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Australian pokies with a progressive jackpot 2019

Casino players love pokies with a progressive jackpot because they give the game a unique extra dimension: the chance to become a multi-millionaire at the touch of a button. Unlike fixed jackpots, which are permanently fixed in value, progressive jackpots continue to grow until a lucky player wins. Some progressive jackpots are worth millions of euros when they are won. And that means that as a player you can win a life-changing amount within a few clicks.

The magnitude of a progressive jackpot pokie prize

If you want to know how high the progressive jackpot of a particular pokie machine is, just open the game and see how high it is. You’ll notice that every second the jackpot amount increases significantly. If a jackpot is at record levels, the online casino will often show this on the home page. Many pokies with progressive jackpots have several jackpots that you can win. The higher the jackpot, the smaller the chances of winning. The more a progressive jackpot is “about to jump”, the more players will try their luck on that pokie machine in the hope of making that one big hit; the greater the chance of it falling. The highest progressive prize won online was an astronomical €17.8 million. The lucky one? A Finnish lucky man who in January 2013 on the Netent progressive pokie machine Mega Fortune had the scare of his life.

How do progressive jackpots work?

Many casino players, especially the new ones, feel that the concept of a progressive jackpot is too good to be true. “Can you win that? Yes indeed. Progressive jackpots work and are 100% reliable. With every bet (or spin) a (small) part of the deposit is collected and put into a large pot. Because there are so many players playing, all those little pieces of contribution are combined into a big, fat price that increases quickly. Hundreds of thousands of players raise the progressive jackpots to great heights until they fall. And that’s how those millions of pots are created. And that’s how online multi-millionaires are created.

How to play progressive pokies?

Progressive pokies are actually played the same as normal pokies without a progressive jackpot. Players choose the number of pay lines, the amount of coins to be wagered and the coin size. Once you have determined what your bet will be, it’s just a matter of pressing the “Spin” button. Of course, if you fall a winning combination of symbols, you win a prize. The higher the value of the symbols, the higher the reward. To win the progressive jackpot, you usually have to either spin five jackpot symbols in a row on a fixed line or trigger the bonus game with which you can win the jackpot.

For example, in King Cashalot you need to spin five King symbols on the ninth payline to win the progressive jackpot. If you play the three-roll version of Major Millions, you win the progressive jackpot if you spin three Major Million symbols on the third payline. However, to win the Hall of Gods top prize, you first have to win the bonus game and then destroy those three highly sought after progressive jackpot symbols with your mighty hammer. There are also pokies where the progressive jackpot is randomly activated. Examples include many Playtech pokies, where players can win one of four progressive jackpots at any time. Progressive pokies, like other pokies, also have special bonuses and features such as free spins, wilds, bonus games, scatters and huge fixed prizes. In other words: you won’t have to be bored for a second even with progressive pokies.

Progressive pokie Machines Tips

Because also winning a progressive jackpot is purely a matter of being in the right place at the right time, as a player you can’t do a lot to increase your chances. Only when the Random Number Generator (RNG) has determined that you win, have you really won. But there are definitely some tips and tricks that can help you win that towering jackpot:

  • Some progressive jackpots require you to play max bet to win them. In others, you can also play for lower bets and still win that progressive jackpot. Always read the rules!
  • The rule is always: the higher the bet, the higher the chance!
  • Progressive jackpots that have not fallen for a long time attract many players. Therefore, keep a regular eye on the jackpot positions and play a progressive pokie machine before another player wins the first prize.
  • Always play a progressive pokie machine you like. If you are going to try anyway, make sure you have fun regardless of the outcome.
  • There are dozens of pokies with progressive jackpots, so if you don’t like a pokie, just choose another one.
  • One tactic some players use when a jackpot is at record height is to put the pokie machine on autoplay on the minimum bet and start playing something else in the meantime. Make sure you have a minimum bet for the jackpot. Otherwise it’s pointless.
  • Progressive jackpots of several million are difficult to win. Smaller progressive jackpots fall much more often. And a jackpot of a few tens of thousands of euros is not bad either, right? That’s why the smaller progressive jackpots are not flat out.
  • Sign up at a casino with a high welcome bonus (preferably 150% or 200%) to immediately boost your balance. You can simply bet this balance on a progressive pokie machine.

Betsoft not only makes very nice 3D pokies but also has a wide variety of progressive jackpot pokies. Progressive pokies like Hall of Gods, Mega Fortune (Dreams), The Dark Knight, Mega Moolah and King Cashalot all have huge progressive jackpots that are often worth many millions.

How do I increase my chances of winning a jackpot?

To get straight to the point. The ultimate trick to winning a jackpot does not exist. If that trick would be there and we would know it, you wouldn’t be reading this piece now, but  we would already be with a cocktail on the beach enjoying all those jackpot millions.

There are of course some ways to optimize your chances of winning a jackpot:

  • Make the right bet. On some jackpot pokies, you can only win the jackpot with the maximum bet. Before you start playing, make sure you know that your bet can win the jackpot.
  • Do you play with bonus money? Check the bonus conditions beforehand to see if it is allowed to play with bonus money on pokies with a progressive jackpot.
  • Play on jackpots when they are high. The chance of a jackpot falling is higher if the jackpot is high than if it is in the starting position.
  • There are dozens of pokies with progressive jackpots, so if you don’t like a pokie, just choose another one.
  • One tactic some players use when a jackpot is at record height is to put the pokie machine on autoplay on the minimum bet and start playing something else in the meantime. Make sure you have a minimum bet for the jackpot, otherwise it’s pointless.
  • Progressive jackpots of several million are difficult to win. Smaller progressive jackpots fall much more often. And a jackpot of a few tens of thousands of euros is not bad either, right? That’s why the smaller progressive jackpots are not flat out.
  • Sign up at a casino with a high welcome bonus (preferably 150% or 200%) to immediately boost your balance. You can simply bet this balance on a progressive pokie machine.
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