The lucky winner was a gambler of InterCasino with a nick “Obaesso” – middle-aged factory worker, who plans to travel around the world (before he had not left his native town further than 50 kilometers). However, the winner has not received all the money, but just a modest part of $5,9 mln., another $2 mln. remained in the game. But in this case, there was no need to wait for long months – the jackpot was again broken in a couple of weeks, and moreover at a pound casino, so the prize equaled 2 million pounds or about 4 million dollars. This is how the online casinos added another couple of people to the club of millionaires.
Probably video poker is the second game with often occurrence of jackpot. Jackpot can be added to various versions of game as payment for picking up royal flash. Jackpot is usually paid only in a game of 5 coins and starts at 800 -1000 bets. However, jackpots are seldom happened greater in video poker, usually they range from $1-7 thousands (depending on the value of coins – 25 cents or $1).
Jackpots are nonetheless popular in another poker game – Caribbean Poker. A player can make an extra bet of exactly one dollar for jackpot. If he gets royal flash, then he takes the entire accumulated sum, if he gets street flash, then he wins 10 % of a jackpot. The sum of the jackpot in this game usually amounts to $100-$200 thousands and the record won sum equals to $720000.
Jackpots in slots, video and secretenemyhideout Caribbean poker can be found in most casinos, other games offer jackpots quite more seldom, though, in fact, jackpot can be “adjusted” to any game.
Microgaming casino offers roulette jackpot. You can win quite good money of several hundreds thousand dollars, if you win the bet at the same number five times in a row. Progressive blackjack also exists in Cryptologic casino and OddsOn casino. In fact, jackpot can be added in any case – the main condition for that is the demand for the game.
As we see, jackpots manage to fulfill their task and allow some players to win a lot of money, but does it mean that it is worth chasing down the jackpots? In most cases – no. Unfortunately, the casinos use the popularity of jackpot slots and set lower payment percentage for them. As a result the risk of losing considerably increases. I’ve already written in one of my articles, that in fact, the jackpot games can be of positive mathematic expectation for a gambler. Unfortunately mathematic expectation cannot be computed for the slots. So we can only hope that jackpot is big enough to take risks. In video and Caribbean poker mathematic expectation can be calculated at the given amount of jackpot. When the game has the player’s preference, there is an opportunity to have such amount of jackpot. In this case, you can enter the game, though you should not rely on winning too much. The chance of winning the gain does not increase with growth of the jackpot.
Some gamblers may be worrying if the casino is able to pay them such great amount of money, if they manage to break the jackpot. If it is a small casino with unknown software, and which promises jackpots hundreds of thousands of dollars – I doubt if jackpot can really be broken there. But you should have no doubt if you deal with casinos of the famous software producers. The software producer himself provides for jackpot and he pays the gains. The funds are created in advance and there are no problems with the payments.
If you hope to get rich with the help of jackpot – play in the famous casinos from the famous software providers and good luck to you.