Arabian Nights is a five-reel, three-row online slot with ten active paylines. The game was developed by NetEnt and features a low volatility. The RTP for this title varies depending if it feeds into a local or global jackpot. The release will feature one or the other, but not both.
Regardless of the progressive jackpot type, players can expect rare but big wins. If you are playing with the global jackpot, the seed value starts at £26,088.8.
The title’s primary draw is the progressive jackpot it offers. However, players can also look forward to free spins with tripled wins. Wins with Wilds also have their payouts doubled. The 2x increase does not include wins with just Wild symbols. These multipliers cannot be combined.
As we previously mentioned, Arabian Nights comes with two jackpots. It can have a global jackpot or a local one. Which one is active depends on the casino you are playing in. The global jackpot offers bigger rewards, as it connects players across multiple releases. However, that is not enough for us to dismiss local jackpots entirely.
NetEnt has made slight adjustments to the math model. In the global jackpot version, 4.5% of each bet contributes to the global jackpot. In the local jackpot version, the contribution per bet is increased to 5%. However, the seed value for local jackpots is lower. In both versions of this slot, 10% of contributions are set aside for the next jackpot.
You need to score a five Wild win in order to score the progressive jackpot. This remains true regardless of what version you are playing. The progressive jackpot win cannot be increased by any of the multipliers. The Arabian Nights jackpot typically pays out around every 150 days.
Arabian Nights Gameplay & Features
Players can enjoy this release in a 5×3 playing field with ten fixed paylines. Individual paylines cannot be toggled on or off. The gameplay loop in Arabian Nights is quite simple, owing to its low variance and high hit rate. There are ten base game icons, as well as a Wild and Scatter.
The genie is the Wild, while a golden lamp is the Scatter. In case you were uncertain what the theme is, let us break the mystery. It is an Arabian theme, possibly drawing inspiration from the famous story about Aladdin. High-paying symbols include scimitar, curled- toe shoes, tent, fez and camel. Low rewards come from typical playing cards icons 9, 10, J, Q and K.
Wins are awarded by finding two or three identical symbols in adjacent positions. All winning combinations must start with the leftmost reel and follow an active payline. Otherwise, their cash prize will not be granted. Paylines are straightforward, and have no additional properties.
RTP varies depending on game version. The local jackpot actually has a better RTP, which is 95.62%. Meanwhile, the global jackpot’s RTP is 95.22%. The global jackpot is bigger, owing to accepting players from all around. Despite that, we can see expected return slightly favours local progressive jackpots. Both are below the current average RTP for modern video slots. Nonetheless, the game is very much playable.
Sandy Free Spins
Find three or more Scatters in any position to win 15 free spins.
All wins with the exception of the jackpot wins are tripled during free spins.
It is possible to land three or more Scatters to win an additional set of 15 free spins.
However, these extra free spins will not benefit from the 3x multiplier.
The 3x multiplier cannot combine with the 2x multiplier present in Wilds.
This is a safe feature, no surprises, very straightforward.
Biggest Jackpot Wins
Three millionaires in a month – £1.25m
NetEnt caught plenty of attention when three of their progressive jackpot games produced millionaires! Arabian Nights contributed with a £1.25 million jackpot. It was paid out to a lucky player at EuroCasino on Tuesday, June 17th 2018. The win was accompanied by two more jackpots on Hall of Gods and Mega Fortune Dreams.
Lucky Swede scores big – £1.25m
It seems Arabian Nights likes this jackpot amount quite a bit. A Swedish player got the five Wilds needed to score the progressive jackpot. He also scored a £1.25 million win, playing with a ten-euro bet at Hajper Casino. NetEnt’s Director of Games Bryan Upton commented he was “thrilled the game delivered a life changing win yet again”. Considering it launched in 2005, we can definitely agree with his sentiment.
A £1.2 million jackpot on Arabin Nights goes to Greece
A NetBet member won a jackpot while playing Arabian Nights in October 2020. The gambler celebrated his win anonymously. The representatives at NetBet acknowledged such a win must be life-changing. After all, the total sum amounted to £1.2 million. There is no doubt it was welcomed in the lucky winner’s life. Congratulations to you, sir!
Arabian Nights pays €1.6 Million at Paf
On a hot summer night in July 2017, a slot lover clicked on the Max Bet bet button (€5) while playing Arabian Nights at Paf Casino. Before he knew it, he became a millionaire. Arabian Nights rewarded him with €1,795,856. Huge win, but the biggest ever win on this 10-line progressive was €4.8 million.
Late-Nigh Play Results in €2.6m Jackpot
A player by the name of Monica bagged a jackpot win worth €2,633,052 on Arabian Nights in April 2015. Most people in Sweden were sound asleep on that late April night when Monica hit 5 Wild symbols in a row and instantly became a millionaire. In was later revealed that she didn’t even believe the win happened. After the lucky spin, she even played some more and went to bed. Once she fully grasped the magnitude of her win, the celebrations began. It was reported that her plans included paying off the loan for her home, traveling and donating to charity.