Progressive Slots Betting
Betting on most progressive slots jackpot games is fairly straight forward. In order to qualify for the progressive jackpot, you will have to bet on every payline offered at a certain rate per line. In a lot of cases, this ends up totaling to $5 per spin.
This means in most cases, there is no possible strategy to how you are going to bet. It is a simple case of whether or not you get lucky at any particular time. Do you want to play spins for $5 each? That seems like the real question to ask. You either make the spin and bet $5 for that chance to win or you don't.
Of course, this doesn't mean you are just betting on whether or not you will win the progressive jackpot. If that was the case, you would be throwing your money away. The real goal is to hit larger paylines with that $5 spin. That is a large enough bet that you do have a better chance of winning $1000 or more on one spin.
Why would I bet on a 5 reel Progressive slot machine?
Since I just said that the goal is to hit large paylines, you might wonder why you would want to play the progressive slot machine at all. This is a good question. You will have more control of your betting in regards to the number of lines and rate that you want to play when you play a regular slot machine. You will still have a chance to win big payouts as well.
My answer is that while getting any part of the progressive jackpot is a long-shot, you will also usually have a chance to win a percentage of the progressive jackpot. Also, if you are going to receive the best payline in the game, why not make it worth the money for as rare as it appears. It is the same reason that people play the lottery. You want to win a little bit of money but you're hoping for the big win. The game I mentioned before was Aztec's Millions, so we will use this example again.
With the $5 spin, you can win a couple thousand if you line up 4 of the progressive jackpot symbols on a payline. If you line up 5 Aztec Princess symbols, you will win at least $1000! Other 5 symbol combinations can win $500 and $250 on a single spin.
You can also win up to 25 free spins on this progressive jackpot. These free spins are awarded when you get 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the reels. The free spins mean that you don't have to risk any money while you rack up the winnings.
3 Reel Progressive Slot Betting
There isn't a huge difference in the way that you will bet on a 3 reel progressive slot machine, but there are a couple of things that you should know. The first has to do with the amount that you bet.
The 3 reel machines have betting levels (so do some of the 5 reel machines). These levels will determine how much you are paying and how much you will win when you hit a payline.
If you take a look at the Red, White and Win progressive slot, you will see that you cannot win the all of the progressive jackpot unless you bet at the maximum betting level (in this case your third coin). In that screenshot, the coin amount was $2.50. That means in order to be eligible for the major progressive jackpot win you must have a total bet of $7.50.