How Do Progressive Jackpots Work?

Ever wonder how casinos offer massive jackpot wins (sometimes millions!) for some of their top slots? Oftentimes, this is because the slot is a progressive jackpot. Not sure what that is? Let’s dig in. 


What Are Progressive Slot Jackpots? 

Progressive Jackpots are slots where the amounts offered as a top payout will continue to climb as more wagers are placed on that particular game. They can start out in the thousands, and work their way up into the hundreds of thousands, or even millions. While progressive jackpots can be found in land-based casinos, often a wider and better selection can be found at online casinos. 

Most progressive games require the maximum amount bet in order to qualify for the jackpot win, so always be sure to check this before you start planning to be the next big winner!


How Do Progressive Jackpots Get Funded? 

When you wager on a progressive game, a portion of your wager goes into a pool, and slowly (or quickly, depending on the popularity of the game) this builds into the massive jackpot amount to be won. 

When a player wins a progressive jackpot, they reset to a predetermined level and start building again. 


Local Jackpots vs Network Jackpots

When you look at “local” versus “network”, this is really a function of how much traffic the slot in question will get (in terms of wagers). Local jackpots are often stand-alone within the casino itself (meaning, only players wagering on that game in that particular casino, will contribute to the pool), and Network jackpots are those that are shared with other casinos across a network. Oftentimes this means that the network jackpots will be larger, since they get more wagers at different brands. 

With that being said, this isn’t to say that local jackpots aren’t worth your time. Many pay out frequently, and quite sufficient amounts. 

Find the list of our local and network progressive jackpots, visit our Progressive Jackpot Slots list at DuckyLuck Casino!

Network Jackpots

  • Diamond Rhino Jackpot
  • Jackpot 5xWins
  • Major Moolah
  • Money Magic
  • One Million Reels BC
  • Strike Gold

Should I Play Progressive Jackpots? 

The only person who can answer that, is you! This depends on your budget, the type of features you enjoy in a game, and so on. If you have the money set aside for your own entertainment, by all means feel free to try them out. Only you know what you like – and what allows you to enjoy your gambling experience; after all, we’re all here for fun, and of course the hope of winning that life-changing amount. 



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