This is similar to the large jackpots offered at land-based casinos and simply means that a range of slot machines (or other casino game) are attached to a progressive jackpot. The jackpot continues to rise every time a player bets on an associated progressive games, increasing the jackpot until a player strikes it lucky. Therefore, the longer the jackpot grows, the bigger the jackpot becomes. 

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A progressive jackpot works in the following way:

 - Every time a player makes a bet while playing a progressive game, a portion of this bet is placed into a jackpot 'pool.'

 - The jackpot may be attached to a few specific machines, a line of slot machines or may cover several associated casinos

 - The more games/casinos that contribute to the jackpot, the larger the prize pool will be

Independent progressives also exist, and, as the name suggests, are not linked to other games or casinos. This means that the jackpot will not be as high as other progressive jackpots, but it will not be anything to scoff at either.

Growing the Jackpot

The jackpot will continue to grow thanks to the bets placed by players. A portion of this bet will be placed into the 'pool'. Therefore, all players will contribute their portion to the jackpot. Winning the progressive jackpot usually involved landing matching symbols and partaking in a bonus game before you trigger this life-changing cash prize. While online casinos usually offer limitations on some funds you can withdraw on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, these limitations do not usually include progressive wins. While progressive jackpot games are luck-based, players who have been in the industry for a while may find that their odds of hitting the jackpot are better when it reaches a payout point similar to the last win. Once a player wins the jackpot, it resets to the minimum jackpot offered by the house, which, in many cases, is $1 million.

While not all slot machines are attached to a progressive jackpot, this is not necessarily a bad thing, as you will have more options from which to choose, especially if you have a smaller bankroll. What makes progressive jackpot games so attractive is the thrill attached to potentially winning the jackpot without much effort. The number of players grows as the jackpot becomes grows and the payout is always displayed in big bold letters on the casino homepage for added inspiration. Rules vary between games and casinos, but in most cases, the player must make the highest bet accepted to play for the progressive jackpot. Any player, regardless of experience, can win the progressive jackpot and this just adds to the appeal and popularity of the game. Why don't you try out a progressive jackpot game the next time you are playing at an online casino?