A Fort Knox progressive jackpot is an innovation of IGT. The Fort Knox jackpots are massive and are nearly always over $1m. You can play Fort Knox jackpot games in all the big Vegas casinos.
The Fort Knox progressive jackpots get really big because it combines lots of slot machines all linked together. In total, hundreds or thousands of slots combine to produce these 'mega' jackpots.
The biggest jackpot slots can reach $1,000,000 or even much more, so to win a big progressive can be a real life changing event
IGT’s Fort Knox Mystery Progressives
Of all of the progressive jackpots found in the casino, perhaps the best known is the IGT multi-tier jackpot, known as the “Fort Knox Mystery Progressive”
The Fort Knox jackpot more than often links 4, 6 or 8 machines together and has a multi-tier set up. When the game is triggered (an event that is random, but more likely if you are playing a max bet) you get to choose from a number of safes, with the chance to unlock the safe. If you do manage to unlock the safe you then get the chance to go for the next safe
As you go up the scale of the safes (copper, silver, gold and platinum) you win the according progressive jackpot that is displayed on the machine. As the event is completely random, you are much better off picking a machine that has a high progressive jackpot being displayed just in the chance that you hit it to win big.
More recently, there have been many many more types of progressive appear on the casino floor and now we see jackpot machines linked together from the likes of WMS. The most popular WMS games at the moment appear to be the Top Gun slot and the Wizard of Oz slot - you can see these games currently have a slot jackpot of over £900,000 and counting.
One thing to be wary of when playing jackpot slots is that it is often impossible to win if you do not play maximum bet. This means it can be quite expensive to play if you are looking to have a chance of hitting that big win.
This is true even on a penny slot machine. For example, if you have to play on a machine with max credits per line of 10 and maximum lines of 20, then you are having to bet $2 per spin to have a chance of hitting a jackpot. Your money could soon disappear playing like that
However, if you look around the casino it is still possible to find slots where you do not have to play max bet to have a chance of winning the jackpot. It’s also worth looking out for the games where you only have to max bet on the line that wins to stand a chance.
So, you could just max bet on three lines, which mean less money per spin and you could still get some entertainment for your money whilst getting the chance to win a big one
So, as ever, it is important to look at the games payout structure before playing a slot and having big expectations of retiring on your win!