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Winning big is the dream of most slots players. It is, however, easier said than done! Luckily, there are some savvy steps to take that can help you find the right progressive jackpot. NetEnt’s Arabian Nights, for example, is moving ever closer to popping. What exactly does that mean for aspiring enthusiasts?
Released in 2005, Arabian Nights is a classic NetEnt title that has engaged players for the better part of two decades. Players have won millions wagering on this title, with record winnings of €4.8 million in 2010. While it is not an overly flashy game, it is easy to see why fans still enjoy it so long after its launch. Betting begins at €0.10 with a maximum bet of €200 per spin, an excellent range to suit many different budgets.
Arabian Nights is a straightforward 5×3 slot flanked on either side by minarets. It has a pooled progressive jackpot slot. Each time the game is played on a site that features the NetEnt game, the progressive jackpot ‘pool’ will increase. Also, it features a local progressive jackpot unique to each casino. It plays into its theme well, with symbols of genies and magic lamps and a royal suit made of magical mosaics. The fixed 10-line game offers free bonus spins along with both Scatter and Wild symbols and a progressive pooled jackpot that climbs tantalisingly high before it bursts.
How can you tell when the odds might be turning in the players’ favour? While it is not possible to determine the precise date of a future triumph, progressive jackpots can be analysed over time to determine the average win amount and the typical number of days between wins. Arabian Nights, for example, can pay out in the region of €1,217,700, and the jackpot is typically won every 151 days.
As of the date of writing, Arabian Nights’ jackpot was sitting at €678,299, and it has been 151 days since the last player successfully reached that lucrative spin.
Nothing can guarantee to hit a home run but keeping an eye on these factors can make the process less mysterious. Whether it is Arabian Nights or a different jackpot entirely, make smart bets and look to history for guidance. Most important, however, is to enjoy your time! Winning is fun, but sometimes playing the game without is its own reward.