If you’re not a regular bingo player, there’s a chance that you won’t have heard of Slingo. Named as a portmanteau of “slots” and “bingo”, Slingo was created back in 1994 by two American property developers, Dave Lyons and Sal Falciglia.
If you haven’t heard of it, don’t worry – you will soon. It’s getting really popular. In July 2013, RealNetworks acquired Slingo for over £10 million – join and spin. It’s a growing industry that combines two very popular games. What’s not to like?
How do you play Slingo?
Slingo is a combination of online slots and traditional bingo. It’s easily found on most online casinos and the beauty of it is that it’s very easy to pick up. You use a 5×5 grid and a reel that you’d see in regular slots.
Play starts when you spin the slot associated reel found at the bottom of the screen. Normally, there are 20 spins per game, but the number of spins may vary depending on the game designer.
Then, every time you spin the reel, the numbers that appear on the reel are the numbers you can tick off your Slingo card. Like bingo, the goal in Slingo is to match five in a row, including horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines. On the bottom row, you’ll see a number grid that will spin random numbers. On this grid you can also receive jokers, free spins, and various instant prizes.
What great Slingo titles are out there?
With Slingo, you get the best of bingo and slots. The gameplay is highly addictive and with its increasingly popularity, more and more versions are being released. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ones available.
1) Slingo Rainbow Riches – You could say that one of the most popular slots titles out there just got even better! Slingo Rainbow Riches keeps all the bonus features of the slot game version but with a Slingo twist. There are more multipliers, more free spins, and more wins for you. It combines 12 pay-lines with 5 reels, a minimum bet of 50p and a maximum bet of £200.
2) Slingo Fluffy Favourites – With this Slingo title, you’ll win by marking off five numbers on one of 12 win-lines. With each Slingo you win, you’ll work your way up the ladder to the left of the screen. If you complete five or more Slingos to activate an exciting bonus round, you can win some lucrative cash prizes. For example, completing six or nine Slingos will trigger the “Coin Pusher Bonus”, which awards two or five picks depending on the number of Slingos won. Simply choose a position to drop the coin and await your prize: x2, x5, x10, x25 or x100!
3) Slingo Berserk – This Slingo title offers the player four jackpots as well as some ground-breaking graphics and amazing cash prizes. If you find three red Vikings, you can win 500x your original bet. It gets even better though – three golden Vikings can win you 1000x your bet.