In just a few days, online bingo and casino players will get to see the latest video slot from the popular game developer, Big Time Gaming. Gifts of Fortune is inspired by the Chinese zodiac, and the game is being released just in time for Chinese New Year 2023 (which starts on 22nd January).
More about Gifts of Fortune Slot
Like many of Big Time Gaming’s slots, Gifts of Fortune uses the Megaways game engine which, in this instance, gives you up to 117,649 ways to win on any spin.
The game plays out over 6 reels, each of which can feature between 2 and 7 symbols.
The symbols include rabbits, tortoises, dragons, koi, gold ingots, and special wild red packets that can only appear on the top reel.
The Treasure Pot feature can produce random multipliers of up to x10 which are applied to any Fortune Prizes. Fortune Prizes are created whenever winning symbols are removed from the reels.
The Free Spins Bonus awards a minimum of 10 free games which come with increasing win multipliers. If the Enhanced Free Spins Bonus is awarded, you’re guaranteed to get at least one wild red packet on each spin.
Other Chinese New Year-themed online slots
There are many oriental-themed slots to play at popular online bingo sites, but only a handful of them are inspired by the Chinese New Year. Examples include Jade Tiger by Ainsworth, Treasures of Lion City by Microgaming, Dragon Chase by Quickspin, Monopoly Lunar New Year by SG Digital, 5 Lions by Pragmatic Play, 88 Fortunes by SG Digital, and Chinese New Year by Play’n GO.
Chinese New Year traditions
Chinese New Year isn’t just celebrated in China but also by Chinese people living in many other countries including the UK.
The Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, and it’s one of the biggest festivals in China and East Asia.
Traditionally, the festival (which runs for 15 days) was a time when people honoured their ancestors and deities. In more modern times, it also involves catching up with family members and feasting.
Each New Year is associated with a different animal which is based on the Chinese zodiac. 2022 was the Year of the Tiger and 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit.