Guide to the Progressive Jackpot Slots offered by IGT
Major Update: 2 New additions to the MegaJackpots online pool, Siberian Storm and Cleopatra II (see below for more)
International Gaming Technology (IGT) began in 1981 and specialise in design, development and sales of computerized gaming equipment, software, and network systems worldwide. At one time the company was the biggest slot game manufacturer in the world and a move into online gaming has seen them produce a wide range of impressive slots – perhaps the best of all being their three Mega Jackpots games.
In this guide I start by detailing the jackpot itself, detailing the size of the wins you might expect. You will then find information on the three Jackpot games in detail – starting with Cleopatra, moving onto Monopoly and finishing with Cluedo. I then explain how you’ll be paid out when hitting the Jackpot amount, before recommending an online casino where you’ll be able to enjoy the IGT jackpot games (along with many more titles from the leading software houses).
While US based players can enjoy IGT games at live casino venues, these games are not licensed to offshore US-friendly casinos. There are plenty of big-win games available, you can find an overview in this guide
The IGT Online Progressive Jackpot
IGT share a single pool between all of their progressive slots. This is linked between different casinos which host these games, and play on any of the games contributes to the prize pool. Note that this article is focusing on the big progressives. There are many IGT slots with payout potential of 100,000+ coins which are not progressive. Make sure you check out the full range of games - as well as enjoying the jackpot slots covered below.
The biggest win on the IGT Mega Jackpot games is just over $3 million (at time of writing) with the average win amount being just under the $2 million mark. In all three games, you’ll win the full Jackpot amount if you land the ‘MegaJackpots’ symbol across the middle line on all 5 reels – although this amount is only won if you are betting the maximum amount. This is an important consideration, especially as you may be used to the PlayTech or NetEnt Jackpots, where you can win even with the smallest spin values.
The 3 games sharing the IGT jackpot each have their own variations. These are Cleopatra, Monopoly and Cluedo.
Cleopatra Mega Jackpot Slots
This is the third game in the ‘Cleopatra’ series and the first to offer the huge jackpot amount. This is a 5 reel, 20 pay line slot, with a scatter symbol (Sphinx) which activates the free spins round. It’s during this round that the Mega Jackpot payout can be won. This slot looks particularly good, with the ornate symbols set against an impressive backdrop, and Cleopatra herself regularly encourages you with her seductive tones.
You can read my detailed review of Cleopatra here
Monopoly Mega Jackpots
This is a slot based upon the highly successful board game and remains faithful to the game. This is particularly evident during the bonus features – the ‘Pass Go’ feature and the ‘Win Spin’ bonus. The Pass Go feature will gain you between 3 and 6 dice rolls where you’ll advance around a Monopoly board, picking up multipliers and awards. The win spin offers a guaranteed win – with between 2 and 4 spins awarded. The Mega jackpot is won by landing the five Mega jackpots symbol on the centre line and can be won during both the bonus game and the base game.
Cluedo Mega Jackpots
The Cluedo Mega Jackpots slot is another based around a best-selling board game, a slot where you might be left wondering exactly what Miss Scarlett was doing with the lead piping in the bathroom. Once again the Jackpot can be won during both the base game and during bonus play. The game has a ‘double or nothing’ feature where you’ll be able to multiply your base wins and the free spins mystery bonus offers more wilds and bonus symbols than the base game, with an opportunity to re-trigger the free spins, meaning you can earn up to a whopping 180 free spins.s
2 More Additions
I am really happy to see Siberian Storm added the Jackpots, as this is one of my top overall picks in the Best IGT Slots article (even before it had a jackpot). This uses the novel 720 ways technology and is one of the most beautifully produced slots you will find anywhere. The music, graphics and sound effects all combine to make this an atmospheric game... Add the possibility a life-changing Jackpot, and, well, what a great combination!
Cleopatra 2 is an upgraded version of the original jackpot slot covered above. This increases your multiplier by one for every free spin you have (huge prizes at the end of each spins round). Otherwise it will remind you of the original, only with better graphics.
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How the IGT Mega Jackpots is paid out
You’ll not be paid out the total amount immediately if you win this Jackpot – the total amount is divided into twenty separate instalments, where you’ll receive each instalment annually. This might be an ideal way to receive a Jackpot for some players – knowing you’ll receive a huge lump sum on annual basis, setting you up for life. Other players would of course like to receive the amount in one go, thereby having the ability to choose how to invest/spend it.
IGT Jackpots at Mr. Green Casino
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