Nian Nian You Yu

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“Nian Nian You Yu”, taken from the Chinese New Year greeting, is used to wish people ample surplus for the year ahead. But you don’t have to wait till New Year to boost your bankroll, just take a trip to the Far East and load up five reels of brightly-colored action for your shot at some prizes worth partying for.

From plum flowers and firecrackers to traditional Chinese delicacies, each Nian Nian You Yu reel is packed full of traditional Chinese icons. These stunning graphics frame an exciting Progressive Jackpot Slot, where landing the right symbols could win you up to 10,000x your stake.

These reels have another cheerful surprise up their sleeve, whereas most Slots pay out only on combinations from left to right, Nian Nian You Yu Pays Both Ways! So if you land a winning combination that begins on the last reel, you’re a winner. Same paylines, but more chances to win.

Make sure you’re prepared, because fortune can strike at any moment on Nian Nian You Yu thanks to the randomly unlocked Dragon Jackpot feature. The bigger your bet, the higher your chances of landing this exciting feature, where you’re guaranteed to win one of the four available jackpots.

This feature can be triggered with any spin, including ones without a win, and when activated, the screen will reveal a Wheel of Fortune with 10 positions - each coloured (Gold, Red, Blue and Green) to present one of the possible Progressive Jackpot payouts. To claims yours, spin the wheel and collect three symbols of the same colour to bank the corresponding jackpot. Spin well and you could land the Gold Dragon Jackpot - worth a staggering 10,000x your stake!

Outside of the Progessive Jackpots, Nian Nian You Yu gives you chances to ring in the New Year every day and unlock further wins with the Red Koi wild. The koi can appear on any reel, and will automatically double any winning paylines they form a part of.  

Last but not least is the Nian Nian You Yu scatter symbol. Two such symbols anywhere on the screen will guarantee you a payout, rising to 5x for three symbols, 10x for four, and 100x if you can get all five reels wishing you Nian Nian You Yu together. Happy New Year!

Nian Nian You Yu Features

Min Stake: $0.01
Max Stake: $450
Return to Player: 95.03%
Wager amount required to earn 1 redemption point: $6
Paylines: 9
Reels: Five
Scatter: Scatter
Wild: Red Koi Wild
Bonus features: Pays Both Ways, Dragon Jackpot
Provider: Playtech

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