Progressive Jackpots: Progressively Building the Excitement

The Progressive Jackpot adds to the excitement—and the pay-off!—of playing slot machines or video poker. With higher stakes, fast-changing numbers, and the element of competing against other players at the same game, progressive jackpots draw players who are attracted to the added elements of the game. Consisting of multiple gaming machines hooked together like a jackpot-building supercomputer, everything about the progressive jackpot is more exciting and more fun! The jackpot itself—the potential prize—builds with every wager placed by every player at every machine, so in the case of a progressive jackpot, that contribution isn't limited to the usage of a single machine, but builds rapidly as players at all of the connected machines build the pot with their wagers. A display above the progressive jackpot bank of machines continues to spin up higher numbers as the many players build—and compete for— the pot and the sense of anticipation and excitement practically seems tangible. Plenty of progressive jackpot slots can be found at Jackpot City.

Players who wish to aim big with the progressive jackpot style of play can enjoy a number of gaming options. Not only can slot machines be configured into progressive jackpot style of play, but also video poker, video blackjack, and sometimes additional casino games like roulette and other table games. A blackjack player in the progressive jackpot system can play as usual, while adding additional bids that qualify them to land the big jackpot, as well as winning the individual hand of play.

As an additional bonus for jackpot hunters, the progressive jackpot is available not only in the venue of the brick-and-mortar or "traditional" casino, but also in the exciting and dynamic world of online casinos. With online play, a player can enter a virtual safari of jackpot-hunting, enjoying the thrills of popular games like Caribbean Stud Poker, Mega Moolah, Millionaires Club, Major Millions, and King Cashalot. With payouts averaging in the hundreds of thousands—and sometimes topping a million—the names of these games aren't just hype, they are apt descriptions of the regular payouts to jackpot-winners.

Contrary to the bit of popular wisdom claiming that the "house" always wins, progressive jackpots are actually structured and funded on the premise that the house AND the player can win. The casino earns a profit from the progressive jackpot play, of course—but a generous portion of that profit also goes into the building jackpot. The casinos recognize that the draw of the rapidly escalating pot brings in more players, and it's actually beneficial to the house to be contributing a portion of the income-stream to that pot, which lucky players will take home. It's a win-win situation where even a habitual cynic will admit the players are winning big. Add to that the ongoing excitement of watching the pot build before your eyes as you play, and you'll find that the progressive jackpot is an irresistible new style of play. Without increasing your "risk," you're exponentially increasing your chances of hitting a huge payout, and your gaming is enhanced with a whole new element of excitement.