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Originally, the term Poker comes from the popular card game poker. In the meantime, however, there are also jackpots to be won in other Games of chance such as lotteries and slot machines. In short, this is the maximum prize that players can win. The term is made up of the two American words "jack", which means jack, and "pot", which refers to a collection vessel or pot. Instead of a jackpot, it is sometimes referred to as a pot.

Jackpot in poker

Even many experienced gambling fans are not aware that the term jackpot was originally used only in poker. This is a special opening variant in draw poker. The way it works is that before the cards are dealt, each poker Player places an amount in the center of the table. After the cards have been dealt, the Dealer asks the players in turn whether they have two Jacks. Whoever has two Jacks may start the game. If no player has two Jacks, the game ends and the cards are dealt again. The jackpot, however, remains in the center and thus increases in each game round.

Jackpot in slot machines

Meanwhile, the term jackpot is also common in many slot machines. However, this is usually a so-called progressive jackpot. This means that a small portion of the game stake goes into the jackpot, so it increases with each spin. The most popular Slot machines with such a Progressive Jackpot are especially Mega Moolah, Mega Fortune and Hall of Gods.

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