Progressive jackpot history
The world of Ancient Egypt has proven to be an incredibly popular theme for slot machines, dating back decades and is one of the most common, and some would say tired, themes for these games. Game developer Cayetano Gaming has nevertheless stuck with the trend, releasing not just one but several games featuring the Sphinx, Cleopatra, pyramids, and more. Several of these games contribute to what we are calling the Egyptian progressive jackpot at Paddy Power.
Every wager placed on a game that contributes to this jackpot has 4% of its value placed in the jackpot pool, and the jackpot is set off randomly. The prize is hit often so the jackpot rarely grows to be large than €5000 or so, but it is still a fine prize nonetheless. Players at Paddy Power who want to try their luck with this jackpot are able to do so via the games Sphinx Gold, Egyptian Wilds, and Pyramid Gold.
- Egyptian Gold is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that features wild symbols and the following bonus rounds: Portal of Gods, Eye of Horus, a Sarcophagus Bonus, and a gamble feature.
- Egyptian Wilds is a 5 reel, 10 payline slot that features free spins and sticky wilds.
- Pyramid Gold is a 5 reel, 40 payline slot with a cartoonish feel, that contains free spins that can re-trigger, stacked wilds, and an instant win bonus.
While the Ancient Egypt theme is beyond overdone on slot machines, it is nice to see a casino operator offering a progressive jackpot that ties together a series of the games, especially when the prize is hit with the consistency that the Egyptian jackpot is.