Arabian Nights

arabian nights

Despite being one of the oldest games still offered by NetEnt, Arabian Nights attract a lot of players. The reason for this is not difficult to understand – Arabian Nights has a very big progressive jackpot.

When an online casino adds Arabian Nights to their game selection, there are two options available. They either connect the progressive jackpot to NetEnt’s progressive jackpot network, or they don’t. If they don’t, the progressive jackpot becomes a local progressive jackpot, fed by (and won by) players in that particular casino only. In an online casino where Arabian Nights is connected to NetEnt’s progressive jackpot network, the progressive jackpot that you can win is a pooled progressive jackpot, fed jointly by all the connected online casinos.

You might think that having a local progressive jackpot would mean small jackpots, but history has proven that this is not necessarily true. For instance, the largest progressive jackpot ever paid out by Arabian Nights so far was a local jackpot. This jackpot was fed by Paf Casino members only and won by a Finish Paf player in November 2012. The jackpot contained €8,635,872.

The theme for Arabian Nights is Arabia. Examples of symbols used in this slot are pointy-toed Arabian shoes, a Bedouin tent, a red fez, an oil lamp, a dromedary, a janbiya, and a man wearing a turban.

There is no mobile version of Arabian Nights.

Basic information

Developer Net Entertainment (NetEnt)
Launched 2005
Theme Arabia
Reels 5
Paylines 10
Wild symbol Yes
Scatter symbol Yes
Bonus symbol No
Free spins mode Yes
Bonus game No
Progressive jackpot Yes
Fixed jackpot 10,000 coins
RTP 95.6 percent

Betting on Arabian Nights

You can not adjust the coin value on Arabian Nights. If you are playing in Euro, 1 coin is always worth €0.50.

arabian nights2You can’t adjust how many coins to bet per payline either. When you elect to activate a payline, it means that you will bet 1 coin on it – no more.

What you do get to decide is how many paylines to activate (=wager on). You can activate anywhere from 1 payline to all 10 paylines. However, activating less than 10 paylines means that winning the progressive jackpot becomes impossible, since this jackpot can only be won on payline #10.

The smallest possible bet on Arabian Nights is €0.50 x 1 payline x 1 coin = €0.50 per round. The largest possible bet per round is €0.50 x 10 paylines x 1 coin = €5.

Wild symbol

The man wearing a turban is a wild symbol. He can substitute for any symbol, except for the oil lamp (the scatter).

When the man wearing a turban acts a wild symbol to help form a winning combination, the win is doubled. So, in this situation, the man wearing a turban is a 2x multiplier.

Scatter symbol

The oil lamp is a scatter symbol. When you get at least three oil lamps, this triggers free spins mode. Since the oil lamp is a scatter symbol, the lamps do not have to line up on an active payline to trigger free spins. Three oil lamps scattered willy nilly over the reels will be sufficient to trigger free spins mode on Arabian Nights.

Bonus symbol

Arabian Nights has no bonus symbol.

Free spins mode

The free spins mode is comprised by 15 free spins. You don’t get any special perks during free spins (multipliers, extra wilds, etc).

Bonus game

There is no bonus game.

Winning the progressive jackpot

If you get five men wearing turbans on payline #10 you win the progressive Arabian Nights jackpot, but only if you have activated the tenth payline. So, you must play with all ten paylines active (=wager on all paylines) to have a chance to win the progressive jackpot.