Desktop and Mobile
Slingo Casino is something of a newcomer to the fray and was launched in 2015. It was developed by Bear Group Ltd to showcase the ‘Slingo’ game, while offering a more rounded selection of casino titles. For the blissfully ignorant, ‘Slingo’ derives from the terms’ Slot’ and ‘Bingo’. Fully licensed by the UKGC and Alderney Gambling Control Commission, Slingo Casino is a white-label operation which runs games from providers such as Netent, Microgaming, EyeCon, Williams Interactive and IGT. The site underwent a revamp in early 2017 which included a new design, the inclusion of more games and a different layout. With this firmly in mind, we’ll now review Slingo Casino and assess how well it performs in key areas.
The Slingo website features a purple and white colour scheme that incorporates a narrow page layout. Collapsible, left-sided navigation sits beside a game lobby that’s populated by seven columns of undersized game thumbnails. Although the design is clean, it feels like something’s missing, especially on the home page where a promotional banner has been installed in place of the usual game thumbnails. The background, which is decorated with a few cursory stars, seems empty, while the logo requires a magnifying glass to view. In other words, Slingo Casino has got ‘white-label’ written all over it.
Slingo Casino Bonus and Promotions
New players simply have to register and enter their card details to get a wad of £5 bonus cash. No payment will be taken from your credit or debit card. Full terms and conditions apply. These are the key terms:
New customers only who are resident in the UK and 18 years old or more. There are wagering requirements attached to this no deposit bonus; these depend on the games. For slots, the wagering is 60x, for Slingo 60x, and for Boom x8. The max accumulated winnings are capped at £100. The bonus will expire after 7 days. Please Gamble Responsibly.
Slingo also offer a whopping 300% 1st deposit bonus worth up to £150. This is for first time depositors only, based in the UK who are 18+. The minimum deposit is £10 and the max bonus you’ll receive is £150. The deal is eligible via deposits through credit or debit cards and the “Pay by Mobile Phone” service. The wagering requirements are as follows:
Slots – x80
Slingo – x60
boom – x8
Bonus cash will expire after 14 days if a player hasn’t wagered it. The max win is capped at £500. Read the full terms and conditions here.
Slingo Casino Games
Slingo’s range of casino games pushes almost 400 thanks to its partnerships with big-name providers such as Netent and Microgaming. While most of them are casino slots, there’s also a small Slingo section as well as a few table games such as Blackjack and Roulette.
As mentioned, the game thumbnails (at least on the desktop) are rather small, which although not a problem isn’t exactly easy on the eye. Demo play isn’t offered either, even after logging in. Nevertheless, play takes place in a convenient, Flash-based browser window which offers easy game navigation and full search functionality without having to return to the lobby. Little touches like this go such a long way in improving user experience, especially for hard-core players – so kudos to Slingo.
Slingo Casino Slots
Slingo’s casino slot section is by far its largest and features popular titles such as Jungle Spirit, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee and Family Guy. The games can be sorted alphabetically or according to their popularity – recently played titles can also be shown.
Slingo Casino Live Dealer
The Casino does now offer Live casino games through Evolution Gaming’s Live Dealer platform. These include Live Dreamcatcher, Live Roulette, Live Baccarat and Live Blackjack.
Slingo Casino App and Mobile
The Slingo Casino mobile version closely resembles the main website in terms of design and layout. Horizontal scrolling is enabled for the thumbnails on mobile devices, which is fine, while the usual responsive menu has been installed in the top-right corner. However, the left-sided, desktop game menu has been left in for iPhone 6 and Nexus 4 landscape modes which makes the pages look cramped and out of proportion. Despite this, the Slingo platform remains relatively consistent in terms of responsiveness. Slingo Casino VIP Scheme
According to its VIP spiel, Slingo want its ‘best’ players to feel like Slingo-Stars. However, we suspect their understanding of the term ‘best’ correlates strongly with a player’s capacity to spend inordinate amounts of money with freakish regularity. To reward such unbridled profligacy, Slingo’s victims, I mean, registrants, are presented with two tiers: VIP and Platinum VIP. Climbing these requires application and persistence although Slingo is rather shy about explaining how much of both are required. Nevertheless, VIP gamers can expect some of the following perks:
- 10% bonus cashback
- Priority withdrawals
- Exclusive VIP promotions
- VIP support
- VIP account manager
- Hospitality and events
- Birthday gifts
Previous gifts have included Adele and Coldplay tickets, race-day hospitality and gadgetry so their perks for high-rollers seem quite competitive.
Slingo Casino Customer Support
White label website equals poor customer service right? Well, this isn’t entirely fair given that plenty of rebranded casino platforms look after their loyal followers properly – even if some of their websites look like they’ve been designed in crayon. And in fairness to Slingo, their gamers are furnished with live chat, an email address and telephone number – there’s even a postal address for customers to put their feelings down on paper. Although 24/7 support isn’t available, their support team put in a good shift that runs from 9am to 11pm every day.
Slingo Casino Review Summary
A basic site design and an underwhelming promotional package is helped no end by Bear Group’s partnerships with providers such as Netent, Microgaming, EyCon, Williams Interactive and IGT. The result is a solid collection of online casino games, especially video slots. A comprehensive customer support section also goes someway in compensating for the omission of an FAQ page and live dealer suite. The result is a superior white-label website – just beware of the wagering rules.Play
Bank Wire Transfer, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa Debit, Visa
10000 GBP per month
Alderney Gambling Control Commission, UK Gambling Commission
- Range of Casino Slots
- VIP Package
- Customer support options
- Mobile and tablet compatibility
- No Live Dealer
- High Wagering Rules