Progressive jackpots are the stuff dreams are made of. For a small stake, a player could change their life forever. Simply put, every time a player wagers on a progressive game by either playing a hand or spinning the reels, a small percentage of the player’s bet will be added to the jackpot pool. Players continuously place bets on a pokies games and the pot keeps going up…until there is one very lucky winner of course.
This is why progressive jackpots are one of the most popular online casino games with New Zealand players. In many instances, the jackpot pool is shared between numerous different casinos which means there are many players from around the world contributing to one pot. However, once that lucky player hits that jackpot and wins, the pool is one again reset to the starting amount.
The majority of online casinos will showcase their biggest and best jackpots front and center on their websites. Our research shows that Kiwi online casino players find it hard to resist these huge, life-changing jackpots.
Online Progressive Jackpot Wins
Winning big bucks at an online casino is always exciting. Everybody is at least a little tempted by those bright and colourful flashing displays on casino websites that show progressive jackpot slots that payout €3,432,985…€3,433,043…€3,433,386… We can all agree that this isn’t just plain exciting; this is life altering cash money.
The online gaming world’s biggest progressive jackpot network (40 games) is powered by the eponymous Microgaming software brand. Since the launch of this popular online progressive jackpot game, Microgaming has paid out a whopping £375 million in prize money.
Net Entertainment is acknowledged by many as one of the best gaming software providers in the industry. The second largest progressive win was on a NetEnt progressive jackpot network. A Norwegian player won €11.7 million in 2011 playing the Mega Fortune progressive slot game. At that time, it was the largest online progressive wins ever recorded and was awarded a Guinness World Record.
One unbelievably fortunate player from Finland won €17,861,800 in 2013 when he played the Mega Fortune progressive jackpot. It cost the lucky Finn only 25 cents to win this incredible jackpot. Paf Casino, a local Finnish site was the operator he won at. Thus far, this is the largest jackpot ever paid out by any online casino. NetEnt’s Mega Fortune now holds the Guinness world record for two of the largest online jackpots ever won.
To further your understanding of progressive jackpots, we have listed a few of our more popular questions regarding New Zealand progressive jackpots below.