Online Slot Jackpots and Their Types
Slot machines are always a crowd favorite and it’s popularity even with the online gaming crowd is on the rise. There are many reasons why people love playing slot machines online -you can do it anywhere. You can enjoy your slots by visiting a casino online in Thailand (and if you win it’ll make your holiday more fun) or during your commute to work.
Aside from having this convenience of being able to play your favorite slot games online, you also get to enjoy the many kinds of online slot jackpots at hand. Let’s take a closer look at our favorite casino game.
There are four types of online slot games:
- Video slots
- Mega spins
- Classic slots
- Progressive slots
Characterized by the use of amazing graphics, animation, and sound from popular movies and musical acts (or anything and anyone happening now in pop culture). Players can take on the role of any of the popular characters from the movie or TV series, as an example, and play out the role. You can ‘meet’ other characters in the game and these characters give you bonuses. Some of the popular video slot games are “Wheel of Fortune”, “Wizard of Oz”, “Guns n Roses”, and a slot game based on the “Jurassic Park” movie where a T-rex gives out additional bonuses.
A mega spin slot basically contains several different sets of reels in one – more reels, more fun! A player can play from 3 to up to 9 games at the same time. Once you have your pick of games and have placed your bets, all the reels (up to 45!) start spinning simultaneously and the chances of you winning and hitting the jackpot goes higher as well.
Who doesn’t love the classics? These games are tribute to the actual slots of casinos of yore -Fruit Machine, anyone? These slots have fewer reels and paylines and keep the entire retro feel while giving you simple yet good bonus rounds.
Progressive slots are a network of slot machines that share a jackpot. Every time someone plays a progressive jackpot game, the jackpot amount increases until it’s won by a single player. The jackpot amount also depends on how many people are playing the games – the more players, the higher the jackpot.
As technology continues to advance, don’t be surprised if you will encounter newer types of online slot games. There’s the 3D slots, and even the virtual reality slots where you can really immerse yourself in the game.
Another trend when it comes to slot gaming is called free play – which is self explanatory. Since there are practically new games coming out each year, players would like to try them out for free in order to get a feel of the game play and build up strategies.
Now that you know about the type of online slots, there are also different types of jackpots. First, we have the fixed jackpot. Like the term “fixed” – the amount is set by the casino and is not impacted by the number of players or the time spent playing the game. So if the jackpot’s set at a million dollars, it’s a million dollars.
On the other hand, we have the progressive jackpots – the standalone and proprietary. For the standalone progressive jackpot, only one slot can win while the latter links different machines so different slots can win. There is also a network jackpot where the winning amount is built up by the number of players in different online casinos that use the software of one provider.
As time goes on, we can expect more new online slot games and more kinds of jackpots to play for. Happy gaming!