Progressive slot machines are the most popular option for gamblers. This is typically because of the high reward that comes from playing them. Progressive machines operate on a network that links them with other machines. For every coin that you play, a portion of its value goes to the casino, another portion to the owner of the slot machine and the rest to the jackpot amount. Naturally, the more players you have playing on this network, the bigger the jackpot there will be, and the faster it will accrue. In some cases the machines may not even be in just the same casino. Some casinos have joined hands so that the network is bigger with even larger amounts being reported. The winnings with some of these machines can be highly lucrative. The winner is however still random given that the machines work off of random number generators. These linked progressive machines are appealing because of the potential reward that is often prominently displayed to encourage more players to join in.
Another option is the individual progressive machine. This variety operates as a standalone machine. It is only from its individual takings that the jackpot is created. As a consequence the value of the jackpot is more often than not smaller than with the linked version, and the speed of increment fairly slow. Experienced gamblers will always advise that if you have money to bet, you should always be aiming for the biggest win. This is the reason linked progressive machines are encouraged. Keep in mind however that in most cases these machines call for a higher denomination of maximum coins to be played if you want a crack at the jackpot. This will likely mean you will reach your limit faster. It is a good idea to play slowly to get the most enjoyment out of the experience when you know you will have less turns by playing the maximum number of coins.