Jackpots can be considered a cornerstone of the gambling industry. They dazzle players with their lights, sounds, and prizes, and in some cases even attract people who weren’t interested in playing a casino game, making them an indispensable part of any decent casino. Jackpots are known the world over, but are especially popular in the United States as the biggest jackpots have been won in Las Vegas.
EGT have developed their own proprietary “Local Area Progressive” Jackpots which are really innovative and have customers flocking to them.
Let’s have a look:
Fu Gui Rong Hua
As the name implies, this is a Chinese themed style of jackpot consisting of 4 levels. The words mean “a lot of Fortune, Glory, splendor and riches”. Players seem to love the jackpot since it pays frequently and players can win more than one level at the same time. At the moment this jackpot is only linked to the also Chinese themed game “Eternal Lotus”. The highest level for this jackpot can only be reached if the player has bet precisely 88 credits on the spin.
4 Happy Hits
This jackpot has a symbol driven progressive system along with a 4-leveled mystery jackpot, which are Grand, Major, Minor, and Mini. A player has to have the max bet and 5 consecutive symbols to win the symbol driven jackpot, but at any moment players can win any of the jackpot levels. Players do know that the higher their bet, the more frequently a jackpot will pay out.
The 4 Happy hits jackpot can be configured to:
- A linked progressive jackpot and linked to mystery jackpots
- A Standalone progressive jackpot and linked mystery jackpots
- A Standalone progressive jackpot and standalone mystery jackpot
Games available for the 4 happy hits system are:
- Sweet Quest
- Retro Cabaret
This is also a 4 level mystery progressive jackpot, but it is activated through the special Lady’s cards bonus game. In this game, 12 cards appear on the screen. The player must choose matching cards, and when he collects 3 that are the same, the player will win the corresponding jackpot level, be it Spades, Clubs, Diamonds, or Hearts. In this jackpot, players can win any level without having to max bet.
In this 4 level jackpot, the levels are represented by colors, which are Blue, White, Green and Red. Players can access the jackpot by the Diamond Life bonus game, which are triggered randomly. Similar to Lady’s cards, when this game is triggered, 12 boxes appear on the screen for players to choose. In each box there is a diamond with a color. Depending on the diamond colors selected, the corresponding jackpot level will be applied. Some games that can be implemented for the Diamond Life Jackpot are:
- Burning Hot
- Versailles Gold
- Shining Crown
- Rise of Ra
- Forest tale
- Circus brilliant
- Super Hot
- Secrets of Alchemy
- Egypt Sky
The four levels for Egypt Quest jackpot are Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. They can be triggered by the Egypt Quest Bonus game, which is basically free spins where the player must collect the according symbols for each level. If he succeeds, he is paid for that jackpots current level. The player may win each of the jackpot levels with any bet placed. However, the higher the bet in the base game, the better the chance to win the highest Platinum jackpot level.
Games eligible for Egypt Quest Jackpot are:
Cat 4 Cash Premier
Any of the Cat 4 Cash jackpot levels: Mini, Midi, Maxi and Mega can be had in the special Cat 4 Cash bonus game, which is triggered by special Cat 4 Cash symbols which appear both in the base game and free spins. Similar in fashion to the Egypt Quest Jackpot, players will receive free spins, and try to accumulate the corresponding symbols to match a certain jackpot level. The hit frequency of the Cat 4 Cash bonus does not depend on the bet of the base game play.
Vega Jackpot System
This advanced jackpot system allows the connection of EGT machines into a local network, where all the machines will contribute in the accumulation and paying out of jackpot wins in real time. The system can maintain a maximum of 48 Symbol Driven Progressive Jackpots, as long as they are in the same physical network. The system also can maintain up to 3 mystery jackpots, which can all be edited to the operator’s specifications. Due to the high expectations of the jackpot system, it is able to connect 128 EGT machines.
United Mystery Jackpot System
This system basically allows gaming machines from different game manufacturers to be linked in a local network, enabling each machine to participate in Mystery Jackpot wins. The system can support up to 3 jackpots, mini, middle, and super, which is usual for machines. The mystery jackpots can be triggered at any moment by any player.