Top Chinese New Year Slots

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BetMGM Jan 29, 2024, 8:53 AM

A new year always offers opportunities for fresh adventures and a clean slate for those looking to change things up. Of course, it’s also an excellent opportunity to try new online slots.

Asian gambling culture differs from Western gambling culture, but there’s no doubt that Chinese- and Asian-themed slot machines are some of the best online casino games out there. And there’s certainly no shortage of options to explore. If you’re looking forward to playing online slots for money this Chinese New Year, here are firm favorites to add to your must-play list.

Dragon Blast

Software Developer Radi8 Games
RTP 97.04%
Paylines 50
Max Win 80x your bet 

Dragon Blast is the perfect choice for a Chinese New Year slot, with bold graphics that transport you into the lair of a fire-spitting red dragon. Radi8 Games is the mastermind behind this title, catering to casual players and high rollers alike, with 50 paylines, medium volatility, and a betting range from $1.50 – $500 per spin. The Return to Player (RTP) is above the industry average at 97.04%.

The Free Spins bonus round is a highlight. Trigger it by landing three or more scatters on the reels. If you land three or four scatters, brace yourself for an epic respin, giving you another chance to get more scatters before the bonus kicks in. And if you level up, you hit the jackpot with a final respin on the last reel, aiming for that sweet 5-scatter upgrade.

The Dragon Blast rewards are as follows:

  • 3 scatters give you 5 free spins on 2 reel sets.
  • 4 scatters give you 5 free spins on 3 reel sets.
  • 5 scatters give you 10 free spins on 3 reel sets.

Reels 2, 3, and 4 also team up to form a mega-reel during the bonus round, boosting your winning chances. If a scatter appears on the giant center reel, the game retriggers, giving more free spins.

Tiger 7s

Software Developer Everi
RTP 96%
Paylines 5
Max Win 10,000x your bet 

If it’s a combination of crisp graphics, clever software, and old-school gameplay you’re after, then Tiger 7s is the game for you. You can play Tiger 7s on both desktop and mobile platforms.

This low-volatility online slot from Everi offers players an RTP of 96%, and allows you to bet between one and five paylines. If you land any three symbols in a winning combination, you’ll get 2x your bet. Any three BAR symbols will pay out 5x your original bet. There are three different-colored 7 symbols: landing three blue 7s will reward you with 40x your bet, three white 7s will pay 100x, and three yellow 7s will pay 200x.

The wild symbol is the double-jackpot icon. It replaces all other symbols in the game to form a winning combination. Land one wild in a winning payline, and you’ll double your winning combination payout. If two wilds hit a winning payline, you’ll earn 4x the payout for your winning combination.

If you land three double jackpot symbols on a winline in lines one to four, you’ll receive 2,000x your line bet. Tiger 7s also has an incredible jackpot slots feature — land three double-jackpot symbols on line five, and it triggers the 10,000x jackpot.

Dragon Tao Imperial 88

Software Developer ASG 
RTP 96.18%
Paylines 1,024 
Max Win 440x your bet 

You can’t go wrong with one of AGS’s most popular Asian-themed slot machines, Dragon Tao. As the second release in AGS’s Imperial 88 family, it stands out for many reasons, specifically that it offers 1,024 ways to win. The RTP is also above the industry average at 96.18%.

Wondering if this game’s a good fit for you? If you’re a high roller, taking it for a spin is a no-brainer. It offers heart-stopping thrills thanks to its high volatility and unique multiplier feature, giving you the chance to win up to 288x your bet. The multipliers can give you 2x, 3x, and 8x your bet and as much as 88x for any of the winning combinations that include a wild. You only need to land three scatters on the reels to win one of the many free spins in this game, which will get you six free spins, with the possibility of winning more as the game continues. 

Jade Tiger

Software Developer Ainsworth
RTP 94.20%
Paylines 30
Max Win 50x your bet 

If you’ve played any online slots from game developer Ainsworth, you’ll know that Jade Tiger will impress. This five-reel, 30-payline slot game includes free spins and the Lucky feature, which transforms symbols into higher values. You can play Jade Tiger across a wide spread of wagers, so be sure to check your betting level before you start playing.

The game has clean, crisp graphics with an ornate green fabric as the backdrop. The symbols ascend in value as follows: A golden tortoise, vase, fortune cookie, and ornament. The highest-value base symbol is a fish. The tiger is the wild symbol, which replaces all symbols, except the scatter, to form winning combinations.

The jade coin acts as the scatter, and if you land three, four, or five of these on the reels in one spin, you’ll win a payout of 2x, 10x, or 50x your stake, respectively. This will also trigger the free spins feature, rewarding you with 10 free spins. If you land three jade coins during a free spin round, you’ll add five extra spins to your free spins feature. 

There are a few extra symbols in this round, including the Jade Tiger game logo and the Lucky Boy. The logo will appear fully stacked for big wins, while the Lucky Boy triggers the Lucky feature if you land it on reels one and five on the same spin. This will give you one free spin, and reels one and five turn into wilds. The Lucky Chinese letter character can appear on the middle three reels only. Matching symbols will replace each one you land, which can produce some great wins.

Treasures of Lion City

Software Developer Microgaming
RTP 94.20%
Paylines 25
Max Win 2,600x your bet 

Microgaming’s Treasures of Lion City is an excellent online casino game that transports you to Asia. It has an RTP of 94.2%, a 27x multiplier, and a max-stake payout of 2,600x your original bet.

Treasures of Lion City is a medium-volatility slot with 25 paylines. You can expect stunning graphics, with symbols such as a blue crystal, green bottle, potion bottle, warrior helmet, and overflowing treasure chest. The lion’s face acts as the game’s wild symbol.

The treasure chest and the wild are the highest-paying symbols of the game. You can win 3x and 18x your stake when you land four and five treasure chests on a payline, respectively. The lion-face wild will pay out 3x and 20x your stake when four or five of them appear on a payline.

The Rolling Reels feature offers fantastic wins. With every spin, new symbols drop from above. If you land a winning combination, the non-winning symbols explode, and new ones drop down in their place. This could get you some handsome winning combinations.

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