Realtime Gaming Progressive Games – Games With Progressive Jackpots by RTG

Since the picture for online casino gaming in the US remains hazy while legal issues get worked out, there aren't many companies in the industry with American ties. Realtime Gaming is the rare exception, founded in Atlanta in 1998 before moving overseas in the 2000s. Currently, the company is owned by Hastings International, which operates out of Curacao. Realtime Gaming is known for letting its licensees have the freedom to modify some parts of its software, including setting their own payout percentages for slots and video poker. It also leaves the responsibility for observing online gaming laws to the licensees, which for now means that many will accept players from the US, a rarity in the industry.

The Realtime Gaming lineup of progressive slots games has a tendency to be focused around money, perhaps appropriately since they pay out fairly large amounts. Aztec's Millions is one of the headliners, attracting notice with its stylized graphics and subdued color scheme. It offers players a chance to take down a seven-digit jackpot for just one $5 spin, which no doubt also helps account for its popularity. Shopping Spree and Midlife Crisis also add some humor to the mix, each one aiming for a slightly different demographic. They share a progressive jackpot pool that also can grow to top $1 million. Light Speed and IRIS 3000 help round out the slots roster with two more different themes.

Realtime Gaming casinos can also provide some progressive jackpot action to table games players. Caribbean Stud Poker and Caribbean Hold Em are both variations on classic five-card stud poker translated to a table game format. They share a progressive pool that increases when players wager on a special side bet. Even a flush can catch a small payout from the jackpot pool, but a royal flush is the ultimate goal, winning the entire accumulated progressive jackpot. Let Em Ride is a takeoff on the Let It Ride table game with its own progressive feature.

Some Realtime Gaming casinos have been embroiled in controversy in the past, but those were troubles with the individual licensees and not a symptom of some larger problem. Most online casinos running the RTG software and regulated, honest operations like Club World Casino, Cherry Red, Bovada and Slots Oasis. As noted above, some will accept US-based customers, but be sure to check on possible deposit and withdrawal methods before attempting to play from the US.