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The words “Nian Nian You Yu” are said by many revelers during Chinese New Year, one of the biggest celebrations on the calendar. It is a way of wishing someone abundance and prosperity throughout the year, and it’s a saying that has been brought to life by Playtech in the Nian Nian You Yu slot.

You can celebrate the color, beauty, and excitement of Chinese New Year right here at this Online Casino. Just load-up this slot, make sure you have some funds in your account, and start playing! To learn more about the casino game and its many features, take a look at this guide.

Main Features

  • Game Type: 5 reels, 3 rows, 9 paylines.
  • Return to Player (RTP): 97%
  • Volatility: Medium
  • Themes: Chinese
  • Release Year: 2016

Abundance and wealth are two major themes running through this slot. You’ll also see plenty of fish, and that’s no accident. The Chinese word for “abundance” is similar to “fish”, and the two are often intertwined in Chinese culture. It’s why fish is always the dish of the day during Chinese New Year and it’s why the wild symbol on this slot is represented by a colorful carp.

The reels are set against a pagoda and images of fireworks exploding in the night sky. As for the symbols, they all represent key aspects of Chinese New Year and eastern culture in general, including beautiful blooming Cherry Blossoms, a bunch of Firecrackers, a Plate of Dim Sum, and two Dragons.

It’s an explosion of reds, blacks, purples, and pinks—a beautiful and warming aesthetic whether you celebrate Chinese New Year or not.

Play for Real Money

It’s time to kick things up a notch and play for real money. At ZA, we have hundreds of real money Slot Games and table games, all supported on mobile and desktop. Join today, add some funds to your account, and start spinning those colorful reels!


Nian Nian You Yu has four progressive jackpots, and all of these are triggered at random. Take a look at the top of the game reels during any spin and you’ll see all jackpot totals as they steadily increase. The smaller jackpots are released more frequently than the larger ones, but you have a chance of winning any of the four with every spin you take.


  • Coin Sizes: Bet as little as $0.01 per payline or $0.09 for all 9 lines. This wager can be increased to $5 per line or a total of $45 per spin. Use the menu options on the bottom of the game reels to set your wager.
  • Symbols
    • Main: Purple Dragon and Green Dragon
    • Standard: Chinese Symbols
    • Wild: Red Carp
    • Scatter: Chinese Characters
Symbol1 on a Payline2 on a Payline3 on a Payline4 on a Payline5 on a Payline
Purple Dragon2x10x50x500x10,000
Green DragonX5x25x250x5000x
Red Mat-5x20x150x1000x
Dim Sum Plate-2x10x50x300x
Dim Sum Bowl-2x10x50x300x
Red Lantern--5x25x200x
Red Sign--3x10x50x
Cherry Blossoms--3x10x50x

Nian Nian You Yu doesn’t have any traditional bonus features or Free Spins. However, there is a progressive jackpot tier, and this triggers some monumental wins.

With every spin, you have a chance of activating the bonus wheel. The wheel can trigger any of the four progressive jackpots, including one that regularly exceeds $1 million.

Other things to look out for include the Purple Dragon and Green Dragon symbols. These trigger wins of up to 10,000x and 5,000x respectively, and are the biggest symbols in the game.

Software and Mobile Experience

Experience the majesty of Chinese New Year on your mobile device with Nian Nian You Yu and ZA. All titles in our casino games room are mobile-friendly, with support for Android, iOS, and other mobile platforms. Crank up the volume, slip on a pair of headphones, and enjoy an immersive, tactile experience, one that you just can’t get on desktop.

Anywhere you have a secure connection, you can play games like Nian Nian You Yu, as well as modern classics like the Age of the Gods series, which also has a four-tier progressive jackpot.


Chinese New Year comes just once a year, but with Nian Nian You Yu, you can experience it every day! The excitement, the color, the music—and if those big jackpots land, it will definitely be a year of abundance for you!

Join ZA to collect a Welcome Bonus and take a spin on these celebratory reels. Every spin is a chance to win big!