Slingo Guide

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Josh Hughes
King of Casino

What Is Slingo?

Slingo is a popular type of online casino game. It combines elements of Slots and Bingo (hence the name Slingo).

Casinos sometimes run promotions on Slingo games. But, how to utilise these games can be a bit unclear.

This guide aims to give you a better understanding of how these games work, and how to best approach them.

There are lots of different formats of Slingo Game.

We make our recommendations for which you should use to complete offers.

Return To Player

All Slingo Games have an RTP of approximately 95%.

This means that in the long term, it shouldn’t matter which Slingo Game you use.

But, the variance, speed of gameplay and stake sizes vary significantly. So some games are much better options than others.

Stake Sizing

Like with any casino game, Slingo Games allow you to choose the stake size that you use.

This can be as little as 20p per game, to as much as £100 per game.

Standard Format

Most Slingo Games look something like the following:

On the left hand side, you will see a place to adjust the game’s stake, and also a paytable. This shows the different potential prizes for that stake size.

On the right is a button to start the game. It will also display how many spins a game involves (in the case of the above image – the game involves 11 spins).

In the centre is a 5×5 grid of numbers, which acts a bit like a Bingo Card.

When the game begins, numbers are drawn, and our aim is to match up as many of these numbers to our grid as possible. The numbers drawn are displayed along the bottom of the page like so:

If the numbers drawn match up to the numbers in our grid, then they are crossed off.

Win Lines

Our aim is to cross off as many numbers as possible to complete win lines.

A win line is a set of 5 numbers in a row.

These can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal lines.

On the standard 5×5 Slingo Grid, there are 12 Win Lines.

The more lines we complete, the bigger the prize that we can win.

Progress Towards Prizes

As we complete whole win lines, we will start to see our progress towards prizes:

Additional Symbols

Whilst playing some Slingo Games, you may see other symbols, which impact the gameplay.

Jokers

Allow the player to mark any number in the column above as complete

Super Jokers

Allow the player to mark any number in the entire grid as complete

Devil

A “blocking symbol” which effectively just means no win from that spin

Free Spin Symbol

Adds an extra spin to the game

Coin Award

Award an instant cash prize.

Joker Bonus: In some Slingo Games, getting 3 or more jokers in a single spin will award a joker bonus. This is an instant cash prize.

Best Strategy

The jokers and super jokers give us a choice of which numbers to select. Our choices will impact the RTP of Slingo Games.

It is important to have some understanding of the best strategy.

The jokers and super jokers should always be used where they will move the player closest to completing a win line.

Where many positions will achieve this, the preference should be to select the number that covers the most win lines.

Priorities

Centre Number – the number in the very centre of the grid should be prioritised. This covers four win lines: horizontal, vertical and two diagonals.

Diagonal Numbers – next the numbers on the diagonal lines should be prioritised. These cover three win lines: horizontal, vertical and one diagonal.

Other numbers – these only cover 2 win lines: horizontal and vertical so are the lowest priority.

Purchasing Additional Balls

Once you have completed your set number of spins, and any free spins that you won, you may be presented with a choice.

This choice is to either end the game immediately, and collect any prizes. Or whether you wish to continue, and buy extra balls for the opportunity to complete more win lines.

The price of the spin will depend on how many numbers you have left to complete, and how close you are to extra prizes.

You may feel tempted to buy extra balls, but we would recommend avoiding this.

We would recommend ending each game immediately.

When purchasing extra spins, as you get close to prizes, the cost of an extra spin can get extremely expensive.

Purchasing these can lead to you spending lots of money. You could end up with very large losses.

So stick to the lower variance games (discussed below) and resist any temptation to buy extra spins.

Slingo Games Compared

In the following section, we compare the key characteristics of different Slingo games.

DISCLAIMER: We have attempted to assess the variance of these games. This is far from an exact science, and should be treated as a general guide only. Please don’t shout at Josh if you disagree!

Standard Format

These Slingo Games are the simplest to use, and follow the method described above.

Slingo XXXtreme

  • 11 spins to match as many numbers as possible. Complete 4+ win lines to win prize.

  • Min stake 20p

  • Fast – spins automatically.

  • Med to high variance.

Slingo Extreme

  • 11 spins to match as many numbers as possible. Complete 1+ win lines to win prize.

  • Min stake 50p

  • Fast – spins automatically.

  • Low to med variance

Slingo Riches

  • 11 spins to match as many numbers as possible. Complete 1+ win lines to win prize.

  • Min stake 50p

  • Average

  • Low to med variance

Slingo Britain’s Got Talent

  • 11 spins to match as many numbers as possible. Complete 1+ win lines to win prize.

  • Min stake 50p

  • Average

  • Low to med variance

Slingo Rainbow Riches

  • 10 spins to match as many numbers as possible. Complete 5+ win lines to win a bonus game and prize

  • Min stake 50p

  • Average

  • High variance

Alternative Formats

Whilst based upon the same principles, the following Slingo Games all follow slightly different formats.

Slingo Monopoly

  • Chose one of four pieces which impact volatility, number of rolls and size of potential prizes. Roll dice to move round monopoly board. Stops on board correspond to places on prize grid. Complete win lines on board to win prizes. Other features such as multipliers, go to jail and chance cards.

  • Min stake 20p

  • Slow

  • Med variance.

Slingo Deal Or No Deal

  • Pick Lucky Box. 10 spins to match as many numbers as possible. Matched numbers remove potential prizes. If you reach 4 win lines, you will be given a Bankers Offer of a prize, can collect the prize in your box or you can continue the game. Every winline completed multiplies the value of the potential wins. You will receive a bankers offer after every spin.

  • Min stake £1

  • Average

  • Med to high variance

Slingo Fortunes

  • Pick Lucky Box. 10 spins to match as many numbers as possible. Matched numbers remove potential prizes. If you reach 4 win lines, you will be given a Bankers Offer of a prize, can collect the prize in your box or you can continue the game. Every winline completed multiplies the value of the potential wins. You will receive a bankers offer after every spin.

  • Min stake £1

  • Average

  • Med to high variance

Slingo Reel Extreme

  • 5 spins. Bonus symbols are held across spins. Collect 3+ bonus symbols to trigger Bonus. Behaves as a normal slot where you win by matching symbols on Paylines

  • Min stake £1

  • Average

  • Med variance

Slingo Cascade

  • 9 spins to match numbers. Completed win lines disappear to reveal new win lines. Match at least 3 win lines to win a prize.

  • Min stake 20p

  • Average

  • Med variance

Slingo Who Wants To Be Millionaire

  • 9 spins to match numbers on grid. Complete a win line to reveal a randomly selected symbol. Complete a symbol collection (3 of same symbol) to win a prize

  • Min stake 10p

  • Fast – spins automatically

  • Med variance

Our Recommendation

We’ve considered the speed, variance, and ease of use of of the Slingo Games.

Team Casino would recommend Slingo Extreme (not to be confused with Slingo XXXtreme) as the best Slingo Game to use.

This game has a 50p minimum stake size. It is relatively low variance. Plus, the spins happen automatically, making it very quick to get through each game.

Slingo Riches, and Slingo Britain’s Got Talent also look like good options, but are slower to use.

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