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Hitting the Jackpot: The Ultimate In-game Bonus

DraftKings has completely revamped the meaning behind Jackpots!  When most people think of Jackpot they might think of a slot machine or throwing the football in the air and yelling “Jackpot!”, but DraftKings’ Jackpots give you the chance to yell “Jackpot!” from your own home!  Besides the traditional Jackpot that is won playing Slots, you can now hit the Jackpot in games like blackjack, baccarat, war, and more!  This way, you have the possibility of hitting a home run while playing the games you already love.  Above is a quick video to introduce you to Jackpots.

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The video above does a great job explaining the basics of Jackpot games, but in case you prefer the written word, the following explains Jackpots for you as well:

What are Jackpots?

Jackpots are simply bonus prizes that you are able to win randomly while playing certain games.  So what’s the catch?  Well, there really isn’t one other than a few quick steps you need to take to make sure you’re able to win the Jackpot in the game you’re playing.

Just like playing Jackpot games, finding them is real easy. To find the Jackpot games, you can look under the tab under Games and Jackpot games are identifiable by the Jackpot icon and their golden bottom border, as seen on the right. To start playing for Jackpots, choose any game displayed in the section.

Types of Jackpots

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DraftKings Progressive Jackpots – DraftKings Progressive Jackpots are an optional game and you can opt-in to participating in a Jackpot by clicking either (a) the “Opt In and Play” button on the Linked Game tile prior to launching the Linked Game or (b) the “Opt In” button on the in-game Jackpot panel at the top of the screen of the Linked Game”. You can opt-in and out at any time and as many times as you would like. Once you choose to opt-in, you will automatically place an additional Jackpot Wager every hand, spin or round until you choose to opt-out. DraftKings Progressive Jackpots are paid out in CASH! The Jackpot Rules are where you’ll find more specific information on the Progressive Jackpots, so be sure to read through.

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DraftKings Promotional Jackpots – DraftKings Promotional Jackpots do not require an opt-in but require a minimum qualifying wager to be placed in order to qualify for a chance to win. You will be able to see this required minimum qualifying wager in the games lobby and the in-game Jackpot Banner drop down at the top of your screen. DraftKings Promotional Jackpots are awarded in DK Dollars or, at specific times, prizes like trips, tickets, cars, you name it! The terms & conditions are where you’ll find more specific information on the promotional Jackpots, so be sure to read through.

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Games with Jackpots

In brick and mortar casinos, you would find Jackpots strictly on slot machines or table games but DraftKings has extended the use of Jackpots, offering them in many other games linked together. From games like slots and roulette which are more dependent on chance, Blackjack with Jackpot offers a chance for users to play strategically and still have a chance at a Jackpot. Here’s only a few of the games and how you qualify for the Jackpot with each:

Slots - The traditional home of Jackpots, with each spin giving you a chance at a Jackpot. 

Roulette - Just like Slots, each spin offers the opportunity to play for a Jackpot. 

Blackjack - Each hand is an entry into progressive Jackpots. 

Baccarat - Bet on Banker, Player, or Tie, with each hand giving you a chance at a Jackpot.

What Jackpots are NOT

  • Their own game.  Because Jackpots have their own section, some users mistake Jackpots for being an actual game. It isn’t a game, rather a bonus feature option present in multiple pre-existing games. 
  • Offsite pots, offering no insurance that the Jackpot will be won where you’re playing.
  • A combination of cards or symbols. There is no magic hand or slots play that will automatically be a Jackpot. Jackpots are won randomly no matter how much a user has already won/lost.
  • Won by strategy.  With Jackpot games, sit back, play the game, and let chance be your friend.  The beauty of DraftKings’ Jackpots are that you can still play the strategy games you love while always having the chances of hitting the Jackpot at the same time.  Jackpots don’t affect the actual outcome of the game you are playing.  Other than choosing to play, there’s no documented way to influence your odds of winning a Jackpot.

Jackpots in Movies & TV

  • Oceans Thirteen: Part of the Ocean crew’s plan to bankrupt Al Pacino’s casino mogul is to make every Jackpot on the casino floor hit. The Pacino character is pretty unhappy about it, but you see a whole lot of people experiencing a whole lot of joy.
  • Las Vegas, season 1, episode 17 - You Can’t Take it With You: Guest star Sean Astin wins a huge Jackpot at the fictional Montecito Hotel.
  • National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation: It’s not the best film in the franchise, but Russ does win four cars in assorted Jackpot slots play.

How Much Can I Win?

While not every Jackpot win is just like the movies, there have been plenty of impressive Jackpot wins in real casinos.  The largest casino Jackpot win of all time was $39,700,000!  Your wins aren’t likely to always be that big, but you can still win a lot on top of what you're already playing for.

What if I Win the Jackpot?

When you win a Jackpot, everything is automated for you. You’ll get a message indicating you’ve won and the money will immediately be transferred into your account (subject to required tax withholdings). If your win is big enough, you’ll get a tax information prompt that only takes a few minutes to fill out. That’s the only part of this that’s not a whole lot of fun. 

Should I Play?

If you’re a big fan of Keno, Roulette, or Ride the Rocket, then why not extend your luck to a game with a Jackpot?  If you’ve never played any of those games but enjoy having a Jackpot you can win at any time, Blackjack might be the play for you.  

But like any DraftKings’ game, the choice is yours.  Jackpot may not be something you can increase your chances to win, but it is something that you always have a chance at, and something that has the chance to make your day in the blink of an eye!

Take Me There!

If you feel ready to play, or just want to experiment with the Demo versions of some of the Jackpot games, here is a quick link for you to find the games and join in on the action.


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