Mar 27

IGT’s MegaJackpots Network

International Game Technology hosts one of the oldest wide-area progressive jackpot networks in the land-based casino world. Established in 1986, the ‘MegaJackpots’ network has been around for decades and has made dozens of players into multi-millionaires.

The MegaJackpots network made its debut in 1986 with the release of the Megabucks land-based slot machine. The game’s prize pool linked jackpots from several Megabucks games across Nevada, making for some of the biggest jackpot prizes ever seen in the casino gambling world.

After witnessing the immense success of the Megabucks slots game, IGT decided to expand the brand. Soon, the jackpot network was made available on a wide range of games. Some of the releases that followed Megabucks included the Addams Family, Wheel of Fortune and Elvis.

Over the years, the MegaJackpots progressive network has awarded over $3 billion in prizes. The biggest jackpots ever awarded in land-based casinos have come from IGT’s jackpot network, including a win at Las Vegas’ Desert Inn Resort worth over $34 million.

Whenever a player wins the grand prize, the jackpot for every game in the state’s network is reset. This base amount varies depending on the jurisdiction. Most of the prizes awarded by MegaJackpots are paid out in annuities, so players cannot claim it all at once. However, there are some exceptions. Mega Jackpots Instant Winner, Addams Family and Slotopoly are some of the games that offer up lump sum prizes.

Recently, IGT has launched its MegaJackpots network in the online casino world. Currently, there are three progressive jackpots in the network: Monopoly, Cluedo and Cleopatra. The jackpot for the network seeds at $1.5 million, so players are always in for a life-changing prize. The network’s most recent prize was worth $3.25 million.

Whether a MegaJackpots game is located in the online casino world or a land-based gambling venue, the grand prize is triggered in the same way. Players must line up five jackpot symbols on the middle payline. The jackpot is triggered during the base game, so players do not have to compete in any additional bonus rounds. However, most games in the network offer up unique bonus games that allow players to earn extra cash in addition to base game prizes.

IGT continually adds new games to its MegaJackpots network. CSI, Sex and the City, Ghostbusters and The Twilight Zone 3D are just a few of the latest land-based titles available in the network. In the future, we can expect to see more online MegaJackpots games.

Mar 22

How to Win at a Casino

For someone who loves to gamble, but always seems to walk away angry and with empty pockets this is the perfect article for you. I am providing a HOW-TO guide to help you remain at casinos longer and leave with a smile on your face. This guide explains expert findings on how to increase your winnings, while making sure you do not go bankrupt in the process. We all know casinos are known as black holes and just take everyone’s hard earned money, but it is finally time to start taking back.

The first step I always take when entering a casino is to begin with a bankroll. For those of you unfamiliar with the term this means money management. It is very important to walk into a casino with a bankroll that you are willing to lose and still be stable. You never want to enter with everything you have or a very little amount because then you play scared. People believe that luck or some other illogical theory will make them a winner, but it doesn’t happen that way. Entering with an appropriate bankroll is important for many reasons. If you walk in with too little you will play scared and play to merely just “stick around” and too much money can cause you to keep digging into your pocket when you already lost your set limit. Having the appropriate bankroll will allow you to play lose and play to win.

Many games such as craps or blackjack give you the option to put up more money during the current game depending on the situation. You want to play your odds when they are given to you and you want to have the money in order to back up your bets. Things such as doubling down on an 11 in blackjack or betting more than the flat rate in craps is when you want to have the correct bankroll and allow the odds to be in your favor when it presents itself.The second step, which is one many people do not follow, is to set a loss limit. A loss limit is a set on what your losses will be on a certain day. You also need to have loss limits at each table you go to. You should never bet down to your last chip as that allows for no recovery opportunity. An average loss limit is around 50%-60%. Doing this allows you to play free with your other chips and not have to worry about losing it all.

If you ever hit your predetermined loss limit you should always walk away and go to another table. The reason it is so important to never go past your loss limit is so you have the opportunity and capital still remaining to recover and win that money back. You could be at a table which is cold and if that’s the case you don’t want to keep digging and lose it all at one spot. You should bounce around and never remain to active at one specific table. The average time you should spend at a table is about 20 minutes weather it is hot or cold. You will start to notice current streaks and you do not want to be on the wrong side of a losing streak. So remember to set a loss limit and do not exceed that limit. If you do you do not have discipline and should stay clear of casinos because they will take all your money if you stay too long.