Progressive Slot Machines
By: Robert Marinelli
The difference between slot machines and many other games in the casino is that one lucky spin of the reels can change your life. Slot machines award jackpots that can be thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars. The slots with the biggest jackpots are almost always the Progressive Slot Machines.
In a progressive slot game, a small portion of the money spent on each spin is added to a jackpot fund. So, each time someone takes a spin on the machine, the jackpot grows. And it continues to grow until someone hits the big win.
To make the jackpot grow even faster, machines of the same kind (for instance, the popular Wheel of Fortune slot) are all tied together, contributing to the same jackpot pool. So, players playing any of the Wheel of Fortune games in the casino are all contributing to the same jackpot. If many players are playing, the jackpot can grow quite quickly.
Online casinos also offer progressive slot games. One of the more popular is the Major Millions online slot. Any spin of the wheels on the Major Millions game, at any casino online, increases the jackpot. So, players do not even have to be playing at the same casino for the jackpot to grow.
One word of advice on playing progressive slot machines. On almost all of the progressive slots, players will only be awarded the jackpot when playing max coins. So, if the machine takes five coins to play, play all five coins each and every spin. There is no sense playing one or two coins and having those jackpot symbols line up. You would miss out on being a huge winner.
If you are playing a progressive slot and your bankroll is too short to play max coins, move down a coin size. Instead of playing the dollar progressive games, play the quarter progressive games. As long as you can play max coins, you can land the jackpot on that game.
Progressive slots come in all different styles. Some have three reels and a single payline across the middle. Some have five reels, and many different paylines. Some even have extra features like bonus screens and scatter symbols. If there is a particular style of slot game that you most enjoy, odds are pretty good that you can find a progressive jackpot slot in that style. After all, while you're waiting for that jackpot to hit, you may as well have as much fun as you can.
This article is provided by http://www.slot-machines.ws
Robert Marinelli is a webmaster, author and gaming enthusiast.
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