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Lunar New Year Slots: Jinse Dao Dragon, Dancing Drums, Dragon Palace and More

Check out Jinse Dao Dragon, Dancing Drums, Dragon Palace and our long list of other slot games that celebrate the Lunar New Year.

February 9, 2024

The Lunar New Year is here, and we hope it’s a prosperous year for all. 2024 is the year of the Dragon, and according to some Chinese zodiac predictions, it’s going to be a lucky year for people with Monkeys, Roosters and Pigs as their Chinese zodiac signs.

But whatever your sign is, we wish you luck, and invite you to test that luck on some of our awesome Dragon and Lunar New Year slots!

 Jinse Dao Dragon  

Since 2024 is the year of the dragon, it’s only fitting that we highlight this beautiful game which features a colorful dragon that sits on top of the reels. Along with the traditional red frame of the reels, the vibe of this game is sure to get you into the Chinese New Year spirit.

Jinse Dao Dragon is a five-reel slot game with bonus features and jackpots that can pay up to 2,000x your bet! There are over 243 ways to line up your combination with the “Any Ways Pays” system of this slot. If you have matching combinations in adjacent reels (starting from the left most reel) you’ll get paid. No worrying about perfectly lining up symbols in this game.

The big money in Jinse Dao Dragon comes from the thrilling bonus features. The first and more common bonus feature is the Glowing Orb feature. This feature is triggered when a glowing orb appears on the first reel. Then the four reels to the right of the first reel will expand, giving you more chances to win. Other glowing orbs with cash values will appear on the expanded reels. You can collect a huge sum of cash from these glowing orbs if you’re lucky enough to get high value orbs in adjacent reels.

The other bonus feature is the Yin-Yang Wheel spin. This bonus feature is unlocked when you get a yin-yang symbol on reels three, four, and five. Once unlocked, you get to spin a wheel which will either grant you free spins or a jackpot.

You could earn between 5-20 free spins or win one of the four jackpots — the mini jackpot pays 40x your bet, the minor pays 100x, the major is 400x and the grand jackpot pays a whooping 2000x! If you max bet ($100 spin) you could potentially walk away with a $200,000 payday.

Dancing Drums

Our next slot, Dancing Drums, features a red-and-gold theme with Fu Babies (which are the key to massive payouts in this game). Dancing Drums features five reels and three rows, and also has an Any Ways Pays system. If you’re familiar with 88 Fortunes, this game is very similar and even has the exact same Fu Bat Wilds and Fu Baby jackpots.

Dancing Drums has two great bonus features. The first is the free spin bonus feature. If three or more Drum symbols (beginning from the leftmost reel) appear on the reels, you will unlock the free spin feature. The unique part of the free spin feature in this game is that you can choose how many free spins you’d like. Below is a chart showing the options for your bonus:

Essentially, you can opt for fewer free spins, but a bigger grid. If you choose the bigger grid, you’ll have more symbols per reel to hit those combinations.  

The other bonus feature is the Fu Baby Jackpot bonus. This feature is triggered randomly when a Fu Bat Symbol (the big yellow and red square) lands on the reels. If you get lucky enough to have a Fu Bat trigger the bonus feature, you’ll be taken to another screen where you have a chance to win a $250,000 jackpot from a max bet!


In this feature, you’ll have 12 gold coins which hide the correlating jackpot symbols. You need to match three of the same jackpot coins to claim the prize.

Dragon Palace  

Dragon Palace is a visually stunning slot game with an old school Chinese arcade theme. Like most video slots, it has a five-reel layout that shows three symbols per reel. There are 11 different symbols and 243 different ways to win every spin. One of the best symbols you could have land on your reels is the Dragon Wild symbol. It can replace any symbol on the reel to help you hit those combos or add any extra symbol to a combo for a higher payout.

Dragon Palace also has a “Palace” Scatter symbol, which is the key to this game’s bonus. The great part about unlocking the bonus in this game is you only need to hit three scatter symbols in any position. In most games, you need to hit scatters starting from the leftmost reel.  

If you land those three scatter symbols, you’ll be awarded eight free spins — but if you happen to land four or five scatters, you’ll be awarded 12 or 20 free spins, respectively.

During the free spin feature, each win containing a wild symbol is huge. The lucky dragon will set your screen on fire and award you a random multiplier up to 15x with each win!


More Lunar New Year Slots

These three amazing slots are just the tip of the iceberg for great slots to celebrate the Lunar New Year! For more check out the following games:  

  • Jewel of the Dragon: Valley of the Tiger 
  • Jewel of the Dragon 
  • Duo Fu Duo Cai Grand Dragons 
  • Quick Hit Ultra Pays Sun Dragon 
  • Lightning Shenlong 
  • Stellar Cash Dragon Palace 
  • Jinse Dao Tiger 
  • Jin Ji Bao Xi Endless Treasure 
  • 88 Fortunes 
  • 88 Fortunes Megaways 
  • 5 Treasures 
  • Monopoly Lunar New Year 
  • Dancing Drums Prosperity 
  • Dancing Drums Explosion 
  • Coin Combo Hurricane Horse 
  • Carnival Cow Coin Combo 
  • Perfect Peacock Coin Combo 
  • Terrific Tiger Coin Combo 
  • Marvelous Mouse Coin Combo 
  • Mighty Monkey Coin Combo 
  • Jewel of the Dragon: A Thousand Warriors
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