All About Slingo
Bridging the gap between slots and bingo is Slingo! This fun to play game combines slots and bingo in a unique way. Slingo started life as a social media game but was acquired by Gaming Realms fto develop for the gambling market. The game typically features a 5x5 numbered card above a reel of five numbers. Each spin of the reel reveals numbers or symbols that can be used to cover the game card or highlight wilds/jokers/devils. A game card can have up to 12 lines (full house) and comprises of horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. The more lines (Slingos) that you cover during a round then the higher the prize that can be won.
Slingo differs from a slot as players are often offered opportunities to play on once they've played all spins and free spins. Playing on incurs an extra wager but you'll be advised how much you could win by playing on. The game also boasts an element of strategy. Wilds and Super Wilds allow you to select which numbers to cross off a game card. By selecting squares (such as the centre square) you have more chance of completing Slingos on multiple lines.
The original game, Slingo Reel Riches, has been tweaked and redesigned to offer players variants on the theme. TV Game Shows such as Deal Or No Deal, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and Love Island have all lent themselves to the game. These have been joined by Rainbow Riches and a poker variant - Slingo Showdown.
A multiplayer version of Slingo, Slingo Boom was also launched. This brought the fun of a bingo room together with the Slingo game. However, despite regular free games it didn't pick up enough interest from players. Sadly it was shelved when Gaming Realms, who develop Slingo, sold the sites that hosted the game. Nowadays Slingo can be found on multiple brands and is not limited to the likes of Spin Genie, The X Factor Games and Love Island Games.
The game's popularity isn't confined to online slots and gambling brands. Visitors to The USA will find version of Slingo at the following casinos: Bally's in Atlantic City, Caesars in Atlantic City, Paris in Las Vegas and Harrah's in Reno.