How Progressive Jackpots Work
A progressive jackpot is a prize that can be won for getting the winning combination. You can think of it as a mini lottery. Each player that plays a progressive game is contributing to the total jackpot amount. The ultimate goal for any progressive game player is to win this jackpot. The longer that a game goes without the jackpot being won, the larger the jackpot progressively gets. Once a progressive jackpot is won, the jackpot gets reset to a certain minimum amount.
Caribbean Stud Poker is the best example of a progressive card game. You have to put $1 into a coin slot in order to be eligible for the Jackpot. If you get a Royal Flush with the 5 cards you received, than you win 100% of the total of the progressive jackpot. A Caribbean stud progressive jackpot is usually anywhere between $20,000 to $200,000 depending on the casino you play at. Most progressive games should show you what the jackpot is currently at.
Different Progressive Jackpot Games
As you go from one online casino to the next, you will see that many of them have progressive games. The largest progressive jackpots are often on slot machines and while playing bingo. These progressive jackpots can routinely get up into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
There are certain conditions for winning the jackpot while playing slots, usually it has to do with matching a jackpot icon across the reels. You will usually only find five reel video slot progressive jackpot games. The three reel games would tend to hit too often to make the progressive jackpot large enough.
The same is true about bingo. There will be a certain way to win the jackpot, such as matching all your numbers on your card on or below a certain amount of numbers called.
I had never heard of such a thing up until recently, so I had to know more about this. I asked myself what you would have to do to win a blackjack progressive jackpot. Hit to 10 cards total? How about get 10 straight blackjacks?
As it turns out, no I wasn't even close. Progressive blackjack seems to be quite similar to progressive caribbean stud, only completely different because playing two totally different games.
The only thing that is similar is that you have to bet a dollar in the progressive coin slot
If you know even a little bit about blackjack, you will know that there are 6 decks to a shoe of cards. To win the jackpot, you have to get 4 suited aces out of the 6 that are in the deck in the same hand. The other payouts are listed in the screenshot above.
You can play this and other progressive games like progressive baccarat and progressive Jacks or Better video poker at Golden Palace casino.