With linked jackpot networks spanning the length and breadth of the World Wide Web, progressive pokies offer bigger cash payouts than any other form of high-stakes casino gaming online. We’ll show overseas players how and where to play the best progressive jackpot games on the Net for real money.
This page is intended for our international readers only, as online casinos are illegal in Australia as of September 2017 following the introduction of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016.
Progressive jackpot pokies for newbies
There are two kinds of online pokies jackpots. Most games feature a fixed jackpot, where the maximum amount a player can win never changes. In games with progressive jackpots, however, every bet played contributes to a rolling prize pool which continues to increase until the jackpot is triggered.
Progressive pokies come in a few different styles. Some games are stand-alone, meaning they aren’t linked to any other games or casino sites. Others are part of local networks where several games at a single casino contribute to a shared jackpot. But the most lucrative jackpots are those belonging to global progressive networks, which span every gambling site where a certain game is available.
Gamble.com.au’s approved online casinos offer AUD jackpot pokies from several of the world’s leading casino software developers, including trusted names like:
- Net Entertainment
- Play’n Go
Online progressive jackpot pokies with biggest jackpots
The best online pokies casinos have dozens of progressive jackpot games which offer massive winnings for Australian customers. Here are a few of our favourites.
Arabian Nights: A NetEnt classic, the Arabian Nights online pokie is a staple at leading no-download casinos for Australians. The top jackpot regularly exceeds AUD $1 million and has been known to creep into eight figures.
Mega Fortune: Rarely does a pokie game match style with substance so well. NetEnt’s Mega Fortune slot is all about living the big life, with three progressive jackpots on offer when you trigger the bonus game.
Mega Moolah: Microgaming designed the Mega Moolah series to appeal to punters of all means, which is why you don’t have to play the max bet to qualify for record-breaking jackpot wins. Games in the series include Mega Moolah Isis, Mega Moolah Summertime and Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive.
Major Millions: Also part of the Microgaming family on the MPJN, the Major Millions pokies are a throwback to the progressive jackpot machines of yore. There are two versions: a five-reel game and a three-reel game, each of which has its own jackpot.
Rango: The folks at iSoftBet have decided to release a progressive version of their popular Rango online slot. It features all the characters from the hit animated film, along with a rolling prize which goes off when you land Jackpot Progressive symbols on all five reels.
The Dark Knight: Microgaming made a bold move when they retooled their much-loved Lord of the Rings pokies, but the result is one of their best-ever creations. Besides offering 243 ways to win and loads of bonus features, The Dark Knight is linked to the very same high-stakes jackpot network as the Mega Moolah games.
Recorded jackpot pokies wins
Perhaps the best thing about Internet progressive pokies is how often they pay out. The big prizes on popular titles such as Mega Moolah and Hall of Gods goes off at least once a year on average, while the likes of King Cashalot, Treasure Nile and Tunzamunni pay top dollar on an even more regular basis. And that’s not taking into account the lesser jackpots, which can rise to $1 million and beyond on the biggest multi-tier progressives.
Several Australian pokies players have cashed in on these massive pokies jackpots in recent years, as have a few of our friends on the other side of the Tasman. Indeed, Jason A. of New Zealand pocketed a cool NZD $1,062,335 in 2011 after becoming the first player ever to win the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot on mobile.
But the world record for an online pokies payout belongs to the UK’s Jonathon Heywood, who won a staggering €17,879,645 (AUD $27 million) on Mega Moolah in October 2015. That eclipsed the previous mark set by NetEnt’s Mega Fortune in 2013, when a Helsinki man collected €17,861,813 (AUD $26.9 million) with a mere €0.25 bet.
Biggest progressive jackpots wins online
- €17,879,645 (AUD $27m) – Mega Moolah, October 2015
- €17,861,813 (AUD $26.9m) – Mega Fortune, January 2013
- €11,735,446 (AUD $17.7m) – Mega Fortune, September 2011
- €8,635,472 (AUD $13.04m) – Arabian Nights, November 2012
- €8,577,104 (AUD $12.98m) – Mega Fortune, November 2015
- €7,820,888 (AUD $11.8m) – Hall of Gods, April 2015
- €7,673,975 (AUD $11.6m) – Hall of Gods, February 2012
- €7,530,141 (AUD $11.4m) – Hall of Gods, December 2015
- 7,361,478 (AUD $11.12m) – Hall of Gods, October 2012
- 7,361,240 (AUD $11.11m) – Hall of Gods, May 2014