If you like slots games and you like bingo then you’re going to love slingo.
This exciting combination of the two was originally invented back in 1994 by a New Jersey businessman by the name of Sal Falciglia.
He reckoned that the best way to improve both games was to bring them together – and if the popularity of slingo today is anything to goi by, he was absolutely right.
If you’ve never played yourself you’ll be pleased to learn that the principle is simple. There’s a 5×5 bingo card filled with 25 random numbers between 1 and 75. Below this there’s a slots-style reel on which numbers and other symbols appear with each spin. If any of the numbers match the ones on the grid they are crossed off.
When you have a line of five, down, across or diagonally it’s a slingo and you’ll win a cash prize. And the more slingos you complete, the bigger the prize.
To help you on your way there are also features like Jokers which stand in for any number, free spins – which speak for themselves – and on-the spot cash prizes.
And when it comes to which slingo games to play you are literally spoilt for choice so, to help you on your way, here are nine you really shouldn’t miss.
Slingo Rainbow Riches
We had to start with this, the slingo version of one of the world’s most popular slots games. It continues with the classic theme of the slot in which the aim is to reach the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. So may the luck of the Irish be with you when you play.
It really can be Christmas every day of the year with this fun Xmas-themed game. The design is fabulously festive and among the symbols that pop up on the spinning reel are gifts, gold stars and even jolly Santas. All you have to do is find three matching symbols and you’ll be getting your special reward.
The big question that this game asks players is always going to be “Do I not entertain you?” – and the obvious answer will always be in the affirmative. So prepare yourself to be transported back to the world of Ancient Rome – and you could soon be discovering some very precious coins of your own.
Slingo Sweet Bonanza
Here’s a game for anyone with a sweet tooth and an eye for a bright, fun design. The numbers on the grid sit in pink love-hearts and the spinning reel features mouth-watering-looking sweets with special bon-bons as feature symbols. As you complete slingos you can work your way up the bonus ladder winning ever bigger rewards.
Deal or No Deal Slingo
A must for anyone who loved the long-running TV game show. All the elements are included with 26 boxes containing hidden prizes. Your ten spins open the boxes and, hopefully, they create slingos along the way. Get to four and the banker’s going to make you an offer that you can accept or reject. If you’re feeling confident try to work your way up to the maximum ten slingos!
Slingo Deadliest Catch
Will you take the bait and dangle a line in Deadliest Catch? If you do, you could be looking at a pretty good haul. There are also three bonus rounds in the game, Crab Hunt, Crab Fishing and Crab Grab. To up the stakes you can also choose to go fishing at night. The water’s choppier but the rewards are greater too.
Slingo Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Another game based on a fabulously successful TV show, this won’t win you a million, but it could give you the chance to win 100,000x your stake. Best of all, there are no impossibly difficult questions to answer as you ascend the prize ladder by amassing slingos in the nine spins of the game.
As you might expect from a slingo based on the legendary board game, you’re ticking off properties, not numbers, on the way to the big prizes. The other big difference is that you roll a dice to move around the grid and also benefit from features like chance and community chest cards to boost your winnings.
As one of the most famous characters in history, it’s only fitting that Cleopatra should live on in this classic slingo game. It features Egyptian hieroglyphics, jewelled scarab beetles and the lucky Eye of Horus – not to mention the Sphinx Scatter that will win you extra free spins when you play.
So isn’t this the time that you started to explore the wonderful world of slingo? With so many games to choose from, and all so easy to play, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t discovered the game sooner. But you’ll be glad that you have now!