What Is Slingo And How Do You Play?
What do you get if you cross 75 ball bingo with a 5 reel slot? The answer is Slingo, a fun to play game that combines numbers and slot spins in a very unique way. Slingo actually started life as a social media game but was acquired by Gaming Realms in 2015 to develop for the online gambling market. It's popularity has slowly increased since the launch of the first Slingo game and you can find it available on a wide range of casino, slots and bingo brands. In truth it's a bit of a marmite game - you will either love it or hate it - but find the right variant and it can be an exciting game to play.
The Slingo game typically features a 5x5 numbered card located above a reel of five columns. For the base game you receive a number of spins of this reel. This typically is 10 or 11 but it can vary from game to game. Each spin of the reel reveals numbers or symbols - wilds/jokers/devils - that can be used to cover the game card. If the numbers on the reel match those on your card then they're crossed off with the aim to complete lines. A game card can have up to 12 lines (full house) known as Slingos and these comprise of horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. The more lines 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 completed their round of all spins and additional free spins. Playing on involves making 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 potentially have more chance of completing Slingos on multiple lines. Just a word of warning about wagering on - it can get expensive so be wary!
The original game, Slingo Reel Riches, has been tweaked and redesigned over the years to offer players a number of 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, Friends, The Chase and Love Island have all lent themselves to the game. These have been joined by Rainbow Riches and even a poker variant - Slingo Showdown - one of our favorites versions of the game. You can discover more from our reviews below.
Slingo Game Reviews
What Happened To Slingo Boom?
A multiplayer version of Slingo, Slingo Boom was also launched by the people behind the game. The aim of this game was to bring the fun of a bingo room together with the Slingo game. However, despite offering players access to multiple free to play games it sadly didn't pick up enough interest and was dropped from the roster at sites such as Spin Genie. Sadly the original group of sites that offered Slingo, Spin Genie, Pocket Fruity, The X Factor Games, have all closed down. Slingo.com that was also part of the group has survived but has new owners.
The good news is that you don't need to visit just one brand to play Slingo. The game has been adopted by a number of brands including Foxy Bingo, Gala Spins and many Dragonfish brands. 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.