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Arabian Nights slot review

Added by NetEnt. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Game information

Game supplier: NetEnt

Release date:01/2005



Max. win:bet x 4800000

Mobile version:Yes

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Magic & mystery


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Arabian Nights is a legend among jackpot games. It was the first NetEnt game to feature over a million-pound jackpot.

In 2005, NetEnt released their first-ever major progressive jackpot game, Arabian Nights. This was their grand entry to the million-pound jackpot scene, and the game was a big hit.

People loved the game, and even I found myself playing it a lot those days. As the years went by, the glamour faded and the competition grew fiercer. Arabian Nights is a classic, but in my opinion, in a dire need of a remake.

The game draws inspiration from the tales and history of the Arabian Peninsula. There is no real storyline here and the game is not directly connected to any of the One Thousand and One Nights’ tales.

Graphics and sound

I find it hard to compare modern games to those made in the early days of online slots. I feel like I need to separate the audio and visuals into two different categories -what it was and what it is.

Back when Arabian Nights was released, the game looked nice. It had the vibrant sounds of a fruit machine with a light-hearted, cartoony look. Looking at it through modern eyes, the game looks outdated and the sounds don’t fit the theme at all.

The ambient sounds of crickets and owls don’t do much, and the sound of the reels spinning is jarring. The only thing that fits the theme, is the small jingles you hear when you win something.

In the end, the theme is only skin deep. Nothing in this game is truly connected to what you see or hear. The symbols could be replaced with anything, and the game would still feel the same.

Symbols and features

You find the basic assortment of symbols here- Mosaic numbers, sandals, sabres, camels and tents, you know, all the stereotypical stuff.

The base game runs on five reels and ten paylines. Among the normal symbols, you find wilds and scatter symbols. They give out more wins, better multipliers and even free spins.

On a positive note, Arabian Nights has pretty decent wins in the base game. You don’t need to hit the special features to win big, but they sure do help. This is great news for those, who like to play with a smaller bankroll.

  • Scatter symbol: The magic lamp plays the part of the scatter symbol, and will pay out no matter where they are on the reels. Getting two will give you a win, and getting three or more will also activate the free spin feature. You get 15 free spins, which always have a 3x multiplier.
  • Wild symbol: The genie (or the diamond merchant, whichever you want it to be) is the wild. Wild will replace all other symbols on the playlines, and all wins on those lines are doubled. Wilds will show up on every reel, and they play a vital role when it comes to the jackpot.
  • Jackpot: This is what everyone came here to see, the massive seven-figure jackpot. Arabian Night has a progressive jackpot, which will grow with every spin. If you get five wilds on one payline, you win the jackpot. This can be done in either the base game or during the free spins. Arabian Nights is not a networked game, so each casino will have its own jackpot.

The Arabian Nights progressive jackpot seeds around 110,000 pounds and the biggest win ever was over 7.7 million pounds.

One thing needs to be cleared up, and this had me confused as well. The rules of Arabian Nights have been updated and the current version is a bit easier. Previously you needed to play with maximum bet to win the jackpot, but this is no longer needed.

Playing with higher bets will increase your odds of hitting the jackpot, but it is not required anymore.

My experiences

Arabian Nights is a living legend and will be remembered forever. A big question still remains: is the legendary status enough for it to be a good game? In my opinion, it is not.

When you look at the core gameplay, Arabian Nights is a simple slot. This was normal when the game came out, but now we have seen so much more. It is getting harder and harder for me to go back to games like these. Simple graphics, boring sounds and unoriginal gameplay are not what a modern player wants.

If Arabian Nights did not have the million-pound jackpot, no one would play it. That is the sad truth. If you want to go for the jackpot, then play Arabian Nights. In any other case, don’t.

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    RTP (Return to Player):95.62%


    Max. win:bet x 4800000

    Min. bet:£0.1

    Max. bet:£200

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    Max. lines:10

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    You can play Arabian Nights in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 20 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Chinese


    Arabian Nights supports GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK and 33 other currencies.

    All supported currencies:
    GBP (£), EUR (€), SEK (kr), NOK (kr), DKK (kr), RUB (₽), CZK (Kč), USD ($), NZD ($), CAD (C$), AUD ($), ZAR (R), UAH (₴), GEL (ლ), TRY (₤), BRL (R$), CNY (¥), PEN (S/.), ARS ($), MXN ($), PLN (zł), CHF (₣), BGN (лв), HRK (Kn), HUF (Ft), RON (L), ISK (Kr), INR (₨), JPY (¥), MYR (RM), PHP (₱), SGD ($), THB (฿), TWD ($), GHS (₵), HKD ($)


    Release date 01/2005
    161st newest on NetEnt 1,206th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 95.62% 0.42% < average
    157th highest on NetEnt 1,039th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 4800000 x your bet
    5th highest on NetEnt 16th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 10 50% < average
    125th highest on NetEnt 891st highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.1 per spin
    14th lowest on NetEnt 191st lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £200 per spin
    30th highest on NetEnt 93rd highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    7th most rated on NetEnt 37th most rated on Bojoko
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    Game supplier:NetEnt

    Release date:01/2005

    RTP (Return to player):95.62%

    Max. win:bet x 4800000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 2.7

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