International Game Technology is home to one of the most established wide-area progressive jackpot networks within the land-based casino industry. The MegaJackpots network was established in 1986 and has helped many players become multi-millionaires.
Megabucks’ land-based slot machine, Megabucks, was the first to launch the MegaJackpots network. Megabucks’ jackpot pool was linked to jackpots from multiple Megabucks games in Nevada, making it one of the most lucrative jackpot prizes in casino gambling.
IGT saw the huge success of Megabucks and decided to expand its brand. The jackpot network was soon made available for a variety of games. Megabucks was followed by the Addams Family and Wheel of Fortune and Elvis.
MegaJackpots has been a progressive jackpot network that has paid out more than $3 billion in prizes over the years. In addition, IGT’s Jackpot Network has been responsible for some of the biggest jackpots in land-based casino gambling, including one at Las Vegas’ Desert Inn Resort worth more than $34 million.
The jackpot for all games in the state’s network resets when a player wins the grand-prize. The base amount is dependent on where you live. MegaJackpots payout annuities for most prizes. Players cannot claim them all at once. There are exceptions. A few games offer lump-sum prizes, such as Mega Jackpots Instant Winner and Addams Family.
IGT recently launched the MegaJackpots network for online casinos. The network currently has three progressive jackpots: Monopoly and Cluedo. Players can win a life-changing prize by playing in the network’s $1.5 million jackpot. The most recent prize for the network was $3.25million.
Whether MegaJackpots is played online or at a gambling site, the grand prize can be triggered. Five jackpot symbols must be matched on the middle payline. Players do not need to participate in additional bonus rounds as the jackpot is activated during the base game. Many games on the network offer bonus games that give players extra cash and base game prizes.