Arabian Nights was released by NetEntertainment (NetEnt) back in 2005. It is still a very popular slot despite fierce completion with more modern slot machines. How has Arabian Nights managed to retain its popularity? The answer is simple – Arabian Nights has a huge progressive jackpot.
When you play Arabian Nights its age will be obvious. The graphics are old-fashioned and there are few special features. This is definitely not a game with 3D feel, film clips and advanced symbols. But who cares, with a progressive jackpot famous for paying out millions of euro?
The largest Arabian Nights payout so far occurred in Paf Casino in 2012, when a Finnish gambler received a €8 635 872 jackpot.
The theme for Arabian Nights is Arabia. Playing this game is like being whisked away into a tale from Thousand and One Nights. Examples of symbols that can appear on the reels are Bedouin tents, pointy-toe shoes, sabers, fez hats, dromedaries, oil lamps and a turban wearing Arabian man. The background sounds matches the theme perfectly.
Short facts about Arabian Nights
Arabia / Orientalism
Arabian Nights is a 5 reel slot machine.
There are 10 paylines.
Arabian Night has a fixed coin value. If you play in euro, it is always €0.50. You can elect how many paylines to activate (= bet on), but you can not bet any more or any less than 1 coin per activated payline.
The smallest possible wager is €0.50 x 1 payline x 1 coin = €0.50 per round.
The largest possible wager is €0.50 x 10 paylines x 1 coin = €5 per round.
You can only win the progressive jackpot when you bet max bet, because the progressive jackpot can only be won on the 10th payline.
Arabian Nights has a wild symbol that is also the jackpot symbol.
There is a scatter that can trigger free spins mode.
There is one progressive jackpot.
There is no bonus game.
There are no interactive elements.
The oil lamp is a scatter and the key to free spins mode
The oil lamp is a scatter symbol in Arabian Nights. Get at least 3 scatters, anywhere on the reels, to trigger free spins mode. Free spins mode consists of 15 free spins.
The man in the turban – a very powerful symbol
The man in the turban is a wild symbol. It can substitute any other symbol except for the oil lamp. When the man in a turban is included as a wild symbol in a winning combination, the win is doubled.
The man in the turban can also function as an ordinary symbol and not as a wild symbol. When you win ordinary wins from the man in the turban, they are not doubled.
To win the progressive jackpot, you need to get 5 men in turbans on the 10th payline when the 10th payline is activated (i.e. when you have bet 10 coins on that round).
If you get five men in turbans on an active payline that is not the 10th payline, you win 10,000 coins.
The progressive jackpot
When an online casino adds Arabian Nights to their game selection, they can either join the pooled progressive Arabian Nights jackpot or elect to have their own progressive Arabian Nights jackpot. Examples of online casinos that have their own separate progressive jackpot for Arabian Nights are Paf Casino, Unibet Casino and Mr Green Casino. This is why the size of the progressive Arabian Nights jackpot can be huge at Paf Casino even though Arabian Nights just payed out its progressive jackpot in another casino, and so on.