Progressive jackpot history
Microgaming's Roulette Royale progressive jackpot is offered on a standard single zero European roulette table featuring a progressive side bet. The side bet of one credit is automatically added to your wager on each spin of the wheel. The progressive jackpot is paid if the same number is spun five times in a row, irrespective of whether you bet on the number or not with your regular wagers.
There are also a number of smaller jackpot payouts offered by the side bet: the same number twice in a row pays $15, three in a row pays $200, while four times in a row pays $3000.
The jackpot is rarely won, and when you consider the odds of spinning any number on the reel 5 times in a row - 37 in 69,343,957 or 1 in 1,874,161 - you can see why! The jackpot becomes a positive expected value side bet when it ticks over 760,500 credits.