Arabian Nights Slot, from industry juggernaut NetEnt, and loosely based on the folk tales of the same name, comes with a progressive jackpot and a simple structure of five reels, three rows and 10 Paylines.
It works just as well as mobile as it does on desktop, and was originally released back in 2013, although it has since been updated with HTML 5 technology.
As the name suggests, there’s a medieval Arabian theme going on. You’ll see a minaret either side of your screen, along with a serpent slithering out of a clay pot. Its reels are encased in gold.
How to play
Minimum bet in this game is 0.5, the maximum 5.
Symbols incorporate the standard playing card suits, which here feature a mosaic design. Other icons include market tents, fez hats, scimitars and camels, of which the scimitar is the most lucrative at 2,000 coins for five on one Payline.
Arabian Nights Slot Special features
The turban-sporting jewel dealer is the Wild. This symbol doubles any wins when it’s part of a successful Payline, and fulfils its usual function of replacing other icons bar the Scatter and any jackpot hits. The lamp symbol is the Scatter in this game.
Not all progressive jackpot games have this, but Arabian Nights Slot does feature a free spins round. And it’s this games main bonus feature. Trigger it in the usual way by landing three Scatters at the same time.
You get 15 free whirls to kick off with, while a 3x multiplier is also slapped on all wins. Land another trio of lamps during the feature to rake in a total of 30 freebies.
In addition, you get a coin win, according to how many lamps you have landed.
As mentioned, Arabian Nights Slot incorporates a progressive jackpot. You’ll need to bag five of the Arabian Nights game logos on a Payline to win it, and it drops on average every five months or so.
Payouts in excess of 500,000 are not unheard of, and in 2014, a single player banked 3.3 million. Some casinos or casino groups will offer a pooled version of this jackpot.
Apart from the jackpot, maximum win is 12,000x stake per spin, which can be realised in the free spins round.
Return to Player
RTP in this game is a little below average at 95.6%, while volatility lies somewhere in the middle-to-lower end of the scale. The decent hit rate, of nearly 40%, is also worth noting.
Engaging and potentially lucrative, you could have a lot of fun playing this classy slot game. It’s somehow unflashy while also being hugely entertaining and charming.
For many, its simplicity is also all part of the appeal, even if the graphics are now starting to feel a little outdated. The odds of winning the progressive jackpot are, of course, infinitesimally small, but it’s also true that Arabian Nights has created millionaires over the years.
Give it a go on free demo mode before doing anything else, and let us know how you get on.