Player Advantage at Progressive Jackpots
A player that chooses only to play when the progressive jackpot is higher than the break-even point, is still making money for the casino, and so is welcomed and may earn complimentary gifts while playing the progressive jackpot. Consider a game with a 10% house edge, and a 2% progressive jackpot contribution. This progressive jackpots game is 8% in favor of the house. The 2% progressive jackpots contribution is accumulated in a special "account", to be won by a talented or even lucky progressive jackpots player. The mechanism behind the progressive jackpots game is programmed that while some of the progressive jackpots winners will be taking home more money than they deposited into the game machines, any amount that they win over an above a 8% loss is made up from the progressive jackpot "account" that the machine puts on the side.
Savvy and experienced gamblers are aware of this, and in many occasions may organize groups of players to play machines where the progressive jackpots are fin favor of the progressive jackpots player. Such teams of progressive jackpots players might in many cases displace regular players, making the progressive machines unattainable just when they are most interesting. As a result of that, some brick and mortar casinos have a strict policy of forbidding "team play", and will remove players they suspect might be in on playing in such teams.