Downside of Progressive Slots

Submitted by Gary on Fri, 2010-06-18 at 19:35

Progressive slots are touted as being the most generous and exciting online slots games to play. However, they do carry some significant downsides that players should be aware of.

Progressive online slots generally come with all of the bells and whistles, meaning that they have a large number of paylines, the maximum number of reels and hundreds of betting options. This is great for a high roller with a lot of money to spend, but casual and frugal players may have a hard time making the maximum bet, which is the only way to trigger the progressive jackpot prize.

Additionally, the number of paylines can also cause problems. While having 25 paylines gives players many different options to choose from, it is advised that players bet on all paylines in order to maximize their chances of winning. If you have a limited bankroll, betting on all 25 paylines will drain your online slots budget very quickly.

Although you may read about progressive jackpot wins on a regular basis, the odds of winning are very slim – much slimmer than playing a regular online slots game. There are fewer small jackpots available because the progressive jackpot is so high. Because of this, many players often chase progressive jackpots, losing a great deal of money without ever breaking even.

Progressive jackpots aren’t all bad, though. You can win life-changing amounts of money at anytime – so it never hurts to try your luck.

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