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When it comes to online Slots games, there are a lot of reasons why so many players around the world, including in Canada, enjoy them.
- Cutting edge graphics and sound effects capture our attention and hold it with spinning reels, wilds that come to life and rewarding audio cues to make our wins feel even more special.
- Freed from the confines of physical reels, online Slots can also go even wilder when it comes to bonus rounds, changing up the formula completely, introducing new gameplay mechanics or even mixing in elements of videogames to the entertainment on display.
- With so many licensed Slots games available online, players are able to show their love for their favourite bands, characters, movies or TV shows through their choice of branded Slots games.
But when it comes down to it, what players love the most about playing Slots games is winning! And that's why jackpot games have such a special place in the heart of any Slots enthusiast, because with these extraordinary Slots games it's possible to win bigger and bigger prizes!
It may sound obvious, but from the earliest Slots ever made, such as the famous 'Liberty Bell', to the most modern and up-to-date online jackpot Slots games, the purpose of any Slots game – from the point of view of the operator – is to pay out a little less than they take in.
Everyone who plays it has the potential to score a huge payday, but it's the operator who can rely on a guaranteed – albeit smaller – return from the game. These days, every Slots game will have a predetermined amount of money it will return to its players over time, known as the 'return to player', or RTP. Most online casino sites will publish this information online, for the sake of transparency, so it's usually pretty easy to find.
Progressive Slots are a type of jackpot game where the player's money is effectively split between various prize pools, each of which may have a different RTP value. The bulk of each coin played may go towards the general prize pool for that Slot game, but a portion can also be diverted to one or more progressive prize pools.
Depending on the jackpot game and where you're playing, these prize pools may be being fed into by players around the world, with the potential for reaching extremely large amounts. Some jackpot games may even feature several progressive jackpots for players of different stakes, or varying 'levels' of jackpots with lucky players able to progress all the way through them to the top tier.
What jackpot games all have in common is the potential for a small outlay on the part of the player to lead to a huge win.
Big Jackpot Slots
Obviously, when the size of some of these jackpot games' big wins goes public, many players find themselves attracted to big jackpot Slots.
Some of the biggest winners in the history of jackpot games include:
- A €7.9M (approx. CAD $11.6M) win in 2016, by an anonymous player using an iPad. This is believed to be one of – if not THE – biggest single wins by someone playing on a mobile device.
- A win worth approx. CAD $12.6M back in 2015 for a player in Sweden playing the Mega Moolah jackpot game.
- A UK player who won a jackpot worth over CAD $25M in 2015, also playing Mega Moolah. At the time, the win was so big it made it into the official Guinness Book of World Records as the largest ever online Slots win.
- Two huge winners, both from playing the Mega Fortune jackpot game, in 2011 and 2013. First, a player in Norway won €11.7M (approx. CAD $17.2M) one night in 2011 when he couldn't sleep, then a couple of years later a player in Finland turned a 25 cent spin – also on the Mega Fortune jackpot game – into a prize worth more than CAD $26.3M!
Jackpot Mobile Games
These days, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are more than capable of running online jackpot games just as easily as a computer.
If your screen is large enough to comfortably see all the information you need and lets you find and select the correct buttons without accidentally misclicking anything, then nothing is stopping you from enjoying the best jackpot mobile games wherever you choose to play.
Most online jackpot Slots games are free to try online, although we've noticed that this isn't always the case with the bigger jackpot games. Perhaps the way these big progressive Slots are designed means it's not always possible to set them running for play money?
If you're keen to try jackpot mobile games on your mobile device and it's not available to try out for free, we'd recommend trying a different free Slots game on mobile first, so you can be sure you're happy with the way jackpot mobile games play on the smaller screen.