Progressive slots have the biggest jackpots and thousands of players enjoy these games every day. This makes the progressive jackpot grow even bigger. If you want to have a go at the largest prizes, these are the slots you should give a go.
The name jackpot goes back to the 1820s. When playing Poker you would need a hand of two jacks or better before you could start bidding. This concept has been taken to the online slots, still, there are some differences. When it comes to slots, jackpot refers to the biggest prize you can win on the slot. There are a few different jackpots, normal jackpots that is the largest prize on a normal slot where the jackpot is a fixed amount of money, and progressive jackpots where the sky is the limit when it comes to potential pay-out.
The progressive jackpot have no upper limit for how big it can become, but there are some exceptions. When you take a spin at a progressive slot, a given percentage of your stake is added to the progressive jackpot, and this goes for any stakes at the slot. This makes the jackpot grow for each spin, and hence the name progressive jackpot. We distinguish between two different progressive jackpots, the local jackpot and the shared jackpot.
A local jackpot is specific for both a given slot and a given casino. Ie, the progressive local jackpot on King Cashalot at Dream Jackpot Casino can only be won at Dream Jackpot Casino on the King Cashalot slot. If you visit another casino and check the size of the King Cashalot jackpot you will find that they differ. This is because only bets made at the given casino and slot contribute to the local jackpot. For shared jackpots, it is all different.
A shared jackpot is shared between all the online casinos offering the given progressive slot. Here will any stakes, regardless of casino, contribute to the progressive shared jackpot. The consequence of this is of course that the shared jackpot can grow to an enormous size, and it is a shared jackpot that holds the world record for largest jackpot pay-out by an online slot.
One of the best known progressive slots is the record holder, Mega Moolah ISIS, but there are lots of other well-known jackpot slots. We can mention Mega Fortune that had the world record until Mega Moolah ISIS set a new record. Then there are slots with local jackpots like Absolute Super Reels, Power Force Heroes, and the Divine Fortune Slot by NetEnt. The Divine Fortune slot is one of the latest online slots holding a jackpot. The diversity of progressive slots is great, and you are guaranteed to find a progressive slot with your favourite slot features.