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What are “Hot” and “Cold” Jackpots?

15 Mar 2022

You might’ve heard it before, where players choose whether or not to play a game at the online casino based on if it’s “hot” or “cold”.

But what are “hot” and “cold” jackpots?

Simply put, a “hot” jackpot is one that will fall and payout soon, while a “cold” one is the opposite.

The question is, how would you even be able to tell what “temperature” a jackpot has? We have the answer right here!

Disclaimer: The theory of hot and cold games is no guarantee for winning. Some even say it’s part of a Gambler’s Fallacy. We ask that you always gamble responsibly. Never play with money you can’t afford to lose.

How to “Temperature Check” a Jackpot

Checking the temperature of a jackpot is similar to figuring out which cricket team will win the IPL. There’s some research involved, analysing previous wins, quality of the gameplay, and so on.

But, as you may know, no matter how much research is done beforehand, there are no guarantees that your team will win. The same goes for jackpots.

However, keeping an eye on the statistics of a jackpot can give you an indication of how it behaves. It’s then up to you if you want to follow the presumed pattern or not.

Fall frequency

One of the most important aspects to look for is how often the jackpot falls (pays out)

While a Red Tiger Daily Jackpot is guaranteed to fall within 24 hours, progressives like Mega Moolah have a higher range.

For example, Mega Moolah falls once every 8 weeks, on average. Compare this with the WowPot! Jackpot that has been known to take months to fall!

When was the last time it fell?

Yes, a jackpot can fall at any time, but being aware of when they usually fall is still helpful knowledge, as it will help you plan your gambling.

If a jackpot fell, say, yesterday, and it usually takes around 10 weeks to fall, it will be considered “cold” for a few weeks.

At the same time, a jackpot that usually falls every week won’t have time to get properly “cold”.

Jackpot size

When using an investment to play for the chance of hitting the jackpot, it’s good to keep your investment and potential profit in mind.

What we mean is, you’ll want to make the most with your money. Investing a lot of money into a game with a small jackpot won’t be profitable unless you hit that lucky spin, that is.

Want to get nerdy? To calculate a jackpot's “value”, divide its size by the waiting time (in weeks).

Here’s a theoretical example based on earlier values of these jackpots:

Mega Moolah: ₹4,40,00,000 / 8 weeks = ₹55,00,000 weekly

Jackpot Giant: ₹4,28,00,000 / 60 weeks = ₹713,333 weekly

How to, responsibly, chase a jackpot

With a crorepati life in sight, it’s easy to lose track of time and money spent. This is why it’s important to be responsible and mindful when playing for a jackpot. 

These are our best tips for safe and secure jackpot hunting:

Respect your bankroll

We can’t stress this enough; never play with money you can’t afford to lose. Making sure that your bankroll is healthy and reflects your income and expenses will ensure that you aren’t risking your health and security when gambling.

Mind the bet size

While Mega Moolah gives everyone a chance on the jackpot no matter the bet size, this isn’t the case for all slots online

Mega Millions requires you to bet on all paylines for you to be in the game for the jackpot. This means that the smallest bet will be ₹300, compared to ₹2,50 for Mega Moolah.

That said, the higher the bet in Mega Moolah, the higher the chance of triggering the jackpot.

Take a break

Gambling is fun, especially when you’re trying to cash in big! But remember, it’s just a game, and you do need to eat, sleep, work, and care for your friends and family.

A nifty trick is to set a timer for how long you can play or a less busy day during the week where you’ve got time to gamble. 

If you wish to take a longer break, reach out to us, and we’ll assist you.


What are “hot” and “cold” jackpots? Well, they are, at the end of the day, the same thing. A jackpot where one lucky spin can make a player rich. 

The “hot” or “cold” aspect is simply an entertaining way of finding patterns in jackpots and a way for us to decide which jackpot games to play when.

As with other casino strategies, finding hot jackpots is a game on its own and a great addition to the entertainment already available here at Pure Win.

So have fun, and we wish you the best of luck, no matter which game you play!

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