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Progressive Pokies NZ

Fruity King welcomes you to the best collection of progressive pokies games. If you are a New Zealander looking for top-tier progressive jackpot pokies, you will find a wide selection at Fruity King NZ. 

Despite offering a range of exciting online casino games on our platform, many players find our progressive jackpots the most exciting. Our progressive pokies are part of a vast network, where each player’s bet contributes to a portion of the prize until one lucky player “hits the jackpot.”

However, before you immerse yourself in our online casino’s progressive pokies collection, this deep dive will tell you all you need to know about them, i.e., what they are, how to play them, and more!

How Progressive Jackpot Pokies Work?

With every bet, a small portion of each player’s wager contributes to the prize pool that keeps rising until one player manages to win the progressive jackpot. At such a point, the jackpot resets, and the cycle restarts.

Progressive jackpot, or progressive pokies, is a term used in both land-based and online casinos. The term primarily refers to the jackpot reward linked to a pokies game.

Unlike fixed jackpot games, the progressive jackpot prizes with progressive jackpot slots continuously change every time players place bets on such machines. 

Like other online pokies, progressive jackpot pokies games are also powered by RNGs (Random Number Generators).

Most of you reading this will no doubt be curious about how much these machines payout. Regarding funding, generally, if a software company is paying for the progressive jackpot, there is a fair chance that a lucky punter will win a single, huge payout. However, if the funding comes from an online casino, the prize may be split into several smaller payments spanning the year.

Below are the different types of progressive jackpot games:

Stand-Alone Jackpots

Stand-alone progressive pokies games are usually found in land-based casinos. The cash prizes continue to increase with each bet made. As their name suggests, such machines are not connected to other pokies. 

In-House Jackpots

In-house progressive jackpot games have several other games, i.e., video slots linked to them. Each time NZ players bet on either of these machines, the jackpot grows, and so does the money prize. The jackpot amount in these is larger than in stand-alone or single-slot machines.

Wide Area Progressive Jackpots

Wide area progressive slot games are the trickiest to win. Since such pokie machines are linked via various other slot machines from different casinos. Therefore, if a player were to hit the jackpot playing at one of these pokies, the chance that they will be receiving a life-changing sum of money is very real. These typically involve various jackpot pokies from the same provider, for instance, Microgaming’s Mega Moolah Jackpot slots. 

Whenever a player bets on any of these pokie machines and spins the reels, a portion of their wager is added to the progressive jackpot prize pool. Wide area progressive jackpots offer big wins, often reaching millions in prizes. 

Popular Progressive Pokies in New Zealand

When looking for suitable progressive online pokies for entertaining gameplay and the chance to win big prizes possibly, the sheer amount of choice can leave some players confused as to what to choose. Below are the most popular progressive pokies in New Zealand.

Mega Moolah by Microgaming

Launched by Microgaming in 2009, Mega Moolah is among the world’s biggest, most popular progressive jackpot pokies, let alone New Zealand, owing to its entertaining gameplay and top-notch graphics. Apart from offering multi-million jackpot prizes, playing the game is very straightforward. Moreover, the Mega Moolah jackpot offers a four-tiered potential progressive jackpot.

Mega Fortune by NetEnt

NetEnt’s Mega Fortune features a luxurious theme and a maximum potential win of over 2000x your bet, excluding jackpots. The progressive pokie game features a rather high RTP percentage of 96.6%. 

Of course, the game’s progressive jackpot bonus is considered its highlight and has three variations: Rapid, Major, and Mega. Each one begins at a different size but grows progressively as the game continues.

Juicy Joker Mega Moolah by Just for the Win and Microgaming

Juicy Joker Mega Moolah is a product of a collaboration between Just for the Win and Microgaming. The game is arranged across five reels, three rows, and 20 paylines. The game has a slightly lower RTP of 92.03%. 

Juicy Joker Mega Moolah offers four progressive jackpot prizes, which you can potentially trigger by landing three identical jackpot symbols and then spinning the game’s progressive jackpot wheel. The wheel may then offer a random cash prize or one of its progressive jackpots.

How To Choose the Best Progressive Pokies Games

To the newbie, progressive pokies might all look the same. Therefore they might be tempted to just select one and start spinning those reels. However, there are certain factors you should consider which will have an effect on your overall enjoyment as well as the way you should play the game. Below are the factors to consider when choosing the best progressive pokies games.


Whether it is a three-reel or a five-reel game, considering the theme and design is crucial. The game must be immersive and entertaining, regardless of its type, with crisp graphics and smooth gameplay. Pokies have numerous themes, ranging from mischievous leprechauns and Egyptian Gods to fierce animals and cowboys. 

Bet Amounts

Considering the amount you are going to bet is crucial. Games often have restrictions; there will always be a minimum betting amount you must stake to stand a chance at landing the jackpot. Therefore, if you are targeting the biggest win, please ensure your bets contribute to the jackpot. Otherwise, you will play a game with a lower RTP without any benefit.

Payout Rates and Jackpot Prize Pools

The payout rate or the RTP value must also be considered. This is particularly important because progressive slot games typically have lower RTPs than regular pokies games. So, assuming you are playing for real money, you must consider the tradeoff between playing a game with a slightly lower RTP vs the chances of scoring the jackpot.

Also, consider the total jackpot prize and how it is formed. Consider whether you want a large cash prize with a smaller chance of winning or a smaller prize pool with a bigger chance of winning.

Paylines and Game Mechanics

Check the game’s paylines and possible game mechanics. In theory, more paylines mean more chances to win. Plus, many useful game mechanics exist, such as bonus rounds where the game awards you free spins, so looking out for those also helps.

Game Providers and Software

Always look at the software developers behind the game you are considering. Developers such as NetEnt, Microgaming, and Evolution Gaming are known to provide high-quality pokies with enhanced graphics and entertaining gameplay. Their games are also guaranteed to be powered by RNGs to ensure fair gameplay.

Playing Progressive Pokies at Fruity King NZ

Fruity King NZ is home to numerous progressive pokies. All you have to do is sign up and make a deposit to start playing them. Below is how you can sign up with Fruity King Casino to start playing:

  • Head to the Fruity King Casino website and select “Register” on the top right of the screen 
  • A sign-up form will appear, where you must enter your email, password, and phone number. After filling in the required information, press “Submit.”
  • Another detailed sign-up form will appear, asking you to provide your full name, gender, date of birth, address, country, postal code, and preferred currency. You can also enter the online casino’s welcome bonus code on this page
  • Confirm all your details, check the terms and conditions, and complete the account registration
  • Once signed up, you can make an initial deposit using your preferred banking method
  • Finally, choose from various progressive pokies games and start spinning those reels

Progressive Pokies FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding progressive pokies.

Q. What are progressive pokies?

Progressive pokies are games that add to an overall pot. A certain percentage of every wager is collected from each spin until some lucky player eventually hits the jackpot. This player would end up winning the accumulated amount.

Q. How do progressive jackpot pokies work?

Progressive pokies jackpots work where a small portion of every bet contributes towards a bigger jackpot.

Q. What are the benefits of playing progressive pokies online?

Progressive pokies online are very easy to play. They often have special features and bonus rounds and offer smaller and random jackpots. Moreover, the value of the main prize can be life-changing if you are lucky enough.

Q. How do I choose the best progressive pokies to play?

When choosing progressive pokies, always consider factors such as the paylines and game mechanics, the game providers offering the games, the minimum bet requirements, and the jackpot prize pools, among other factors.

Q. Can I win real money playing progressive pokies?

Yes. Like regular pokies, progressive pokies are also games of chance. Hence, provided luck is on your side, you can win real money while playing progressive pokies.

Q. Is it safe to play progressive pokies?

Progressive pokies are safe to play. Licensed casinos like Fruity King NZ use RNGs and data encryption to ensure fairness and safety.

Q. How do I get started playing progressive pokies at Fruity King NZ?

You can start playing progressive pokes at Fruity King NZ by first signing up with the casino, which only takes a few minutes. After registering, you can choose from the many progressive pokies games offered.