Here at Butlers Bingo when we say jackpot we’re not referring to the 60’s crime film or the Transformers character. No, we’re talking money – and lots of it! At any given moment on the website one lucky player can hit one of the many jackpots on offer whether it be in the bingo rooms or on our progressive slot machines. But where exactly does the term jackpot come from?
Well it actually comes from an old poker term used in the 1800’s. When playing a game, no betting could take place until one player had Jacks of better. This could continue for quite a few hands where each player antes up and the pot grows in size. Eventually someone would open the pot with Jacks or better and the game would continue with the jackpot at stake!
In a similar vein, our progressive jackpots increase every second there is no winner. Why not head to the lobby and see for yourself – the ticker in the top corner will always show the current running total of what we have on offer!
While we’re on the subject of origins how about we shift gears to bingo. Bingo in its purest form comes from Lo Giuoco del Lotto d’Italia, an Italian lotto started in 1530 which is still played to this day. As it made its way through different countries the name of the game changed and “Bingo” was finally coined in the early 1900s when a “Beano” player called house with the wrong word!
So, from vigilante superheroes to the king of Cashalot himself, there’s Tunzamunni up for grabs in jackpots of all shapes and sizes. Our “mini” jackpots are won all the time but do you have what it takes to topple the tower of ever-growing jackpots? Find out now!