Pragmatic Play – Lucky New Year – Free Slot Game

Start the Year of the Dog with a winning streak in Lucky New Year™, a 3×5 video slot with 25 lines. The dog is wild and stacked on all reels. Hit 6 money-filled festive lights to trigger the respin round, where you can win up to 15 prizes plus one of three jackpots. In the Blazing Reels free spins rounds, every hit is a big win with HUGE symbols!

Game Details

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2018 is the year of the (adorable) dog. So now you understand why the wild symbol is a lucky dog; it’s his year! Man’s best friend is so eager for you to see the slot he built. The dog gave you his leash and showed you the way to this exquisite slot game.

You don’t need to be afraid of the big fire breathing dragon that is waiting outside the game. He is the dog’s best friend (after humans, of course) and he is here to make sure you win the big jackpot.

The magical Dragon Hero slot has taken to the skies to bring one lucky player the 5000x Max Win on the reels!

How to play

Lucky New Year is a classic 5-reel and 3-row video slot with a huge winning potential. It has 25 paylines that give you the opportunity to win up to 2,500x your bet. That’s what we call a profitable year!

The dog and his friend decided that the volatility of this year would be a medium volatility. They also set the payout percentage at 96%. Such good guys!

The cute dog is jumping up and down, he is so excited to know what you think of these symbols:

  • Cute and Hairy Dragon – Pays 20x your bet when you land 5 on a payline.
  • Firecracker – Pays 16 times your bet when you land 5 on a payline
  • Chinese Drum – Pays 12 times your bet if you land 5 on a payline
  • Oranges – Pays 8 times your bet if you land 5 on a payline
  • The cards Ace, King, Queen and Jack – Each card pays 2 times your bet when you land 5 on a payline

There are 2 symbols that will change your luck this year: the wild symbols and the scatter symbols. The wild symbol is a lucky golden (retriever) dog that pays 20 times your bet when you hit 5 on a payline. It can also substitute for any other symbol, except the scatter and money symbols.

The scatter symbol looks like a bonsai tree with golden coins instead of leaves. It can land on reels 1, 3 and 5 and pays 1 times your total bet if you land 3 on the screen. May you have a lucky streak and hit as many scatter symbols as possible.

A round, red paper lantern is the front of the money symbol. It can land on any reel and displays a random value from a predefined set or even the mini and major jackpot value. Be careful with them, the dog runs after them, barking and trying to catch them.

How to win

This online slot is equipped with two fantastic features that can get you closer to the Mega Jackpot, which contains 1,000 times your total bet!

The Free Spins Feature

Land 3 Bonsai symbols on the screen and enter the land of free spins. The game awards 5 promising free spins. The screen changes a bit: the three middle reels become one huge reel where colossal 3×3 symbols can easily land.

The best thing about this round is that it can be triggered over and over again. If you hit another 3 scatter symbols on the screen, you will get 3 more free spins.

The Money Spin Feature

You need at least 6 money symbols to trigger this round. The game pays out all winning combinations before the feature starts.

The normal symbols disappear from the reels and only the money symbols that triggered the feature remain on the screen. So there are only money symbols and empty positions on the reels.

The feature rewards you with 3 respins. When a new money symbol hits the reels, it stays on the screen until the end of the round and also resets the respin counter to 3. You can already tell it’s going to be a good one.

The round ends when all the empty positions are filled or when there are no more respins to play. At the end of the feature, the game adds up the values of all the paper lantern symbols present on the screen and pays out the total amount. Fill all 15 empty positions and you will get the Mega Jackpot.

Bets and winnings

You can have 10 coins in a line bet, and they can have a peak value of €0.50, for up to €5 per line. With 25 fixed lines in the game, this means that you can spend more than €125 per spin with 250 coins.

If you want to change your bets, click on the (+) and (-) buttons at the bottom of the screen. A menu will appear with the number of coins and the coin value. Adjust these options and place your bets. The epic prize of 2,500 times your bet is waiting for you!


The game has a festive atmosphere, so you feel like the party is about to start. The reels are placed under the beautifully decorated roof of a Chinese temple. On both sides of the screen, amazing fireworks can be seen lighting up the sky.

A rather cheerful Chinese music accompanies you throughout the game. We believe that at some point you can actually hear people clapping. Hooray, happy new year!


The dog and the dragon are both so happy that you took an interest in their game. Pet the Golden Dog with kindness and respect the strong Dragon so that they give you the highest multiplier.

It looks like it’s time for you to leave, but don’t worry, the dog won’t get upset. He knows that you can always come back and play Lucky New Year on our websites. Look, he is wagging his tail.

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