There was been much excitement at NetEnt casinos when the Arabian Nights jackpot was hit for over two million at the end of last week. Although details about the win are sparse, it is now known that the winner was playing at Kroon Casino.
Arabian Nights Progressive Hit for €2,200,471
The Arabian Nights progressive slot jackpot was hit just before the weekend at Kroon Casino for €2,200,471. This is the first time that the main progressive for this slot has paid out since May 2015. Although the jackpot is hit on average every 135 days, it had already been 295 days since its previous hit. The May 2015 winner took home €1,162,381 after hitting the jackpot at Betsson Casino. The most recent win, after a longer wait in which time the jackpot continued to grow, took home almost double the previous win.
Progressive jackpots are seeded at a set level either by the online casino or by the software provider that designed the game. Games that are offered across entire gaming networks are seeded by the gaming software provider. Arabian Nights has two different progressive jackpots. Casinos can choose whether they will host the game with a local progressive jackpot or a pooled jackpot.
The local progressive for Arabian Nights is always seeded at €5,000, and will continue to grow as more and more players enjoy the game. The same online slot is seeded at an amount of €30,000 when it is played as a pooled progressive jackpot. The pooled jackpot is likely to grow more quickly since more players from a number of casinos are playing the game. Although Arabian Nights is usually hit at very high payout levels, it should be noted that the main progressive jackpots for both the local and the pooled games come with a minimum payout of €125,000.
Winning the Arabian Nights Progressive Jackpot
Arabian Nights may look like a regular five-reel, three-row slot game. The game has 10 paylines, and does not have a second screen game for progressive wins. The slot is set at nighttime in the desert. Symbols include a tent, camels, a sword, a fez, the scatter magic lamp, and most importantly, the wild symbol, an Arabian man. When the maximum bet has been played, and five of the wild symbols are seen on an activated payline, the Arabian Nights Super Jackpot will pay out. Those players that see all five symbols but have not placed the max bet will receive a payout of 10,000 coins.