Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has introduced a world first with the addition of a Progressive Jackpot to its exclusive Live Caribbean Stud Poker game.
Evolution’s Caribbean Stud Poker, created in partnership with Games Marketing, is already unique in that it is the only online live version of this hugely popular poker game available from a major licensed Live Casino provider. The addition of the new Progressive Jackpot further differentiates the game and extends Evolution’s growing range of exclusive content.
Fully integrated into Caribbean Stud Poker’s gameplay and UI, the new Progressive Jackpot should prove to be a major attraction to online players as it adds significantly increased potential winnings through a simple side bet. Not only that, the Progressive Jackpot side bet pays out to qualifying players even if the player folds or is beaten by the dealer’s hand in the main game.
The top-level Jackpot prize on offer is the Progressive Jackpot, which keeps growing in value until it is won with a Royal Flush. A second level of Jackpot prizes offers fixed-value payouts for poker hands below a Royal Flush — from Three of a Kind, through Straight, Flush, Full House and Four of a Kind, up to a Straight Flush paying €2,500.
The Progressive Jackpot prize has been floated with an initial €50,000 fund from Evolution. The prize fund then becomes progressively larger as a percentage of all Progressive Jackpot side bets placed on the Caribbean Stud Poker table goes into the Jackpot fund.
Todd Haushalter, Chief Product Officer at Evolution, said: “We are extremely excited by the potential of this first ever Jackpot for Caribbean Stud Poker. Players are attracted to big money prizes — and the main Progressive Jackpot has the potential to reach millions. Just as importantly, players like to know they stand to win other prizes while going for ‘the big one’.”
He added: “Our first licensees have already launched our Jackpot and we continue to add licensees daily. The aim is to get as many of our licensees on board as soon as possible to get the value of that main Progressive Jackpot prize soaring.”