Slot machines that offer a progressive jackpot have been designed slightly different to most other slot machines, and as such you are going to have to learn the best way to play progressive slot machines if you do want to have a chance of winning their ever growing jackpot payouts.
This guide is going to be taking a look at the diffracted types of progressive slot machines you will have access to both at online casinos and mobile casinos too.
The first thing to be aware of when playing any progressive slot machines in any playing environment is that a proportion of your stake money is being fed into the jackpot pool, and as such the base game of those types of slot machines tend to return slightly lower payout percentages due to the way stakes do feed the progressive jackpot or jackpots.
You will find networked slot machines available online and at mobile casino sites and those slots are linked into all casinos using the same range of slots, however some slot machines can have local progressive jackpots and those slot machines are only available at one single casino site.
Random Progressive Jackpot Slot Machines
One new type of slot machine that offers one or more progressive jackpot that have proven to be hugely popular with slot players over the last few years are collectively known as random jackpot slots.
When you play those types of slot games it doesn’t matter how many payline you activate or how much you are wagering per spin, you have a chance of either winning one of the jackpots attached to the slot machine randomly at the end of any base game spin, or you could trigger, again at random, a bonus game on which a progressive jackpot either is guaranteed to be won or could be won dependent on how you play off the bonus game.
The main attraction for slot players of random jackpot slot machines is that you are never required to play them for very high stake amounts to have any chance of winning their respective jackpots, and with more than one jackpot on offer on most random jackpot slot machines you do have something of an increased chance of actually winning one of those every growing jackpots!
These types of slot machines are available in casinos using Playtech, Microgaming and Real Time Gaming software platforms so do look out for them as you will find them very attractive and exciting slots to play!
Standard Progressive Slot Machines
The older styled progressive slot machines, and we shall call them standard progressive slot machines, can be either classic or three reel slots or video slot machines.
However, one thing that you do need to be aware of when playing them is that to have any chance what so ever you need to play them in a certain way, if you do not play them in the correct way then you will never win one of the progressive jackpots attached to them!
If you play a single line progressive slot machine then the way in which those types of slot machines have been designed requires players to have to play the maximum number of coins per spin offer on the slot to activate the progressive jackpot element of the pay table.
If on the other hand you play a video slot or a multi payline three reel slot you will be required to play every single payline the slot has on offer and also the maximum number of coins per spin in most cases to have the chance of winning the progressive jackpot!
One final thing to be aware of is that whilst progressive slot machines can and will payout their respective jackpots at any time and to any player, you may find that when a progressive jackpot has not been won for a long time the slot machine that jackpot is attached to may be worth playing.
As soon as a jackpot becomes higher in value than the amount of cash it on average pays out to players that jackpot is overdue and may just be about to be won. You will often find lots of players tend to jump on such slots and that has the knock on effect of causing the jackpot to start to grow in value even quicker, and as such it won’t be long before such a jackpot is won!
So if you do fancy playing a progressive slot machine then perhaps it would be best for you to pick one that hasn’t paid out for a while rather than play a slot machine that has only recently paid out its top jackpot prize as the latter slots are not going to pay out much if you do win their jackpots!