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Gayle Mitchell, one of the first women to break through the “felt ceiling” of the previously male-dominated world of casino gambling gurus, is now regarded as one of North America’s leading experts on casino gambling.

Gayle’s commitment to educating the gambling public began almost 20 years ago, when she walked into a Las Vegas casino and experienced for the first time the thrill that comes with winning even a small bet. She made up her mind then and there to learn every game in the casino, and a short time later resolved to make a career out of sharing her insights with other gamblers. She had always considered herself to be a good teacher – she believes in keeping things simple – and decided that she would commit herself to showing newbies how to become knowledgeable, intelligent gamblers.

Gayle started her own publishing company, and her first book came out in 1997. Today she is the author of seven books, seven EBooks, and a set of five Tips booklets, and has presented many seminars on casino gambling. Currently she teaches Learn to Win Programs with other leading experts at GamblingTeachers.com. The site is a player-friendly Free Gambling Learning Center offering 300+ online lessons for popular casino games plus Gambling Teachers Blog. Gayle also operates www.gamerisms.com, which is a games glossary site for sport, casino, skill and video game players.

“It’s a fact that less than 2 percent of casino players know the profitable, correct strategies and/or rules for most casino games,” Gayle says. “Our group of career teachers and writers are working to improve that statistic.”

Gayle Mitchell Websites:

www.gamblingteachers.com
www.gamerisms.com
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Progressive Slots - An Update. Part 1.

7 January 2002

Progressive Slot Players are no longer limited to MegaBucks as slot manufacturers introduce progressive versions at the same time as the companion bonus version hits the casino floor.

Most players are not aware that there are two levels of progressive jackpots -- primary and secondary. Nearly all are at least three coin machines with many graduated jackpots and pay symbol possibilities. A "primary" jackpot is the top prize offered when a player hits a specific combination. In the case of Megabucks, linked to participating casinos, these are the four Megabucks symbols that lined up correctly produce a bountiful payday. This top jackpot, increasing with each coin played is the one showing the most money, and is usually displayed with the biggest sign and numbers above the carousel or bank of machines. Secondary jackpots are displayed on smaller screens mounted below the big screen of the primary jackpot, and also increase apportionately to the number of coins played. These secondary jackpots are hit more frequently and therefore will not payout as large a sum of money on the progressive meter. If both jackpots are high, the indication is that these machines have had a lot of play without hitting either jackpot and therefore the chances of 'the big hit' are greater. Before playing any single group of progressives, check out the primary and secondary jackpots, then compare other surrounding progressives on the casino floor to see how high those jackpots are relative to their starting amounts. Change people and slot hosts can be helpful with information on where the largest progressive jackpots are located. After a progressive jackpot is hit, the meter automatically resets to the base jackpot amount. Megabucks Jackpot updates are available at: 1-888-448-2win. Listed below are ten progressives worth exploring.

1) Wheel of Fortune progressives are the most popular. They are available in four denominations--quarters, 1/2 dollar, dollars and five dollars. The dollar version resets to $1million and quarters to $200,000 after every win.

2) Nickel Deluxe is a 5 cent Slot Machine that must have 5 coins played (25 cents) to hit the jackpot. The primary jackpot is paid in annual installments. The jackpot is reset to $250,000.00 after a jackpot is hit.

3) Quarter Deluxe by IGT requires 2 coins played (50 cents) to hit the jackpot. Paid in annual installments, the jackpot is reset to $200,000. after a jackpot hit.

4) The third reel of Progressive Jeopardy 25c slots, played with max. coins, triggers the bonus round when Jeopardy! or Double Jeopardy! symbols appear on the payline. You play Jeopardy among 30 bonus boxes until a stop displays the bonus amount or double depending on original spin. Primary jackpot is paid in installments and reset to $200,000 after win. Progressive Jeopardy Nickels: You are an instant winner when you play the max. 45 coins with this progressive at the right time. The jackpot is then reset to $100,000 awaiting another jackpot hit.

5) The first Addams Family MegaJackpot was paid to a local woman when the Suncoast Casino opened in Las Vegas. A delightful payday of $278,423 was issued on the spot for this nickel machine jackpot..

6) For Party-Time players, there is a progressive 3-reel, 3-coin version by IGT. Look for the Vision Series platform and a growing jackpot that resets to $100,000 after a hit. This jackpot is paid immediately.

7) Betty Boop's Big Hit is one of the Bally Gaming's Thrillions series. Starting with a reset $100,000 jackpot and growing, these frequent jackpots are paid immediately. The multi-denomination feature supports games of different denomination to contribute and compete for a common jackpot.

8) Elvis Quarter Progressive: This 3-reel, 3-coin slot sports a bonus feature that plays your favorite tunes: JailHouse Rock, Hound Dog and Heartbreak Hotel among them. The MegaJackpot Instant Winner resets at $100,000 after payment.

9) Jackpot Bingo: Two progressive jackpots, one that resets to $200 grand in NV and $50 grand at Indian casinos. Secondary jackpot reset is 25 grand and 15 coins required to win here. Top jackpot requires maximum coin play of 30 coins and is paid out over a 20 year span.

10) Cash Quest: Party-Time version in progressive format. The bonus board feature starts with third reel where the player hits a button to 'catch and collect' bonus wins of 25 up to 1000 coins. A single 10X wild or two=100X jackpot payout. Three party symbols take the progressive jackpot that resets to $100,000. A Progressive Party--what a great idea.

There are more versions listed when we continue our progressive slots search in the next article. Progressive Slots -- An Update. Part 2. See ya then.
Gayle Mitchell
Gayle Mitchell, one of the first women to break through the “felt ceiling” of the previously male-dominated world of casino gambling gurus, is now regarded as one of North America’s leading experts on casino gambling.

Gayle’s commitment to educating the gambling public began almost 20 years ago, when she walked into a Las Vegas casino and experienced for the first time the thrill that comes with winning even a small bet. She made up her mind then and there to learn every game in the casino, and a short time later resolved to make a career out of sharing her insights with other gamblers. She had always considered herself to be a good teacher – she believes in keeping things simple – and decided that she would commit herself to showing newbies how to become knowledgeable, intelligent gamblers.

Gayle started her own publishing company, and her first book came out in 1997. Today she is the author of seven books, seven EBooks, and a set of five Tips booklets, and has presented many seminars on casino gambling. Currently she teaches Learn to Win Programs with other leading experts at GamblingTeachers.com. The site is a player-friendly Free Gambling Learning Center offering 300+ online lessons for popular casino games plus Gambling Teachers Blog. Gayle also operates www.gamerisms.com, which is a games glossary site for sport, casino, skill and video game players.

“It’s a fact that less than 2 percent of casino players know the profitable, correct strategies and/or rules for most casino games,” Gayle says. “Our group of career teachers and writers are working to improve that statistic.”

Gayle Mitchell Websites:

www.gamblingteachers.com
www.gamerisms.com