What is a progressive jackpot and how do you win it?

Progressive jackpots continue to increase since a small percentage of every wager adds to the jackpot, once the jackpot combination spins in the lucky players could become an instant millionaire or even multimillionaire. So basically, a progressive jackpot accumulates small amounts from each bet and being fitted with an RNG no one can predict when the jackpot will pay out. There three main types of progressive jackpots, random progressive jackpots that can trigger at the end of any winning spin, meaning players do not need a specific combination to win and then there is also the local and pooled progressive jackpots.

What is a local progressive jackpot and how do you win it.

Local progressive jackpots need a specific combination to trigger the jackpot round, while the jackpot itself pays out once a specific result is achieved. The main difference between a local and polled progressive jackpot is the number of players contributing towards the ever-increasing pot. Local progressive jackpots are contributed to by the players at one casino and only players at that casino can win the jackpot. The benefits are that players have an improved chance to win since fewer participants are competing for the jackpot, while the disadvantage is that the jackpot increases at a slower pace and pays out less than pooled progressive jackpots.

What is a pooled progressive jackpot and how do you win it?

Pooled progressive jackpots need a special combination of symbols to activate the jackpot bonus round and a specific result or combination could unlock payouts worth multimillions. Both local and pooled progressive jackpots require a specific event to award payouts which are completely opposite of that of random progressive jackpots.

Pooled progressive jackpots also called network jackpots are linked to several casinos and players from all the linked casinos contributed to one jackpot, which means the pot amount increases at a rapid pace and reach multimillions within a relatively short time. With thousands of players at different casinos all contributing to the same jackpot, it also means that the progressive jackpot can be won by a player at any one of the casinos that are part of the network.

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