Slingo Bingo, launched in 1996 as a free-play game, is an online bingo variation that includes a slot reel which reveals your bingo numbers. The reels also incorporate special symbols that may reward you with a spot prize.
Players enjoyed this game so much that it soon became available as a real money casino game where it was possible to win as much as a quarter of a million Euros.
Bingo has come a long way since its start in Italy as which eventually became the national lottery. The online version is no longer restricted to church halls and recreation centres, the online version has made the game more convenient and cost-effective with casino operators offering games for as little as 25 cents per ticket.
Globally, there are two main types of traditional bingo. The European version plays the game using 90 balls drawn by a caller for punters to mark off on their tickets for each round. While the American version is similar, the main difference is that it makes use of 75 balls.
Both these versions are available online, of course, with many variations like bonus games and side bets that keep things interesting.
How to play Slingo Bingo
Slingo Bingo, which was created by a New Jersey businessman, works on the principle of the 75-ball version of the game. However, the random number generator of the online game takes the form of a slot which gets spun to determine which numbers need to be marked off.
Your bingo card is a 5×5 grid with your cash prize determined by the number of lines you complete with each round. Each round is time-bound which means you can complete lines as many lines as possible for up to 15 minutes as you set your stake and spin the reels to win as much as possible.
Slingo Bingo symbols
But the reels not only reveal numbers! They also have bonus symbols which help you along the way to complete lines and win cash prizes.
- Joker: When the Joker appears, it acts as the Wild in the game which can then be used in place of any number in the line above to complete a winning combination.
- Super Jokers: These are ramped-up versions of the Joker and can make a winning combination anywhere in the entire grid.
- Free spin: This gets you a free spin for a chance to reveal more numbers and complete additional lines.
- Coin: A coin awards an instant cash prize.
Watch out for the Devil symbol who will stand in the way of a winning combination while landing three or more Jokers/Super Jokers will boost your win with an instant cash reward.
Since its creation, casino game software developers have pushed the limits of creativity and launched games where you can also collect keys to unlock jackpot wheels or lucrative bonus rounds. These all help to increase the chances of you walking away with a life-changing sum of money.