Live casino provider Evolution Gaming will introduce “the world’s biggest online Live Casino Progressive Jackpot” to its Casino Hold’em game.
The Jumbo 7 Jackpot-enabled version of the game will launch with an initial Jackpot fund of Euro 1 million seeded by Evolution.
“By Evolution contributing the whole €1,000,000 to start the Jackpot, it is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to operators and players,” Todd Haushalter, chief product officer at Evolution, said.
The new Jumbo 7 Jackpot will be fully integrated into the Casino Hold’em gameplay and UI, offering significant additional winning opportunities through a side bet in which the prize fund becomes progressively larger as a percentage of all progressive Jumbo 7 Jackpot side bets placed on the Casino Hold’em table is added to the Jackpot fund.
“With the player volumes we see on Casino Hold’em this could potentially grow to be bigger than all of the online progressive slots combined. That means it could grow to in excess of €30 million, which will put it in contention to be the biggest jackpot in the history of table games or slots,” Haushalter added.
The top-level Jackpot prize is the full amount of the progressive Jumbo 7 Jackpot, which keeps growing until it is won with a 7 Card Straight Flush. A second level of Jackpot prizes offers lower fixed payouts for a range of other Poker hands — from a Straight through to a 6 Card Straight Flush, which pays 5,000 for 1.