Every year, usually in late January or early February, people across Asia and in other parts of the world celebrate Chinese New Year. Also called Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, time is put aside (around 16 days) to celebrate the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Each year is linked to one of 12 zodiac animals, and this year it’s the turn of the tiger.
With so much to celebrate, we’ve put together a list of Chinese New Year mobile slots with no deposit required that you can play at The Phone Casino. Let’s get started.
The natural landscape of the Jiangsu River basin in China’s beautiful Huolong Valley with its forests, mountain ranges, caves, and waterfalls, forms the backdrop to this no deposit online slot of 5 reels and 20 paylines by NYX. While there’s a classic, familiar format to gameplay, its first-rate visuals and full set of features make it well worth a spin.
There are prizes for matching three or more symbols in a row, with some of the high-paying icons rewarding players with small payouts for just two-of-a-kind consecutively. The paytable starts with some small rewards for matching five different varieties of 8s, which are represented in different colours. Lucky golden 8s have the highest rewards and blue 8s the lowest. The largest prizes are represented by blue dragons, pandas, fish and birds. Land five or more blue dragons consecutively, and you’ll win 300 coins or 15x your total spin bet.
You’re invited to join the emperor in his magical garden of wilds and koi scatter symbols in search of prizes hidden in the symbols. These include the classic playing cards 9, 10, Jack, Queen, and King; a pagoda; a pink lily; a dragon statue; and the emperor himself.
NextGen Gaming has created a tranquil setting as the backdrop to Emperor’s Garden, with your quest taking place over 5 reels and 25 paylines. The wild (garden) symbol appears only on reels 2, 3, and 4 and stretches to fill the entire reel, providing additional winning opportunities. If you’re lucky enough to land three or more koi scatter symbols anywhere in view, all wins are subject to a 3x multiplier.
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Jade Tiger visuals deliver traditional Chinese-themed action across 5 reels and 30 paylines with free spins and a lucky feature.
Developed by Ainsworth, each symbol set against an ornate, green fabric background is true to the theme. Symbols include Ace to 9 playing cards, a golden tortoise, a vase, a fortune cookie, an ornament and a fish. If you land five fish on a payline, you’ll be rewarded with 200 coins. The wild is a tiger that does not award any cash payouts but can stand in for other symbols except the scatter (the jade coin). If you’re lucky enough to land three, four or five scatters anywhere on the reels on the same spin, prizes are 2x, 10x or 50x your total stake, respectively. In addition, you’ll activate the free games feature that rewards 10 free spins.
If you’re looking for one of the best online slots to play at our no deposit mobile casino in the Year of the Tiger, then this is it! Dragon Tiger by Pragmatic Play has it all, with rich, appealing visuals and an atmospheric soundtrack. It’s played over 5 reels, and there are 1,024 generous ways to win.
The reels are guarded by a gold dragon and statues of tigers against a royal purple backdrop. The symbols are gold-edged Ace to 9 playing cards, a goldfish, a rabbit, a frog and a tortoise. Land two, three, four or five tiger symbols and you’ll be awarded 0.25x, 1.25x, 2.5x or 7.5x your total stake. The wild is represented by the golden dragon and appears on the middle three reels only. While the wild carries no prizes of its own, it does award a multiplier when in free spins mode. The scatter (the Dragon Tiger logo) can appear once on any of the reels but must land in columns 3, 4 or 5 to activate 8, 15 or 20 free spins and to award 2x to 20x your stake.
Lucky New Year
Inspired by the Chinese New Year, Lucky New Year by Pragmatic Play is a 5-reel, 25-payline slot with a vibrant design of gold-rimmed reels set beneath a temple roof as fireworks light up the sky.
Symbols include Chinese stylised Ace to Jack characters, oranges, drums, firecrackers, money and lanterns. The highest-value symbol is the dragon, which awards 1x, 10x or 20x your total stake if you’re lucky enough to land three, four or five on a payline. The wild is represented by the golden dog and can land on all the reels where it stands in for all symbols except the scatter. Get any five on a payline and you’ll be awarded 20x your stake. The scatter (the golden money tree) can land on reels 1, 3 or 5 to trigger free spins. Keep an eye out for the 3×3 colossal symbol, which spins on the three centre reels when in free spins mode. Three scatters award five free spins, and there are no limits to how many free spins you can retrigger.
The highest-paying money symbol awards the accumulated cash prizes as well as the fixed Grand Jackpot prize of 1,000x your total stake – but you’ll need to fill all 15 positions with this symbol to claim the prize!
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