Different Types Of Progressive Jackpots

Most slot players will be all too familiar with progressive jackpots. But did you know they are not all identical?

We've covered some of the more common versions you will find in slot games online today, so you know what to expect when you next play a game that includes them. Be aware some versions are used in real casinos rather than in online ones, so we have focused only on those you might encounter online.

Fixed progressive jackpots

These are usually triggered when they reach a certain amount. They still begin to amass in the same way as usual, with a small amount from each bet placed going into the progressive jackpot. But this jackpot will have a triggering amount, such as $25,000, for example. When it hits that amount, the player who made the bet that took it to that amount will win it.

These jackpots are exciting because if you spot a game where the jackpot total is very close to the triggering amount, you know you stand a better chance of being the one to win it.

Random progressive jackpots

These are so-called because they are awarded at random. There may not be a specific trigger to make this happen, which means it could trigger at any moment and on any amount. You simply never know if you could be the lucky player to do it…

Multiple progressive jackpots

In this instance, you will have one game that offers two or more progressive jackpots to try and win. These are usually labeled according to size. For instance, you might have a mini, major, and mega jackpot, with each one getting progressively larger than the rest.

Jackpots available to every player, and those available to those betting a specific amount

These are worth mentioning, because not every progressive jackpot is available for every player of a game to try and win. Some slots require a certain amount to be bet on each line for that player to have a chance of winning the pot. If you bet below this, you won't be in the running for the prize.

You can see there are some variations out there, and the better you understand them, the easier it will be to choose games that give you a shot at winning a progressive pot, while not going over your budget or betting limit. Choose wisely and you never know whether your luck might be in.

Themes
Food
Type
5-reel, video, progressive, bonus
Paylines
20
Bonus round
Cash Kebab bonus game
Max Bet
$200
Themes
Fruits, Classic Slot Symbols
Type
5-reel, video, progressive, bonus
Paylines
10
Bonus round
Mystery Feature, Gold 888 Progressive Jackpot, 888 Deluxe Bonus Game
Max Bet
$100
Themes
Money, Party
Type
3-reel, progressive, video
Paylines
1
Max Bet
$3
Themes
Sport, Football
Type
3-reel, progressive, video
Paylines
1
Max Bet
$0.75
Themes
Basic World Elements, Japan, Regional
Type
5-reel, video, progressive, bonus
Paylines
10
Bonus round
Free Spins Feature, Progressive Jackpot, Mystery Symbol Feature
Max Bet
$1000
Themes
Popular Heroes, Middle Ages
Type
5-reel, video, progressive, bonus
Paylines
25
Bonus round
The Kit Lift Feature
Max Bet
$500
Themes
Wild West, American, Regional
Type
5-reel, video, progressive, bonus
Paylines
20
Bonus round
Expanding Wild Feature, Free Spins Feature
Max Bet
$200
Themes
Superheroes, Marvel Comics
Type
5-reel, bonus, progressive, video
Paylines
9
Bonus round
X-Men Bonus Feature
Max Bet
$45
Themes
Irish Mythology, Luck
Type
bonus, progressive, video, 5-reel
Paylines
1024
Bonus round
Free Spins Feature, Cash Grab Progressive Jackpot, Golden Spins Bonus Game
Max Bet
$300
Themes
Ancient Egypt
Type
6-reel, bonus, progressive, video
Paylines
Cluster pays
Bonus round
Ra Free Spins Feature, Ra Jackpot, Anubis Free Spins Feature, Isis Free Spins Feature, Isis Trail, Anubis Trail, Ra Power Bar
Max Bet
$150