Jackpot slots have been around for some time and they are here to stay due to their immense popularity. The difference now to when they were first introduced is that the jackpots up for grabs are far bigger now than they have ever been. Cash Splash by Microgaming was the first slot to feature a progressive jackpot and it was released in 2004. It was an updated version of the original 3-reel classic slot that was released in 1999. The 2004 version featured 5-reels but no features, except for the progressive jackpot. Nowadays progressive jackpot slots have come a long way and can be found in nearly every online casino available to the public. There are plenty of different types of jackpots too and they include Must Drop Jackpots, Fixed UK Jackpots, Daily Jackpots, Mini, Minor, Major, Grand and Mega Jackpots. Out of all the jackpots, the progressive ones are the most sought after and hardest to win.
Jackpot Giant by Playtech is a 5-reel, 3 rows and 50-pay line slot that boast huge progressive jackpots and it has become a classic amongst those jackpot-chasing punters. The slot action plays out against a volcanic landscape background that is the home to the star of the show, the giant. This slot includes a wild symbol, a scatter and a bonus symbol. A golden plate represents the wild whilst the scatter is represented by the giant’s hand filled with golden coins. The giant bonus feature is activated when volcano bonus symbols of 3 or more, land on the reels. When activated, you are transported to another screen containing 6 volcanoes. You have 3 picks and the giant reveals a cash prize hidden behind each volcano. To win the huge progressive jackpot, you must play with the maximum bet and 5 wild symbols must land on pay line 1.
Mega Moolah is the most famous of all the progressive jackpot slots. It’s an African themed slot by Microgaming that introduces us to the animals that roam the wilds of Africa. There are 25 pay lines here and the star of the show is the Lion that also acts as the wild symbol. Three or more Monkey symbols start the 15 free spins bonus round and wins here are multiplied by x3. The jackpot wheel is triggered randomly and there are four jackpots that can be won. The Mega jackpot usually runs into the millions and this is what has put this game on the map. Mega Moolah holds the record for the biggest ever- online slot payout. Cheshire soldier Jon Heywood, 26, from Crewe won £13.2 million on Mega Moolah from a 25p stake back in October 2015.
The Jackpot King system is a network of progressive jackpots that encompass a huge variety of slots across many casinos. The beauty of this is that you are not limited to one slot. It’s a hugely popular concept by Blueprint Gaming and a chance to spin the jackpot wheel is triggered randomly with any slot that is part of the network.