Randomly Triggered Progressive Jackpots

July 31, 2014

In the traditional progressive jackpot online slot you have to get a defined symbol on each reel on a payline in order to receive the payout. But a different type of progressive slot has become more popular in recent years. The jackpot is triggered randomly and this can happen after any spin. You do not have to check for any combination on the reels. In most cases the conventional progressive jackpot online slot requires the largest possible wager. However, the random progressive jackpot can be hit with a wager of any amount. But it needs to be clarified that the probability of hitting the jackpot increases with larger wagers.

Realtime Gaming was one of the first software providers to popularize the randomly triggered progressive jackpot. Initially one such jackpot figured in almost each of its new online slot games. Now Realtime Gaming introduces two independent random progressive jackpots in its slot machines. These jackpots do not rise to life changing amounts. But they are hit quite often and as a result they spread their largesse to a larger number of online casino players.

The software provider Cryptologic also has a small selection of online slots in its portfolio named as Rapid Fire slots. These have a randomly triggered progressive jackpot that hits very often. Rapid Fire is the perfect description for this. Hot Summer Nights, Sirens and Doctor Love are some of the titles. Cryptologic also offers slot games with larger payout randomly triggered progressive jackpots. These are found in its branded Marvel Comics super hero series. Each of the slots in this series is linked to a network of three independent progressive jackpot tiers. The three jackpot tiers are named Hero, Super Hero and Marvel Hero.

Occasionally random progressive jackpots are accessed through a bonus game that is randomly triggered. Once this bonus game is activated you will be assured of one of the tiers of the progressive jackpot network. The only question is whether it will be a minuscule one or a life changing one. One such network is the Playtech Marvel Mystery Jackpot. The Playtech Marvel Movies super hero slots are linked to this network. In the bonus game you have to match the tiles corresponding to the different jackpot tiers. Another such network is the Microgaming Mega Moolah. In this case there is a wheel of fortune type bonus game in which the pointer stops on one of the jackpot tiers. The largest tier pays out at least one million credits every time it is hit.

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