Top 10 Chinese Slot Games (by RTP)

Top 10 Chinese-themed slot games represented by the Three Star Fortune slot.

Ancient Chinese folklore, traditions and aesthetics have formed a part of some of the most popular slot games of all time. From majestic dragons to serene temples, and the iconic symbolism of luck and prosperity, Chinese-themed online slots bring to life the essence of this ancient civilization on the digital reels.

We have picked out the ten best Chinese online slot games basing our choice on the RTP (return to player), but we will give you plenty of extra information about the quality of games and the features they offer. See if you agree with our choices as we present our Top Ten:

1. Caishen’s Gold (RTP: 97.08%)

Caishen's Gold Chinese-themed slot game.

According to Chinese mythology, Caishen is the god of money with the power to grant great fortunes, which is probably fitting for the number one entry on our list! Let’s hope that is the case when playing this slot, which is full of Chinese iconography and offers players a couple of very entertaining bonus features – not to mention a very generous RTP.

The Caishen symbol is not only a wild, capable of standing in for all regular symbols, but it can also randomly trigger the Jackpot Bonus game where one of 4 jackpots can be won. If three or more bonus scatter symbols show up on the reels then a round of 10 free spins is triggered. Here only high value symbols remain on the reels and free spins can be retriggered indefinitely. While the max win on this slot is not huge, the enticing bonus features more than compensate.

Game ProviderPragmatic Play
VolatilityHigh
Max Win1,378x
Bonus FeaturesYes
Reels5
Min Spin76 GC
Max Spin777,632 GC

2. 888 Dragons (RTP: 96.84%)

888 Dragons Chinese-themed slot game.

For a completely different style of game, we present 888 Dragons, also from Pragmatic Play. This game is beautiful in its simplicity, an homage to classic slot gaming using four perfectly illustrated Chinese dragons at its core.

Game play here could not be simpler. All you need to do is to line the dragons up in any order along the one reel in order to claim a win. Even better, manage to get three of the same color in a line and you will start to reap major rewards. This very generous return to player compensates for the fact that the maximum spin win is not so impressive. A game like this will not be for everyone, but purists who don’t mind the absence of bonus features will appreciate 888 Dragons.

Game ProviderPragmatic Play
VolatilityLow
Max Win1,000x
Bonus FeaturesNo
Reels3
Min Spin70 GC
Max Spin777,770 GC

3. Floating Dragon Hold and Spin (RTP: 96.71%)

Floating Dragon Hold and Spin slot game.

Feature fans will prefer this kite-flying game to 888 Dragons, as this slot has plenty of bonuses to look out for. One of these is the coin symbol – a typical old Chinese coin with square hole cut in the middle – which can only appear in the center reel and takes on a multiplier value of between 1x and 20x.

Should three of these coins fill the middle reel then the Hold and Spin feature is unlocked. Other symbols fade away and three respins are allocated; try to find additional coins and rewarding diamond symbols on the other reels before your spins run out! There is also a Free Spin round which is triggered by three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Lots to like about this high-flying slot!

Game ProviderPragmatic Play
VolatilityHigh
Max Win5,000x
Bonus FeaturesYes
Reels5
Min Spin70 GC
Max Spin777,770 GC

4. Dragon Hot Hold and Spin (RTP: 96.70%)

Dragon Hot Hold and Spin slot game.

If you enjoy the Hold and Spin format described in the previous game, you will probably have fun playing Dragon Hot too. In this game the feature is triggered when 5 or more coin symbols – which can be gold, silver or diamond – appear on the reels.

You start with four respins in the Hold and Spin feature, and this resets back to four every time a coin symbol hits. When the feature is complete all the coin wins are totaled and you win this amount. However, if you are lucky enough to fill the whole screen with coins then the Big Coin Wheel Bonus is triggered. This awards either a random prize of between 10x and 5,000x your spin, or a blank. When you land on a blank space the round is over, but hopefully you will hit a couple of good prizes before then!

Game ProviderPragmatic Play
VolatilityVery High
Max Win5,000x
Bonus FeaturesYes
Reels5
Min Spin70 GC
Max Spin777,770 GC

5. Laughing Buddha (RTP: 96.64%)

Laughing Buddha online slot game from Pragmatic Play

The ‘laughing buddha’ of ancient times was said to be a Chinese monk who wandered the lands spreading good cheer. The good times get rolling in this slot game when a wild can randomly reveal a x2 or x3 multiplier at random to give your winnings a boost.

There is a free spin round to look forward to if you can find three golden pots on the reels. When this happens 8 free games are awarded, and the golden pot reveals a regular symbol which will expand to cover the reels except for the wild and pot symbols before wins are awarded for each game. All in all, plenty of reasons to be happy courtesy of this Laughing Buddha!

Game ProviderHabanero
VolatilityHigh
Max Win2,001x
Bonus FeaturesYes
Reels5
Min Spin84 GC
Max Spin756,000 GC

6. Magic Journey (RTP: 96.54%)

Magic Journey slot game

Take the Magic Journey to enlightenment – and hopefully a pile of gold! – with another slot from Pragmatic Play. But before we look at it in more detail, we must address the elephant (monkey?) in the room: that max win of just 400x your spin is pretty poor. Let’s see if the game can compensate elsewhere!

Credit Pragmatic Play for coming up with something different, at least. Here there is a grid of 3×3 and 5 squares at the bottom of the screen. When those match the symbols in the grid and form lines a free respin is granted, and you keep spinning again for each new line, or if the Monkey shows up in the center of the grid. That’s about it though; full marks for effort but this game won’t suit all tastes.

Game ProviderPragmatic Play
VolatilityHigh
Max Win400x
Bonus FeaturesYes
Reels3
Min Spin70 GC
Max Spin777,770 GC

7. Dragon Tiger (RTP: 96.53%)

Dragon Tiger slot game from Pragmatic Play.

Pragmatic Play are the Emperors of Chinese-themed slots, and another of their offerings is Dragon Tiger. One of the big selling points of this slot is the very generous max winnings of 18,125 times your spin.

The game really steps up a gear when the Free Spins Feature is unlocked, by finding between 3 and 5 scatter symbols which award from 8 to 20 free spins. These can be retriggered during the free spin round where from 2 to 5 scatters awards a further 5 to 20 spins. Wild dragon symbols only appear on the middle three reels, but during the free spin feature these have a random multiplier of 2x, 3x, or 5x.

Game ProviderPragmatic Play
VolatilityVery High
Max Win18,125x
Bonus FeaturesYes
Reels5
Min Spin70 GC
Max Spin777,770 GC

8. Elemental Gems Megaways (RTP: 96.51%)

Elemental Gems Megaways online slot game.

Elemental Gems Megaways looks a little different to most of the Chinese-themed slots on our list, as it has a three-reel layout alongside a multiplier column. Wins are paid for matching symbols from left to right, and multiplied by the random multiplier on the far right column.

Features are a little thin on the ground here, but this is a Megaways slot which means that the number of ways to win could potentially increase to a maximum of 512. Symbols appear stacked on the reels which can lead to big wins, especially if matched with a high multiplier. Multipliers range from 1x to 100x your win so they can make a huge difference!

Game ProviderBig Time Gaming
VolatilityMedium
Max Win5,000x
Bonus FeaturesYes
Reels3
Min Spin777,770 GC
Max Spin70 GC

9. 5 Lions (RTP: 96.50%)

5 Lions Slot Game

In Chinese culture the lion was said to repel negative energy, which could come in useful when spinning those reels! Here the lion forms the wild symbol, and as well as helping to form winning lines these symbols have a random multiplier of between 1x and 40x.

The main bonus feature in 5 Lions is the free spin round, which is unlocked when 3, 4, or 5 Yin and Yang scatter symbols are revealed. These appear quite regularly, so 3 symbols triggers just 2 free spins, with 5 for 4x scatters and 20 spins for 5x scatters. The reels change during free spins, with an extra three spaces added above the central reels, increasing the chances of forming winning lines.

Game ProviderPragmatic Play
VolatilityVery High
Max Win5,000x
Bonus FeaturesYes
Reels5
Min Spin70 GC
Max Spin777,770 GC

10. Three Star Fortune (RTP: 96.27%)

Three Star Fortune, Chinese themed online slot game.

This colorful slot is named after the three stargods of Taoist Chinese culture: Fu, Lou and Shou. These three gods are said to represent good fortune, prosperity and longevity. In this game, the laughing gods are wild symbols which expand to cover one of the three center reels – hopefully increasing prosperity of the player in the process!

When the expanded wild is on screen it stays in place for an additional free respin. If another wild symbol appears then a further respin is triggered. Unfortunately that’s about it when it comes to features, but on the positive side the game is beautifully rendered and the 5,000x maximum win on your spin makes this a worthy entrant on our top ten list.

Game ProviderPragmatic Play
VolatilityMedium
Max Win5,000x
Bonus FeaturesYes
Reels5
Min Spin70 GC
Max Spin777,770 GC

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Ross O’Connor has been working in the online gaming industry for over a decade. Over that time he has written countless articles on related topics including casino and game reviews, sports, lotteries and financial trading.