GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site,

Jackpot Royale

Aristocrat Technologies

Jackpot Royale

Manufacturer: Aristocrat Technologies
Five-reel, multi-game, multi-line video slot
.05, .10, .25 (multi-denomination)
Max Bet:
50, 100, 200
Top Award:
Progressive; $200 reset
Hit Frequency:
Approximately 50%


This is one of Aristocrat’s new multi-game units, with two games loaded into the sleek Viridian cabinet. It also is available in the manufacturer’s new Crown Slant cabinet.

The two games, “Golden Shield” and “Jaguar King,” are in Aristocrat’s Double Standalone Progressive series. Each game is available in five-line, 10-line or 25-line configuration. Both game programs are very volatile. Both have free-spin bonuses—Golden Shield awards 20 free spins; Jaguar King, 15—with similar base game features. The frequency of the free-spin feature is higher on the Jaguar King game.

The progressive jackpot feature is the same for both games. There are two progressive prizes, a “Minor” that resets at $20, and a “Major” that resets at $200. According to the manufacturer, the average Minor jackpot is $120, and the average Major jackpot is $1,200.

Three or more gold “Ace” symbols on an active payline trigger one of the progressives. Three Ace symbols return a fixed prize of $20. Four symbols win the Minor jackpot; five symbols win the Major.

In addition to a choice of games, Jackpot Royale is a multi-denomination machine. Each of the two games is offered in nickel, dime and 25-cent denominations—itself a unique feature, since these games are both very volatile.

One of the strongest features of this slot is the cabinet—Aristocrat’s Viridian cabinet makes for an elegant presentation, with two LCD monitors comprising the entire face of the game, which makes it easy for the operator to switch out games when more are available from the manufacturer. Viridian also will be Aristocrat’s cabinet of the future for server-based gaming.

Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

    Recent Feature Articles

  • The King of London

    British casinos took a giant leap forward when Simon Thomas and his father Jimmy took over the fabled Hippodrome theater in London and created a casino for the new world

  • Finally Florida

    With the U.S. Supreme Court denying an injunction, Florida was added to the list of states that have legalized sports betting with a monopoly for the Seminole tribe

  • Less Is More

    How to solve the staffing conundrum

  • Thunder Down Under

    Is the Australian gaming market primed for a resurgence?

  • Cashless Connections

    As several cashless payment solutions compete and, in many cases, partner, the path to cash-free gaming accelerates