If you enjoy playing for life changing sums of money and dream of winning millions then progressive jackpot games are the way to go. Look at selection of the games on offer, you are sure to find some that appeal and with a bit of luck you’ll become our next jackpot winner.
Everybody’s Jackpot – Win Even When You’re Not Playing
Everybody’s Jackpot slot is that rare thing amongst online slots, it has a truly unique feature. The slot gives you the chance to win a progressive jackpot even when you are not playing. The game is based upon a television game show and at present it is offering a progressive jackpot worth over £280,000!
Everybody’s Jackpot is a 3 reel slot with 3 rows and 8 fixed paylines. The reels are set inside the television studio where the gameshow takes place and to the right of the reels you can see the show’s hostess. The game’s high value symbols are related to the theme and include the show’s host and hostess, bars of gold, piles of cash, a gold watch and a necklace. The lower value symbols are the playing cards Q, K and A.
There is a large green ‘Wild’ symbol, it can substitute for all the other symbols, except the scatter, to help and form winning combinations. The scatter symbol is the game’s logo.
The main draw of this slot is the progressive jackpot and the good news is that the jackpot can be triggered at random. This means that if you keep playing you are in with a chance of winning it regardless of your bet. However, the jackpot is paid out in a unique manner. The triggering player will receive 70% of the prize fund (around £196K at present). The remaining 30% is split in two. Half of it is divided equally between all qualifying players and the other half is divided between the qualifying players in proportion to how much they have bet on the game in the last twenty-four hours. You become a qualifying player by betting the required amount on the game in the twenty-four hours before the jackpot is won. Thanks to this, if you play every day then you can be sure of winning a share of the jackpot at some point in the future.
Despite the fact that it is a classic slot there are some bonus features. The free spins game begins when you land at least three scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. The free spins are the only time in which the wild symbol can land on the reels. It can only land on the centre reel but as there are just three reels it is a major help in landing wins. Furthermore, when you trigger the free spins you will win a scatter payout of 3x your total bet.
Everybody’s Jackpot has a betting range of £0.08 up to £8 per spin so it won’t break the bank to play for the jackpot. The host symbol offers payouts of up to 250x, the hostess can payout up to 150x, the gold bars can payout up to 100x, the cash up to 70x, the watch up to 50x and the necklace up to 40x. Furthermore, the scatter symbol offers huge payouts of up to 200x your total bet when nine land on the reels.
You’re bound to have a great time playing this slot and with a bit of luck, even if you don’t trigger the jackpot you will still receive a huge share of the winnings.
Progressive Blackjack – Where Aces Lead to Riches
The majority of progressive jackpots are linked to slot machines, however, those who enjoy playing card games can also win a great deal of money thanks to games such as Progressive Blackjack. Blackjack is the most popular casino card game in the world and it offers the chance to win vast sums of money. Thanks to Progressive Blackjack you could win even more as the jackpot is currently worth over £118,000!
Progressive Blackjack works just like any other Blackjack game. You need to build a hand of cards closer in value to 21 than the dealer’s hand is, but you need to avoid exceeding 21 and going bust. You can play up to five hands simultaneously and the only difference to regular Blackjack is that you can place a small side bet to become eligible for the progressive jackpot.
As usual, the numbered cards are worth their face values, the face cards are worth 10 and Aces are worth either 1 or 11. The game is named after the most valuable hand, Blackjack, an Ace and a ten card.
To start a round you need to place chips in the betting areas of the hands that you want to play. You can also place the progressive jackpot side bet at this point. Then you need to click on ‘Deal’ to receive the first two face-up cards to each hand. At the same time, the dealer will receive one face-up card and one facedown card. You are then presented with a number of options for each hand. The main ones are Hit’, ‘Stand’ and ‘Double’. Choosing ‘Hit’ will draw another card to the hand, choosing ‘Stand’ leaves the hand as it is and if you choose ‘Double’ your bet will be doubled, you’ll receive one more card and the dealer will then play his hand. You know that the dealer must always draw to 16 and stand on all 17s.
In some scenarios more options become available. If the dealer is dealt a face-up Ace then you can take out insurance against the dealer having Blackjack. Insurance costs half of your initial bet and if the dealer goes on to have Blackjack then you are paid out at 2:1. Furthermore, if your first two cards have the same value then you can select ‘Split’, separate them into two separate hands and play them as individual hands.
At the end of a round, winning hands are paid at 2:1 except Blackjack which is paid out at 3:2.
The progressive jackpot is won if you are dealt four suited aces in a row to the same hand. Best of all, if you place the progressive jackpot side bet then you can win a number of other payouts. If you are dealt one ace you win 5x, two aces pays 50x, two suited aces pays 100x, three aces pays 250x, four aces pays 2,500x and three suited aces pays a massive 5,000x.
If you love Blackjack and are looking for a really big win then this is the game for you.
Esmeralda – A Seductive Jackpot
It doesn’t matter whether you have read Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, if you are a fan of online slots and huge progressive jackpots then you are sure to love this game. If you have read the novel then you will have even more fun as you will see the famous heroine brought to life on the reels as you attempt to win the jackpot currently worth over £455,000
Esmeralda is a 5 reel slot with 3 rows and up to 25 paylines. The reels are set in front of some huge red curtains with a line of red roses above them. The high value symbols are theme related and include two male characters, a guitar, a tambourine, earrings and a necklace. The lower value symbols are the playing cards 9 through to A.
The wild symbol is Esmeralda herself, she can substitute for all the other symbols, except the scatter symbol, to help and form winning combinations. The scatter symbol is a red rose and it is key to the free spins.
In order to pay for the progressive jackpot you need to have all the paylines active. There are four different betting levels for the progressive jackpot, £2, £5, £10 and £25, and the more you bet the higher the jackpot level you are playing for. The jackpot is won by landing five wild symbols along a payline.
Esmeralda also has a highly rewarding free spins game. The scatter symbol can land stacked so it is possible to land loads of them simultaneously. Landing eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen or fifteen roses will award 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 25, 35 or 70 free spins respectively. Best of all, more free spins can be won by landing additional scatters during the free spins. Furthermore, landing at least five scatters will award you a scatter payout.
If you are a risk taker then you will enjoy the slot’s gamble feature, which can be used after any winning spin to try to double your winnings. Just pick a card that is higher in value than the dealer’s card and your winnings will be doubled. If you pick correctly you can then repeat the process.
Esmeralda has a betting range of £0.01 up to £25 per spin so you can play on any sized budget, but remember to bet at least £2 per spin to play for the jackpot. If you are not playing for the jackpot you can win a top payout of 15,000x by landing five wild symbols along a payline. The two male characters can payout up to 1,000x, the guitar and tambourine can payout up to 875x and the earrings and necklace can payout up to 700x.
Why not go on an adventure with Esmeralda and with a bit of luck you will win this huge jackpot.