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December 23, 2008

Most of the progressive jackpots that are on offer are based on online slot games. Most of the big hits this year have been on progressive slots games like Mega Moolah of Microgaming and Beach Life of Playtech. But one must not forget that there are progressive jackpots in other games as well and that these can pay out significant amounts. Roulette Royale of Microgaming recently paid out just under a million dollars.

Blackjack is a game that in the normal course does no offer huge payouts. The normal payout is 1 to 1 and blackjack pays out at 3 to 2. Hence to provide an opportunity to hard-core blackjack fans to win large amounts almost all the online gaming software developers have online blackjack games with progressive jackpots.

The biggest blackjack jackpot currently on is Progressive Blackjack by Playtech. It stands at over $195,000, which is greater than its highest hit so far of $143,184. In order to play the progressive jackpot in this game the player has to wager the side bet of $1. The progressive payouts begin at 25 to 1 and depend on the number of aces drawn by the player. The jackpot is hit if the player draws four aces of the same color.

Vegas Technology has a Progressive Blackjack game as well. The jackpot currently stands at over $154,000. The highest it has paid out is $172,910. The Vegas Technology blackjack jackpot hits every second month on an average and has paid out $976,421 till date. The $1 side bet has to be made to be eligible for the progressive jackpot. The payouts begin with at 25 to 1 for any two aces, but to win the full jackpot the player has to draw four aces of the same suit.

Cryptologic also offers its version of Progressive Jackpot. The jackpot’s first payout of $202,622 was the highest. Since then the hits have been of lesser amounts. The jackpot currently stands at over $67,000. The first payout is 25 to 1 if the first two cards drawn by the player are two suited aces. The jackpot is hit if the first four cards drawn by the player are aces of the same color.

Microgaming’s progressive blackjack game is called Triple Sevens and as its name suggests it is structured differently from the other progressive blackjacks. Two suited sevens payout at 50 to 1 and three diamond sevens trigger the jackpot. The jackpot is presently at over $108,000, which is below its highest level of $134,594. Triple Sevens can be played at Microgaming online casinos like Platinum Play Casino.

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