A "global jackpot" is a shared jackpot system linked across multiple online casinos or slots. Players from all over the world then have the opportunity to win such a global jackpot by playing one of the linked slots. Every wager made on one of these slots ultimately contributes to a part of the jackpot. The global jackpot keeps growing until one lucky player wins it. This type of jackpot offers players the opportunity to, well, a gain major winnings that are significantly higher than the the payout of a normal slot.