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Arabian Nights slot from NetEnt

Arabian Nights slot from NetEnt
This classic 3x5 grid, lost its glamour (first version released in 2005), 10 pay lines slot with extremely dated graphics and sound. It is legendary among players with its excellent paytable - definitely worth playing. But of course, the biggest advantage of spinning the Arabian Nights slot by NetEnt is the opportunity to hit several million, which can instantly turn your life around!

Yes - although restricted for some countries - this is one of the first-ever major progressive jackpot slots, which can give you an adrenaline kick! A good prospect to look forward to… until you hear about the real chance - the probability of hitting the jackpot is 1 to 5 431 415! Well, this is almost like playing the lottery with a negative expectation! 

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Personal testers’ opinion

Arabian Nights is obviously a game for jackpot slots lovers.

Two positive things at Arabian Nights slot:

  • the current prize pool is clearly exhibited on the site, and
  • even if you are not placing the highest bet, you can still win a good amount from the base game.

On the flip side:

  • to be eligible for the progressive jackpot, you need to place the highest bet, and
  • like all the other progressive jackpot slots, this one too carries negative mathematical expectation.

If it wasn’t to win this fortune, we wonder who would ever play this slot as anyone can see - Arabian Nights is desperately calling for a spruce up!

Probabilities of winning, hitting the jackpot, and triggering the features declared by NetEnt

  • As declared by NetEnt, the RTP when including the payments for the jackpot is 95.6%.
  • RTP excluding the jackpot is 90.6%. That will say that the funds' distribution is as follows: 65.5% possibility to win during the usual spins and 25.1% during the free spins feature.
  • For each spin, the probability of a hit (winning whatever) is 38.9%.
  • The prospect of triggering the free spins feature is 0.75% (i.e. every 133rd spin).

Hidden parameters and settings of Arabian Nights slot

  • During the spins for the progressive jackpot, the variance (volatility) of the slot is exceptionally high, with a high level of dispersion between the winnings. At this moment, the cycle length is the longest. This extended cycle length is typical for online slots with progressive jackpots
  • During the usual spins, the slot volatility is low, and the slot gives a lot of the small winnings - 4 out of 20. At this moment, the slot shows a shorter cycle and lower dispersion of winnings.
  • Both RTP’s (return to player percentage) of the Arabian Nights slot (95.6% and 90.6%) do not allow getting a positive mathematical expectation of winning at a Canadian online casino. They are also low numbers comparing with the average of 96.5% for all NetEnt online slots. 
  • If you are a fan of the Arabian theme, you can also give a spin on The Wish Master slot (NetEnt) with a higher RTP - 96.8%, but no progressive jackpot.

The features of Arabian Nights

Wild symbol

The prince plays the wild symbol, replacing any other symbol on the reels, and all wins on the pay lines with a wild in them are doubled. Wild can drop on every reel and is the essence to create the jackpot.

Scatter symbol

The magic lamp is the scatter symbol and will pay out no matter if there are only two of them and regardless of which reel they drop. Of course, when they are three, you receive the big reward of 15 free spins with always a 3x multiplier.


Five wilds (5x princes) on one pay line will grant you the massive jackpot. Growing with every player's spin, this combination can secure a seven-figure amount - straight from the base game or during the free spins. 

The probability of winning the progressive jackpot is 1 to approximately 5.5 million. Then it is calculated that if you play alone, you need to put 27 157 075 to hit a jackpot of between 1 and 5 million! Is this commonsensical?

Technical settings

  • The number of reels - 5.
  • The game is played on 10 pay-lines.
  • The maximum bet in the "Arabian Nights" is €5 (0.5 * 10).
  • The maximum payout is limited to the sum of the super jackpot.
  • The Scatter symbol is the golden lamp. Three (or more) gold lamps trigger 15 free spins with the x3 multiplier. Free spins can be re-triggered.
  • The wild symbol is Aladdin. Five wild symbols on an active line are hitting the jackpot.
  • Volatility – from average to high.
  • RTP (return to player percentage) is 95.6% (excluding jackpot potential winning 90.6%).

How to win at Arabian Nights slot? (Conclusion)

As usual, our first advice is to test the game in DEMO mode before starting to play for real money.
We do not recommend this slot to players with a low budget. Despite the hard facts about the Arabian Nights slot (deplorable animations and background sound), if you decide to gamble there, it is better to spin via maximum allowed bet!

We do recommend Arabian Nights to Jackpot seekers, but first:

  • Check if your country is permitted to participate in the Progressive Jackpot run. (This a network prize pool slot, so verify before placing your bets).
  • Check the amount already collected waiting for the next Jackpot winner. (The accumulated amount should be displayed clearly on the page, we revised the statistical data and found out that until last year-2019 the Jackpot falls averagely 2 times per year, at the approximate amount of 1.3 mil; so if the number you see on the casino site is close to this, we think that the chance to drop is greater).
  • Consider wisely the bankroll you can spend on chasing the big prize. (If you are a true Jackpot seeker, you should be prepared for multiple sessions, which can drain your capital. On the other hand, the last time someone hit the progressive amount (Nov 2019) - was a Swedish player collected a massive €1.4 million Jackpot just from a €10 bet - with 5 Aladdin Wilds during free spins round on the Arabian Nights slot!)

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Written by Kamen Valev
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