Introduction to Slingo
You are probably familiar with both slots and bingo – but have you heard of Slingo? If not, you are in for a treat! Slingo brings the best of both worlds together – and is a super exciting game to play.
Of course, casinos, bingo, slots, and poker games have been around for hundreds of years.
But in the last 15 or so years, thanks to the Internet and many technological advancements, we can all play from the comfort of our own homes.
And most likely, you have spent some time in a bingo hall or two and even played online.
Bingo and slots have been on the big screen for us for many years, too, often making their way into great movies and our favorite TV shows.
But Slingo is a new breed of game and one that everyone can get excited about.
What is Slingo?
As we’ve mentioned, Slingo is a cross between bingo and slots; what does that look like? And how do you play?
Slots are one of the most popular games online, and multiple countries have enjoyed bingo for hundreds of years.
So it makes sense that the combination of the two is super fun.
Slingo as a game has been around for a short time compared to some other casino classics, but it’s gaining popularity at a rapid pace.
You can play Slingo as a single or a multiplayer, which is why it’s so much fun.
Slots are traditionally played alone, and with bingo, you can take all of your mates to the bingo hall for a night out – or go it alone. You can play how you like, and where you want.
Slingo again combines the best of both worlds with slots and bingo. You can play together, or alone – the choice is yours.
As you play, you will mark off as many numbers on your card as possible, but the twist is that numbers are released as you spin. You have a total of 20 spins to mark off all of the winning numbers on your number card.
So it feels very reminiscent of bingo when it comes to dabbing off the numbers, but the slots are where you get the numbers from rather than a caller.
It might sound complicated, but it’s straightforward. Every time you spin the wheel, you will get five new numbers; you find them on your card and mark them off. However, you can have these done automatically on most gaming platforms.
And just like slots, there are unique wild cards, and the Joker can mark any number found in the column, and the Super Joker can substitute any number on the card.
You need to be aware of a few other cards: the cherub and the devil cards.
The devil card arrives, and it will take your score and cut it in half, but don’t worry, if a cherub shows up, they shoot down the devil and save your game.
And just like in slots, coins, and free spins will give you extra points. However, we all know that when it comes to bingo, you only have a finite time to find all of those numbers, and Slingo is a time-sensitive game too.
But that is part of what makes it so unique.
What makes Slingo so exciting?
Like any new game, it takes a little while for people to get used to playing it
Slingo, however, has had a brilliant start because, just like bingo and slots, it is fast to play and easy to learn.
But here are some of the things that make Slingo so much fun – and are part of why it is becoming so popular.
As mentioned before, like bingo, Slingo can be a multiplayer game, so you can play with friends any time you like. And just like bingo, you will be competing against each other.
As you play, you can often chat online with your friends at the same time, which is perfect for those who don’t love to get dressed up and head out and prefer to play from the comfort of their own home.
Another reason that Slingo is so exciting is it is unique when it’s pitched up against all the slots and bingo games.
And it’s not just about marking off numbers like bingo. Instead, you have the spinning wheel and wildcards to keep you guessing what is going to happen.
Just when you think you’ve got a complete card, if you get the devil, you’re down to half!
Just like both slots and bingo, when you pay Slingo, you can win real money too. Since there are so many different ways to play and win, it makes it even more exciting.
Slingo has slowly been growing and is in the middle of a massive popularity spike, which means that game developers are working even hard to make the game more interesting.
One of the most important things about slots is that they are easy to play and easy to learn – and in the same way, bingo is easy to play and learn. Once you’ve grasped the basics, you can play in any bingo hall across the world, and you can play slots on any website or in person.
Slingo takes its lead from both of these and is very easy to learn to play, which is why there is massive excitement around the game.
Slingo is a super-easy way to play online with friends. If you love bingo and slots, the next best thing is Slingo!
Garon Cockrell is the Founder and Editor of Pop Culture Beast and host of The Pop Culture Beast Show. He founded the site over seven years ago to have a place on the internet to write about the things he loved. Since then, Garon has become a best-selling author (Demonic and Other Tales), an award winning screenwriter (Best Screenplay 2013 Motor City Nightmares Film Festival), and a cast member on the top rated podcast, Never Not Funny.