You can’t beat the allure of jackpot games. These are the games that make online casinos special and the ones that lure the big numbers day after day.
What are Jackpot Games?
Simply put, jackpot games are online casino games that have big jackpots. Most games have a jackpot, which essentially amounts to its maximum win. It is a fixed sum and it dictates the game’s cap. In the old days, it would be the number that caused a slot machine to light up, make the classic whirring/ringing sound, and spill a cascade of coins.
In the modern age, however, the term is typically used to refer to progressive jackpots.
What are Progressive Jackpot Games?
A progressive jackpot is one that builds steadily. It takes a very small amount of money from every spin and puts this money toward a jackpot. The jackpot builds with every spin across every instance of that game, whether it’s being played here at QueenVegas or on another top UK online casino.
In many instances, it’s also spread across multiple different slots. This allows it to grow at a rapid pace, even though it’s only taking an infinitesimal amount for each spin.
The jackpot will then be triggered at random and the money will go to one lucky player, after which the jackpot will return to its base level (known as a “seed amount”) and the process will start all over again.
The higher the seed amount and the lower the odds of a payout, the greater the jackpot will be, and there are some games out there that regularly exceed €10 million.
How Do Jackpot Games Work?
In some jackpot games, you need to stake a minimum amount before you can be in with a chance of winning the progressive jackpot. However, these games are becoming increasingly rare and most now use a format employed by developers like Microgaming.
Simply put, everyone has a chance of scooping the grand prize, but to encourage higher stakes and to reward players who bet more, those chances increase as the stake increases.
Think of it in the context of playing the lottery. You only need 1 ticket to win, and if you’re staking the minimum amount, you’re basically buying one ticket. But if you purchase 10 tickets (equivalent to staking 10x as much) you will have a much higher chance of winning.
has anyone won big payout jackpot games?
The jackpots have to be paid sometime, so yes, thousands of players have won big on progressive jackpot games. In 2021, for instance, a player from Belgium scooped €19.4 million on Mega Moolah, a record-breaking Microgaming slot game that has broken and re-broken countless records over the years.
And because you don’t need to bet big to win big, these games occasionally go to small stake players. In 2013, a player in Finland won nearly €18 million from a stake of just €0.25, and there are many more stories of players winning 7- and 8-figure sums from stakes of £0.50 (or the equivalent in other currencies) or less.
Playing Jackpot Games in the UK
We have many top jackpot games at QueenVegas, including some of the biggest developers and the most mouth-watering titles. Most of these jackpots are available in our slot section, but there are also plenty of ways to win big on our table games or Live Casino games.
Just remember to stake a sensible amount, stay within budget, and always gamble responsibly. Everyone is in with a chance of winning and the beauty of progressive jackpot slots is that you don’t need to bet big to win big. Keep that in mind as you play through the many top jackpot slots and casino games available at QueenVegas.