Progressive Jackpots

There are many among us, myself included from time to time, that like to play a few slots. I usually spend my time at the table games where the stakes are just a bit higher and the action is never ending. But slots have turned the tables a bit on the table games. Progressive slots now make the stakes when playing extremely high and the opportunity to win big is just a click away.

With traditional slots the most a player can win is the max payout that that specific machine offers. While this is usually pretty good in and of itself there a player can’t go any higher. And to win the max payout a player has to have the max bet in and the planets have to be aligned just right, well, you get the idea. With progressive slots, however, the player still has to have everything just right but the payouts can be astronomical. The difference between traditional type slots and progressives is that progressive machines are linked in a series to each other thereby providing a payout to the lucky player based on the all of the machines, not just one. This gives the player a much better opportunity to score in a huge way. In fact, some of the payouts given by the progressive machines have at times been larger than some of the bigger winnings at the table game tournaments.

So my question is why is anyone still playing regular slots? A player can get the same type of gaming fun from a progressive machine with a chance to win a lot more money. There isn’t any reason that I can think of that anyone that is playing slots online isn’t playing the progressive machines. Actually, if all of the players were playing the progressives there would be a lot more money for someone that is playing to win. So actually it would benefit the entire gambling community that is playing progressives for everyone to play progressive slots and hope that they can win their slice of the pie.

Not to say, of course, that normal slot machines and games don’t have their virtues. There are a number of reasons that regular slot machines still enjoy the widespread popularity that they do. Progressive slot machines are nothing new and have been around for quite awhile now and they certainly haven’t cornered the market on the slot machine enterprise.

So I guess it just comes down to personal preference and what a player is looking for. Like anything else in life variety is the spice of life and if you haven’t checked out progressive slot machines it just might be the ingredient that you are looking for.