Progressive Online Slot Machine Jackpots
Online progressive slot machine jackpots can grow to as high as two or three million dollars; amounts large enough to change ones life. Most of us fantasize about hitting "the big one", although we know that our chances are about the same as those for winning the lottery.
We know the odds of winning the lottery are astronomical, and so are the odds of hitting that huge jackpot, yet we keep buying lottery tickets and we keep playing progressive slots hoping to collect a jackpot big enough to retire on.
There is nothing wrong with pursuing online progressive slot machine jackpots as long as your expectations are realistic and you don't risk money you can't afford to lose. With that in mind, let's examine if some online slot machine jackpots might be easier to win than others.
As a rule the higher the jackpot amount the harder it is to win it. Conversely, a more moderate jackpot amount is relatively easier to harness. The reason for this is that lower jackpot progressives usually have a higher hit frequency and the second highest and midrange payouts are larger. Smaller but frequent wins help to stretch your playing money; the longer you can stay with the game, the better the chance you might eventually line up the required jackpot symbols.
Progressives with million dollar jackpots are stingy when it comes to small payouts. You'll win less often and when you do win the amounts will be relatively small. This is because most of the money deposited has to go towards building that humongous jackpot.
How long should you play a progressive slot? The more apropriate question is how much money should you risk? Much, of course, depends on the size of your gambling budget and your temperament. Personally, I do not risk more than about 20% of my session bankroll chasing progressive slot machine jackpots.
It's o.k. to chase a dream, but don't spend all of you gambling money on progressives. You have a better chance of being entertained longer and perhaps finishing with a win if you concentrate your efforts on more modest, non-progressive online slot machine jackpots. Your odds will be better. Good Luck and Have Fun!