A progressive jackpot is a display showing the highest pay-off for a gaming machine (usually
for slot machine) where the value of the jackpot increases a small amount for every game
played. The progressive display represents the amount awarded when the top jackpot is hit
with a specified amount of money bet. A player who wins the top award receives the amount
shown on the display progressing on the machine at the time the jackpot is hit. The top award
automatically resets to an established base amount when the trigger combination is hit and the
progressive jackpot win is verified. Below are the different types of jackpot.
Stand Alone Progressive
The stand alone progressive machine is not linked to any other machines.
Instead of having a fixed top jackpot it takes a percentage of the wage and
adds that to the award for the highest winning combination.
Wide Area Progressive
These are the machines that offer
the highest pay-off. The machines
are linked together from many
different casinos. These machines
are operated by an independent
company rather than a single
gaming operator.
Local Area Progressive
These are a group of machines linked together
and operated by the casino. They may be just in
a single casino or linked together with related
establishments if the gaming company owns
more than one casino.
Please refer to page 21
for control boards.