Progressive Jackpot Online Video Poker Games

January 8, 2016


Players at Australian online casinos have plenty of choices in progressive jackpot online pokies. Microgaming and Playtech are the leading software providers to Australian online casinos and they offer a number of exciting titles in this genre. But they also offer progressive jackpot games in some other games categories. This article looks at some of the choices available in online video poker variants.

Australian players at Microgaming online casinos have two options for progressive jackpot video poker games. The more popular one is titled SupaJax. SupaJax follows the hand rankings of the Jacks or Better online video poker variant for the payout table. Because there is a progressive jackpot involved, some of the payouts are less than in the regular Jacks or Better variant. The coin size is fixed at 1.00 credits and you can wager up to 5 coins. But you will be eligible for the progressive jackpot only if you play with five coins. This progressive video poker game uses a 53 card deck. In addition to the normal 52 cards there is a SupaJax card. If you draw 4 jacks along with the SupaJax card, then you hit the progressive jackpot. If have played with less than five coins this hand does not pay out. Also the SupaJax card has no other value. The average hit for the progressive jackpot has been around AU$30,000.

The second Microgaming video poker progressive jackpot game is called Jackpot Deuces. This is based on the Deuces Wild online video poker game, with the deuces acting as wild cards. The payouts start from three of a kind hand and follow the Deuces Wild ranking. The progressive jackpot is hit by drawing a natural royal flush in diamonds with a wager of five coins. The coin size is fixed at 1.00 credits. The average hit is about the same as SupaJax. Both these Microgaming video poker progressive games can be played at Australian online casinos like Crazy Vegas, Jackpot City and Casino Mate.

The Playtech progressive jackpot video poker variant is 10-Line Jacks or Better. This is a simple 10 line Jacks or Better game with the progressive jackpot being hit by any royal flush at maximum bet on the first line only. A royal flush on the other lines pays out at 4,000 coins. The progressive jackpot pays out at an average of about AU$12,000. It can be played at Playtech Australian online casinos like Mansion Casino and Omni Casino.