Progressive Jackpot Slots Guide


What are Progressive Jackpot Slots?

Well, if you’re planning to win life changing amounts of money – Quick! – then Progressive Jackpot Slots are what you want to start playing!

With HUGE several hundred thousand pound pay-outs – which sometimes even reach into the millions! – Progressive Jackpots are definitely the way to go, if you’re into dreaming bigger than the average Tom, Dick or Harry.

How do Progressive Jackpot Slots work?

Basically, on most ordinary slot machines the jackpot is a fixed sum of money and regardless of how well you play or how lucky you are on any given day you can never exceed that top amount.

If, however you play on a progressive slot, then, be they real solid cash coins – put in at a bricks and mortar casino – or electronic coins added via your computer into your online casino account – the jackpot rises whilst players put coins into the machine and spin the wheels. As a percentage of each and every coin played is used to “feed” the jackpot, it will just keep on growing and growing until some lucky so and so makes that big win! There are four kinds of Progressive Jackpot Slot, read on below to find out more.

Standalone Progressives

These used to be the only kind of progressive slot machines available ‘’Standalone Progressives’’ as the name suggests means that it literally ‘’stands alone’’ and only money played on that specific machine will feed that jackpot. The total Jackpot on most standalone progressive slot machines will rarely exceed £10,000.

Local Progressives

Now-a-days most progressives feature multiple machines that are linked together. They all feed one much larger Jackpot and as such increase the win considerably. These are called the ‘’Local Progressive Slots’’ and, still commonly found, these are the next step in the evolutionary scale. Depending on the size of the casino, the networks of linked machines can be a low as a dozen or can include a hundred or more machines. As you’d expect the jackpots available on these games are much higher but still usually fall under the £1,000,000 mark and often they’re under £100,000.

Wide Area Network Progressives

One of the most popular casino games on the market today, ‘’Wide Area Network Progressive Jackpot Slots’’ link slot machines from multiple casino’s, thus allowing the jackpots to grow up to planetary proportions of money! These often grow up to £1 Million and sometimes even grow past the £10 Million plus mark!

Online Progressive Jackpots

The most relevant here, to anyone hoping to play online, are obviously the ‘’Online Progressive Jackpots’’. These work, just like their land-based cousins. Whenever you wager, via your computer, you feed into the progressive jackpot for that game. Since a multitude of players can now play these progressives from the comfort of their own homes, the jackpots attached to these can grow to become just as HUGE and life-altering as the progressives found in Vegas or Atlantic City!


How Do You Win a Progressive Jackpot?

Although you’ll get more chances of winning – per hour – when playing a slot machine, than you would whilst playing the lottery, the odds are relatively similar and sadly there is no real system or strategy which will increase those chances. At the end of the day it’s largely luck based and even if the Jackpot goes up into the millions, unless a cut-off point is put into place, then that jackpot will just keep rising until THE lucky player, or players, bag the lot! Check the well known online casinos like VideoSlots, BGO, Betway and Bingorella to try out the best jackopts!

The Most Popular Progressive Jackpots

Mega Moolah

Powered by Microgaming software, online-only progressive jackpot ‘’Mega Moolah’’ is well-known for its regular big wins, that’s a big part of why it’s popularity among players is so high! It also boasts the – Highest Online Jackpot Win on Record – as 26-year-old corporal Jon Heywood, from Cheshire England, won an enormous £13,213,838.68 (more than €17 million) from a stake of only a minute 25 pence! The lucky blighter became a multimillionaire in a mere 7 minutes, when he played the Mega Moolah Slot at Betway Online Casino back in October 2015.


Though the likelihood of winning this Progressive Network Jackpot has been estimated at only 1 in 50 million this has in no way inhibited players and due to its potentially MASSIVE

£10 million into the hundreds of millions worth of jackpot it is one of the most popular progressive networks available.

home-img3Wheel of Fortune

A very popular brand of slot, available in multiple denominations, Wheel of Fortune’s starting jackpot though not in the millions is still a very handsome £200,000! It has risen to nearly £2 million in the past
but does usually get won before it reaches the £1 million mark.


A symbol of classic Las Vegas and the eternal the king of rock and roll, it’s little wonder that there is a progressive slot machine network bearing Elvis’s name. Starting with an impressive £100,000 jackpot and costing only 25 cents per spin it’s obvious why this little slot is also one of the most popular choices with players.

We hope that has helped to explain a little further into the exciting world of Progressive Jackpot Slots and wish you every luck, should you choose to play one of these exciting, potentially life changing games!