Pragmatic Play has launched what is sure to be another Reel Kingdom hit, Dragon Hot Hold and Spin, enhancing its rapidly growing slots portfolio with the fourth title of the year of the successful partnership.

This time around, the talented developer has combined an Asian theme with Hold & Win features, which makes for a highly entertaining gameplay experience and rewards of up to 5,000x the stake.

Game dynamics:

The high volatility 5-reel, 3-row video slot takes players to the Far East where the 5-payline grid is filled with J-A royals along with colorful Chinese lanterns, closed lotus flowers, royal frogs, and gold sycees, which pay 40 – 1,000x the bet when you land five-of-a-kind. Wilds, which substitute for all pay symbols can appear when the dragon takes flight across the reels or when the firecrackers located above the game grid set off. In either instance, wilds can be added in random positions.


In keeping with the name of the game, the Hold and Spin feature is the focus here, with randomly valued Diamond, Gold, and Silver Coin symbols used to trigger it when five or more land on the reels in a single spin. Once activated, the feature sees coin symbols locked in while all other symbols leave the reels. Players are granted four spins to attempt to land additional coin symbols in the empty spaces.

Every time a new coin lands, it locks in place and the round resets with four hearts, each of which serves as a respin. The round ends when either all of the empty spaces are filled or when all four respins are exhausted. At that time, all coin values are totaled and awarded.

If coin symbols fill all of the positions by the end of the feature, the Big Money Wheel Bonus is activated. The bonus round offers random rewards which are based on the coin values landed on the wheel. Prizes will trigger new spins while blank values end the feature before the prizes accumulated are awarded.

Innovative take:

In a company presser, Chief Business Development Officer for Pragmatic, Yossi Barzely lauded the new release as “an innovative slot that puts a fresh spin on the Asian-themed symbols used in titles common for the genre.”

The title, he said, “creates an experience that is both visually engaging and stimulating for the player, while offering a huge win potential, through the thrilling Hold and Spin mechanic.”

Dragon Hot Hold and Spin complements Pragmatic Play’s vast slot offering, adding to recent hits Panda’s Fortune 2, sequel to the smash-hit title unleashed back in 2017, and Buffalo King Megaways, an updated version of its wildly successful 2019 classic online slot, Buffalo King, but with a Megaways kick. The new game also joins the multi-product content provider’s more than 200 HTML5 titles featured in its award-winning games portfolio.

Next up:

Look for the next new hit, Lucky Lightning, to drop on June 17th. The Greek-themed high volatility slot, which is a product of the provider’s Wild Streak Gaming partnership, is packed with features and a 10,100x max win.