The name might sound like it is something very complicated at stake; on the contrary it can be explained in few short lines.
Progressive refers to the jackpot that increases over time as each turn is played. The games, the rules are the same as any other common slot game. The bonus or in other words the jackpot is what makes this type of slots stand out from the rest and makes the progressive slots so alluring.
There is a small portion of every bet that is made within a group of slot machines that goes for the jackpot pool. The group can contain 10s, 100s or even 1000s of slots connected to each other with the modern microchips. This way the jackpot can reach 7 digit numbers. The ticker that is put above the reels sure makes every player dream about winning it one day.
The same principle is used with the online casinos; it is even easier with them. You have the same chances of winning the jackpot in an online casino as in a land one.
Some jackpots are random progressive jackpots, meaning the jackpot can be won after any winning spin. Another form of jackpot is the non-random jackpot. It is called non-random because it requires the bet to be within the jackpot requirements, say you have to bet 7 coins in order to be eligible for the jackpot.
Because of the nature of the unique feature, you can find progressive slots as 3 Reel, 5 Reel or Video Slots etc. Since everything else is the same a progressive slot offers a bonus chance, a free opportunity to win huge amounts of money. Of course it takes a lot of luck, but one jackpot can change somebody’s life for the better.