Golden Shanghai was released in 2019. It is a 5-reel slot from the library of KA Gaming. With 20 paylines, the game has a 5 x 3 reel format a RTP of 96% and the variance of the slot game is low.

The theme of Golden Shanghai highlights the bars and clubs of affluent people. It shows men and women in luxurious dresses, so the symbols here a mixture of lavishness and Chinese culture. Shanghai is known in the world as the Paris of the Orient.

Shanghai is a modern city that can rival New York. It is one of the biggest and most prosperous it is in China that blends the culture and traditions of both the East and the West into one cool Asian vibe.


The symbol you will spin here are all related to what you can see in Shanghai.

The high-value symbols are:

  • Old Lady
  • Gentleman
  • Luxury Car
  • Phonograph
  • Microphone
  • Rikshaw

There are five low-value symbols in the slot game, and these are the symbols 10 to A. These low-value symbols pay between $30 and $600 at the highest wager of $300 per round.


Here is the paytable for the game. Take note that this paytable is for the highest bet of $300 per spin.

Number of Appearance in a Pay Line SYMBOLS
Old Lady Gentleman Luxury Car Phonograph Microphone Rikshaw
5 3,000 3,000 1,200 1,200 900 750
4 1,500 1,500 750 600 450 375
3 750 750 225 225 150 150
2 75 75

The slot paytable is shown as currency values. These values change as you increase and decrease your bets.

The betting window in the game is between $0.20 and $300. You cannot adjust the active paylines, so you will always be betting on all of them.

To win, you have to land at least three same symbols on specific spots. You can view the specific spots in the game menu. The symbols must be on separate reels, but the reels must be side by side. The combo must also start from the leftmost reel.

Some symbols do not require three, like the number 10, Old Lady, and Gentleman, all of which only require two symbols to form a winning combo.


The slot machine has a wild and a scatter symbol, both of which can augment your winning odds.

  • Wild – the wild is the neon signage with Chinese characters. It also has the text “wild”. It substitutes for all the symbols to make a winning line, but it cannot substitute for the scatter symbol. Any wild that was used in a winning combo will have a 2x multiplier that will be applied to the win amount.

The wild also has cash prizes as shown below:

  • 5x – $7,500
  • 4x – $4,500
  • 3x – $1,500
  • 2x – $375
  • Scatter – the scatter symbol is the purple banner that looks like a tarpaulin. It has Chinese characters printed on it. Landing three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the grid awards 15 free spins. You can re-trigger up to 250 free games during the free spins round.

All pays in the free spins are tripled, but only if a wild is not used. If a wild was used, the pay for that combo with the wild has a multiplier of 6x.

The scatter also has cash payouts as shown below:

  • 5x – $15,000
  • 4x – $1,500
  • 3x – $900
  • 2x – $300


This KA Gaming slot game Golden Shanghai deserves 6.6 out of 10 points. Even if it does not have a progressive jackpot, it pays good coin for the wild and the scatter symbols, which is a rarity in most slot machines.

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