An Overview of Online Slingo

Find out about our Slingo games, including the exciting bonus features up for grabs.
8th December 2023

An Overview of Online Slingo

If you’re only recently starting to delve into online gaming – and if you are new, then we’re glad to have you here – then you might have missed the fuss about Slingo.

Slingo games have given fans of slots and online bingo something new to play. In a nutshell, you can enjoy the fun of a slot machine alongside bingo features in one exciting game. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Well, we can confirm it is as brilliant as it sounds. So, if you haven’t thought about playing Slingo before, then read on to find out why you should check it out.

What is Slingo?

Slingo is an exciting game that brings together players' favourite things about slots and bingo games in one place. Picture a grid you might see in a classic 75-ball bingo game, with a reel mechanic all slot players will know well. Enjoy some of your favourite slot features – such as Free Spins and spinning reels – and the matching numbers with the bingo call, all at once!

How to Play Slingo Online

It’s very easy to play online Slingo. Once you’ve chosen your bet size, all you need to do is press the ‘Spin’ button to get started.

The aim of the game is very simple; you must mark off numbers on the 5x5 grid by matching them with those on the bottom reel, but you only have a certain number of spins to do so. When you have a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line of marked numbers, you will have a Slingo! The more Slingos you have, the more valuable your prizes will be.

If you’ve used up all of your spins, then don’t worry, as you’ll have the option to buy extra spins once your game has finished. The cost of the extra spins will vary, so if you’re closer to completing a Slingo, you can expect to have to wager more to continue playing.

What Prizes Can Be Won When Playing Slingo?

This all depends on the game that you’re playing. As you make your way through these games, you can find different rewards and bonus features up for grabs – it’s all about variety.

You can get an exciting gaming experience in Slingo Centurion, which has a number of bonuses including win multipliers, a Free Spins Bonus, Wild Power Spins and the Road to Rome feature, where you can roll around a board game for the chance to win instant real-money prizes!

Play Slingo Starburst, and if you achieve three or more Slingos, you will be awarded some win spins on our Starburst online slot machine. These will give you guaranteed winning combinations, and if you have more Slingos, you will get more spins.

In some of our games, you will be awarded a cash prize for completing a certain number of Slingos, while in others you can be paid out for matching symbols. That’s the beauty of Slingo – no game is the same.

What Are the Best Online Slingo Games?

We think all of our Slingo games are brilliant, but in terms of which is the best, that’s down to personal preference. Something that you might enjoy in any online game might be totally different to another player, and vice versa.

If you’re a fan of the Rainbow Riches slots series, then you Slingo Rainbow Riches could be the game for you. You can play a variety of bonus features that you can trigger in the classic Rainbow Riches slots, including the Road to Riches Bonus, the Wishing Well Bonus and the Pots of Gold Bonus. Spins start from just 10p, and you could win a top prize of 1,000x your bet size.

Slingo Cosmic Clusters is the game to try if you're looking for something completely different from the norm. Spin with the Cluster Pays mechanic, found in a selection of our online slots, and you could be awarded Cosmic Spins if you have a set of four or more matching symbols on one of the play areas.

Play for one of two jackpots in Slingo Fire and Ice. When a Double Slingo is triggered, you will activate the Jackpot Reel, which remains in place for the rest of your spins. To win the Fire Jackpot you must land a Fire Gem on the Jackpot Reel, while an Ice Gem will initiate the Ice Jackpot.

No matter what your Slingo preference is, we’ve got you covered. Read up about all of our Slingo games and you can find even more bonus features and exciting ways to win.

Slingo Symbols Explained

Keep an eye out for some special symbols when you play Slingo games online, as they can have a big impact on your chance of winning. We’ve listed five of the symbols below that you might find in some of our games, but it is worth mentioning that they don’t necessarily appear in all of them. 

  • Joker - when a Joker symbol lands on the bottom reel, you will have the choice of marking off any number that appears in the column directly above it. Think of it like a Wild symbol in an online slot game.
  • Super Joker - this symbol allows you to mark off any number on the whole grid, so make sure you choose wisely.
  • Gold Coin - you could be awarded an instant cash prize if this symbol is displayed!
  • Free Spin - another spin is added to the counter on your screen, so you will have one more chance to win.
  • Devil - this is not the symbol you want to see appearing, as the Devil can block numbers on the reel from matching with those on the grid.

Where Can I Play Slingo Online for Free?

Unfortunately, you can’t play free online Slingo with us – that’s just not the way the world works. However, once you’ve signed up with us, you can test out all of our Slingo games for free in demo mode as much as you like.

Play in demo mode, and you can learn more about each of our Slingo games and their bonus features without having to place a real-money bet. If you’re new around here, we’d recommend this before getting started. The gameplay in demo mode mirrors how it would play out if actual cash was used, so you can discover how the symbols work, what you need to do to trigger bonus games and how you can win.

Take a look through all of our online Slingo titles by using demo mode, and we’re sure you’ll find one that suits your style of gaming.

Don’t just take our word for it – play Slingo and find out why it’s taking the online gaming world by storm. Play £10 and get 30 free spins* when you register with Virgin Games.