Progressive jackpot history
The Gladiator Jackpot is another big progressive jackpot from Playtech. The non progressive Gladiator slot was a hit with players from when it launched in 2009, so Playtech later decided to launch a separate progressive version of the same slot.
The game play is the same as the regular version except that now you have the progressive jackpot in play. As it is a progressive jackpot part of every wager will go to the jackpot so the base game RTP (return to player) is a bit smaller than in the regular version. But as the progressive jackpot starts from €50,000 and regularly goes over 1,000,000 you still have a chance to win a lot of money.
Landing three helmet symbols on a single spin on the middle three reels triggers the jackpot bonus. The game randomly picks nine helmets that are coloured one of gold, silver, or bronze, and it adds up the prize value associated with each helmet. If you are fortunate enough to end up with all nine gold helmets you will win the progressive jackpot. According to the game's rules, you have a greater chance of winning the jackpot if you are playing with a larger bet size.
Apart from the jackpot you will find a free spin bonus round that awards you with extra scatters and wilds. Extra scatters can pay up to 5000x your bet and can be multiplied. If you are a fan of progressive jackpots you will love this one as you have a great mix of one of Playtech's more popular slots and a massive progressive jackpot.