Jackpot King Slots Guide
Video slot game designers are always looking for innovative ways to add playability to their titles and improve the overall gaming experience for the player. One of the hottest trends in recent years has been the progressive jackpot, which can be hard to win, but does offer substantial payouts to any players lucky enough to land the right symbols on the reels.
Blueprint Gaming are the main proponents of the mechanic, and the main purpose of this guide is to introduce you to their Jackpot King system, as well as to explain progressive jackpots generally, and suggest a couple of progressive jackpot games you can play as you go in search of potentially astronomical wins.
Online Progressive Jackpot Basics
In online casino slot gaming, a 'normal' jackpot is a fixed amount that can be won by landing the right symbols in specific combinations. A progressive jackpot is different in that it slowly grows in relation to the number of people that play a particular game. With every wager and spin, more money is added to the jackpot, and it will continue to grow until one player wins it. At that point, it will reset to its base amount and then start growing again.
There are three kinds of online progressive jackpots:
When in a land-based casino, a standalone progressive jackpot is linked to a single game, meaning a single slot machine. This is not the case in video slots though, as it applies to all the current incidents of the same game being played simultaneously. So everyone that is playing the slot at once will be adding to the overall jackpot.
A local progressive jackpot links multiple games within the same casino. This is true both online and in land-based casinos, so spins on multiple games at once can help add to the jackpot figure, meaning it can grow at a pretty rapid rate.
A network progressive jackpot links multiple games located at multiple casinos, both online and in land-based settings. As an online example, if the same company provided games for several different casinos, spins on certain games across all of those sites would contribute to the jackpot amount in this case.
All three progressive jackpots are currently found in online video slot gaming. Local jackpots tend to be the most popular because online casino owners can limit them to their own sites for marketing purposes, making things easier and more efficient, but at Bet UK we’re proud of our wide variety.
What is Jackpot King?
Blueprint Gaming's Jackpot King is a progressive jackpot system that offers the chance to win life-changing sums of money when playing any game that is part of the network. The fact that you have an equal opportunity of triggering a Jackpot King prize while playing at any stake also helps to make it one of the most popular progressive jackpot networks in the world.
It's worth saying that Jackpot King is also a network progressive jackpot with an extra twist: the jackpots are not limited simply to video slot games, as they can also include online scratch card games as well, which can help boost the collective total.
For video slot purposes, winning the Jackpot King progressive jackpot is a two-stage process. First, the player has to land 5 Jackpot King bonus symbols on the reels during standard play. Where those symbols appear on the reels depends on each qualifying game's individual set up.
Landing the five symbols triggers a mini-game in which the player uses bonus reels and new symbols to try to win. Most Jackpot King games also offer a random second chance option for players who play for the jackpot but don't win it. Many of the best Blueprint Gaming slots include the Jackpot King feature, which is further testament to its popularity.
List of the Best Jackpot King Games
Andy Capp Slot
The Andy Capp slot is based upon the successful comic strip of the same name, that has spawned a stage musical, a TV series, a video game, and now an online casino game. All of the joviality of the source material can be found here, as like most Blueprint slots it’s packed with bonus features.
These stem from the Dream Women, Colossal Ale, and Andy’s Wild Dream base game modifiers, to more in-depth bonus rounds that generally see Andy take a stroll to his nearest public house, in the search for Free Spins, multipliers, and instant cash prizes. Valuable wins can be assembled via these, but obviously not as valuable as the eye-watering sums available through the Jackpot King bonus.
Cop the Lot
Cop the Lot is one of the most innovative slot games available at Bet UK, with some incredible bonus rounds that hold some valuable winning potential. It perfectly blends a classic layout with modern features, and channels aspects of a real life board game at times as well.
In addition to the Jackpot King feature, there are also Free Spins and ‘pick me’ bonuses that can provide outstanding wins, although of course it’s always going to be tough to win anywhere near the amount that you can with a progressive jackpot. Cop the Lot also has a sequel, in the form of Cop the Lot Safegrabber.
Deal or No Deal Slot
Deal or No Deal slot is a casino version of the popular television program, containing five fantastic bonus rounds that incorporate elements of the show into them. There are also base game features such as random wilds, mystery symbols, and respins that can all boost payouts if you come across them.
Alongside the progressive jackpot, players can trigger the main bonus round, which gives them the chance to win 2500x their stake by choosing a lucky red box and eliminating others just as they would if they were really in the Deal or No Deal studio. There’s also a Deal or No Deal Megaways version that’s plugged into the Jackpot King network, which offers up to 117,649 ways to win on every spin.
Fishin’ Frenzy Jackpot King
Fishin’ Frenzy is one of the most successful Blueprint Gaming slots that has ever existed, but rather than simply link it up to the network, the game provider elected to create a specific version for that purpose, in the form of Fishin’ Frenzy Jackpot King.
While it retains exactly the same layout and features from the original slot, Fishin’ Frenzy Jackpot King goes above and beyond the winning potential found upon those shores by offering the chance to reel in crown symbols to trigger the Jackpot wheel, where life-changing sums of money may await.
The Goonies Jackpot King
Much like Fishin’ Frenzy Jackpot King, The Goonies slot has also been given an upgrade by Blueprint, where the gang from the 1980s film once again cause chaos across the reels as they attempt to find One-Eyed Willy’s hidden treasure, all while trying to escape the notorious Fratelli family.
Chunk, Data, Mouth, Mikey, and Sloth can all add modifiers to the base game of The Goonies Jackpot King, while there are also six different bonus rounds up for grabs. These range from Free Spins to ‘pick-me’ style features, where multipliers and other prizes can be yours. Keep an eye out for those crown symbols though.
Super Spinner Bar-X
This game is ideal for fans of older style slot machines using Xs, Os, and Bar symbols, and is a good transition for those who are new to the world of online casino. Super Spinner Bar X also contains a Free Spins bonus game that can lead to jackpots, and is engaging in its structure.
This 5 reel, 10 payline slot provides plenty of colour with a funky purple background that contrasts well with the classic X and O symbols. There is a Super Spins bonus to go with the Jackpot King progressive, with the latter being won if you find the Wheel King Bonus at the end of the cash trail and the Jackpot King symbol is found.
If you’ve ever played the Worms series of video games, then you’ll have an inkling of what to expect from this Jackpot King game, as a group of earthworms battle it out across a variety of terrains, with increasingly elaborate weapons on offer. If you haven’t heard of the video games, we assure you we’re not making that up.
Blueprint adapt the theme into one of the most explosive and feature-packed slot games you can find here at Bet UK, with something on offer to suit all types of player preferences. So, whether you’re a fan of clusters of wild symbols being added to the reels, ‘pick-me’ bonuses, multiplier trails, or Free Spins, you can find all of that and more in the wonderful Worms Reloaded slot game.
Bet UK’s Jackpot King Slots Guide
Progressive jackpots can make any video slot game so much more intriguing. Games linked to the Jackpot King system are some of the best games in the world of online casino, thanks to Blueprint Gaming linking them to scratch cards as well. Anyone can win the jackpot, even if it’s your first time spinning the reels on any online slot machine.
There are many more games that give you the chance to win a Jackpot King sum, and below you can see a list of Jackpot King slots, so feel free to go off road and try one of the titles we haven’t explored in more detail above.