Playing at a casino, whether it’s an online casino or a land-based casino, gives you pleasure and strong sensations, and you love the atmosphere and the emotions it brings, you must admit that winning money remains the ultimate goal!

What is a progressive jackpot?

But before we explain what a progressive jackpot is, let’s explain what a classic jackpot is, called a fixed jackpot.

The fixed jackpot

This is the most classic jackpot.

The principle is simple: the jackpot is always the same; it is fixed, no matter how much you decide to bet.  There are no surprises; you either lose or win and you know in advance how much.

However, a new jackpot was created a few years ago in response to the emergence and popularity of gambling. A more risky jackpot, but one that delivers adrenaline to the power of 1000! 

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The progressive jackpot

The progressive jackpot has become the big star of casinos! It is now present in all online casinos, but also in brick-and-mortar casinos, and its characteristic is to create strong sensations. Indeed, the jackpot can be absolutely crazy! 

It first appeared in 1986 thanks to IGT (International Gaming Technology) which first introduced this kind of jackpot in land-based casinos all over the world. In the 90s, when online casinos emerged, it was only natural that the progressive jackpot took its place. Players who were used to progressive jackpots in their favourite casinos were not prepared to give them up in online casinos.

How does a progressive jackpot work?

As we said before, a progressive jackpot is the connection of slot machines with a common jackpot. It can be as high as millions of Euros and this is obviously what players like. As the stakes increase, the jackpot automatically increases.

Of course, the progressive jackpot amount is not random and depends on a number of factors:

  • The number of machines that are connected to each other
  • The number of players who bet on these machines
  • The amount of the bets

If you want to play a jackpot game with high stakes and hope to win a lot of money, we advise you to connect to your favourite online casino at the end of the day. As you may have guessed, this is the time of day when players play the most, as they have finished their workday and have time to play!

What are the different categories of group jackpots?

There are two categories:

Big group jackpots

These are jackpots offered by the two market leaders, Microgaming and Playtech. The sums can reach mind-boggling amounts and they are of course very popular among players.

But the price to pay for taking part in these jackpots is to bet big. Moreover, the chances of winning are slim given the random number generator associated with the machines on the network.

There is only one person who can win the group jackpots: you and your luck!

Smaller group jackpots

These are offered by smaller publishers like Cryptologic. Obviously, the amounts to be won will be much lower than the big jackpots offered by the leading publishers, but in return, the chances of hitting the jackpot are higher.

Advantages and disadvantages of the progressive jackpot


– Crazy jackpot prizes of up to millions of euros

– An adrenaline rush you’ll remember

– You don’t need to be a slots expert as it’s all about luck


– The risk of quickly depleting your bankroll

– You have to place maximum bets on each spin

– The collective jackpot costs more than the fixed jackpot

As we said earlier, there are no real miracle tips for winning a progressive jackpot; it mainly depends on your luck.