DraftKings progressive jackpots are available in 22 games, and “one lucky player” won $313,445.80 in the first jackpot. For now, only DraftKings Casino players in New Jersey can win the prizes.
Announcing the “cross-game genre linked progressive jackpots” yesterday, DraftKings said:
Players have the ability to opt-in and make an additional wager on jackpot eligible games for a chance to take home the winning jackpot.
When NJGamblingSites looked at the list of DraftKings progressive jackpots games today, the site said:
Opt-in on any of the following games to place an additional wager each hand, spin, or round for a chance to win more than $100,000 cash!
- DraftKings Blackjack
- DraftKings American Roulette
- Extra Chilli Megaways
- Assassin Moon
- Hyper Gold
- American Treasures
- 88 Fortunes
- 5 Treasures
- Atomic Meltdown
- Double Jackpot Smokin’ 777
- Jin Ji Bao Xi Endless Treasures
- 100,000 Pyramid
- Hypernova Megaways
- Cash Eruption
- Diamond Inferno
- Wheel of Fortune – Triple Extreme Spin
- Single Hand Blackjack
- Ultimate X Poker Triple Play
- Atlantis Megaways
- Quick Hit Super Wheel Wild Red
The announcement didn’t seem to make much of a difference for DraftKing stock (DKNG), which rose nearly 1% since the news. However, the company does have a bigger event scheduled soon. It’s presenting its Q3 2022 earnings on Friday.
Why DraftKings Progressive Jackpots Are Different
When NJGamblingSites flipped the DraftKings Casino state selector to Connecticut, Michigan, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia today, the site said players could win a $1,000 jackpot.
New Jersey online casino gamblers have a chance to pocket more than $100,000.
Boston-based DraftKings explains:
Jackpots are historically built within various slots, table games, or video poker and linked together. However, DraftKings’ exclusive product – built entirely in-house – allows DraftKings to link all game types offered on the DraftKings Casino App to the same progressive jackpot while delivering an elevated game experience with more opportunities for customers to win.
It’s a more complicated concept than the $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot that a lottery ticket buyer may claim in tonight’s drawing, but it’s the same principle. The prize builds until someone wins it.
What’s Not Yet Included
If the DraftKings progressive jackpots test well in New Jersey, the company says it may begin offering them in other “jurisdictions.” That likely means Ontario will join the four states that don’t yet have them.
Also, not all of DraftKings’ most popular online casino games are included in the progressive jackpot game options.
NJGamblingSites found that DraftKings Casino New Jersey’s list of its most popular games included these titles that are not among the progressive jackpot play options:
- DraftKings Vacation Blackjack
- Spanish 21
- DraftKings Baccarat
- Diamond Hearts
- Hippie Chicks
- Lucky Cherry
- 2 Tribes
- DraftKings Multihand Blackjack
However, two of its top titles are available for the DraftKings progressive jackpot players: 88 Fortunes and DraftKings Blackjack.
Also, DraftKings may progress on adding games to the list.