Celebrate the 2024 Chinese Zodiac With Whimsical Dragon Slots

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BetMGM Jan 29, 2024, 7:02 AM

2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The dragon is the 5th Chinese zodiac sign, and the most recent dragon years include 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, and 1952. The next dragon year will be 2036.

The dragon is a hugely powerful symbol in Chinese astrology and culture. It possesses a keen sense of self, is endlessly energetic, and has good fortune. 

To celebrate one of the most important symbols in many Asian cultures, it’s worth trying your hand at some of the many Asian-themed slot machines on BetMGM. There is a whole host of dragon online slots available to choose from.

The Best Dragon Slots To Play on BetMGM

Asia has a rich history of gambling, and when combined with the Chinese Zodiac and other interesting cultural nuances, developers have been able to create exciting and entertaining online casino games with an Asian theme. 

These are some of the best slots with a dragon theme on the BetMGM site:

Forest Dragons

Given that this is the year of the Wood Dragon, it’s only fitting to start the list with a stunning online casino game from renowned developers AGS. Forest Dragons is as visually stunning as it is entertaining to play, with cascading waterfalls, ancient forests, and verdant greenery really setting the tone. 

Dragons are one of the most popular Asian symbols used in Asian-themed online slots, and AGS has done them justice with intricate, beautifully rendered dragon symbols throughout the game. The game is played on a traditional five-reel, three-row grid with multiple paylines. The RTP is a little below average at 95.92%, but the Win-Both-Ways mechanic, the Reel Surge Feature, and a progressive jackpot more than makeup for this.

Triple Dragons

If it’s simple jackpot slots that you’re after, then Pragmatic Play’s Triple Dragon online slot will be right up your alley.

The game has a simple 3×3 grid and a medium-high volatility. It has a generous RTP of 96.51%, which is complemented by the Respin Till You Win feature and the maximum win of 1,000 times your original wager.

The graphics are simple but effective. Red, gold, and green are the game’s prominent colors, and they help the reels and the symbols stand out beautifully. Clear, colorful, and eye-catching, this might not be the most complicated slot that players have come to expect, but it’s good value, and with a decent betting range, it appeals to players of all budgets.

Duo Fu Duo Cai Grand Dragons

Played on a five-reel, three-row grid, Duo Fu Duo Cai Grand Dragons is a medium-volatility game by developers Light & Wonder. 

This online slot game has 243 ways to win and a return to player (RTP) of 96%, which is bang on average for online slots. The minimum bet is $0.18, while the maximum is $352 per spin, making this the perfect game for all bankroll levels.

The highlight of Duo Fu Duo Cai Grand Dragons is undoubtedly the five different jackpot options: the fortune jackpot, the grand jackpot, the major jackpot, the minor jackpot, and the mini jackpot. Their respective payouts are 11,363x your wager, 1,704x your wager, 45x your wager, 22x your wager, and 11x your original wager.

Jade Dragon

AGS is behind another excellent dragon-themed slot, Jade Dragons. As players have come to expect from this developer, the RTP is a little below average at 95.95%, but there are plenty of features to make up for this.

The game is played on a classic 5×3 reel format, which creates a whopping 243 ways to win. The dragon symbol is the game’s high-value symbol, paying out 100x your wager for five on a payline. The next best symbols include the golden monkey, which pays out 70x, the snake, which pays 40x, and the lotus flowers, which are worth 25x your wager.

Some of the standout features include the Free Spins round, where players can choose between several free spin options that come with extra wilds. Then there’s the Money Charge Bonus, which offers free spins and the chance to unlock the mini, minor, major, or grand jackpots with a max win of 75,000x your wager.

Dragon Tao Imperial 88

AGS is at it again with Dragon Tao Imperial 88. This game is probably one of the developer’s most stunning visual successes, and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular before you even begin playing. The red and gold theme, with a pagoda and gorgeous Asian-themed symbols, immediately catches the eye.

With 1,024 ways to win and a return to player (RTP) of 96.18% with high volatility, it’s an exciting slot game played across five reels and four rows. The base game can be pretty lucrative, with the warrior, ring, and dagger being the high-scoring symbols and the necklace, parchment scroll, and bag next in value. 

Two bonus features take this game to the next level, with the Hold and Win feature and Imperial Jackpot both on offer. If you select three of the same coins in the Imperial Jackpot feature, you’ll win a 440x payout.

Play Asian-themed Online Slots With BetMGM

The above games are just a few options if you want to play online slots for money with an Asian theme. There’s everything from Monopoly Lunar New Year to Asian Fortunes, Double Lotus, and many more on the BetMGM site.

Register with BetMGM and choose from the hundreds of Asian-themed online slots for every Lunar New Year.

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