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What Is A Progressive Jackpot

The terminology inside the online casino world can often be perceived as complicated. There may be various words that players are not familiar with. Not to worry, even Bucky needs reminding on some of the jargon at times! A frequent term that often appears inside online slot machine casinos is the phrase progressive jackpot.

If you are sat there scratching your head and thinking, ‘what is a progressive jackpot and is it a good thing?’ then don’t worry, we have you covered. This short blog will define exactly what the phrase means and where it can occur inside casino games.

So, what is a progressive jackpot? By definition, it is a game’s grand prize. Each time the game is played, and the jackpot does not pay out, it is carried over to the next round…similar to how you see a game show on TV carry over a prize sum if it is not won on a particular episode.

When the jackpot is finally won and been paid out, it will reset back to its predetermined value. This value differs depending on the game itself.

How Often Do Progressive Jackpots Hit?

Hitting the jackpot with progressive slot machines is obviously a desirable feature for players, but there is no skill or strategy involved in doing so. Contrary to some people’s belief, the jackpot is not ‘scheduled’ or ‘due’, it is simply paid out at random.

Jackpots online can be just as large as ones found in physical casinos. Given the mass increase of online casino players in recent years, the jackpots have also grown in value, due to the number of players who are feeding the fund.

In certain games, players will only qualify for the progressive jackpot if they have staked the maximum bet.

Progressive Slots Online

Given the big potential payouts available, progressive slots online are a popular game as they are a bit more exciting than standard games. Bucky Bingo is delighted to offer progressive slots. See below for player favourite slot games that offer a progressive jackpot.

Winnings of Oz

Follow the yellow brick road in the Winnings of Oz casino game - hopefully you will find some riches at the end! This five-reel slot invites players into an animated setting filled with bright colours and symbols related to the iconic 1939 film.

The progressive jackpot has been won in the past, with a player managing to take home the mega £800,00 prize fund! Inside the slot are also interactive bonus rounds that can potentially be triggered!

Chests of Plenty

Hop on board and set sail in this pirate themed slot. There are secret maps, treasure chests and of course, a progressive jackpot that can potentially be triggered inside the casino game! The most special aspect about this feature is that it will be activated if players are lucky enough to land three chests onto the reels. Inside the chests are some jewels to be discovered – find three diamonds for the biggest payout.

Pirate Plunder

We love the pirate themed games here at Bucky Bingo, so we also offer the slot machine Pirate Plunder! Finding treasure chests has always been an activity associated with pirates and you can join the crew today! If five chests are spun onto the reels, the progressive jackpot will be triggered.

The amount paid out is dependent on your wagering amount. Alongside the jackpot are also free spins to be found inside the slot, so grab your tricorne and see if you are lucky enough to unlock the bonus features.

Cleopatra’s Chest

Enter the Egyptian realms and discover the excellent temple on show inside Cleopatra’s Chest. Based on the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, this slot game will have you walking like an Egyptian! The game is a player favourite here at Bucky Bingo and the potential jackpot is a reason why.

Seen above the reels, the value of the jackpot can always be seen by players. Egyptian themed slots continue to be a popular theme with players and Cleopatra’s Chest is certainly one that ticks all the boxes. Experience the pyramid setting and see if you can get your hands on some Pharaoh’s riches.

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