Microgaming Video Poker Progressives HitBy: Joe Valentino, Saturday January 8th 2011
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Almost every time when there is news of a progressive jackpot being hit, it pertains to the jackpot of an online slot game. This is hardly surprising. An overwhelming majority of the progressive games are slot games. And the progressive payouts that these offer are huge. Therefore it does come as a surprise that the two Microgaming video poker progressive games were hit within hours of each other.
The first progressive jackpot was hit on the video poker game SupaJax. The jackpot was hit two days ago for $51,444. This is significant because it is the highest hit in the last eight months. The highest before this was $47,098 recorded about six months back. SupaJax records a hit on average every 17 days. The average hit amount is $35,000. The jackpot has been reset and is currently ticking at over $21,000.
SupaJax is a variant of Jacks or Better in that the lowest payout is for a jacks or better hand. However the payout table is slightly different. Full house and flush pay out lower than usual at 7 to 1 and 5 to 1. This is because of the additional SupaJax option. The playing deck has an additional card called SupaJax. If the final hand contains SupaJax and the four regular jacks then the progressive jackpot is hit. The condition is that players have to wager five coins. The coins have a fixed value of 1 credit.
Within a few hours of this hit the progressive jackpot of Jackpot Deuces was hit. This hit was for $45,781, well below its highest of $72,440. Jackpot Deuces moves much faster. It records a hit on average every 2 days. The average hit amount is $26,000. The jackpot has been reset and is currently ticking at over $21,000.
Jackpot Deuces Poker is a variant of Deuces Wild. The deuces in the deck are wild and stand in for cards of any denomination and suit to complete a winning hand. The payouts begin from three of a kind. As in the case of SupaJax the payout of some of the hand rankings has been reduced to accommodate the progressive jackpot. The progressive jackpot is hit when the player gets a natural diamond royal flush. A natural royal flush implies that it is not made with the help of wild deuces. The condition is that players have to wager five coins. The coins have a fixed value of 1 credit.
Both SupaJax and Jackpot Deuces can be played by real money players at all Microgaming online casinos. CasinoAdvisor recommends Platinum Play, River Belle, All Jackpots and Spin Palace.
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