Progressive Jackpot

Patrick Brown

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A progressive jackpot is a type of gambling payout that increases each time a game is played but the jackpot is not won. When the jackpot is eventually hit, the prize is reset to a predetermined value and begins to increase again with each play. This kind of jackpot is commonly found in slot machines and video poker machines, both online and in land-based casinos.

The increase in the progressive jackpot is fueled by a fraction of each bet placed by players on the game. Often, multiple machines or games are linked together to form one large progressive jackpot that grows more quickly because multiple players are contributing to the jackpot at the same time. Progressive jackpots can reach substantial amounts, sometimes into the millions of dollars, offering the potential for a life-changing win to the players.

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