Everyone knows exactly what a jackpot is, and no doubt, everyone wants to win one! But do you know all the different types of jackpots you can get when you play bingo games and slots online?
Our loyal kitties will probably know all about the different types of prizes available, but for those who are new to the site, let’s guide you through the different kinds of jackpot prizes you can win in each type of game, and jackpot prizes that are common to both.
Online bingo jackpots
To play any kind of bingo game, you need to buy a ticket. This is one of the main differences between the two games, as the number of tickets bought can influence the jackpot prize amount, as a percentage goes into the pot (depending on the game and the site you play at).
Our favourite numbers game also works differently in that there are prizes for different milestones in the game. For example, if you check off one or more lines of numbers, and if you get a full house!
As with online slot games, this process is completely random, but in bingo, you can slightly increase your odds of winning by buying more tickets for a game. Another point to note is that there are limited numbers of tickets available for each game, which can also affect your odds of winning.
When it comes to specific prizes, you can also get fixed jackpots, where the prize remains the same, no matter how many people join (and where there is a minimum prize amount), as well as “escalator” and “community” jackpots. Escalator jackpots get bigger as the amount of numbers you have to daub off to win increases, which is very exciting! With community jackpots, the prize money is often shared between the winner and the rest of the players.
Online slot jackpots
If you’re ever played slot games, you’ll know that there are some very sizable jackpots available when you spin the reels, especially with branded variations such as Megaways slots, which are designed to provide more chances to win.
One of the key differences between the prizes you can win in these games is that they can be much higher. With slots, you also don’t have to buy a ticket and can play at any time, unlike with bingo games, which often host specific types of games at certain times.
Slots, just like bingo games, are designed to be completely random – thanks to random number generator software – and so the only ways you can increase your chances of winning a jackpot are to bet on more paylines, and to put down the maximum bet amount. (In fact, with many games, you will only be able to win the largest jackpot if you bet max, but just make sure that you can afford to do so.)
For this reason, playing games like Megaways slots raises your chances of landing a winning combination, as the number of possible combinations increases with each reel. Within many games, you can also find in-game jackpots, which can be won by launching bonus features. These often take you to a different screen where you can pick from different symbols, and hopefully match the correct ones and win the main prize!
What kind of jackpots do slots and bingo share?
Both the game genres we’ve discussed above have their differences, but they both can offer what is known as “progressive jackpots”. This means the jackpot is often shared between a network of games, and it increases every time a player buys a ticket or places a bet. This can make these types of prizes grow to enormous amounts!
But, kitties, here are a few words of warning before you get your claws truly sharpened for the big win… Just to put things in perspective, it’s worth remembering that some of these jackpots happen very rarely, and you should never assume it’s going to be a reality. It’s better to have fun playing for smaller, more regular wins – and just enjoy the gameplay for the fun it offers!
Of course, there’s another (relatively new) genre of games that combines all the excitement of these two major game types. In case you haven’t guessed already, we’re talking about Slingo bingo! In this thrilling variation, you don’t have to buy a ticket, but you do get to mark numbers off on a grid. Many titles offer epic jackpot prizes if you manage to land a certain amount of “Slingos”, and work your way up the prize ladder to the side of the gaming grid.
Stand a chance to win all kinds of jackpots at Kitty Bingo
With all this talk of winning prizes, we’re sure you’re ready to get your paws on some of the best games available at Kitty Bingo! If you’re looking for exciting bingo games with a fixed-prize potential, we recommend titles such as Main Event, Burst Bingo and Speed Bingo.
If you’re itching to spin the reels and stand a chance to win some exponential jackpot prizes, try Fluffy Favourite Megaways, Jackpot King 7s Deluxe or Cleopatra Diamond Spins. If you don’t want to pick between them, you can enjoy a bit of both when you play some of our Slingo bingo titles, which include Slingo Extreme, Monopoly Slingo and Tutan’s Treasure.
Regardless of what type of game you choose, or jackpot you decide to go after, we have no doubt that you’ll have a meow-vellous time with us here at Kitty Bingo!
/ 12 August 2021