When people talk about progressive jackpots, we often think of jackpot slots such as the world-famous Mega Moolah slot. However, you can play for progressive jackpots while playing online bingo too, and while they might not be quite the size of some of the biggest slot jackpots, they can still leave you with a tidy sum of cash! The good news is that you don’t need to hunt high and low or shell out much money to try your luck with progressive bingo jackpots.
In order to understand progressive bingo jackpots, it is important to have a basic knowledge of what a progressive jackpot is. Progressive jackpots are jackpots which increase in size for each game that is played until the prize is won. With online bingo, many progressive jackpots are shared across a network of sites so that every player helps contribute towards their growth by purchasing game cards. The key to winning the jackpot is usually by calling a full house or completing a specific pattern within a fixed number of ball calls. For example, if the maximum ball count is 30, and you get a full house after only 28 or 29 numbers have been called out, the progressive bingo jackpot is won.
Regular game prizes for players winning individual games are still awarded, no matter whether the progressive jackpot is won or not. Players who win the progressive jackpot will also win the game prize for the game in which they win the jackpot.
The amount of money you can win depends on which site you’re playing at and the advertised jackpot amount. It’s also worth remembering that there are other types of jackpots on offer, such as sliding jackpots (jackpots which start high and get lower as more ball numbers are called) and guaranteed jackpots (jackpots of a fixed amount).
Cozy Bingo brands like Gone Bingo offer progressive jackpot prizes in all of their rooms, and the biggest one you can play for is Grandeur. The Grandeur PJP is worth £2,000 and can be won in the 80-ball Down Town Room. And, at Foxy Bingo, the 90-ball progressives are often worth more like £5,000. But, just because you’re keen to scoop a PJP, you don’t necessarily need to spend much on game cards. You simply pay whatever the current cost of game cards is in your chosen room, which could be as little as 1p and as much as £1. So, it’s important to take a good look at the difference in jackpot sizes and ticket prices between the various bingo sites to ensure you get the best value for money.
Playing bingo when there is the possibility of a progressive jackpot, adds much excitement and positive tension to the game. Until the allocated number of balls connected to the progressive jackpot have been called, players know that there is much more at stake than the regular prize. Once the allocated number of balls have all been called, if no-one has won the progressive jackpot, the game becomes somewhat more relaxed, because less is at stake and players know that they can try again for the progressive jackpot in the next game.