Progressive Roulette

As one of the most traditional casino games, roulette has been played in more or less the same way for centuries. Since its rules have been standardized in the second part of the twentieth century, the game has become widely popular among players from all over the world. Until a decade or so ago, the maximum payout of 35:1 for a straight bet seemed attractive enough for everyone but no more. Nowadays, some roulette games have progressive jackpots that bring much higher rewards to lucky players.

The concept may seem quite new and eccentric since, for years, progressive jackpots have been reserved for lotteries and slot games. Still, the improvement of online casinos in the past few years have brought about progressive roulette – the regular game of roulette but with a constantly increasing jackpot.

As we already said, progressive roulette is a relatively new development in the history of casino gambling. Originally, the game offered fixed payouts for the different types of bets and players could expect to win anything from even money (expressed as 1:1) to 35 times their stake (35:1) for a straight bet on a single number. Later, some land-based casinos introduced enhanced payouts to attract new patrons – with a small side bet, you could win up to 1,200:1, an irresistible offer that brought many to the tables.

Progressive roulette, however, is something different. Its jackpot is not fixed but increases gradually – just like in lotteries where you can win a 7-figure amount if you are extremely lucky. So, what is a progressive jackpot exactly and how does it work in roulette?

Progressive Jackpot
How Does It Apply in Roulette?

Qualifying for Roulette Progressive Jackpot

Before betting any real money on a roulette game with a progressive jackpot, players need to know how to qualify for the jackpot. Some jackpots are more likely to be hit, while others have an exceptionally low probability. That’s why players should look at the odds and try to calculate the numbers for themselves – if this information is not already made available by the casino operator. The first thing to do, however, is to see how to qualify for the jackpot.

Side Bets
Bonus Games

Pros and Cons of Progressive Roulette

Before playing a game with a progressive jackpot, players should decide whether the potential reward equals the cost of playing. After all, each time they spin the wheel, they need to place a side bet that in most cases has a very low probability to win. Of course, the huge progressive jackpot is very appealing, especially to those willing to take more risks.

Greater Payouts
Higher House Edge
Likelihood of Winning the Progressive Jackpot
Is Progressive Roulette Worth Playing?


Progressive Roulette at Glance

Title Age of the Gods Roulette Roulette Royale Frankie Dettori’s Roulette Dragon Jackpot Roulette
Number of Pockets 37 numbered pockets plus an additional Age of the Gods Bonus pocket 37 numbered pockets 37 numbered pockets plus an additional bonus pocket 37 numbered pockets
Seed Value Power Jackpot: $50; Extra Power Jackpot: $500; Super Power Jackpot: $5,000; Ultimate Power Jackpot: $100,000 $60,000 Frankie Dettori’s Roulette two progressive jackpots are linked to Playtech’s eponymous slot. Silver 5 progressive jackpot starts at $7,000, while Golden 7 jackpot starts at $70,000. The Dragon Jackpot starts at $10; The Blue Jackpot starts at $100; The Red Jackpot starts at $1,000; The Yellow Jackpot starts at $20,000
Number of Wheels 1 1 1 1
Average Jackpot $555,947.00 $387,759 Over $100,000 N/A
Average Drop Time Approximately 6 weeks Approximately 625 days Approximately 210 days N/A
Software Provider Playtech Microgaming Playtech Playtech
Winning Criteria Higher bets have better chances of triggering the progressive jackpot. The ball should land 5 times in the same numbered pocket in a row. Revealing 5 silver or 7 gold trophies in the bonus game. Uncovering three color-matching symbols in the jackpot game.
Uncovering three color-matching symbols in the jackpot game. 5.26% 2.7% 5.26% 2.7%

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Dan David

Is there a specific strategy I can use when playing progressive roulette variations?

Asked by: David | Asked on: 2023-06-14
Answered by: Dan | Answered on: 2023-06-14

One thing to always keep in mind when you are playing progressive roulette games is that the odds of hitting the jackpot combination or randomly triggering the jackpot prize are very slim and you are mostly relying on luck. That said, you may use qualities like research and patience to give yourself a slightly better chance of landing a progressive prize. The most important thing is to find out the break-even point of the exact progressive roulette game you plan on playing for real money. This term indicated the jackpot amount at which players may gain some theoretical value from side bets. While getting the break-even point still does not guarantee that you will hit the jackpot, you can still be sure that knowing this value will help you to understand when it is the best time to play these risky roulette games.

Dan Maria

Is the progressive jackpot on Age of the Gods Roulette and Live Age of the Gods Roulette by Playtech won the same way?

Asked by: Maria | Asked on: 2023-08-10
Answered by: Dan | Answered on: 2023-08-11

The RNG version of Age of the Gods Roulette and the Live Age of the Gods Roulette game share the same prize pool with the rest of Playtech’s games from the Age of the Gods series. The two versions of roulette have identical designs and rules, with the progressive jackpot game being available in both the virtual and the live-dealer versions of the game.

While the bonus game of the two roulette versions is triggered when players have made a specific bet and the ball lands in the Bonus socket, the progressive jackpot game is triggered randomly. Whether you choose to play the RNG variant or you enjoy the live-dealer gameplay, all you need to qualify for the progressive jackpot is to place a bet. About 0.99% of every bet goes towards the progressive jackpot prize pool, no matter which version you play. As you can see, the only difference is in the experience the two games provide as one of them is an RNG virtual roulette game, while the other one is played with a real dealer in real time.

Dan Preston

Can I improve my winning chances in progressive roulette games if I use a casino bonus?

Asked by: Preston | Asked on: 2023-11-16
Answered by: Dan | Answered on: 2023-11-17

It can be very useful to have some bonus money to use on progressive jackpot games, including roulette variations that offer jackpots. Since you will be paying with extra cash in your balance, you can play progressive roulette without risking your own money and increase your potential of winning the grand prize. However, since this sounds way too good to be true, it is common for online casinos to not allow players to redeem bonuses and use them on progressive games. That is why, if you want to play progressive roulette, you might want to wait until you have fully used your bonus or you should not redeem promotions if they do not allow you to use bonus money on progressive roulette.

In some cases, you can give yourself a better chance of winning the jackpot in progressive roulette games by using the winnings you have generated through the use of bonus funds. However, make sure that you always redeem promotions with beneficial terms and conditions so you can easily meet wagering requirements and still enjoy some winnings at the end.

Dan Robert

How many special functions can a Wild have when playing certain video slots?

Asked by: Robert | Asked on: 2023-11-16
Answered by: Dan | Answered on: 2023-11-17

It depends on the slot’s mechanics. Certain games have Wilds that have just one function and that is to substitute certain paying symbols in the game. In fact, this is the most common function of Wild symbols used in most video slots. However, Wilds can sometimes have combinations of functions, which can be triggered either during bonus games or under special circumstances.

Some slots use the same symbols as a Wild and a Scatter, meaning that landing the Wild in a specific configuration can trigger a bonus feature. Other Wild symbols can substitute regular paying symbols and expand at the same time, giving players multiple chances to complete a higher number of paying lines. The range of special functions that Wilds may have depends entirely on the game’s mechanics and you can always read the slot’s information table to learn what type of special functions the Wilds used in the game can unlock.