Progressive jackpots are biggest payouts available in casinos and can set you up for life. In fact, jackpots are so good that we named our website after them.
They range from £500 all the way up to £10 million and can be played across a wide range of games. Just a quick look at the jackpot graphs below illustrates just how much can be won thanks to these fantastic creations.
Every time you place a bet on a jackpot game a small amount goes straight into the jackpot. Thanks to this they grow rapidly due to the large number of players that can contribute at any one time.
Even if they've just been won, jackpots can still hand out a large amount thanks to being 'seeded'. This is when they are reset to set amount. This amount can be as much as £1 million on the more high profile slots so is not to be sniffed at.
Jackpots can be connected to any number of different casino games but by far the most common form of jackpot is a slots jackpot. Below is a guide to the different jackpot games that can be found in online casinos.
Jackpots are popular for a pretty obvious reason – they provide players with the chance to win a huge amount of money from placing just a small bet. Many jackpots of more than £100,000 have been won from bets of less than £5.
Fortunately, online casinos are more than happy to offer plenty of progressive jackpots as they see them as a way to draw players in. Also, the majority of the money that goes into the jackpot comes from players so it means that the casino doesn't lose much when a jackpot is won.
Some online casinos have more than 20 different jackpots – of these, there tends to be at least one or two at any given time worth more than £1 million. Take for instance the Net Entertainment jackpot slot Mega Fortune which was won in September 2011. This jackpot was worth an incredible £10,272,600 and was won by a 20-year old Norwegian. It was later confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest online slots jackpot ever.
With jackpot totals constantly increasing this record is bound to be beaten at some stage and with a bit of luck it could be you who breaks it.
But it's not just the huge million pound jackpots that are available. Smaller and much more regular jackpots are being won all of the time. If you don't believe us just have a look at the Jackpot Winners page to see more.