Arabian Nights slot – NetEnt


Arabian Nights reviewPlay Arabian Nights for the chance to become a millionaire. Arabian Nights is just one of several successful, progressive, online slots produced by Net Entertainment. Released around a decade ago, it is one of NetEnt’s older slots with an RTP of about 95.2% or 95.6% depending on whether or not the hosting casino offers the Global Jackpot (managed by NetEnt) or a Local Jackpot (managed by the casino itself). Arabian Nights’ highest paid progressive Jackpot was a Local Jackpot in the amount of €8.6 million awarded November, 2012. One of the largest Global Jackpots was recently awarded in the amount of €2.6 million in May, 2015. A few years after the slot’s initial release, Arabian Nights was made available online and is playable on any desktop or mobile device.

Play Arabian Nights Beneath the Stars

Arabian Nights is a 3-row, 5-reel, 10-adjustable payline slot set against a city background straight from “Arabian Nights.” There is the occasional twinkling of stars, a nice animation detail, however, the overall visual quality of the cartoonish graphics falls short of other Aladdin themed slots such as QuickSpin’s Genie’s Touch. The music and sound compliment the theme nicely.

Arabian Nights offers 10 Bet options adjustable by pressing the Bet Lines button. Choose to play 1-10 Lines per spin for a Coin Bet range of 1-10 and Cash Bet range of 50p-£5 per spin at the online casino Vera&John. The Coin Value (0.50) and Bet Level (1) remain constant with 50p per Line. So, if you choose to play 3 Lines that would be a Coin Bet of 3 and Cash Bet of £1.50 per spin. Betting just 1 payline may be the most affordable option, however, the best chance for frequent wins is to activate all of the paylines at £5. Unfortunately, that adds up fast. The Cash Bet range is rather narrow when compared to other online progressives by NetEnt such as Hall of Gods or Mega Fortune. Unlike those slots, Arabian Nights offers the potential to win the Jackpot off of the Max Bet (£5) only.

This online slot features 2 special symbols: the Magic Lamp Scatter and the Arabian Man Wild. Only 2+ Scatter or Wild symbols are required for a win. Scatters can show anywhere across the reels despite selected payline(s) for a win, and award Free Spins. A Wild can replace any symbol except a Scatter, and doubles the pay of any winning combo it completes. Arabian Nights has 10 regular symbols. Listed from highest value to lowest, they are: Sword, Shoes, Tent, Hat, Camel, King-9.

Winning combinationFor a win, get 2+ or 3+ matching regular Arabian Nights symbols across an active payline starting with reel 1. Match only 2+ Sword, Shoes, Tent or Hat and 3+ of the rest for a win. Win on more than one bet line per spin, and it will add up to one larger win. For example, if a spin yields 3 matching Kings (symbol value of 150, 30, 5) and 2 matching Tents (symbol value of 500, 75, 10, 2), then the total Win would be 7 Coins (£3.50 Cash). The paytable symbol values remain fixed despite the change in Bets. The game calculates the Coin win by multiplying the Symbol Value x Bet Level, so essentially, the payout per Line is the same whether you bet the min or max. Cash Wins are calculated by multiplying Coin Win x Coin Value. To make it easy to track cash flow and Bets, this slot auto-calculates the Coin and Cash Wins along the bottom of the screen.

Special Features

Arabian Night’s Auto play offers selection of 15-1,000 spins. Like most NetEnt slots, advanced Auto play settings allow players to set it to auto-stop: on any win (including Free Spins and Jackpot), if a single win is more than a set amount, or if cash balance increases or decreases by a set amount.

Press Spin again once a spin is in play to stop the reels faster.

Click the wrench lower left to switch sound effects or background music off. Hit the speaker to adjust volume.

Arabian Nights Bonus Features

Scatter symbolFree Spins: Spin 3+ Scatters to get 15 Free Spins. A 3x Multiplier is awarded to all Free Spin Wins except for a Jackpot. If 3+ Scatters show during a Free Spin, then 15 more are awarded, but the Multiplier does not apply.

Wild symbolProgressive Jackpot: Arabian Nights offers the chance to win either the Global Jackpot or Local Jackpot. A Jackpot can only be won by selecting the Maximum Bet of £5 with all 10 paylines activated. Spin 5 Wilds to win big.

Coin Win: Get 5 Wilds (without betting the max) to win 10,000 Coins (£5,000).

Summary table Arabian Nights

Software developer NetEnt
Supported on mobile devices Yes
Release date May 2005
Payout Percentage RTP (?) 95,2% Global Jackpot, 95,6% Local Jackpot, without Jackpot 90,6%
Volatility / variance (?) Avarage
Features (?) Scatter, Free spins with Multiplier
Roles / pay-lines (?) 5 / 10
Min. / Max. bet 50p up to £5
Betting levels (?) 1 up to 10
Max. prize Check out the jackpot stand


Is Arabian Nights Still Relevant?

As seen in other progressive slots such as Good Girl Bad Girl, this online slot only awards the Jackpot when the Max Bet is laid. However, the Max Bet for Arabian Nights is only £5 whereas the Max Bet for Good Girl Bad Girl is £150 giving Arabian Nights an edge over the competition. Despite the fact that Arabian Nights has been outshined visually by newer, flashier slots, this online progressive slot still holds its own and continues to make millionaires today. If progressive slots are your favorite kind of slot, check out these other progressive slots.

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  • Graphics & Sound 6
  • Features 8
  • Usability 7
  • Bet Options 6
  • Originality 6
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