What is a Progressive Jackpot?
A progressive jackpot is a jackpot that begins at a base figure and grows incrementally as players play or place bets in the game. With every bet placed, the game adds a fraction of that bet to the top jackpot. These progressive jackpots are usually networked across multiple machines within a casino, while others network machines from multiple casinos. Sometimes progressive jackpots are not networked and grow on one machine. The more you, and others play, the bigger and faster the jackpot grows. The house usually sets these progressive jackpots to trigger at random, awarding a massive payout to one player, and then resets to its base value from where it begins growing again.