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By online casino standards, Arabian Nights is an ancient slot – it was released by NetEnt back in 2005. Still, it continues to be a very popular slot, chiefly because of its big progressive jackpot. Also, it attracts players who appreciate its retro feel, with simple 2D graphics and a complete lack of complex special features.
The theme is Arabia, and the symbol collection includes things such as a pointy-toed shoe, a dromedary, a Beduin tent, and oil lamp, a janbiya, and a fez. The Arabian man is both wild symbol, win multiplier and your key to the progressive jackpot.
Before you decide in which casino to play Arabian Nights, please keep in mind that it is pooled in some casinos and local in others. If you play in one of the casinos that is connected to the pooled Arabian Nights progressive jackpot, you can win a jackpot that has been fed by wagers from all of the connected casinos. If you play in a casino with a local Arabian Nights jackpot, it is fed by players in that specific casino (or casino group) only and its size will not be the same as for the pooled jackpot.
Interestingly, the largest Arabian Nights jackpot paid out so far was actually a local one, fed only by players in Paf Casino. In November 2012, a lucky Paf player won a whopping €8,635,872 playing Arabian Nights.
Also, an Arabian Nights jackpot fed only by slots in the Betsson family of online casinos once paid out €4,865,159, and an Arabian Nights jackpot unique to casinos owned by Unibet paid out €4,159,181.
If we look at the pooled Arabian Nights jackpot its largest pay out so far was the €3,332,926 won by a Finnish player in Casumo Casino back in March 2014.
If you get at least three oil lamps (scatter symbols) they will give you 15 free spins.
The Arabian man wearing a turban is a very important symbol. It is a wild symbol that can substitute for any other symbol except the oil lamp (which is a scatter). When the Arabian man acts as a wild symbol to complete a winning combination, the win is doubled.
To win the progressive jackpot, you need to get five Arabian men on the 10th payline after having made a maximum wager. If you are playing with less than 10 paylines active, you can’t win the progressive jackpot – even if five Arabian Men line up on payline number 10.