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Slingo is a unique blend of bingo and slots, it now has a dedicated racing version. Below, we give our essential guide to Slingo Racing.

What is Slingo?

Slingo is a hybrid of two games. Merging online slots with bingo, with elements of both slots and bingo and has grown into an alternative to mainstream games. This base game has since been adapted to incorporate different elements, ranging from versions themed with well-known game shows to sporting varieties, including horse racing.

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The Basic Rules of Slingo

The Slingo board can seem daunting to those who have not played before. The easiest way to think of it is as a bingo card with a slot game below. You have 20 turns to spin the slots. Whatever numbers appear on the slots below the bingo card can then be marked off the card above.

The aim is to accumulate as many points as possible, with the winning player being the one who has the highest score. However, many Slingo games can be played individually, with prizes awarded depending on how many points are accumulated. These points are given as you take off certain numbers or patterns from the card.

The spinning numbers also yield several special symbols to make it more interesting, such as jokers, devils, and coins.

What Makes Slingo Racing Different?

Slingo Racing incorporates extra elements into its game, in a bid to simulate an exciting horse race. It is a much faster version, as you only have ten spins on the reel. Each of these will yield red, green, blue, or blank tiles.

In standard Slingo, the number of points you accumulate depends on the version played. In most games, crossing off a number on the card gets you 200 points. Covering numbers in rows will be worth an additional 1000 points, as is uncovering coins on your reel. Clearing the whole card gets the most points, usually upward of 6000 depending on which number spin you end the game with. However, in Slingo Racing the aim is not to cross off numbers on the board but to build points that push your horse around the track, making it beat the others in its race.

Before the game begins you must choose which horse to back, from red, green, and blue. Every time one of these corresponding colors appears, your horse will move along the track toward the fences. If your horse wins a multiplier you will get a cash prize and if your horse is the first across the finish line, you win the jackpot. This makes it a much simpler game with much more pace. It also has an element that involves wagering on a horse, so it can be a great way for new Slingo players and racing fans to get started.

There are many variations of Slingo, suited for fans of different disciplines and pursuits, with options that can be adjusted according to experience and difficulty.

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