Online slots can be divided into two broad groups – regular or fixed slots and progressive jackpot slots. Let’s take a look at how they differ.
Fixed Jackpot or Classic Slots
Fixed jackpot slots (sometimes called classic slots) offer a jackpot prize that is fixed, i.e. it is one specific amount. For example, playing Book of Ra with a bet of €0.01 will give you a maximum jackpot of €50, no more and no less. These are often traditionally designed machines (as all machines were before the era of online slots).
The potential winnings are smaller, but the chances of winning are higher than with a progressive jackpot, because the prize is landed more often. If you want to have more fun with smaller amounts at stake, play fixed machines at online casinos.
Progressive Jackpot Slots
In progressive jackpot slots, the jackpot – the big prize – is incremental. The amount increases steadily each time a player makes a bet. In online slots, the amounts can be measured in thousands and sometimes even millions of euros. Read more about so-called jackpot machines here.
They accumulate as players play the machine in an online casino anywhere in the world. When one lucky player wins big, it starts all over again. Some of the most popular progressive jackpot slots in Latvia include Divine Fortune.
How to choose between fixed and progressive jackpot slots?
If you want to win really big (we’re talking ten, one hundred thousand euros or more) and you like to gamble with bigger amounts, then progressive jackpot slots are for you. But remember, you’re also less likely to win than in fixed slots, and you might enjoy the fun of the game for a shorter period of time.
Top slot games at Latvian online casinos
Here are some of the most popular slots games at online casinos in Latvia right now. You can also play them all on your mobile phone or tablet.
Book of Ra / Book of Ra Deluxe
Book of Ra is the most popular slot machine in Latvia (developed by Novomatic) and has already gained a cult status. It is mentioned in Latvian hip-hop songs (“Singapūras Satīns” – “Book of Ra”) and urban poems, as well as in folklore sayings such as “let’s go read a book”.
There are a number of sequels, such as Book of Ra Deluxe or Book of Ra Magic, all of which allow you to multiply your winnings by guessing red or black to double your winnings. This feature has been popular with players since the days of physical slot machines.
Book of Dead
It’s no wonder that a game as successful as Book of Ra has its copies. The game developed by Play’n Go is very similar to the original, the theme is the same, the visuals are slightly different. Like the original, it has 5 reels and 10 paylines.
This slot combines a universe theme with bright gems shining in different colours. Starburst is a relatively simple game with no feature games, and unpretentious graphics, reminiscent in some ways of classic slot machines. Interestingly, Starburst wins are counted on both the right and left sides and there are only 10 paylines.
If you’re a fan of horror stories and vampire themes, then this could be for you! Blood Suckers by NetEnt takes you into a gothic, dark world and offers exciting bonus features.
This progressive jackpot slot from NetEnt is themed around Ancient Greek mythology and is popular both in Latvia and around the world. Five reels and 20 paylines. Divine Fortune allows you to immerse yourself in mythical atmosphere and meet Minotaur, Medusa’s Head and other characters from Ancient Greek legends, while giving you the chance to win tens of thousands of dollars.
Other popular online slot games include Lucky Lady’s Charm (Lucky Lady’s Charm Deluxe) and Lord of the Ocean (the new Lord of the Ocean Magic).