Top Chinese New Year Slots

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BetMGM Jan 21, 2022, 11:03 AM

A new year always offers opportunities for fresh adventures and a clean slate for those looking to improve aspects of their lives. Of course, this is also a great opportunity to try new online slots too.

Chinese-themed slots are some of the best casino games out there, and this year, fans of the genre can expect a whole lot of big-cat action when it comes to online slot machines. This is because 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, the Water Tiger if we’re specific.

In Chinese culture, the Tiger represents strength, rebellion and braveness. The Water Tiger is also seen to have a sense of self-esteem along with excellent learning abilities. The Chinese New Year starts on February 1, 2022 and ends on January 21, 2023.

With this in mind, we thought we’d present you with a selection of big cat-themed online casino games to get your new year off to a potentially prosperous start. Let’s take a look.

Tiger 7s

If it’s a combination of clean, crisp graphics, clever software and old-school nostalgia that you’re after, then Tiger 7s is the game for you this Chinese New Year! You can play Tiger 7s on both desktop and mobile platforms. 

This online slot allows you to bet on between one and five paylines. The RTP of this game from Everi is 96%. Land any three symbols in a winning combination and 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, while three white 7s will pay 100x, and three yellow 7s, 200x.

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

If you land three double jackpot symbols on a win line in lines one to four, then you’ll receive 2,000x your line bet. Tiger 7s also has a great jackpot slots feature, which entails landing three double-jackpot symbols on line five. This will trigger a 10,000x jackpot.

Jade Tiger

If you’ve already played online slots from game developer Ainsworth, then Jade Tiger is going to be right up your alley. This five-reel, 30-payline slot game comes with a Lucky Feature, which transforms symbols into higher values, as well as a free spins feature. 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 acting 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, which will pay out £200 for landing five on a payline. The tiger is the wild symbol, which replaces all of the other symbols (other than 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, which will reward you with 10 free goes.

If you land three jade coins during a free spins round, you’ll add five extra spins to your free spins feature. There’s a couple of extra symbols in this round, namely 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, where reels one and five are turned into wilds. The Lucky Chinese letter character can appear on the middle three reels only. Each one that you land will be replaced with a matching symbol that can really produce some great wins.

Treasures of Lion City

Treasures of Lion City is an excellent online casino game from Microgaming that transports you to the Far East. The RTP for this slot sits a little below the industry average at 94.2%, but don’t let that put you off, as it comes with 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, 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.

There may not be fancy bonuses and crazy free spins rounds in this game, but you can get some fantastic wins with the Rolling Reels feature. New symbols will drop down from above every time a new spin is made. If you land a winning combination, then the non-winning symbols will explode and new ones will drop down in their place. This could get you some handsome winning combinations.

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