Differences in Progressive Jackpots at Online Casinos
If you love to play online pokies at Australian online casinos, then you likely love progressive jackpot pokies. Progressive jackpots give you the opportunity to play for life-changing money with some prizes eclipsing over $1 million dollars.
What some of you may not realize is that there are different types of progressive jackpots available at online casinos. Today, we will share with you some of the most common types of progressive jackpots found at online casinos. This will help you decide whether a jackpot is worth your time to chase.
Standalone Progressive Jackpots
The oldest form of the progressive jackpot in casinos is the standalone progressive jackpot. A standalone progressive jackpot is a progressive jackpot that is available only on a specific machine or a specific game.
Video poker is a perfect example of a game with a standalone progressive jackpot. Some games like Double Double Bonus will offer a progressive jackpot on the Royal Flush, Straight Flush, and Four of a Kind. It is only available on one game or individual machine. Many online casinos have standalone progressive jackpots that are tied to a single online pokie.
The big difference between a standalone progressive jackpot at online casinos and those in live casinos is that multiple people can feed a standalone progressive. If 10 people are playing a standalone game, they are all feeding the jackpot. In live casinos, the jackpot is only on one machine.
Local Progressive Jackpots
A common form of progressive jackpot at online casinos is local progressive jackpots. For this type of jackpot, a series of online pokies at a casino is feeding the jackpot. If you go to Uptown Pokies, they have a Real-Series network of games. Every game in the Real-Series group of pokies contributes to a single progressive jackpot. If there are 20 games, then everyone playing those 20 games will be feeding the jackpot.
Once someone hits the jackpot at the casino, the jackpot is reset, which means the jackpot is reset for all games. Note that this type of jackpot is casino-specific. For example, if Raging Bull Casino started offering Real-Series pokies, their jackpot would be different than the one at Uptown Pokies.
Networked Progressive Jackpots
The last form of progressive jackpots you’ll find at online casinos are networked progressive jackpots. These are online pokies that are networked over multiple online casinos. Every game at every casino is feeding the jackpot.
Common examples of these pokies include Mega Moolah, Major Millions, Megabucks, and others. These jackpots are the hardest to hit and can grow into insane amounts. Mega Moolah’s Mega progressive seeds at $1 million and has an average win of $6 million.
These progressives are the easiest to spot as they are generally the largest you will find at online casinos. They will usually be $250,000 or larger.
How to Tell the Difference
The best way to determine whether a progressive jackpot is a standalone, local, or networked progressive jackpot is to do a little research. You can start by comparing games on different websites. If you find that a game at Woo Casino has the same jackpot like the one at House of Pokies, then you know this is a networked game.
You can also research games on sites like Casinolistings. They track the major progressive jackpots to let you know the average win, how often they hit, and when they last hit. This can help you find the networked progressives at your casino.
Knowing the difference in the types of progressive jackpots at your casino is important as it gives you an idea of how likely it is to hit. A standalone progressive that’s significantly higher than its seed is much more likely to hit than a networked game that was triggered a week ago. Knowing these little nuggets of information can help you make better decisions when chasing progressive jackpots.
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