What Is Slingo All About?
All details below were correct when published on 20th July 2020. 18+. UK Only. Wagering terms and conditions apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Slingo is a game that you can pretty much play at every online bingo and slots brand. But what exactly is Slingo and should you be playing it? Slingo is a mix of slots and bingo – put them together and you get blots or slingo. Thankfully the developers opted for the latter. The game is actually over 20 years old and didn’t start life on the gambling circuit. A CD-Rom version of the game was launched by Hasbro back in 1998.
How To Play Slingo
The basic game hasn’t changed that much. It is played on a 5×5 grid which contains numbers 1 to 75. As a player you have a number of turns or spins. This is the slot element of the game. These spins generate a row of 5 numbers below the 5×5 grid. If the numbers from the spin match those on your grid then they are crossed off. This is the bingo element. The aim of Slingo is to create as many lines – known as Slingos – as possible with the ultimate aim being to get a full house. In general the more lines you complete the bigger the prize.
To assist you occasionally jokers may appear on the reels. These allow you to select free numbers and add a bit of tactics to proceedings. For example the centre square can help you complete the most lines. Additionally you might also win free spins which are played at the end of your designated spins. However to make your life harder a devil may appear on the reels and these are essentially are a “no turn” for that particular reel. At the end of every Slingo game – and once you’ve played any free spins – you have the chance to gamble on. This means you pay an extra wager for another spin and the potential to win a bigger prize.
There are a number of different versions of Slingo and these include X Factor, Big Money, The Chase, Deal Or No Deal, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Monopoly, Rainbow Riches, Centurion, Advance and the recently launched Slingo Classic. The latter was launched to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the game and has a retro feel to the game play. Some of the Slingo variants are very similar but others try and do something a little different.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is a slots meets bingo meets instant win style version of the game. Each line wins you a symbol and the aim is to match three symbols in order to win a prize. Centurion is a recent addition and gives you the chance to play a bonus round of the slot Centurion Maximums Winnus. The more lines you get the better the bonus round you play. There aren’t many exclusives versions of the game however Foxy Bingo does give you the chance to play Friends Slingo.
Slingo Or Bingo?
For a brief period of time there was a multi player version of Slingo called Slingo Boom. We featured it here on Penny Bingo. However it’s lifespan was short and it’s unlikely we’ll see it reappear. So should you consider playing Slingo if you’re a fan of bingo? Our advice is to give it a try. And you can try it for free by visiting Slingo Originals, the developers of the game. Try the various versions of the game and decide if you like it. Then if you want to wager just visit your favourite bingo brand.
Marmite is the best description we can offer for Slingo. There are some good versions of the game – Showdown which is a poker themed game being one of our favourites – but there are also some versions which are a bit meh. That’d be The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent versions. All the Slingo games though have similar issues though and that is wins aren’t always forthcoming during the base game. It’s like they want you to wager on! However wagering on is expensive and wins aren’t guaranteed. New player controls have been introduced so the wagering on element is limited to a handful of rounds.