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Playing for the jackpot

Jackpots are the lifeblood of casino games. They are the reason that many people join this gaming community. Whilst obtaining small wins is great, it is usually the thought of a big win that draws the crowds; the hope that this is the last game needed to get that huge prize.

Two types of Jackpot

There are two types of jackpot. One is the regular fixed amount jackpot and the other is called a progressive. For the most part, the common option is the standard jackpot. Remaining at a fixed amount, players simply play through the game for a chance to win, and when this has been accomplished it is simply reset to the same amount ready to be won again.

Progressives, on the other hand, will continually grow as more players play the game. If no one wins the jackpot, it simply grows larger. Some slot games that offer progressives are actually linked to each other, meaning that the jackpot can grow huge in a very short period of time. These progressives are highly enticing though quite hard to win. When a win does occur, as with a standard jackpot, they simply reset to a fixed start amount and grow again from there.