Progressive blackjack is a popular variation of the game. It is similar to classic blackjack, but there are several differences that should be considered before playing. The distinction is that it gives the player the opportunity to win the ever-increasing jackpot. If you want to win the progressive jackpot, you must deposit an additional $1 bet. Except for modest modifications in when the cards can be doubled, divided, hit, or stand, all other rules remain the same. So like traditional blackjack, progressive blackjack is a player-dealer game. This extra bet provides you a chance to win some really big jackpots. Each player can play up to five hands at a time. Split hands still count as 1.