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When people hear the term “jackpot” they often equate it with one of the popular casino gambling games like online slots, roulette or blackjack, however the truth is that jackpots don’t have to be constrained to the world of casino. Oh no, because with the popular game of bingo, for example, it is possible to win jackpot prizes and free tickets that can often outweigh those found in a brick and mortar casino or indeed online casino. Seriously, in many cases bingo is definitely where it’s at! 

Whilst this can be true in the traditional world of bingo halls, it is even more common to win large bingo jackpots in the online bingo scene. Online bingo isn’t much more than a decade old, however it has already become incredibly popular, and with so many people playing it online bingo operators are able to give away some truly remarkable jackpot prizes. Keep reading for some information on the different types of online bingo jackpots readily available these days, as they are not all the same. 

Progressive online bingo jackpots 

One of the most popular types of jackpots in the entire gambling world are progressive jackpots, mainly because these types of prizes are always the largest, and garner the most headlines. The good news for online bingo fanatics is that progressive jackpots are also available in online bingo games, something that has attracted loads of bingo gamblers to the online bingo world over the last decade or so. 

In relation to bingo, a progressive jackpot is a prize amount that will increase after each person in the bingo game buys a scorecard, and it can get to a truly huge amount these days. Just take the example of a man called John Orchard who won several million pounds in 2012 off of a wager of just 30p! 

Fixed prize online bingo jackpots 

Fixed prize online bingo jackpots are still probably the most commonly found type of online bingo jackpot, and this is mainly because fixed prize jackpots were what was used when bingo first started all the way back in the 16th century. With a fixed prize online bingo jackpot there is a set amount of cash waiting for the winner, and the first person to cross all of their numbers off will be the recipient. 

One important thing to remember with fixed prize online bingo jackpots, however, is the fact that if nobody crosses their numbers off in time it means nobody wins the prize. This is different from the majority of other online bingo jackpots.

Guaranteed prize online bingo jackpots 

Now then, a guaranteed prize online bingo jackpot can sometimes mean the exact same as a fixed prize online bingo jackpot, however in most cases there is a small but discernible difference. Basically, a guaranteed prize online bingo jackpot is still a set amount of money, however it is also guaranteed to be won, even if nobody crosses all of their numbers off in time. 

If this is the case it just goes to the player who is closest.

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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