Progressive pokies are very popular pokies because of the progressive jackpots they have. What are progressive jackpots? The more players play the pokie, the higher the jackpot rises (it is progressive), until the jackpot is hit by one lucky player and then reset.
Progressive pokies come in 3 reel and 5 reel form. Because the pokie games do have a progressive jackpot, the current payout may be less than other online pokies. So while progressive pokies may be more risky, in the end they do give you the chance to hit that life changing jackpot!
|Gladiator||25||Yes||No||Yes||Three||$0.20 – $3||Jackpot!||Playtech|
|Cash Splash||15||Yes||No||Yes||None||$0.20 – $3||Jackpot!||Microgaming|
|X-Men||25||Yes||Yes||Yes||Three||$0.01 – $250||Jackpot!||PlayTech|
|Safe Cracker||1||No||No||No||One||$0.25 – $5||Jackpot!||PlayTech|
|Millionaire Genie||1||No||No||Yes||One||$1 – $3||Jackpot!||Skill On Net|
Many people are often confused though as to what progressive jackpots are compared to video pokies and classic pokies, so the following paragraphs aim to explain to the beginner what exactly progressive jackpots are and why they mean that playing progressive pokies can be a great way to gamble!
The essence of progressive pokies is that the more people play on the progressive pokies, the higher the jackpot becomes. This means that the jackpot could start as low as $1-$2, but as people play more and more, this jackpot could rise to hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars! When it gets to this level then surely placing a few cents into the game is a risk worth taking? So that is the basic principle of the progressive pokies – jackpots are often lower than regular machines, but this is made up for by the fact that they are also considerably higher as well!
It must be remembered that when progressive pokies hit jackpot, the whole process starts over again. This means that picking when you choose to play is vital – what’s the point in playing on a pokie that has a small jackpot when you could play later on and try to win a huge amount of money? Don’t wait too long though, otherwise someone else will claim the prize before you…
When it comes to the different types of progressive pokies, the main two types found online are 3 reel and 5 reel. The only difference between the two is the amount of reels that the game has, although 5 reel progressive pokies usually offer a larger jackpot, although also offer a lower chance of winning it. There are new variations constantly being thought up by the big online casinos as they try to attract yet more customers, so make sure that you keep your eyes peeled in the future.