About Progressive Jackpots

Added: January 28, 2013

Almost every online casino that you visit today has a section filled with progressive jackpot games. If the casino does have a collection of progressive jackpot games, you will probably find that the majority of them are in fact progressive jackpot slot machines. You may also find one or two progressive table games, progressive card games as well as progressive video poker or progressive scratchcards/arcade games.

The actual progressive games that are available will depend on which online casino you have signed up to and which software provider actually supplies the games to that casino. For example, Playtech and Microgaming are two of the world’s leading online casino software developers and between them they have developed an extensive range of progressive jackpot games.

Playtech launched a progressive jackpot network back in 2003 called WinAJackpot. To date, this lucrative progressive jackpot network has paid out more than $126,422,489.00 in prizes. This network is available on all of Playtech’s platforms, and it connects millions of players who are all competing for the same huge jackpots.

Some of these jackpot games even have an additional progressive side game, more commonly known as the ‘Dollar Ball’. Playtech’s progressive jackpot games include Video Slots, Table Games, Card Games and Video Pokers. This award-winning software company has also recently developed a Marvel™ Multi-Level progressive jackpot network which connects their innovative range of branded Marvel™ video slots.

Microgaming has also developed a similar range of progressive jackpot games and today players can compete for a progressive jackpot in either the instant flash mode or via the Microgaming (or Playtech) download client. Each time you play on a progressive jackpot game in the real cash mode, a small fraction of each stake is added towards the main pot. The same jackpot could be connected to 20 or more online casinos, so in some cases millions of players could all be playing for the same prize, hence the reason why the jackpots can climb to such staggering amounts in such a small period of time.

The value of the current progressive jackpot is generally always on display somewhere, which means that you can constantly keep an eye on the current pot and you will know instantly if some other lucky player has won. When the jackpot has been won, the pot for that particular game will automatically reset to a ‘seed’ amount and it will continue to climb again until you or any other lucky player wins the jackpot.

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