Why Online Jackpots Are “Progressive”
By Earl
In a special report for RollingGoodTimes, Oscar Gaughan finds that online progressive jackpots are a real buzz with more and more online gamblers - the pots grow greater, faster, because of the simultaneous input from any number of online sources. All that is precisely why the jackpots are called “progressive.” But the actual “progressive” prize is a bonus on top of what a casino may have as its biggest prize win.

However, there are strings attached to winning a progressive prize. The maximum amount of coins is required before any slots or video poker progressive jackpot can be won. And some progressive games require a top-up fee of $1 on each wager.

All that aside, online progressive jackpots rival the prizes offered by land-based casino progressive jackpots. Microgaming was the first software developer to come out with a progressive in 1998. Jackpot Mania came out soon after. And as Gaughan writes, “In May 2001, a cross-casino portal was launched, powered by Cryptologic, that connects popular brand names and land based gaming organizations.”

An American online gambler, known only as “TonyP,” is reportedly the greatest winner with his $1.6 million win on the Jackpot Madness Major Millions progressive in May, 2002. Derek Wilson of Jackpot Mania told RGTonline that, “... literally, players can log on day-or-night and change their life. And statistically speaking, your odds are much better than playing the lottery. Jackpot Mania has players that have won jackpots over 100 times in two years.”

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