What is Jackpot on CSGO sites?
This is possibly one of the most classic games on CSGO gambling sites ever. The rules are quite simple, and the payoff can be great if you play it right.
As suggested by the name, the game is based around a pot that contains a number of items. It used to be CSGO skins exclusively, but now it might be credits as well depending on the site.
To enter the chance to win, you deposit your skins or credits into the pot, and the odds of winning are distributed according to how much of the total you have deposited. Let us say you bet $1 in a $100 pot, then your chance of winning will be 1%. If you win you get to keep the skins or credits minus the fee charged by the website. The simplicity of the game has made it one of the mainstays of CSGO sites for a long time.
How is it different from other games?
Compared to crash, coinflip or, roulette, you are playing against other people rather than the website itself. This means that rather than winning skins or credits owned by the website you get what other people have a bet. This freer format also contributes to odds that are not always the same.
If the first time you win a 10% chance jackpot having played with $10, it does not mean that $10 will be a 10% next time, it all depends on how much players put in the pot each round. This also contributes to the game being exceedingly risky for players with smaller budgets, but with risk, there is the reward.
Winning a jackpot
Due to its nature, jackpots can offer a massive return for massive risk if you are playing on a small budget. As we mentioned before you could win $100 of skins on just $1 if you are lucky enough. This means that low chance players with a 5-2% chance could be lucky in winning pots of large sizes, with most jackpots ranging from about $100 to more than $2000.
A win is not guaranteed, and we urge you to play with care. However, the point is that compared to traditional fixed return games (excluding Crash) jackpots have truly unlimited possible returns meaning that with a lot of luck, you can win a lot of stuff.
Is jackpot any good?
Short answer, yes! As we mentioned before, not only does it allow for unlimited gains if you are lucky, but it is structured differently in terms of payout too.
Games like case openings are structured to provide profit for the websites by skewing the odds and prices somewhat less favorably, in a similar way, other games work too.
Those who might know about roulette might have heard about the 49% rule, which suggests that the house wins 51% and therefore provides a profit. This, however, is not the case with Jackpot which is against other players and therefore the chances are dependent on the pot. This means that depending on the website, the true return (accounting for fees and prices) might be higher than other games.
I can not find many Jackpot sites, why is that?
As we said above, Jackpot is not that profitable for gambling sites as it has a different fee structure. But the main reason comes from the 2016 CSGO Gambling Scandal in which many Jackpot sites were implicated. Due to the user versus user nature of the game, many criticized sites for rigging Jackpot games making players lose massive amounts of money in favour of streamers and YouTubers.
Now with the CSGO gambling scene in good health and it being trustworthy again, many sites have opted not to include the game seeing that it is less profitable and, that the ‘random seed’ method - now commonly used for validity checks - is harder to implement. As such, whenever you get the chance to play on a good jackpot site, you should take it. They are rare and could easily boost your inventory.
Why should you play Jackpot?
If you are looking for that knife unboxing rush of adrenaline, visible odds and, want to take the risk, Jackpot can offer the best return on your investment. The risk that is present in Jackpot can not be found elsewhere but neither the returns and, you may return victorious with hundreds on new skins to your name. As always you should play responsibly. But if you are feeling lucky and want to win big, maybe try your hand at Jackpot.