If your reasons for playing online casino games are to win a life-altering sum of money then a game of progressive slots might just be your ticket to the lifestyle you crave. Unlike the likes of roulette and blackjack, progressive slots provides players with the opportunity to win the ‘big one’.
Progressive slots contrasts to conventional slots machines, whereby the jackpot is a fixed sum of money. With progressive slots each time a player puts a coin into the slots machine the jackpot grows as a small percentage of each coin is added to the jackpot, which consequently gets bigger and bigger.
There is essentially three different types of progressive slots games – standalone, local and wide area networks
These types of progressive jackpots have a ticker placed on the game, which means that only the coins that are put in that particular machine are added to the jackpot and make it grow. Standalone progressive were, for a time, the only progressive slots that was available.
Local progressives take standalones one step further by featuring linked jackpots within a particular casino. Anything from a dozen or so different machines to more than a hundred can be linked together in local progressives, depending on what casino it is. The jackpots on local progressives are typically less than $100,000 (approx. £70,000) but can reach figure of up to $1,000,000 (approx. £700,000).
Wide area network progressives are extremely popular casino games in today’s market. This type of progressive involves a network of slots being linked together from numerous casinos, collectively enabling the jackpot to grow to eye-watering amounts, sometimes reaching more than $10 million (approx. £7 million).
There is no system or tactic to win progressive slots. Similar to the lottery, players play on a slots machine and hope they are crowned winner of the collectively driven jackpot.