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Mines Games Casino Progressive Jackpots are Created Equal

Jackpot Size and Hit Frequency A jackpot’s size and hit frequency usually depend on what type of progressive slot you play. Progressive games come equipped with a jackpot meter that shows players the current jackpot amount at any given moment. Some online slots have three or four jackpot meters on display because they yield multi-tier prizes. Respectively, the hit frequency is based on the prize size. Smaller prizes drop more frequently, while massive ones take months to hit. Below, we describe the three main types of progressive jackpots you will come by when playing the slots at real-money online casinos.

Standalone Progressive Jackpots As the name itself suggests, the jackpots of standalone progressives accumulate from a single slot. A nominal portion of each wager players place on the game goes toward the pot. Once the jackpot lands, the casino resets it to its base value and it starts building again. Standalone progressives yield significantly smaller prizes than linked (local) and wide-area jackpot games. Slot designer Novomatic offers some of the most popular standalone jackpot games in the industry, including Big Five, Book of Ra: Mystic Fortunes, Dancing Tiger, Pyramid Fortunes, and Goddess Rising.

Linked Progressives Jackpots Here we have several slots linking to a progressive jackpot network at a single casino. The jackpot builds up across all games that are part of the link. Such progressive prizes are also known as local progressive jackpots. The pots here are larger than those awarded in standalone progressives, although not as large as the prizes in wide-area jackpot games. Slots like Holmes and the Stolen Stones, Jackpot Express, Ozwin’s Jackpots, Football Fortunes, Achilles, Cash Bandits 3, and Cleopatra’s Gold are some of the most popular releases with local/linked progressive jackpots.

4Wide-Area Progressive Jackpots In this case, we have a jackpot network that links a progressive jackpot across multiple online casinos that use the same software. One good example is Mega Moolah, a series of online slots which are all part of Microgaming’s jackpot network of the same name. Wide-area progressives are where the truly life-changing jackpots drop. Furthermore, such games reset to six-figure or seven-figure seed amounts, which gives people an incentive to continue playing after somebody has won the pot. The software studios usually supply the seed amounts. Enormous prizes drop in wide-area progressives like Joker Millions by Yggdrasil, Mega Fortune by NetEnt, Age of the Gods by Playtech, and Mega Moolah and Major Millions by Microgaming.

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