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RTG Online Casino Jackpots

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Real Time Gaming Jackpots

Real Time Gaming (RTG) Software is one of the most well-known online casino software suppliers in the world. Their games are also, quite possibly, the most popular with U.S. players. This is because USA online gamblers frequent Real Time Gaming-powered online casinos more than any other casinos on the Web.

As a direct result, Real Time Gaming’s network of casino licensees, including OCS #1 rated, Club USA Casino, produce one of the largest wide area progressive jackpot networks available to real money online gamblers.

RTG online casino jackpots pool in over $4 million in progressive jackpot winnings at any given time. This collection of funds is generated by seven video slot machines and four table poker games, which are as follows:

RTG Video Slot Progressive Jackpot Games:

Spirit of the Inca – RTG’s newest progressive jackpot game, “Spirit of the Inca” is making waves with players courtesy of multi-level “boiling point” jackpots that guarantee minimum payouts while notifying players just how close these jackpots are to busting. Collective winnings can easily surpass the $1 Million mark on Spirit of the Inca slots.

Aztecs Millions – 5 reels and 20 pay-lines make up this enormously popular RTG video slot. With a default, minimum jackpot of $1 Million, Aztecs Millions happens to be one of the largest standalone progressive jackpot slots on the internet.

Jackpot Cleopatra’s Gold – The jackpot version of the original “Cleopatra’s Gold” video slot, free spins and tripled wins are the name of the game at Jackpot Cleopatra’s Gold. Progressive jackpot totals generally hover in the hundreds-of-thousands of dollars.

Jackpot Pinatas – Quite possibly the most popular RTG progressive jackpot slot machine in action today, this 5-reel, 20-payline game is characterized by high paying bonus rounds and one of the most consistently large jackpots in the millions.

Mid-Life Crisis – The counterpart to “Shopping Spree” (see below), “Mid-Life Crisis” has a default jackpot of $25K, and consistently churns out frequent wins. An extra two bonus spins on top of an already generous bonus scheme make this a popular game.

Shopping Spree – Sharing a synced jackpot with “Mid-Life Crisis”, “Shopping Spree” is one of RTG’s first progressive jackpot games. Nine paylines of action with bonus games and high paying wins characterize this entertaining video slot.

Shopping Spree 2 – A modern remake of the original game, Shopping Spree 2 offers a standalone jackpot capable of reaching seven figures. If you’re in love with Shopping Spree’s bonus rounds, you won’t be disappointed with the bonuses offered on part 2.

RTG Table Poker Progressive Jackpot Games include Caribbean Draw Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Caribbean Hold’em Poker – all four of which are connected by a wide area progressive jackpot capable of surpassing the $100K mark. The fourth progressive jackpot poker game is Let ‘Em Ride Poker, which is a standalone jackpot offering thousands at any given time.

For more information and reviews, our RTG Casinos Page provides the history of RTG and our top RTG online casinos.

Beyond Land-Based Trends, Internet Gambling Draws Players With More Money Than Ever

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

I hate to say it  (believe me, I really do), but the Summer is coming to a close, folks. What’s that? You’d rather it did. Well then, maybe you haven’t heard the news that Summertime is the best time of year for online gambling. Oh wait – I take that back. It’s the best time of year (typically) for the casinos. You’ll notice I didn’t say the operative word, “players”, nor the word “online”, for yes, I am just referring to brick ‘n mortar casinos.

You see, online gambling doesn’t necessarily follow the same trends as the land-based industry. Of course, when it comes to economic factors, there are general trends which simply cannot be avoided. But on the whole, online gambling has fared much better than land-based casinos during these trying economic times. Needless to say, people are still wagering, and the fact of the matter is that the brick ‘n mortar industry still does more business than the internet.

Yet, the way things are looking, this could very well be changing in the near future. One reason why online casinos are still doing well in what is still a sluggish economy the world over, is, quite simply, that many of them are loaded. Where this is most evident is in the promotions and progressive jackpots. The most popular form of promotions are welcome bonuses, as the name of the game (for online casino operators, that is) is to get depositing players in the door. And there is nothing more tempting than free money, is there not?

The other big temptation is the prospect of becoming a millionaire or at least to win a sizeable jackpot in the thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is where the sway of wide area progressive jackpots come into play. Linked together via several online casinos powered by the same software platform, progressive jackpots are where the big bucks are. Sure, there are large slots tournaments that will give any Vegas Strip casino a run for its money. However, it’s the progressive jackpots that bring in the most.

In our next post, we will be talking more about the largest wide area progressive jackpot networks currently avaialable at online casinos, including the rise of several U.S. friendly networks.

William Hill Vegas on a Winning Streak With Big Jackpot Winners

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
See the Recent Winners List at William Hill Online for a dose of payouts.

See the Recent Winners List at William Hill Online for a dose of payouts.

William Hill’s virtual Las Vegas online casino, William Hill Vegas, recently scored it’s largest winner to date. Or perhaps I should say a lucky player at William Hill Vegas has scored the largest jackpot to date – for both Will Hill and the player! Coming in at nearly half-a-million pounds, let’s just say it’s one of the largest jackpots to be won online, period!

The lucky player – referred to as Eni O. – hails from London, which is precisely where William Hill is headquartered. Even though the big win was hit one month ago, it’s still making news at a number of online gambling news sites – including OCS, obviously!

Eni had this to say in regards to the win: “I’m absolutely over the moon. I’ve had a few small wins on williamhill.com in the past, but this is incredible – I’m lost for words! I just want to hug that plucky little leprechaun.”

What’s even more newsworthy is that while Eni’s £420,948.21 jackpot win (on the Leprechaun’s Luck slot machine, hence the shout out to the plucky little leprechaun) is an impressive feat, the fact of the matter is that jackpots in the hundreds-of-thousands take place all the time at William Hill Vegas. Within the last year, there were twelve wins that nearly hit or surpassed the £100,000 mark.

The three wins that hovered just below 100K were for £85,000 on the Pharaoh’s Treasure progressive video slot, £76,000 also on Pharaoh’s Treasure and £74,000 on Alice’s Wonderland. The “Chests of Plenty” slot has produced three different £100K+ wins (the largest coming in at £176,000 last October), while “Alice’s Wonderland” has scored the fifth and second largest wins at £150,000 and £256,000. The third largest jackpot within the last year was for over £234,000 on the Leprechaun’s Luck slot, which as mentioned, was home to the largest jackpot to date at nearly £421,000.

William Hill Vegas is part of the William Hill Online network of internet wagering sites, offering everything from sports betting and casino games to bingo, poker and skill games. Will Hill Vegas is is owned and operated by WHG International Ltd. and is licensed and registered with the UK white-listed Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, which on a side note, is proving to be a more fitting regulatory jurisdiction than the UK Gambling Commission for an increasing number of UK/Europe based online casino operators. Read the OCS William Hill Casino Review for more information.

New Millionaire at All Jackpots Online Casino: Largest Jackpot to Date

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Play Roulette Royale at All Jackpots Casino

Play Roulette Royale at All Jackpots Casino

It’s always refreshing to hear when another online gambler becomes a millionaire at an online. Even more refreshing is when the vehicle for doing so is something other than a progressive jackpot slot machine. I mean, let’s face it, the largest jackpots to be found at casinos (both online and in the brick ‘n mortar world) are at the slots.

Although not as generally large as slots, poker game progressive jackpots (like Caribbean Stud) offer a good chance to win big by simply making an ante bet. But with slots, the risk and cost to play is greater. Considering the Casinos edge is higher – as is the cost of making a max wager on all paylines so as to be eligible for the top jackpot – the rewards for getting extremely lucky on a progressive video slot, are often that much greater.

There are other progressive jackpot online casino games as well. Take Microgaming Software’s Roulette Royale, for example, which incidentally awarded a massive $1.33 million jackpot to a lucky player in Greece. That’s right, your eyes are not deceiving you – I said $1.33 million indeed. So, after all is said and done, I guess there really are other progressive jackpot games other than slots that dish out winnings as large as the best progressive wide area slot machine jackpots online.

When you have a network of online casinos as large as Microgaming’s diverse licensees, it makes sense that a progressive jackpot for the game of Roulette could get this huge. Furthermore, since Microgaming largely does business in Europe – where Roulette is very popular (much more so than in the US), the possibility of generating million-plus jackpots at Roulette is a likely reality.

Fittingly enough, the winner of the $1.33 million Roulette Royale jackpot was a member of All Jackpots Casino (only eleven days since opening his account). This eCOGRA certified online casino is a flagship site in the esteemed Jackpot Factory (which also includes the popular All Slots Casino). While no stranger to big wins, All Jackpots Casino has reached a milestone with this newsworthy win. It is the largest jackpot to date ever won at Jackpot Factory. For more information about All Jackpots, see the OCS All Jackpots Casino Review.

Ode to US Online Casino Gamblers: Where to Win Big This Fourth of July

Sunday, July 4th, 2010
Proof "that our flag was still there" and that U.S. citizens are still gambling online

Proof "that our flag was still there" and that U.S. citizens are still gambling online

Happy Fourth of July! In true spirit of this holiday, let us celebrate U.S. online gamblers. Since the American government doesn’t seem to care about protecting and guiding their citizens who, no doubt, are going to continue gambling online regardless of anti-online gambling legislation, Online Casino Suite is stepping up to the plate with patriotic flare!

That said, let’s talk some facts, shall we? For American gamblers in search of large jackpots to be won online, there are not as many options as there once was in the good ‘ol days (circa pre-2005) when the likes of Microgaming, Playtech and Cryptologic were in the U.S. market. But while these top-shelf, white label software developers certainly carry a large load of money to be won at progressive jackpot games, the fact of the matter is that – being open to the global online gambling market – there are more players vying for said progressive jackpots.

In other words, the greater the jackpot, the more competition. It’s the same concept as online casino slots tournaments – the more people participating, the greater the amount of guaranteed winnings. And the more the guaranteed winnings, well, the more players will keep signing up to play. In essence, it’s the snowball effect. Granted, winning a large progressive jackpot is contingent on a number of factors, the greatest of which is making a max bet and clicking the mouse at the precise millisecond at which the RNG decides to dish out the perfect combination of winning symbols.

The bottom line is that with the big-three aforementioned software developers bowing out of the U.S. market, it could be fathomed that U.S. players would no longer have any good options to win big at progressive jackpot networks. The only problem (well, not necessarily a problem) is that U.S. players were not swayed by the protectionist hankerings of their government (or the select few Bush puppets who snuck the UIGEA in as an attachment to a Port Security bill), and so continued to gamble on the Web at online casinos remaining open to U.S. players. As a result, the progressive jackpot networks at these online casinos practically blew up ten fold.

Real Time Gaming Software undoubtedly benefited the most from this consolidation of progressive jackpots. With most RTG powered online casinos open to the U.S. market, and many (not all) RTG casinos in good standing with players, American’s who were not already playing at RTG casinos began to frequent those RTG sites with solid reputations. Rushmore Casino profited immensely from this change, while Go Casino and the EH Gaming Ventures group further expanded their progressive network.

In fact, Go Casino and the Vegas Technology group (English Harbour, Millionaire, VIP Slots) benefited so much from this flow of traffic, they were able to host daily casino game tournaments guaranteeing hundreds of thousands in winnings every month. Naturally, their progressive jackpot networks benefited as well.

Go Casino, which shares jackpots with Online Vegas Casino and Crazy Slots Casino, now has a progressive jackpot tally worth over $2,000,000 and monthly tournament winnings worth over $400,000. The EH Gaming Ventures group of online casinos also has a hefty progressive jackpot tally and is currently hosting their Summer Slots Series tournament, guaranteeing over $500,000 in winnings.

As for Rushmore and sister online casino, Cherry Red, they have a progressive jackpot now worth almost $4 million. “Jackpot Pinatas” has reached the $1.6 million mark, “Aztec Millions” is fittingly worth over $1.2 million, and the combined total of “Shopping Spree” and “Mid-Life Crises” video slots have surpassed the $1 million mark.

Two other US facing software developers/online casinos with progressive jackpots worth mentioning are Top Game and Rival Gaming. Although smaller than Real Time Gaming, they have steadily been growing over the last five years. However, as with RTG, not all online casino operators using Rival and Top Game should be trusted. Many of them are based in jurisdictions where regulation does not take place, and although not necessarily intending to rip people off, simply do not have the experience necessary to keep an online casino afloat.

Where to turn to then? Well, not to toot our own horn or anything (ok fine, we’re tooting) but here at Online Casino Suite, we have taken great care in listing only those RTG, Rival, Vegas Tech and Top Game powered online casinos that have the experience and track records befitting for a recommendation. Having a personal relationship with the owners (we get to know them before granting a listing), we are very confident you will get a safe and fair bet at all of the online casinos listed on our online casino reviews page. Furthermore, if a dispute were to arise, we have direct channels for contacting the right people in charge.

In conclusion, this Fourth of July, celebrate your own rights as an American citizen and get educated about gambling online with OCS. We are here to answer any questions, and as always, ready to help in any way we can.

All Slots Online Casino Dishes Out $25,000 Jackpot Win to Canadian Player

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

eCOGRA certified All Slots online casino is no stranger to huge jackpot wins. A member of the long-standing Jackpot Factory group of online casinos, Microgaming-powered All Slots is synced with one of the largest wide area progressive jackpot networks on the internet.

How large, you ask? Well, let’s just say that the Jackpot Factory has paid out over $4 billion in payouts since 2000. As for the current progressive jackpot tally at the time of publication, it was worth $6,244,388 – and that’s minus the recent $25,000 jackpot dished out to a Canadian player spinning the reels on the popular “Totem Treasure” video slot.

More precisely, the big winner goes by the screen name of Lynn R., and hails from British Columbia, Canada. A member of All Slots since the very beginning of the Jackpot Factory empire (nearly ten years ago), Lynn R. is what we in the online gambling industry like to call a loyal player. In fact, the Jackpot Factory’s Director of Player Affairs, David Brickman, said, “She’s (Lynn) been a loyal player for a long time, and it’s always exciting to see persistency pay off.”

Indeed, persistency certainly does pay off. Of course, nobody knows for sure exactly how much Lynn R. has wagered over the years (let alone how much she’s lost and won), but it’s probably safe to say that she has at least broken even. If not, perhaps it’s time to take the money and run Lynn! From a player’s perspective, one can only be so loyal, can they not?

One last thing worth mentioning about All Slots online casino is that in addition to being a haven for big jackpot wins, they are also known for churning out frequent winners. I mean, what other online casinos actually have a “Winners” page linked up through the main navigation menu on their website. Check out AllSlots.com to see for yourself. And – assuming you do not reside in the U.S. – be sure to look into opening a free account and taking advantage of their $5,000 Welcome Bonus package (100% up to $200 Free on the first deposit).

King Cashalot Steals From the Rich and Gives to the Poor!

Friday, May 7th, 2010

King Cashalot Steals From the Rich, Gives to the Poor!

King Cashalot Steals From the Rich, Gives to the Poor!

Microgaming Software’s King Cashalot Video Slot is at it again. Following the half-a-million jackpot win hit in February of this year, the jolly old King has decided to bestow his rod of good fortune on another lucky online gambler. King Cashalot has apparently been taxing the crap out of his kingdom, ’cause this time around, he gave away a $700,000 jackpot to a yet-to-be-identified player. Okay, it was $679,791 to be exact. What’s the difference when it’s that much already, right?

Being that it was a progressive jackpot (everybody’s favorite kind of jackpot), the exact location of the winning mouse click, nor the online casino responsible for hosting said winning mouse click still isn’t known. Considering there are well over 100 Microgaming online casinos synced up with Microgaming’s wide area jackpot network, it’s anybody’s guess where the win went down (although I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s one of the online casinos listed on the OCS Microgaming Casinos page).

This latest win is a good sign for King Cashalot, which went for over six months not paying out a max progressive jackpot before February’s $500K win. The amount itself is not that surprising, considering the default jackpot for King Cashalot is $100,000 and average jackpot win is $500,000. Actually, with the $679K win, the average just went up a little more. You do the math – the size of those numbers alone is suffice for me to give King Cashalot another chance. If you want more info on the game specs, see the OCS King Cashalot Slot review.

Now, if you happen to be from the United States, sorry but King Cashalot is not for you. You probably already know that by now. Microgaming, which the US Department of Justice has more scared than a ten year old being forced to watch the original “Exorcist” (“Poltergeist” will also suffice), won’t even let U.S. residents visit their main non-wagering website. Granted, Microgaming didn’t jump out of the U.S. market as fast as Cryptologic and Playtech, but I digress (Can you tell I miss my Microgaming?).

Otherwise, be on the lookout for another big win on the King Cashalot progressive video slot. I’m not going to bet on it, but you know what they say – Big wins often come in pairs.

Major Millions Online Casino Slot Pays Out $310K+ Progressive Jackpot This Week

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Although there hasn’t been any online casino millionaires this week, it has been reported that Microgaming Software’s Major Millions progressive video slot dished out a massive $310,000 jackpot to a lucky player on Tuesday. There’s no word just yet on which of Microgaming’s 120+ online casinos hosted the win, nor the name and country of residence of the lucky player; However, it is certainly clear that Major Millions continues to be a lucrative and popular progressive slot machine.

The last major jackpot win on Major Millions (pun intended) was hit less than a month ago in February for nearly $300,000. Prior to this, the largest win was worth approximately $563,000, and the average jackpot win was averaged at $366,000. If you are wondering if Major Millions has ever dished out millions in winnings to a single player, the answer is yes. In 2002, Major Millions set the world record (at the time) for the largest jackpot ever won at an online casino. It was valued at $1.5 million.

Most online gamblers will agree that Major Millions seems to be picking up, or should I say, loosening up, thus far in 2010. Of course, another million dollar plus win would help Major Millions take back the throne for Microgaming’s most popular progressive jackpot slot, which most likely belongs to …………. these days. Either way, Microgaming casinos are doing fine for themselves, even with a non-USA policy in effect.

For more information about Microgaming, see OCS’s top picks for the Best Microgaming Casinos.

Million Dollar Mega Moolah Online Slot Pays out Big at Microgaming Casino

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

megamoolah_reelsMicrogaming Software’s Mega Moolah progressive slot has apparently dished out a rather large-sized win earlier today ($27,626) according to online gambling news portals. But then again, “large-sized jackpots” are pretty much the norm with Mega Moolah. Quite possibly Microgaming’s most popular online casino slot machine, there’s no doubt Mega Moolah lives up to it’s name, having dished out one of the largest millionaire jackpots in the history of online gambling. It was back in April of 2008 when Mega Moolah paid out a massive $5.5 million jackpot.

The $27K+ win today followed a $13,000 jackpot win earlier in the week, and was the largest win since last month’s impressive $45K+ win. The month prior was home to a $66,000 jackpot win.

megamoolah_progressivepayoutIn other words, expect Mega Moolah to pay out multi-thousand jackpots each month and accumulated monthly winnings in the hundreds of thousands.

What makes Mega Moolah popular with a wide range of bankrolls is the fact that it offers a four-tier progressive jackpot. The mini default jackpot starts off at $10, while the minor default jackpot kicks in at $100. The Major jackpot takes a huge leap from the minor, starting off at $10,000, while the default Mega progressive jackpot takes the cake at $1 Million. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see why Mega Moolah pays out such hefty numbers. And with a coin range from 0.01 to 0.05 and up to five coins per payline, it doesn’t take a huge bankroll to bet on all paylines, which is required to win the progressive jackpot.

megamoolah_freespinswildIn terms of playability, there are 5 reels, 25 paylines, and a Wheel of Fortune style bonus feature offering a top prize of at least $1 million. The wild, which doubles all winnings on substitutes (except for the Scatter), is the Lion symbol, while the Scatter itself (the weird looking, purple-faced creature) triggers 15 free spins with retriggers and 3x winnings throughout. Oh, and in case you are wondering, Mega Moolah is an African safari themed slot reminiscent of the Lion King. True to Microgaming, the graphics and sounds are stellar, making Mega Moolah just as entertaining as it is loaded.

Online Casino Slots Jackpots Payout Huge With Microgaming Today

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Although predicting when an online casino progressive jackpot is going to hit is a difficult thing to do (some will even say blind chance), it is a widely believed that the longer a jackpot goes without paying out big, the sooner the day of reckoning will come. Sounds like a pretty universal law, if you ask me. You  know, the more you put into something, the more you get out of it? Only in the case of online gambling, it’s not always the player who spends the most who wins the most, which I suppose is like life as well!

Nonetheless, the larger a jackpot gets, the more action it gets, in turn causing it to grow even more, and consequently, increasing the chances of a big win (man, I don’t think I’ve ever used that many commas in one sentence – I need a drink now). It’s also very interesting to note that oftentimes when one online casino jackpot breaks the bank, several others soon follow. It’s as if everybody gets “jackpot fever”, which like any fever, can spread really fast. And since this is the World Wide Web, aka “information highway” we’re talking about, things spread faster than a venereal disease in a Las Vegas brothel – okay, maybe not the best analogy, but you get my point!

Case in point of all this jackpot fever, or better, jackpot madness (referring to the Microgaming’s Jackpot Madness online casino jackpot network), was a recent string of big wins this weekend. Actually, it has all taken place today, which for anyone reading this right now, it’s still not too late to buy your lover some chocolates and flowers. Or, if you happen to be one of the big winners today, perhaps a new car or diamond earrings will suffice.

Taking the first place prize today was a huge jackpot win on the popular King Cashalot video slot worth a whopping $475,208. Let’s just call it half-a-million dollars, shall we? This was followed by a $100K win on Treasure Nile, while two other slots – Lotsa Loot and Mega Moolah – each paid off jackpot wins as well. Being that all of the jackpots were progressive, it has not yet been announced which Microgaming powered online casinos hosted the jackpots.