by Hillary LaClair, Senior Editor
Slingo Inc, creators of the infamous combination of Bingo and Slots, has announced the installation of the Slingo Classic Bonus progressive game in the New York Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) market. The company has also expressed intentions to expand to further lotteries in 2009.
Virtually as long as the internet has been available in our homes, Slingo has existed, and yet the company continues to release fresh new games to the online casino industry. Slingo Classic Bonus is a 5 reel, 20 line nickel game with a bonus round that plays like the Classic Slingo game we all know and love. Regular Slingo customers are bound to recognize familiar icons on the reels, including wild Sling Jokers. Additionally, the game features a scatter pay function, triggered when three “Slingo Scatter Symbols” appear anywhere on the reels (the symbols do not need to be on pay lines to win).
The Bonus game offers a statewide progressive jackpot, beginning at $20,000, and every game throughout the state is connected to the top progressive jackpot with a chance to win. Three local progressive jackpots are offered as well that link Slingo games at each gaming terminal.
Slingo Classic Bonus offers 3 on property Minor, Major and Mega progressive Jackpots. The bet range is from 1 to 3 credits per line for a max bet of 60 credits.
“We, at Slingo, are very excited to bring Slingo Classic Bonus games to New York’s Video Lottery market. For years, Slingo has been extremely popular in many other gaming markets and we are happy to see that New York customers now have an opportunity to play this great new version of Slingo slot machines,” said Dave Lyons, Vice President of Casino Division at Slingo.
“As of November 7th, Slingo fans are able to play Slingo Classic Bonus games at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, Finger Lakes Gaming and Raceway, Buffalo Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, Tioga Downs Racino and Monticello Gaming and Raceway,” added Steve Ranere, Director of Gaming Operations for New York and Rhode Island, SPIELO, a GTECH company. “Plus, many of these properties have planned Slingo promotional events and offeres. Check with your local track for more information.”
It has also been reported that a free online version of the Bonus game is in production and scheduled for release in 2009 at slingo.com. Some other Slingo games offered include the Slingo Bonus Reel Slots, Slingo Video Slots, Brasil Slingo Video Slots, Triple Slingo Jackpot, Bonus 21, Slingo Bonus Deluxe and Slingo Bonus Deluxe Community. The online casino offers Slingo Classics, regular Bingo, card games, puzzle and trivia games, strategy games and slots.
Loyal Slingo players will also be pleased to learn of the Slingo Community, which includes a member directory, forums, contests, prizes, egreetings, free games, blogs and horoscopes.