Progressive Slots Explained
Progressive slots – also known as jackpot slots – are often the most popular games at USA online casinos, with slots fans loving the opportunity to win life-changing amounts of money for a relatively tiny stake. With the chance to win $1m or more from a spin costing just a dollar or less, it’s easy to see the appeal, so if you’ve never played an online progressive slot or aren’t sure how they work, read on for the lowdown on these great games.
What is a progressive slot?
A progressive slot is a pooled game, that is to say a small portion of the stake from each spin goes towards a large collective, progressive jackpot. Most of your money goes directly to fund prizes on the slot you are playing but a small amount goes to the progressive jackpot and because a large number of slots are contributing to a single fund, the amounts can be truly staggering. A UK customer won around $20m recently, whilst US slots sites have online progressive jackpots of well over $1m and some approaching $2m. Slots are usually pooled together either under the umbrella of a single casino, or by the software company that produces them and Realtime Gaming (RTG), who are recognized as one of the best USA-friendly software companies around, have a good selection of progressive slots.
How do they work?
Playing a progressive slot is very easy, and really if you’ve ever played an online slot then you already know how to play. You can usually check in the game information which symbols you’ll need to hit to trigger the bumper jackpot so just spin away, cross your fingers and wait for that single lucky spin that could change your life forever.
The only thing to be aware of is that progressive slots sometimes don’t contribute towards the rollover requirements of a casino bonus. In addition, you should check that you are eligible for the progressive jackpot if you don’t play the maximum coins (although many RTG progressives have a fixed spin value anyway).
Which slots can I play?
All the best online slots sites have a number of progressives to choose from and they can be found under slots and/or a dedicated progressives tab. Some of the best around include Jackpot Pinatas, Shopping Spree II, Jackpot Cleopatra’s Gold and Aztec’s Millions but why not head to one of your favorite real money online casinos now and see what progressives – and what huge jackpots – are available?