While there’s always a chance to make a big score playing traditional slots, jackpot slots offer the opportunity to win what could be a life-changing amount. The popularity of progressives in New Jersey is undeniable, with nearly all the state’s online casinos now offering at least one jackpot title, and one offering over a dozen. Some sites have even networked their jackpots together through partner casinos, boosting progressive paydays into the millions of dollars.
Right at this very moment, NJ internet gamblers have the chance to win jackpots in the mid six figures at three NJ gaming sites, and can take a crack at a multimillion dollar jackpot that sits ready for the taking at three others. Here’s a rundown of the biggest progressives currently on offer in the state.
Borgata’s Big Series $2.2 million monster
Borgata, along with partner sites Party Poker and playMGM, boasts the absolute biggest jackpot up for grabs in New Jersey right now, the $2,285,536 Big Series progressive. The jackpot is tied to the following slots, each of which feed into the same network:
Why is the Big Series jackpot so much bigger than any other? Simple – it hasn’t been triggered in over a year and it is being fed constantly at several different casinos. Indeed, as of late this particular progressive has proven quite difficult to crack, allowing it to balloon up to massive proportions.
If the Big Series jackpot seems out of reach, you can also try your luck with some of Borgata’s other progressives, which hit much more regularly. Pirates’ Booty, Money Boat, Candy Store and Fire Drake form the Ca$hFla$h network, which currently sits at just $1,000.
Caesars progressives edge toward seven figures
Caesars Casino is powered by NYX software, which is also in use at Golden Nugget Casino and Resorts/Mohegan Sun. Caesars, however, has chosen to run its jackpot slots as standalone entities, and has not connected them to any other jackpot network.
Even so, two of the site’s slots, Captain Nemo and Millionaires Club III, have seen their jackpots swell to a hefty $689,454. The two slots in question were both produced by NYX Gaming and have never been hit for over six figures in NJ online gambling history.
Caesars players might also be intrigued by its two other jackpot slots, Rags to Riches, which currently holds a $167,275 jackpot, and the popular Divine Fortune slot, which sits at $40,000.
888’s huge selection
While not known for having the biggest selection in terms of traditional online slots or table games, 888 boasts a massive collection of jackpot slots. The site features a whopping 17 titles, many of which feed into the same network. Currently, the site’s biggest jackpot amounts to $540,000 and is up for grabs through the following slots:
- Santa’s Super Slot
- Gods of Gold
- Irish Riches
- Steampunk Nation
- Oktoberfest Spins
- Pirates Millions
- Saved by the Bells
- Rise of the Pharaohs
Harrah’s Casino, which also uses software developed by 888, offers its players the chance at the same jackpot through a smaller selection of the above slots.
Golden Nugget jackpots grow to nearly $500K
Golden Nugget is known for its massive game selection, yet still has a somewhat disappointing collection of jackpot slots, operating just four. Like Caesars, it offers both Captain Nemo and Millionaires Club III, both networked together. Currently, a $474,249 payday awaits the lucky player who makes the winning spin on either slot.
Let’s also not forget about the site’s two other progressives, both of which offer up substantial paydays at the moment.
- Rags to Riches: $132,937
- Divine Fortune: $86,956
Pala Casino’s exclusive Jackpot Shores tantalizes
Pala Casino runs a software platform developed in-house and has even created its very own progressive, Jackpot Shores. The slot launched to much fanfare last year, when it was seeded with $100,000 in startup cash.
In the game, players shoot for three Progressive Jackpots, of course hoping to crack the elusive Mega Jackpot, which currently totals $154,210.
Deal or No Deal breaks $100K at Virgin Casino
Based on the hit NBC TV show of the same name, the Deal or No Deal progressive is only available at Virgin Casino. The slot’s jackpot recently creeped above six figures and currently awaits a winner at $109,811. Late last year, the slot paid out a handsome $79,009 jackpot after a lucky player made a simple one dollar spin.
Somewhat hidden on the site is the casino’s other jackpot slot, Wonderland, an Alice in Wonderland-themed game which has proven very popular in the state. While not currently as large as its sister progressive, Wonderland has paid out huge sums in the past. In 2015, one Tropicana Casino player banked nearly $400,000 after a lucky spin, while another pocketed $149,022 on the slot the following year.
Jackpot slots provide something that most traditional slots can’t – the irresistible prospect of banking an enormous lottery-style win on a single spin. The growing popularity of progressives has meant bigger jackpots, which in turn has attracted more players, inflating those jackpots even higher.
That said, if you are looking for the rush of a six-figure or even seven-figure score, now is the perfect time to take a shot!