Progressive Jackpots offer large jackpot wins often
in the £1000's.Due to the success of these jackpot games, progressive jackpots went from
being a predominantly slot machine oriented product to one that
covers many other casino games - including video poker and now some table games. Essentially, the
way the games work is that a network of participating casinos - often from the same casino software group, such
as Microgaming or Cryptologic -
link up their games, thereby taking advantage of a larger audience of players that play the chosen games.
The more players that play the networked games, the more money is contributed to the
prize pot and the jackpot increases.
The main difference between slots/video poker progressive
jackpots and table game jackpots is that the slot game incorporates the jackpot in the
initial stake (in order to qualify for the potential jackpot win, you have to play the
maximum bet). However, in table game progressives, the player usually has to make a side bet - usually about £1, above
the actual game stake. This adds to the jackpot fund. The following progressive jackpot counters
are real-time amounts that increase as more players add to the pot. When the jackpot is
won, the counter is reset - often to an already large sum - and the prize pot accumulates again