What is a Progressive Jackpot?
Incase you were wondering, a Jackpot is a big prize in gambling terms and a 'progressive jackpot' is a prize pot that isn't fixed. When folks like you and me gamble with real money on progressive jackpot slots and don't win anything, the prize pot swells and the gets bigger. Eventually a lucky gambler will win the potentially life changing jackpot prize at which point the progressive jackpot resets to it's starting point value wise and the process starts all over again.
Online progressive games are often some of the best loved and most played slots at online casinos. No wonder online gamblers from around the world love them when the prize purse can accumulate into millions on dollars!
Other than the jumbo prizes, there's not much difference between a progressive slot and any other type of online slot. Occasionally the prize pot will trigger when it grows to a specific size but most often the games allow the prize to continue to swell until one lucky gambler clears out the lot!
How can I win a Progressive Jackpot prize?
First off, it's a good idea to have some basic knowledge of how slots work in general. If you can already play slots there's not much additional information that you need as it's almost all about luck and how generous the RNG (Random Number Generator) is with you!
Every play on a progressive jackpot slot contributes a tiny amount to the prize pot. The size of these contributions is so small that it's almost impossible to notice them while you are playing, but combined they make a difference. The sooner you get involved in these games the more chance you have of being there when someone triggers the big win!
This is why these games are particularly good for the high-rollers among us. If you can make a big deposit and play with high stakes, this gives you a better chance of being one of the lucky few!
Most Popular Progressive Jackpots
All the popular casino games studios have Progressive slots in their portfolios. Net Entertainment, Microgaming, Playtech and more all offer games with this life-changing potential. Here are some of the gaming industries most popular progressive jackpot titles:
Mega Moolah - Microgaming
Hall of Gods - Net Entertainment
Arabian Nights - Net Entertainment
The Dark Knight - Microgaming
Joker Millions - Yggdrasil
Progressive Jackpot FAQs
Here are some of the questions our valued readers often hit us up with on the subject of progressive jackpot slots...
Can I win a progressive jackpot on my mobile phone?
Yes! Most online casinos now offer their entire games selection, including all of the progressive slots, to players using mobile devices. This means that you can gamble for real money and try to win a progressive prize from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection.
Can I win a progressive jackpot while using a bonus?
It depends on the casino that you are playing at but, in general, yes you can win a progressive prize while using a bonus. There may be some restrictions in place, such as not being able to withdraw your prize until you have met the wagering requirements, but this will be clearly stated in the terms and conditions of the bonus.
Can I win a progressive jackpot while playing for free?
No, you can only win a progressive prize if you are playing for real money. The whole point of these games is that each spin adds a tiny amount to the prize pot, so if you are playing for free there is no money being added to the pot.
Are progressive jackpots rigged?
No, all online slots are regulated by strict laws and the RNG (Random Number Generator) is regularly checked to ensure that it is fair. This means that everyone has an equal chance of winning.
What is the difference between a local and a global progressive jackpot?
A local progressive jackpot is one that is specific to an online casino, or a group of casinos, while a global progressive jackpot is open to players at all casinos that offer the game. The prize pot for a global progressive jackpot will, therefore, be much larger.
I triggered the progressive jackpot but only received a small prize, why?
When you trigger a progressive jackpot you will usually see two prizes, the main prize which is the progressive jackpot itself, and a smaller consolation prize. The consolation prize is there to give you something for triggering the jackpot, even if you don't win the big prize.
How do I know if a progressive jackpot has been won?
The information about recent jackpot wins is usually displayed on the casino's website, or you can find out from the game itself. When a player hits the big prize the game will usually display a message congratulating the lucky gamer.