Virtual Slot Machines - Progressive Slots
Playing progressive slots weather it being at a conventional land
based casino or online offers the ultimate rush. Spotting progressive
machines on the casino floor at land-based casinos is relatively simple.
All you have to do is look for the bright, neon tickers that display
the jackpot value and are continually going up. In general, these
are located above the machines, so make sure you're looking up. They
are a good play over conventional slots, as the jackpots can get really
high. Because of the immediate success of progressives at land-based
casinos, today you can also find progressive slots online. Land-based
casino progressives and online casino progressives work very much
the same way, but perhaps a little more difficult to find thanks to
all the crap out there on the internet these days. In general online
casino sites that offer progressives will usually have some sort of
display on their homepage or a live ticker even at times where the
numbers are increasing. From there, it's very easy to locate them
on the site.
Your next question you're probably want to ask is how these progressives
work online? At casinos operated by the same software providers,
all progressives are hooked up to one jackpot, which increase with
each play by a fraction of what is put into the machines. Naturally,
the longer you play the more you can win, of course that is if nobody
beats you to it. The jackpot keeps accumulating and growing until
a lucky player hits it, at which point it goes back to a pre-set
starting value. It can be frustrating and disappointing at times
to see the ticker value drop, especially if you were one of the
other players playing at the time.
Handling Jackpots in Land-Based Casinos:
Jackpots above a certain level are paid by a slot host. If you
hit a big jackpot, don't play the machine again and don't wander
away. Stay right there until a host arrives and verifies your win.
Have your I.D. ready because the host will ask to see it. If you
look young be prepared for scrutiny. Underage and unidentified gamblers
will not be paid.
Even if the win doesn't require a host, be careful when you're
ahead. Don't step away from the machine and leave money in the tray.
Don't be distracted or turn your back. Slots areas can be loud and
confusing. It takes just a moment for a thief to steal coins or
a purse while you're helping someone, possibly a confederate, who
is loudly in distress.