It’s fairly well publicized that fierce competition exists between online casinos and their web sites. But a new battle is heating up the competition among the casino players, and the choice of software suppliers determines which side the players fall on. We’re talking about the rivalry between the progressive jackpots of Microgaming and CryptoLogic.
The online progressive game phenomenon began in April 1999 when Microgaming introduced CashSplash, the first progressive online slot machine. The $1 slot game was tied to multiple Microgaming licensees, providing a faster growing jackpot and a larger base from which to draw players.
The bid paid off and within a year, millions of dollars had been paid out to hundreds of players. A couple of years later, Microgaming introduced the JackpotMadness portal to facilitate marketing the suite of progressive games that had been introduced since the popularity of CashSplash became apparent.
Meanwhile, Microgaming’s challenger, CryptoLogic had quietly been rolling out its own collection of progressive online games. And not to be outdone, the JackpotMania portal site was launched, again to facilitate the marketing of progressive games.
The information provided at each site is laid out similarly, but the inherent qualities of Microgaming and CryptoLogic incur most players to side with one or the other, which is probably what has sparked the battle to attract players. After all, size matters when you’re talking about progressive jackpots.
One glaring difference between the offerings can be found in the number of pooled Judi Bola Online casinos that participate in each software supplier’s progressives. Seventy participating casino sites carry one or more of Microgaming’s progressive games. This creates a very large player base, which in turn creates very large jackpots in a short amount of time.
On the other side of the fence is CryptoLogic, which has 12 casinos pooling players and jackpots. One way that Crypto makes up for the difference is by offering jackpots with higher base amounts; two of them start at $100,000.
Both portal sites offer automatic e-mail notifications of jackpots over a specified amount, supposedly so that you will play after the jackpot has reached …