Brian Dekker
Brian Dekker betting expert

One of the main features of many slot machines is the existence of a jackpot, a prize pool that increases the prize we take home. This is a concept closely related to the RTP or return to player rate, since as the RTP decreases, the jackpots tend to be larger... although they are also less frequent, hence the prize is bigger. The jackpot can be one of the reasons that leads Philippines to choose between playing on one slot or another, so it is important to know all the aspects related to these prize pools.

How the jackpot works

If it's a larger than usual cash prize, the first thing to do is to play a jackpot slot with real money. Each slot machine has its own jackpot, and depending on the value of spins and the number of players, the jackpot will increase at a faster or slower rate. It's not uncommon for the slot machine to require Philippines to play with the maximum bet in order to qualify for the jackpot. To win it, all you need to do is get a combination of the highest value symbol on a payline in the slot machine with one spin, and the jackpot is yours.

Beyond conventional gameplay, it is possible to find slots that allow Philippines to win the jackpot in the bonus game, which makes the feat even more challenging as we first need to obtain the combination that activates the bonus game and then we have to achieve the combination that awards the bonus. In any case, the behavior of jackpots is unpredictable, you never know when it can fall, and that is one of the things that players like the most.

Jackpot Types

Slots with jackpots are divided into two types depending on whether they offer a fixed or progressive jackpot. As always, before opting for one type of jackpot or another, it is very important to know the differences between fixed jackpot slots and progressive jackpot slots. Progressive jackpot slots are the most common in the world of online slots.

  • Fixed pot: the amount in play is always the same, regardless of how many active players there are. To qualify for the jackpot, we have to make the maximum bet and once the pot is paid out, the prize always returns to the same amount.
  • Progressive Jackpot: the jackpot grows gradually according to the spins of other players. The more active players and higher amounts bet, the more the slot machine prize grows. Once the prize has been awarded, it resets and accumulates again from 0, hence the name progressive jackpot. We can win jackpots of 10, 100, 1,000, 100,000 or one million dollars.

How to know the jackpot of a slot machine

When entering the slot section of your online casino, you will see that next to the name of the slot machine is a number that continues to grow. That figure is the current jackpot of the slot, which can have multiple digits. Many casinos allow Philippines to filter directly to jackpot slots only.

As a curiosity,the biggest jackpot ever awarded by an online slot machine is the $17,861,800 awarded by Paf's Mega Fortune in 2013. They were taken by a Finn who entered the Guinness Book of Records, knocking out a Norwegian who two years earlier won a jackpot of $11,736,375, also in Mega Fortune but this time on Betsson, a jackpot that remains the second largest ever.

One of the largest jackpots currently available can be found at Jackpot Giant slot machine with a prize pool of over $640,000.


Brian Dekker
Brian Dekker

Journalist, blogger, sports enthusiast, and athlete in my free time. I must complain that the cards are shuffled wrong until I get a good hand (Jonathan Swift).

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    Eduardo Henríquez

    How to know if you are a winner and how to claim a prize being from another country

  2. Reply

    How do you claim the prizes? Everything is in English. Do they notify by email?

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    Roxana Pineda Hernandez

    Good afternoon, all of this excites me, but I have never played anything and the truth is that it scares me because I don't know how to play.

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