Progressive slots are not very different from video slots machines as far as operation and working are concerned. Winning or losing is determined by random number generation. The distinct characteristic of a progressive slots game concerns the rewards offered – one or more of the possible random number values generated will be linked to a progressive jackpot.
Progressive slots are much more advantageous to play than regular slot machine games because they offer large prizes whereas a slot machine game will only have a small prize offering a few hundred or so coins at the most.
How Progressive Slots Work
A progressive jackpot is a prize that is built up by contributions from the amounts bet on earlier games. A percentage of the amount each player bets on a spin will be added to the progressive jackpot. So every time a player plays the game in question, the jackpot amount goes up a little bit. The value of such a prize can add up to a considerable sum by the time it is won.
There are different types of progressive slot machine games and these include standalone slot machine games and those progressive slots that are linked together. A standalone machine is a single slot machine game with a progressive jackpot or prize that is tied to a specific combination of symbols. The prize keeps increasing as players keep betting and playing, until one lucky player triggers the winning combination which then releases the jackpot. These machines offer small payouts in comparison those progressive slots tied to a network. Sometimes these machines have a fixed jackpot prize while others provide winnings that are a percentage of the total amount of bets placed on the machine.
Progressive slot machines that are linked have a very large collective jackpot. This jackpot increases with contributions from all the slot machines tied into its network and a winning combination on any one of these machines will trigger the jackpot. This means that there is one large constantly increasing prize tied to a number of progressive slots games.
Progressive Slot Jackpots
Progressive jackpots are offered in all kinds of slot games including the classic three reel slot machines, five reel slots, video slots, bonus slots and so on. In addition, progressive jackpots can be combined across different machines in a casino and even across casinos, and this can result in huge sums being paid out as progressive jackpots. This is why progressive slot machine games are more popular than any other type of slots game.
A player can win a reward on a progressive slot jackpot machine without winning the jackpot, making these games very popular with players. This is because the progressive slot jackpots are set to trigger only when a certain combination of symbols occur on the reels and until this et of and sequence of symbols shows up on the reels, the jackpot prize amount will keep increasing.
One thing to remember here is that only players who bet the maximum on a spin are eligible to win the progressive jackpot.