Real Time Gaming Software has added a new video slot
to its fast-growing repertoire of casino games that have
become one of the most popular software platforms with
U.S. players and progressive jackpot hunters in the last
five years. Called "The Mayan Queen", this 5-reel,
25-payline bonus slot is the latest progressive jackpot
game to be launched on the internet, and by the looks of
it, has great potential for becoming another million
With most progressive jackpot games offering twenty
or more reels, it can be a challenge to make the max bet
on all reels in order to become eligible for winning the
full progressive jackpot. And with Mayan Queen, nothing
is different. Wagers can range from 1 penny to $5 per
payline, which for the max bet on all reels, amounts to
$125 (25 x $5). If you stick to the penny bet, you're
only looking at a quarter wager, while a quarter bet on
all paylines amounts to a reasonable $6 wager.
Real Time Gaming already has a strong lineup of
progressive jackpot online slots that pay a pretty penny
- not to mention costing a pretty penny to play. But the
fact of the matter is that this is what it takes to get
the progressive jackpot up to the million dollar mark.
It's no different with Microgaming online casinos,
Playtech nor Cryptologic (non of which are open to U.S.
players). And since RTG has a large network of 100+
online casinos, which as mentioned, are very popular
with U.S. players, there are several jackpots that
consistently surpass the $1 million mark, not to mention
Just this last weekend, RTG casinos helping build up
the Aztec Millions progressive video slot, were home to
the latest online gambling millionaire. The jackpot,
which has a default value of $1 million to begin with,
busted at $1.26 million for one lucky player now in the
process of getting this life-changing check cleared.
Since this is a wide area jackpot having just hit, it is
still being determined which RTG casino the lucky player
calls home. OCS is guessing it was at any of the online
casinos listed on our
RTG Casinos page, which represents
the best of the best.
Two other RTG progressive jackpot games are still
worth over $1 million. Jackpot Pinatas is reached the
$1.4 million mark, while the popular Shopping Spree &
Mid-Life Crises games are worth over $1 million.
As for Mayan Queen, notwithstanding the random
progressive jackpot, it offers a max win of $150,000. A
scatter symbol (the Emerald) triggers a free spins
feature that awards 6 free spins when three or more
Emeralds appear on the reels at once. In the free spin
bonus mode, the Mayan Queen (wild symbol) is expanded
across all paylines of Reel 3, thus facilitating further
wins. As a multiplier, the scatter symbol can award up
to 500 times the original wager.
In terms of the look and feel of Mayan Queen, a
jungle-like theme invoking the Mayan culture and society
sums up this slot. Symbols include Mayan jewelry,
pottery, treasure and the sacred leopard. The color
scheme is made up of yellow, shades of gold, and the
Official launch of Mayan Queen was on September 16,
2009, and can now be played at all Real Time Gaming
online casino licensees via download or Flash.