Online Casinos – Progressive Jackpots Explained
Slot Machines with Progressive Jackpots at Online Casinos
There are many kinds of slot machines at online casinos. We can divide them according to a different number of reels (most often there are 3 or 5-reel slot machines), according to features including free spins and bonus games, or perhaps according to the theme of the symbols, which may represent nature, fairy-tale characters, action movie heroes or anything else. Another special category is Jackpot slot machines, which are almost indistinguishable from regular slot machines, but the main difference, or rather the added feature, is their progressive Jackpot. The Jackpot can be smallins in thousands of dillars, but can reach millions or tens of millions dolalrs. One Jackpot slot machine can even have multiple different progressive Jackpots.
Jackpots are created by players who play for real money. Some portion of their every bet (eg. 1-5%) goes to a collective Jackpot. That Jackpot is bigger and bigger and sometimes reaches astronomical values, until such time comes that a player hits the Jackpot. Most often the Jackpot is won by hitting the exact combination of symbols starting a special bonus game in which it is possible to hit the Jackpot by spinning the reels.
Jackpots for Thousands or Millions
The current Jackpot is generally generally displayed at the top of the game window and its amount is dependent on several factors. The main one is the aforementioned rules, which basically determine how likely it is to hit the Jackpot. Smaller Jackpots of thousands of dollars are assumed to be hit more frequently. On the other hand, Jackpots for millions of dollars are usually hit by one lucky player once every few months. The second factor affecting the amount in the Jackpot is the popularity of the slot machine; the more people play it, the more money goes in a collective Jackpot.
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