You’ve likely come into contact with an online casino sometime in the last couple of months.
Almost everybody sees adverts for these platforms, on YouTube or on late-night television. Statista reports that 28.8% of adults between 45-54 in the UK admitted they took part in some form of iGaming, be it casinos, poker or sports wagers. Online casinos have become a firm part of British culture and a source of entertainment for many.
If you have played, you’ll be aware of the many games available to players. In a normal casino, you might have slot machines, table games such as roulette and poker and maybe a couple of other bits, but an online casino has much more. There are live-hosted game shows and many different types of slots. That might be Jackpot Slots, Megaways, or Slingo.
Slingo is an interesting concept and not something you regularly see in physical casinos. It can be great fun to play, but you may avoid it if you’re not sure what it is. That’s where we can help; here is an overview of Slingo just for you.
What Is Slingo?
Slingo is an amalgamation of two popular online games, slots and bingo, hence the name Slingo. It was first played on AOL, according to Urban Dictionary, but has since become a staple of online casinos. It is played on a card, not unlike a bingo card, where you have to mark off numbers. There will be a spinning reel, usually at the bottom of the screen, which produces five numbers per spin. The aim is to mark all the numbers on your bingo card to win. There are usually prizes awarded for lines completed, as in bingo.
The Slingo you find on today’s online casinos is more advanced than a simple card-making game. For instance, some reels will have outcomes other than a number, which have special effects, such as completing a line or allowing you to select a number to remove. Completing your card may also unlock a bonus game, such as power spins, which is more akin to traditional slot machines.
Themes in Slingo
Slingo uses popular themes in the same way as normal online slots. That means whilst games are broadly similar in their outcome; they can look very different. This is exemplified by the Slingo games on Gala Spins, which have titles such as Slingo Sweet Bonanza and Slingo Lightning. Both have very different music and graphics but work in much the same way as each other. Some Slingo games lean on pop culture themes, whilst others have a generic aesthetic.
Where Can I Play Slingo?
You can play more or less anywhere; it’s available on home computers, mobile devices and even (to some degree) physical casinos. It started as a game on home computers, perhaps the most popular platform, but mobile devices are also very popular for online casinos as they’re portable and allow you to play anywhere.