The dragon dance is a traditional dance performed in China, often as part of various festive celebrations. The dance is performed by a coordinated team of dancers handling a long, flexible dragon figure using poles. The team mimics the fluid movements of a dragon – a river spirit in the local tradition. The dragon dance is also a traditional part of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Dragons are a symbol of good luck in China, so the longer the dragon dance, the more luck it will bring to the community in the coming year.
Dragon Dance is also the title of an upcoming video slot machine set to be released at the Royal Vegas Casino in time for the Chinese New Year. The games makes good use of this Chinese symbol of good fortune – it can reward its players with a maximum of 60,000 coins with one lucky spin. Aside from dragon dancers, the game’s reels have other symbols related to the celebrations: drummers, cymbalists, dancers and the harbinger of good fortune – the Dragon itself. The firecracker, a habitual accessory to any Chinese celebration, has a special role in the game as a scatter symbol. Whenever three or more of it land on the reels, a free spins feature is launched, with a 3x multiplier on all wins.
Dragon Dance is just the latest in a series of Asian themed slot machines released through the Royal Vegas in the last year. Last month they have launched Lucky Twins, another Chinese inspired video slot machine, which was preceded by several others: Serenity in December and Lucky Zodiac in September.
Where can you play these games, you might ask? Well, the easiest way to play Royal Vegas online slots is to head over to their website, using your desktop browser or your smartphone, and play one of the games listed there. If you wish to commit and win more than just virtual currency, you can register an account, make a deposit and start playing for real. Doing this will allow you to try the complete game library available at the Royal Vegas, consisting of hundreds of various casino titles. This, of course, will require for you to download and install their free casino suite on a Windows-based PC.
The Chinese New Year starts on February 8th this year. The celebrations to honor the event will last for at least five days, although some start to celebrate weeks before. The year to come will be that of the Monkey. The celebrations serve not just to say good bye to the old year, but also to welcome a new one, bringing new challenges – and hopefully good fortune – to all.