Jackpot Games Online - Real Money Play at Paddy Power
Online slots come in all shapes and sizes. When you scroll through our gaming lobby, the top titles boast varying numbers of reels, paylines and, importantly, payouts. To ensure you get as much potential payback as entertainment, each slot machine jackpot is different. From fixed to progressive, jackpot slots are a varied bunch. With that in mind, here’s a guide to online jackpot slot machines, how they differ and why they suit players of all persuasions.
Jackpot Slots - Real Money Play at Paddy Power
In the gaming world, the term jackpot has multiple meanings. Yes, when we say “jackpot”, we mean the top prize in a given game. However, thanks to some clever innovations, there are subtle variations on what that actually means.
One of the most important things to note when you’re playing online jackpot slots is that they’re real money games. Because prize pools are fueled by bets, the games can’t function without real cash. Naturally, fixed jackpots are different because the prizes don’t require any external input. However, if you want to play for 100,000+ progressive payouts, you can only do so if you add money to the pot.
What are Jackpot Slot Games?
Casino jackpots are the main prize in any given game. There are two main subcategories: fixed and progressive. Unsurprisingly, the former refers to payouts that never change while the latter are constantly evolving.
Put simply, because of its progressive nature, the top prize could be 100,000 coins one day and 150,000 the next. Therefore, when you play online jackpot slots with a progressive prize pool, part of the excitement is not knowing how much you’re going to win.
How Do Jackpots Work?
When it comes to fixed jackpot slots, the payouts are always a multiple of your line bet. So, if you wager 0.10 coins per line and the top payout is 1,000X, five jackpot symbols are worth 100 coins. If you upped your line bet to 1 coin, your prize would increase to 1,000 coins.
Progressive prize pools have a different structure. Although there are fixed prizes, the top wins are based on the amount of money in the prize pool. Basically, each time you spin, a small portion of your bet is added to a communal pot. With thousands of players contributing the pot every day, the jackpot steadily increases.
Eventually, once someone hits the right combination of symbols, the jackpot is released and the prize pool is reset. Now, there are two additional points to note here. Firstly, the prize pool will always be reset to a minimum amount. For example, in the Age of Gods jackpot series, the top payout will always start at 100,000 coins. From there, it increases until the next person wins.
The second point to note is that, in most instances, the payouts aren’t dependent on your stake. Because the jackpots are awarded randomly, you could spend 0.10 coins per spin or 10 coins per spin. Put simply, in the majority of modern games, the size of your bet won’t increase or decrease your chances of scooping the top prize.
Types of Jackpot Slots
Due to the nature of online casino gaming, ideas are always changing. In recent times, the nature of “jackpots” as a concept has evolved.
Fixed Jackpot Slots
Over the last few years, innovations have altered the nature of fixed jackpot slots. In general, the dynamics follow the structure we’ve previously discussed. However, at Paddy Power, there are times when fixed payout spinners become progressive jackpot slots.
By linking a game to our internal community jackpots, you can play a fixed game but win a progressive payout. What’s more, because these community prize pools are add-ons, they won’t change a game’s internal structure. So, for example, you could win a 500X jackpot as well as a progressive prize.
Although the idea of progressive slots is fairly well-established, the ways you hit the jackpot aren’t. Some games require you to stake a certain amount while others don’t.
If you find yourself in a game where the stakes determine your payout, it’s typically the case you’ll have to wager the maximum per payline to receive 100% of the prize pool. Anything less will earn you a smaller percentage of the progressive jackpot.
However, if you play a game where the stakes don’t matter, you can wager the minimum and still be in with a shot at winning big. In fact, it’s typically the case that these games have jackpot bonus games. So, instead of rolling in a set number of symbols, you’ll be taken to a mini-game at random. Once there, you’ll have to complete a task in order to win some cash.
Multiple Progressive Jackpot Slots
One of more interesting developments in recent years is multi jackpot slots. As their name suggests, these games have more than one progressive payout. By taking a portion of your bet and dividing it up, some games can offer two or more prize pools.
What’s great about these games is that you have more ways to turn a small stake into a large payout. If you can access the jackpot game, you’ll have the opportunity to win the main prize or one of the smaller yet still lucrative mini progressive jackpots.
The final thing you need to look out for when you’re playing jackpot slot games online is bonuses. As well as internal offers, we apply regular promotions to slots. By doing this, we’re not only giving you a chance to win something extra, we’re making it easier for you to try the best games.
Indeed, if you can use free spins to sample a new jackpot slot, you may like it. So, if you do see a jackpot slot offer, make sure you use it as a way to get maximum value out of our games and, in turn, your online casino experience as a whole. Try out our jackpot games, including desktop and mobile jackpot games.
Any game inside our Daily Jackpots lobby will (unsurprisingly) have a daily jackpot attached to it. Each day there will be a new, unique jackpot up for grabs and all you have to do is play the games listed at the lobby. As you'd expect, this list of games is liable to change, but the main premise is: give it a spin, and you could win the communal jackpot.
These in-house jackpots are available every single day when you join us here at Paddy Power Games.
Like our daily jackpots, all Jackpot King Games are connected to a promotional prizepool that hands out cash on a weekly basis. Put simply, if you play one of our Jackpot King-connected games, you can win some serious cash. In fact, because these prizepools are built up over multiple days (unlike the daily jackpots), you could win £/€100,000+ if your timing is right.
Overall, when you take our selection of industry-leading jackpot games and mix them with our in-house jackpot system, you'll get more ways to win than anywhere else online.
JACKPOT GAMES FAQ
HOW CAN I INCREASE MY CHANCES OF HITTING THE JACKPOT?
All jackpot slots are powered by random number generators (RNGs), which means the outcome is always based on luck. With that being the case, you can’t make any moves that will directly tip the scales in your favour. However, if you do want to improve your chances of winning a jackpot, always play within your budget.
By betting an amount you can afford, you’ll stand a better chance of riding any ups and downs. From that, you should be able to stay active for longer which, in theory, will improve your chances of being active when the jackpot drops.
WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE JACKPOT?
The odds of winnings a jackpot online will vary from game to game. If the top payout is relatively small, the odds will be comparatively short. In contrast, if the potential payout is worth seven figures, the odds will be longer.
One thing you should note, though, is that jackpot slots offer much better odds than lotteries. If you compare the two, you stand a better chance of winning a seven-figure sum from a game like Beach Life than you do from a EuroMillions draw.