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Online Jackpot Games

Play Jackpot Slot Games for Real Money on Betfair Bingo 

Looking for an exciting side game to play in between your online bingo games? Why not step things up a notch and try out one of our adrenaline-fuelled jackpot slot games! 

At Betfair Bingo, we’ve got dozens of jackpot online slots that are ready and waiting to pay out some of the biggest top prizes in the business. 

What are the odds of winning a jackpot? 

The odds of triggering a jackpot differ from slot to slot. That’s because each slot game is designed differently to offer varying degrees of winning combinations from each spin. Slot machines are normally designed to pay out jackpots more frequently when players place larger bets, such as max bets for each active payline. 

Slot variance influences the odds of winning a slot jackpot. Low variance slots tend to pay out more frequently but in smaller sizes. Meanwhile higher variance slots offer bigger cash prizes but at a reduced frequency. 

What is the strategy for winning at jackpot bingo? 

If you play a jackpot bingo slot that has a rolling progressive jackpot, it’s best to try and play it when the jackpot is at its highest. If the progressive jackpot hasn’t been won for a considerable period of time, the chances are that the slot will be more likely to pay out. Jackpot slots are also designed to pay out top jackpots more frequently for players that play max bets on each payline. 

What is the difference between regular slot games and jackpot games? 

So-called ‘regular’ online slot games are those that don’t have progressive jackpots built in. That’s because regular slot games have fixed jackpots instead. For example, the maximum jackpot might be 500x your initial wager for landing five of the top-value symbol on the same reels. Meanwhile, jackpot slot games have progressive jackpots that can scale up when the top prize isn’t won over a period of time. 

What is the maximum jackpot one can win? 

It is not uncommon for some of the progressive jackpots to pay out seven and even eight-figure prizes. In fact, with all of the progressive jackpot slot games, there is no ceiling to what the jackpot can reach. That’s the beauty of a progressive jackpot – it continues to increase the longer the jackpot isn’t claimed! 

Jackpot Bingo Games 

We want to help you understand more about the concept of jackpot bingo slots and how they work at Betfair Bingo. 

Jackpot definition 

A jackpot in an online slot game is the top prize available to all players. It is achieved by landing a combination on the reels that’s designed to trigger the jackpot. 

How does a jackpot work? 

Jackpot wins on any online slot at Betfair Bingo are determined by a Random Number Generator (RNG) that’s built into every slot title we offer to ensure the gameplay is fair and cannot be manipulated. 

The easiest way to work out the likelihood of winning a jackpot on any video slot is to calculate the number of potential winning combinations and divide this by the overall number of combinations on the reels. 

Jackpot slots are also influenced by a return to player (RTP) percentage. Let’s say for example that an RTP of a jackpot slot is 92%. If you were to place 100 £1 wagers on the slot, statistically you could expect to win back around £92. The £8 loss is the ‘edge’ of the casino slot – but there’s also the potential to land the top jackpot during any of these spins! 

How did the jackpot get its name? 

The term ‘jackpot’ dates back to the mid-to-late 19th century. It was coined in the card game known as ‘Jacks or Better’, before becoming a commonly used phrase for an individual being in trouble with the law. It then became a turn of phrase (“hitting the jackpot”) when playing the first physical slot machines. It has since been used to describe big prizes or an exciting series of events. 

What are the chances of hitting a jackpot on a slot machine? 

Each jackpot bingo slot game has a different RTP, meaning that the variance between jackpot wins differs with each slot title. The chances of landing a slot jackpot can also improve by wagering the maximum amount on each active payline for every spin of the reels. 

What types of jackpot games are there? 

There are five different types of slot jackpot games available to choose from at Betfair Bingo: 

Standalone jackpot 

Standalone jackpot slot games essentially refer to the ‘fixed’ nature of the top prizes. A standalone jackpot slot has a fixed maximum jackpot that doesn’t increase over time if no players have won it. 

Standalone progressive jackpot 

A standalone progressive slot is a game with a rolling maximum jackpot that can only be triggered by playing this individual game. Standalone progressive slots aren’t linked with any other slot titles or machines built by the same iGaming software developer. 

Proprietary progressive jackpot 

A proprietary progressive jackpot relates to a cluster of slots that are connected. These are often owned and operated by the casino and are usually all designed by the same iGaming software developer. These slots ‘pool’ their progressive jackpot, which means that the jackpot rises for all of the connected in-house slots until a player wins the jackpot on any of the games. 

Wide progressive jackpot 

A wide area progressive jackpot is one which spans a host of slot titles available at several different casinos – online or otherwise. Wide progressives – also known as network progressives – tend to offer the biggest jackpots as the prize is pooled across multiple casinos and contributed to by many more iGamers. 

Flat jackpots 

A ‘flat’ jackpot is just another way of describing a standalone jackpot slot, with a fixed maximum jackpot payout. 

How to win at jackpot games? 

Are you desperate to discover if there is a formula to winning bingo jackpot slots at Betfair Bingo? Read on to discover whether you can increase your winning chances in any way! 

How do you win the jackpot on slot machines? 

In most cases, players can win the jackpot on a slot machine by landing the game’s highest-value symbol on all reels along the same active payline. This triggers the maximum jackpot payout in most standalone jackpot slots. There are some wide progressives and proprietary progressives that require you to unlock a bonus round first to be in with a chance of winning the big jackpot. 

How often do slot machines hit the jackpot? 

Unfortunately, there is no way to tell when an online slot game is going to pay out the jackpot. All results on jackpot slots are totally random, determined by a Random Number Generator (RNG). It’s not possible to pinpoint so-called ‘loose’ jackpot slots that pay out more frequently than others. However, the RTP percentage of individual jackpot slots are a good indicator of how long you may have to wait to strike it lucky. 

Is there a difference between a brick and mortar jackpot and an online casino jackpot? 

Arguably the biggest difference between the biggest online and offline slot jackpots is that some brick and mortar casinos will pay your real money jackpots in instalments rather than in full. With online sites like Betfair Bingo you will get your jackpot payment immediately in one lump sum. 

How are jackpots paid? 

When you win an online jackpot bingo slot at Betfair Bingo, your winnings will automatically be paid into your player account. It will be visible within your balance and can then be withdrawn to your preferred bank account or e-wallet. 

What happens when you hit the jackpot at a casino? 

If you win a maximum jackpot on a slot in a brick and mortar casino, you will normally hear that you’ve won a jackpot before you see it. Whether it’s the ‘ding’ of a bell or the sound of music playing from the machine’s speakers, there’s often lots of commotion when you win a slot jackpot. Typically, you will receive a print-out receipt of your winnings, which you’ll then need to take to the casino floor’s cashier for processing and ratification. 

It's even easier when you land a big jackpot when playing an online jackpot slot. You'll still get all the fanfare on-screen, but the winnings will be paid directly into your player account, ready to use on other slot games or to withdraw to a preferred bank account or e-wallet. 

How to play Jackpot games 

Interested in the game dynamics of bingo jackpot games at Betfair Bingo? Read on for all you need to know to get started. 

Jackpot game rules 

The basic premise of a jackpot slot is that there will be a maximum number of paylines that you can play with during any base game spin. You can choose to play with the maximum number of paylines or fewer paylines if you so wish. 

Each slot will also have a paytable that can be displayed before you begin. The paytable will lay out the value of each active symbol, including any wild or scatter symbols. The paytable will also display the expected RTP percentage, so you can be sure of the slot’s variance before you spend your hard-earned money. 

What are the odds of winning a jackpot? 

As we’ve already touched upon, the odds of triggering a jackpot differ from slot to slot. Each jackpot slot is built to operate differently in terms of the frequency of winning combinations. RTP percentages deem whether a slot is low or high variance. The former offers smaller, more regular payouts while the latter offers the chance for maximum jackpots at a reduced frequency. 

You can also calculate the likelihood of winning a jackpot slot by adding up the number of potential winning combinations and dividing this by the overall number of combinations on the reels. 

How often do slot machines hit the jackpot? 

The RTP percentage is one of the best indicators of how regularly an online slot hits its jackpot. Generally, the higher the RTP percentage, the more likely a slot is to pay out regularly, but not necessarily the maximum jackpot. Lower RTP percentage slots won’t drip-feed smaller payouts frequently, but they are often larger when they do appear. 

What is the best time to play jackpot games? 

Timing is important when it comes to some jackpot slots. Especially when the area progressive jackpots are reaching astronomically-high levels and they haven’t been won for some time. It’s not a good idea to play a progressive slot just after the jackpot’s been won and the jackpot prize has been reset to its minimum level.