Slots: Flat Tops vs. Progressives

Slot Machines: Flat Tops vs. Progressives
by Wilson of

No, we’re not talking about the classic 1950’s flat top hair cuts! We’re talking about a certain type of slot machine. Flat top slot machines are machines that have a set or fixed jackpot, no matter how many coins or bills are pumped into it.

Flat top slot machines are usually independent and not connected to any other machine in the casino or in the state for that matter. The jackpot on a flat top slot is traditionally smaller than other progressive slot machines.

If you are looking to win more often during your slot playing session I would suggest sticking with the flat top machines. Flat top slots normally record more wins but pay less. However, your chances are much more realistic to win as opposed to winning on a progressive slot machine. If you like winning twenty, eighty, or even a couple hundred dollars at a time then flat tops will keep you in business. But if you want the big bucks you will need to play the progressive slots.

Progressive slot machines are very popular because they boast huge jackpots. These machines are usually linked to several other machines and the jackpot grows larger with the drop of every coin into a machine. If you go to a casino you will see a lot people just standing around a progressive slot machine area watching the pot grow. It’s almost hypnotizing watching all those numbers speed through the reader board!

For example, the MegaBucks progressive slot machines are connected to all the other MegaBucks machines in the state of Nevada. In fact, the most recent MegaBucks jackpot just hit on May 7, 2008 at the Palms Hotel and Casino resort in Las Vegas. The jackpot total was $21,030,657.77! The MegaBucks is a dollar progressive slot machine that must have three dollars played at one time in order to hit the jackpot. The jackpot for the MegaBucks automatically starts over at ten million dollars after a jackpot is hit.

Most casinos have more slot machines than any other type of casino game. This goes for Online Casinos as well.

So, you will never have a problem locating a machine that is just right for your slot machine pleasure. In Las Vegas there are a few casinos that specifically focus only on slot machines. There is a place called Slots of Fun that offers all kinds of slot tournaments, progressive slot machines, and flat tops as well. Casinos will do just about anything to lure you into their establishment. For example, they may ask three or four beautiful gals to dress up in glamorous outfits and hand out coupons, or just talk you into playing at their casino! Other casinos will offer free spins, free food, free show tickets, and whatever else they can think of to gain your business.

In summary, if you’re looking for a huge, life changing pay out then progressive slots will be your best bet. If you are looking for more frequent pay outs for less than life changing money but enough to flip the bill for dinner, a show, or even your trip then stick with the flat top slots. Luck to ya.