Since Playtech secured the rights to develop all of the Marvel themed online slots; they have done a superb job of recreating the world’s favourite superheroes and their adventures but the biggest draw for many players is the four stage, randomly activated progressive jackpot system that could see one lucky player net themselves in excess of £1 million – but how!?
Every Marvel slot available online is linked to the progressive jackpot system courtesy of a randomly activated bonus game. The click and reveal game will appear on screen and the player can somewhat relax as they are guaranteed to have won one of the four jackpots – the game reveals symbols that connect to one of the jackpots; once three are in view the prize is won.
Sounds simple enough but how exactly do players access the jackpot bonus game? Plenty of myths are circulating at the moment that need to be busted before we can explain what’s really going on:
Higher Stakes Improve Chances
This couldn’t be more false if it was running around with a big neon sign flashing ‘LIE’ in all of our faces.
The Gambling Commission expressly states that any gambling activity that actively encourages reckless or irresponsible gambling will be halted and could face sanctions. Asking players to stake higher amounts in pursuit of a randomly awarded jackpot is most certainly irresponsible and not something Playtech are doing.
Certain Games Have Better Chances
Same as above; if it’s random it must be a level playing field. Just because Iron Man is much more popular than the Fantastic Four, it doesn’t mean you’re more likely to win the jackpot off Tony Stark’s back.
It Can’t Be Won
Yes it can. All four have been won in the past. The games aren’t fixed. End of discussion.
With those testing issues out of the way; we can reveal that the Marvel Progressive Jackpot is a completely random feature that simply selects players now and then to win one of the four prize sums.
Call it immense generosity or a clever marketing exercise to draw more players to the Marvel titles; whatever you call it, accept the fact that you might win if you’re wagering at the maximum or pootling along at 20p a spin – it’s a lottery!