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    The Year of the Rooster

    Anyone celebrating the Chinese New Year will find it interesting that 2017 is the year of the rooster. More distinctly, it is the year of the fire rooster, which Chinese tradition believes has significant impact on those born within this year and their destiny.

    An Understanding of the Chinese New Year

    Every Chinese year is associated with a zodiac sign, all of which are animals. For 2017, that animal is the rooster. It is also associated with one of the five elements: fire, Earth, wood, water and gold. The characteristics of someone born in the year of the fire rooster, as in 2017, include being trustworthy and responsible with a strong sense of being on time and on schedule.

    The Chinese New Year begins on January 28 rather than on the first. The celebration is designed to focus on the past year’s hard work and allow time to relax with the family. It also gives people a chance to wish for good luck in the coming year. Buildings and streets are decorated in red and with items depicting the year’s symbol – such as the rooster.

    Firecrackers are often part of the celebration, as well as enjoying traditional meals. Popular foods for this celebration include dumplings, sweet rice balls, spring rolls and fish. Eating fish is considered an important part of the tradition because it is supposed to bring good luck and prosperity for the next year.

    Being a Lucky Rooster

    In the Year of the Rooster, certain things are considered lucky. For instance, the lucky numbers in this year are 5, 7 and 8, which is helpful to know if you want to play your lucky numbers at the Isle Casino Hotel® Waterloo. You might want to play those numbers on the 4th and 26th of any Chinese Lunar month, which are considered the lucky days for this year.

    Try your luck with one of our most popular games, Dragon Bonus Baccarat, which is a side wager where you are paid on the margin of your win. If you are a natural winner, you get paid even more. Baccarat is one of the oldest and most elegant games played in the casinos and it will add to your excitement and fun of the evening.

    While you’re here, you can sample the new Chinese Station at the Farmer’s Pick Buffet®. Enjoy fresh ingredients from local farmers for fresh-tasting menu items every day. Award-winning chefs prepare a variety of entrees which will tantalize your taste buds.

    Stop in the Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo and celebrate the Year of the Rooster in your own way. Have fun at one of our many gaming stations and take a break to enjoy delicious food. No matter what your interest or your Chinese zodiac sign, we can help make it your lucky night and year.
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