Online casinos made great strides in terms of gaming entertainment
a few years back with the debut of progressive jackpot games. Chances
are, you are already familiar with them, but if not, they are basically
set up so that every time a player bets, part of the wager goes
into the progressive pool which is inter-connected amongst many
other participating casinos. This allows jackpots to build very
rapidly, and to reach astonomical levels. When the right combination
appears, a player claims the jackpot, and then the game restarts
from its predetermined level.
Microgaming is undoubtedly the leader in online progressives, as
they have biggest variety while producing the highest win totals
as well as number of winners. The record so far for a single jackpot
win stands at a little over 1.7 million.
Here is more information about the current games, as well as current
jackpot tickers and where to find them...
Splash was the world's first online progressive slots game,
and has been won hundreds of times during its history. The game
features a three-reel, three-coin, single payline slot machine where
the Cash Splash symbol is wild, and three of them on the payline
wins the progressive. Jackpots for this game regularly reach 100,000
Fiesta is a bargain player's slot that captures the fun and
fascination of the fruit machines that have become a staple at many
land casinos. The game's elements are a three-reel, three-coin,
three payline slot machine. While jackpots for this game rarely
top 50,000, it's a great value because it can be played for hours
on a smaller purchase - thanks to it's 0.75 per spin maximum.
is a one dollar, 3 reel progressive slot machine with a 5 line payout.
Besides the big progressive jackpot, there are several smaller ones
awareded for getting three Lots-a-Loot symbols on the other paylines.
Jackpots for this game can also climb to over 100,000.
is credited with advancing the online progressives genre by introducing
the world's first online progressive Video Poker game. A special
symbol, known as the "supajax" appears from time to time,
and a progressive win is achieved by landing one of them plus four
Pot is a unique online progressive slot machine featuring 0.50
credit, three reel play with a single line payout. The Wow Pot symbol
is wild, and three across the payline wins the progressive. The
average jackpot it usually somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000.
Nile is noteworthy for being the world's first 9-payline progressive
slot machine, and for producing some of the biggest winners in history.
The game very much resembles a video slot you might find at a land
casino, with a bundle of paylines and a cool Egyptian theme. Several
players have won giant jackpots in the 375,000 to 550,000 range
playing this game, including many smaller ones. The jackopt starts
at 40,000 credits.
Cyberstud Poker is not the world's fist online progressive poker
game, but the jackpots it's produced are incredible. The game works
just as you would expect, like normal stud poker, only with a 1
credit side bet each round going towards the progressive. Land a
royal flush and win it all. If you're a fan of stud poker, this
could be your new favorite game.
Deuces is another progressive Video Poker game - sort of a variation
on regular deuces wild. Play involves a 5 credit max bet to be eligible
for the progressive, and the jackpot is won by getting a Diamond
Royal Flush. Jackpots begin at 5,000.
Triple Sevens is the net's first progressive game of Blackjack.
Game play is just like regular player versus dealer blackjack, only
with a 1 credit side bet which makes you eligble for the progressive.
Get three sevens in a row, and claim the big prize.
Millions was the first online slot to make one lucky player
an instant millionaire - back in 2002. The game is a three dollar
(max bet), single payline slot machine where the object is to get
three Major Millions symbols on the payline. Each major symbol is
also wild and will pay out extra for completing other types of matches.
If you're ready to be the net's next million dollar winner, try
Royale is the latest addition to the online progressives phenomenon,
as well as the world's first progressive roulette game - unique
to the internet (as far as we know). The game works just like ordinary
roulette, except for a side bet (fixed at 1 credit) which counts
towards the progressive jackpot. The progressive is won when the
same number comes up five times in a row, and despite the seemingly
high odds of this occurrence, it happens quite reguarly. The jackpot
for this game begins at 60,000.