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5 Mind-Blowing Good Luck Symbols From Around the World

When it comes to playing games of chance, there are those of us who place a lot of faith and hope on lucky symbols and objects to help us win. We recently did a piece about the 7 Most Popular Lucky Charms in the World, so we thought we bring you a little more info on the subject. Here are 5 of the most common good luck symbols from around the world.


Lucky Cricket

In China, the cricket is considered good luck. You’ll see depictions of this insect in many movies and works of fiction; taking on roles that are supposed to bring luck and fortune. For instance, the lucky crickets in the Disney animated movies, Mulan and Pinocchio.


Lucky Four-Leaf Clover

The proliferation of the four-leaf clover as a symbol of luck is staggering. You’ll find luck clovers painted on faces, worn as pins on shirts and hats, and emblazoned on the side of beer classes during the week of festivities leading up to St. Patricks’ Day in the US and Ireland. These clovers are considered to be lucky because they are so hard to find. They are a normal clover, but the three-leaf clovers are much easier to spot.


Lucky Lady Bug

In Germany, it is considered a sign of good luck when a Ladybug lands on you. It is also considered really bad luck to kill a Ladybug, so make sure to watch where you step on your way into the casino.


Dream Catcher

In Native American culture, the Dream catcher is considered good luck because, once hung over your bed, it catches all of the bad dreams that attempt to enter your mind as you sleep, and only allow the good dreams through.


Lucky # 7

In Christianity, the number 7 symbolizes good luck because it is repeated often in Scripture to represent God’s involvement in history and His Sovereign acts, such as: 7 days of Creation, 7 years of Tribulation, and the 7 seals, 7 trumpets, and 7 churches all mentioned in end time prophecies.

One of the few places in the world where you can really see a very deep sense of cult and respect around a Lucky symbol is Japan, where the number 7 has quite a history and it’s in fact quite symbolic overall: In Japan, the number 7 is lucky because of its symbolizing the Seven Gods of Fortune:

    • Hotei, god of abundance and good health
    • Jurōjin, god of longevity
    • Fukurokuju, god of happiness, wealth and longevity
    • Bishamonten, god of warriors
    • Benzaiten, goddess of knowledge, art and beauty, especially music
    • Daikokuten, god of wealth, commerce and trade
    • Ebisu, god of fishers or merchants

No matter your good luck symbol of choice, you are bound to find good luck and fortune when you play at

Laura Barton

Laura Barton is a self-declared "adventurer". Highly energetic and unpredictable, you will never find her without something to read on her hands. She loves casinos, after all it's in her blood: her father was a Las Vegas mogul and a former owner of some of the largest casino entertainment chains in the US. Loves rock climbing, surfing and playing drums.

  • I recently married an Irishman so I’m going with a four leaf clover :-) kennedyzma

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  • Hello Cool Cat, My lucky charm if you want to call it that is the Big Cool Cat. I think it lucky to play in this casino. dzion1949

  • My son had found a domino in the ocean in Jamaica, I have carried it around as a lucky charm ever since.

  • Forgot my username aranda984

  • Joseph Burke

    Glad to see I am not alone in thinking some things are luckier than others



  • Debra Nevins

    Once I was staying at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tampa, FL and was at the pool area enjoying myself. There was this ladybug that landed on my hand and stayed with me for a long while. After a while we went back in and headed to the room but I had to try my luck at a slot machine and guess what, I won over 1000.00 … I believe that lady bug brought me luck. So perhaps you will pick me today. Kalistia is my user name :) thank you Cool Cat in advance ;-)

  • my lucky charm is my rabbits foot ive had for 40 years,,dnockerts

  • I am Irish so it has always been the four leaf clover, but my wife says it is the ladybug that she finds brings her luck. p0k3rbud

  • brauchler… I’m an Irish girl so I gotta go with a four-leaf clover as well.

  • Debra Nevins

    I once was staying at the Hard Rock hotel and while laying by their pool a beautiful lady bug landed on my hand and stayed for quite a while. On my way back up to my hotel room I couldn’t resist a quick slot machine stop and within a minute I won a $1200.00 jackpot. So I figured that little lady bug gave me this luck. Love lady bugs! Thanks CoolCat ;-) Kalistia here.

  • Debra Barnes

    I have a ugly (cute) purple Lucky Lottery Troll that I have on my computer while I play. My mom got it for me. She was my original Lucky Cham and Vegas buddy. Lucky134Me

  • Redpokerchick is my user and love the casino, lucky number 6 and I have an awesome Ozzy Osbourne poker chip!!!

  • My lucky charm is my dads medal from his service in Vietnam i don’t know what the medal was for since he didn’t talk about it but i like to rub it between my finger to remember him and feel he is bringing me luck!

    username hottielottie

  • Melodie

    Might have to go with the ladybug. Seem to have one land on me each time I sit outside reading!!!!

  • Username onfish34…I love the lucky 7! but a lucky penny (heads up) of course is the best. At least you are a cent richer if nothing else!

  • love a pretty lady bug. myrissie

  • My Bettyboop purse and keychain. username…twinkieboop

  • My lucky number has always been 9 . .. just like the crazy cats that have nine lives – (Username holdolphin)

  • tretre9

    Love the dream catcher

  • I have always kept my Moms “lucky bean” from a New Orleans Mardi Gras season King Cake. aintsotuff.

  • My good luck symbol has always been the number 13. The 13 day has always been a redundantly blessed day for me. Births, weddings, etc.

  • My lucky symbol has always been the number 13. Most significant dates in my life occurred on the 13th. My Cool Cat user name is my_money.

  • I believe in all of the good luck charms, but I think my overall luck comes from my babies…. I have them rooting for me…… :-) NikkiNuNu02

  • I have several lucky charms. The numbers 7 and 13 are my most prominent charms! Whenever I use those 2 numbers good things happen. I also have a black cat which has proven to be one of my best lucky charms as well. I have Rabbits feet and horseshoes so my luck is everywhere!!! Lisafunplace is the name of my Coolcat site and that too is lucky!!! ;-)

  • C S Thompson

    (cst) I bought a lucky “Tiki” made of carved wood when I was in Hawaii a few years ago…strangely I don’t keep it near me when I am playing…I actually keep it in the car, because if you’ve ever been to Southern California, you already know the people driving cars are all amateur Nascar-wannabes and “Fast & Furious” rejects! LOL! Kidding aside, my real lucky charm is the day of the month, a lot of times.

  • As my brother left for surgery that could of taken his life, he gave me a stone with a butterfly on it to hold. He said this will help you not to worry. He’s alive and I still hold the little butterfly rock close to me. Now as he takes several trips to Boston for care, the rock sits in my pocket waiting until I need it. Sometimes you need something to ‘Believe in”. slamberton