Celebrate New Year with Chinese New Year Online Slots

Chinese New Year is an online slots game that offers players five reels and 15 paylines. It was developed by Play ‘n Go, a company with a history dating back to the mid-1990s. Play ‘n Go was founded by a small group of computer savvy individuals that decided it was time to up the standards of online gambling, and this ambition has seen them go a long way in the world of online casinos. In February of 2015 Play ‘n Go received the Mobile Product of the Year award at the IGA, or International Gaming Awards.

Chinese New Year Slots Basics

Chinese New Year online slots comprise of five reels and 15 paylines. The theme that this online slots game takes its symbols from is that of this Chinese celebration, along with its 12 symbols of the zodiac and various colours viewed as lucky ones. Music easily recognisable as being from the East plays in the background as the game unfolds.

Symbols for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year makes use of colours that are considered as lucky in Chinese culture, with red to invoke good fortune and joy, green to attract prosperity, and yellow for good luck all being present. This online slots game features scatter symbols, wilds, a gamble feature for players to take advantage of, and both a free spins and firework bonus. A good range of stake options are available for players to take advantage as well, and both more conservative bettors and those that prefer higher wagers are catered for.


The most valuable icon in Chinese New Year online slots is that of the tiger. Five of these appearing on any of a player’s active paylines will immediately multiply his or her initial stake by 5000. The symbol of the dragon can only appear on the third, fourth or fifth paylines, but, should a player manage to land three of these simultaneously, the fireworks bonus feature will be activated.

Bonus Symbols

When the fireworks bonus is triggered players will be taken to a new screen and presented with five fireworks ready to be ignited. Players will shoot these, multiplying their bets until he or she hits a dud firework, at which point this bonus round will end. Players stand the chance of winning up to 150 times their initial stakes during this feature.

Free Spins

The other most coveted symbol in Chinese New Year online slots is that of the monkey, which will trigger the free spins feature when three or more appear on the first, second or third reels. Players will be rewarded with five times their original stakes, and then transported to a new screen where the naughty monkey alights on a block and sets a fire wheel alight. This red wheel is then set to spinning, and, when it comes to rest on an animal icon the monkey reappears and smashes a gong set in the middle of the wheel, revealing the free spins the player has garnered. During this feature an extra scatter symbol is added to increase the chance of a player’s run being successful, that of the pig. When the free spins have been used up the player will be returned to the main game with the wins being added to his or her account at online casino Sri Lanka.