Types of Online Slots
When we talk about slots these days, we usually mean online video slots. It hasn’t always been the case and there was a time when these games didn't exist and the only way to spin the reels was to travel to the nearest land-based casino. Most standard land-based slots featured three reels and just one payline, but modern online slots come in different variants and shapes.
It’s not just the number of reels that vary, other elements have changed and progressed too, including graphics and symbols. In the early days, most games looked alike and featured only fruit symbols, bells and bars and a select few others. Slot games these days are a lot more diverse and you're likely to see pyramids, sphinxes, shamrocks and gangsters on the reels.
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All players want to know the maximum amount of money they could win. With normal slots, the maximum payout that a player could recieve remains static. Players can land this by hitting a combination of the most valuable symbols on a payline, provided that you played with the highest possible wager. However, there are games that offer significantly higher maximum prizes - progressive jackpot slots. Right here at Dabber Bingo, you can play progressive jackpots with prize funds that regularly reach the millions!
The prize that’s awarded to the jackpot winner increases with every wager. That’s how progressive jackpots work; a fraction of every bet goes towards the prize pool. There are two different types of progressive jackpots and we will explain how both work below.
Standalone Progressive Jackpots
If it’s not obvious, these are jackpot games that stand alone, meaning they are not linked to other jackpot games. With these games, whenever a player makes a wager on the particular slot at any participating casino, a fraction of the wager goes towards the jackpot. Wagers on other games have no impact on the prize pool, but if the game is popular enough, the potential jackpot can grow incredibly quickly.
Network Progressive Jackpots
This type of progressive jackpot slot is part of a network, meaning multiple games share a prize pool. So, whoever manages to hit the jackpot on any of the games in the network wins the shared jackpot fund. Similarly, wagers on any of the games that are part of the network contribute towards the prize pool. Generally speaking, you can expect network jackpots to grow at a faster pace. However, you should also consider that there is more competition, as players who play any network game might win the progressive prize. Both types of progressive jackpot games are quite popular and there are plenty of each.
Slots Software Providers
Discussing slots without the software providers that created them would be unfair. These software companies that develop the games help keep the industry going, constantly evolving and improving the experience for players. Luckily, here at Dabber Bingo we offer games from various software providers, including some of the most renowned companies such as Eyecon, IGT, NetEnt and many more.
NetEnt develop dozens of games per year, but it’s not just quantity we’re talking here. This company is responsible for some of the most popular and most sought-after games, including the mega popular Starburst, and Arabian Nights – a slot featuring a progressive jackpot.
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