Progressives Slots

Progressive Jackpot Slots are the big boys of online slots, as they have the largest paying jackpots of any online slot game. The term progressive refers to the fact that each game has an accumulating jackpot. Depending on the software provider, an online casino will offer a particular network of Progressive Slots – each jackpot tied to all of the casinos within that software network. For instance, Mega Moolah Progressive Jackpot Slots can be found at all Microgaming Casinos. Every time a player makes a wager on one of these games at any Microgaming online casino, a small portion of that wager is contributed to the climbing jackpot amount. When a jackpot is hit in any one casino, the game resets at all the casinos in the network and starts to build again at a preset value.

It’s not unheard of for a particular game to hit a couple or more times a month. Usually, these are the games with the smaller jackpot totals. The games that have the biggest jackpot amounts don’t usually hit with that high a frequency. But it has happened on occasion. Every casino game, the progressives included, has a random number generator built in it to insure complete randomness and game fairness. A random number generator, or RNG as it’s called, is a technologically advanced computer chip that cycles numbers corresponding to the game symbols. So, when you hit the spin button at that precise fraction of a second, the RNG spits out a precise combination making the symbols appear in the order they show up on the reels. This is a 100% fail-safe method of game randomness.

Winning the big one is the dream of every casino player, and it’s the slot players Holy Grail to win the big Progressive Slots Jackpot. In land based casinos, you often see newspaper write ups about the latest new millionaire at any given casino. Online, the casinos also make a big deal over the winners. In fact, they are constantly advertising the amounts of the Progressive Slots games by using ‘Tickers’ that show the climbing jackpots in real time. Many people watch these tickers until they get to a certain amount before they play a particular game, thinking that the higher the amount gets, the closer the game is to actually hitting. The fact is, these games can and do hit at any time. The amount shown on the ticker has nothing to do with when it’s going to happen.

There are a couple of tips to use when playing Progressive Jackpot Slots. The first and most important is that you have to bet the maximum coin in order to win the top jackpot. This applies to all casino games to a lesser degree, because betting the maximum increases the amount you can win. But in the case of Progressive Slots, you will not win the jackpot, even if you hit the winning combination unless you have bet the maximum coins on all pay-lines.