How many gaming sites do you know that can claim to have invented a whole new game? The online game Slingo has been around since 1995, and as the name suggests, is an exciting mix of slots and bingo. However, the current site also doubles up as a more general casino and slots site, with such offerings as Starburst, Fluffy Favourites, Blackjack and Roulette, powered by renowned software providers like Microgaming and IGT.
Slingo may not be a 'conventional' online bingo portal, but it certainly has a range of promotions to match the best of them, including a free welcome bonus that you can take advantage of as soon as you sign up, as well as a first-deposit bonus of 100% up to a maximum bonus of £100. 20 free spins are also offered to those making a second deposit of at least £20, and there's even a very generous VIP loyalty program, offering the likes of 5% weekly cashback, gifts and treats.
The headline attraction of this site as far as the games are concerned is, of course, the Slingo itself, of which two variants are available: Slingo Riches and Slingo Extreme. Both are built on the same general principle of combining high-octane slot machines with stimulating bingo, except that while Slingo Riches presents you with the opportunity of a £20,000 Full House win, the jackpot for Slingo Extreme is a whopping £50,000.
The two games also sport different visual designs and are highly intuitive to play, meaning that you can quickly get into the Slingo action here and immerse yourself in an online gaming experience unlike any other. It helps, too, that these are 'instant play' games that can be immediately accessed from your web browser, without the need to download anything to your computer.
YAs mentioned above, Slingo also serves up various more general casino and slot games, courtesy of some of the most respected online gaming software providers. Maybe you're in the mood for a slot game like 100,000 Pyramid, Lucky Koi or Jurassic Park, or perhaps you would rather dabble in some realistic blackjack or roulette action?
Given the third party developers involved, you may be familiar with some of these games already if you have previously played on other online casino sites. However, that does mean you can be assured of the same quality of experience offered by the other, more obvious online casino portals.
Whether you download the Slingo.com mobile app or simply visit the site via your smartphone browser, you will have much the same experience, with the site having been optimised for mobile play - such that you may forget you are playing on a smaller screen at all.
The mobile site is presentable and usable and not the most visually spectacular, but the games themselves certainly look the part, with the usual two Slingo games available alongside a broad range of impressively mobile-adapted slot and casino games.
It's the work of a moment (well, a few moments) to register with Slingo.com - all that you will first need to do is provide such account information as your email address, intended username and password, followed by personal details like your first and last name, date of birth and postal address. Then, you'll be able to create your account, make your first deposit and immediately start getting to grips with the curiously unique and exciting game known as Slingo.
You have two basic deposit options at Slingo: paying by card or by mobile. There are - of course - various cards that are accepted by the site, including MasterCard, Maestro, Visa and Visa Debit.
Whereas most bingo or casino sites present you with a fairly standard FAQs page, Slingo at least tries to tailor your on-site experience to your own needs, via the 'Help' box that you can summon up from the bottom right corner of the page.
Simply type something related to your query in the provided search box - for example, 'deposit' - and you will be presented with questions like "Why was my deposit declined?", to which you can find the answer by clicking on the relevant link.
The customer service team can also be contacted via phone, email, 'live chat' or even post, between 9am and 11pm, seven days a week. Unfortunately, support only seems to be available in English.
Slingo definitely offers something a bit different to those who may have become a bit bored of the usual vanilla bingo games, combining many of the best things about slots and bingo in its flagship games. The bonuses on offer are also more generous than on many rival sites.