What’s the main differences between the Lightning Cash and Lightning Link slot machines?

Well you can have as an example a Lightning Cash Best Bet and a Lightning Link Best Bet pokies (slot) game on the casino floor, seems a bit confusing at first sight.

Well the games are the exact same slot machine in design, game play, hold and spin bonuses and all other regular features.

The Big Differences

The differences of note are only about how the jackpots are pooled or not pooled between the machine types ie: Lightning Link (pooled between games) or Lightning  Cash (not pooled between games).

Lightning Link Jackpots Explained

With Lightning Link games, the Grand jackpots are pooled (shared) between other Lightning Link pokies usually located in the same cluster (bank) of machines or they may even connect with another bank of machines in another location on the casino floor.

A popular combination bank (group) of games side by side might include Wild Chuco, Magic Pearl, Moon Race, High Stakes, Tiki Fire or Sahara Gold. They all contribute to the exact same top-level Grand jackpot prize amount.

To note: this is only for the Grand jackpot and the Major jackpot prize is relative just to the individual machine as it’s not linked (connected) in the group of games for any other jackpots other than the Grand jackpot.

Lightning Cash Jackpots Explained

On the flipside, Lightning Cash games are stand alone machines and do not link or share jackpot contributions with any other machines. They are somewhat of a loner on the casino floor so they do not link or share any jackpot prizes with other games.


So, in summary the games are identical in design overall but the only difference is the way they connect or don’t connect with other machines for the Grand jackpot prize pools. Lightning Link games tend to be more popular as they usually offer bigger Grand jackpot prizes than the Lightning Cash slot machines.

Where to Play Lightning Link & Lightning Cash Games For Money 

You can only play these games at land casinos presently, all these slot machines are not available online at the moment. In fact you probably will not find any Aristocrat real money slots online anywhere.

Where to Play / Download Lightning Link & Lightning Cash Games

If you love Lightning Link and Lightning Cash games the best place to get the app download is to visit facebook, you have 3 great sites from Aristocrat available to play these games and they are all free to enjoy.

Just do a search for “Heart of Vegas” or “Cashman” or “Lightning Link Casino”. Download one or all of of these official Aristocrat apps and you are good to go on any device – NB: you need to be connected to the internet to play the games as the apps are not a stand alone software install.

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