The Lucky 88 slot machine game is very popular all over the world. It is quite unusual in being just as popular in Macau and Australia as it is in Las Vegas. The one place you don't see it very often, is Europe.
Lucky 88 slots is aimed at the Chinese luckiness bestowed to the number 8. The number 88 is particularly lucky in Chinese culture. I imagine that room number 88 must be a very good one to get in Macau hotels!
Lucky 88 is a slot machine game made by Aristocrat, the Australian casino giant that is famous for games like Buffalo slots.
As far as Aristocrat slots go, this one is fairly typical. It has 5 reels and a free spin bonus, which you get in a lot of these games and the sounds are typical of this generation of slots loved by so many.
The game is available to play for real money if you live in the UK and some other European countries, but you will not yet find this on to play for cash if you live in the USA or Canada.
If you do live in North America (USA and Canada), then we have a list of online casinos for slots with very similar games - loads with free spins bonuses and plenty with Chinese themes.
Like a lot of these games, it's the ones you win at that you tend to enjoy the most and last time I played this game I had a really big win, with loads of free spin re-triggers.
In fact, when I last played Lucky 88 slots, it seemed I just couldn't lose, I kept getting the bonus again and again. That makes it one of my favorite game!
That said, I did feel for the lady sitting next to me who did not get a single win and was getting more and more upset every time I hit the bonus. At times, I was wishing she could win instead of me.
With plenty of fire crackers exploding when you hit a win and also, the familiar sound of gongs, this is a game that has a lot of Chinese appeal. Last time I was in Macau, the Lucky 88 slot machine was one of the most popular games I saw.