. On 28 August, 2016, an anonymous players scooped up €7.9 million playing this game on his mobile device. The cost of the wager was just £1, along with the casino’s enticing promotional offer at the time. Then on 17 June 2016, a New Zealander won an incredible online casino jackpot valued at NZ$10,144,395.82 playing Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot game. The huge win is testament to the massive potential of online jackpot games.

In April 2016, an Australian pokies player scooped up AU$10,423,223 playing The Dark Knight slots. This 5-reel, 243 ways to win slot game features 4 progressive jackpots. These include the mega, major, minor and mini jackpots, with a minimum value of $1 million. This Microgaming slots game was fashioned off the Hollywood blockbuster. Back in March 2009, Georgios M. was lucky enough to win €6.3 million playing Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot game. This Microgaming title is one of the most popular games at online casinos. In April 2015, an anonymous player won an incredible €7,820,888 playing NetEnt’s Hall of Gods progressive jackpot slot.  

Are Online Progressive Jackpot Slots Games Better Than Land-based Progressive Jackpots?

Online casinos have gained in popularity in recent years. Players can access their favourite games whenever they want, from the comforts of home or on the go. Online progressive jackpot games are accessible via mobile smartphone (iOS or Android), PC, or Mac. Prominent casino software providers in Microgaming and NetEnt offer progressive jackpot games to millions of players around the world. Players can win life-changing jackpots with games like Mega Moolah, Tunzamunni, LotsaLoot, Fruit Fiesta and Cash Splash. The jackpots on these games routinely hit millions of pounds and players at affiliated online casinos are all eligible for these payouts.

Currently, some of the biggest online progressive jackpot games include the following: Jackpot Giant, Arabian Nights, Millionaire Genie, Santa’s Super Slots, Pirates Millions, Irish Riches, Going Nuts, Aztec’s Millions, Mega Fortune, Mega Moolah, King Cashalot and Major Millions. To get started with online progressive jackpot slots games, simply pick the number of paylines you wish to play, place your wager and then spin the reels. These games differ from traditional slots games in the size of the payouts that are available, and the level of interest in these games.

With a classic slot game or video slot game, the payout can be as high as 100,000 times your wager. With a progressive jackpot slot game, the payout routinely hits millions of pounds. While the odds are certainly not as favourable to players, you still stand a better chance of winning by playing a progressive jackpot game than by simply watching from the sidelines. Since you can play more spins per session than you can with a national lottery, you technically have a much better chance of winning a progressive jackpot slot game. Provided you understand bankroll management, and the RTP of each game you can play for a big win on these games. The biggest jackpots are available with the world’s leading casino software companies in NetEnt and Microgaming. At one stage, the progressive jackpot on Mega Moolah slot spiked over £13 million.

How Can Players Win Progressive Jackpot Slots Games?

The good news is that no specific skills or strategy are required to win progressive jackpots. Players simply need to wager the maximum number of coins on the maximum number of paylines to collect the mega-money progressive jackpots up for grabs. Since all outcomes are governed by chance, there is nothing that a player can do to increase their winning chances. Fortunately, when the right symbols land on activated paylines the jackpots can swell into the stratosphere.

The law of probabilities states that the more you play, the greater the likelihood of winning a progressive jackpot. Progressive jackpots on major software networks regularly pay out.  For example, Mega Moolah Mega paid out £1,256,990 on June 18, 2017, while Treasure Nile progressive jackpot paid out £156,910 on June 16, 2017. Similar stories abound for many of the most popular progressive jackpot games. It is estimated that Mega Fortune jackpots typically pay out  every 11 weeks, but these numbers will vary according to the network and the game in question.

What about Progressive Jackpot Policies?

Casino payout policies are important when it comes to determining how much you will be paid if you win a progressive jackpot. For example, land-based casinos and online casinos will have set quotas on how much they are prepared to pay per month. The T&C of the casino may indicate that a player may withdraw a maximum of £10,000 per month or £30,000 per month. This affects how you will receive a multi-million-pound jackpot when you win.  

Does Gambler’s Fallacy Apply to Progressive Jackpots?

Many online casino players mistakenly believe that the past results of an online casino game have a direct bearing on the future results of that game. It should be remembered that progressive jackpot slots games are based on chance. There is no skill or strategy beyond bankroll management and the games you choose to play. This gambler’s fallacy should be avoided. It is especially notable in games like European Roulette, French Roulette, and American Roulette, where players may see a specific selection of numbers, colours or patterns evident over several successive spins. Bear in mind that every spin of the wheel, or the reels is independent of the prior spin. A progressive jackpot slot game may hit twice in a row, or twice a year – there is no telling when the random number generators will produce the desired wins. One way that players try to gauge the likely win pattern is by averaging out the hit ratio over time and applying that as a yardstick for when to play the progressive jackpot game.

Are There Any Tricks for Winning Progressive Jackpots More Easily?

It’s important to differentiate between a progressive jackpot and a non-progressive jackpot. The latter is one where a fixed prize is available on a casino game. A progressive jackpot gets progressively bigger with every real money bet that is placed. A typical slot machine has a much higher payout percentage than a progressive jackpot game, and may prove more attractive to players looking to win more consistently. If you’ve decided to play progressive slot machine games, always check the pay table for the winning possibilities.

The bigger you bet, the better your payout when you win. Remember that the jackpot instantly resets to a minimum progressive jackpot amount once it has been hit, that’s another big reason why these games are universally popular. Slots and casino games are designed to be entertainment attractions. While winning is certainly enticing, it is a by-product of great games and good fortune.

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