How Online Bingo Works

How Online Bingo Works
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What Is Online Bingo?

Bingo is one of the most popular games in the UK, and now it can even be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home with online bingo!

But let’s take a step back and find out a little more about its history…

Bingo arrived in the UK in the 1960s, and it was an instant hit. It was played in bingo halls up and down the country, and players loved the excitement of the game and its fun, sociable nature.

With the rise of the internet bingo found a whole new audience, and when it launched on Facebook in 2011 its popularity increased even further.

Today there are lots of different types of bingo games to choose from, including speed bingo, Jackpot Room Bingo and more! Bingo can be played wherever and whenever you feel like it, with high-quality games that are optimised for mobile devices.

Ready to find out more about online bingo? Read on!

So... How Does Online Bingo Work?

If you’re familiar with traditional bingo you may be wondering how online bingo works. The answer is that it’s very similar! Like all online casino games, online bingo uses Random Number Generators (RNGs) to achieve fair outcomes.

An RNG is a computer algorithm that uses mathematical formulas to produce random sequences of numbers. Just like when you roll a dice, shuffle playing cards or flip a coin, there’s no way to predict the outcome of an RNG. This ensures that online bingo games are completely fair and it’s almost impossible to rig them.

Since online bingo games don’t have a physical location, players and resources are pooled together using online bingo networks. This is when multiple sites link up with each other so that all of their players can play the same game, and all of their stakes contribute to the prize pot. This can lead to some seriously huge cash prizes!

What Happens If More than One Person Wins?

Because of the online bingo networks we told you about in the previous section, in some cases there can be multiple winners of the same prize. If this happens, the prize will be split evenly between all winning players to keep things fair and square (and give more people the chance to win a prize!).

What Happens If I Miss a Bingo Number?

Don’t worry! In online bingo, matching numbers are marked off automatically on your card. The system knows which ticket you’ve purchased and can determine whether your card is a winner or not, leaving you free to have fun and enjoy the bingo chat rooms.

In these live chat rooms you can interact with other players as well as with the bingo host, creating a fun and sociable atmosphere where you can even play bingo chat games to win more prizes! You can find out more about bingo chat rooms here. 

If you prefer to mark the numbers off yourself you can do this too, but rest assured that our smart system will never let you miss a number or a prize!

What Happens If I Encounter a Problem?

If you need some help, online bingo has a live chat feature where you can report any issues. You can also contact Slingo’s friendly and experienced customer support team, who are here to help with any issues or questions you might have.

Can I Win Real Money Playing Bingo Online?

Of course! Just like in traditional bingo, there are some huge prizes to be won in online bingo. All of our bingo games have real money prizes. 

For starters, we recommend that you deposit and play bingo at low-limit casinos like This means you can play at a low price point and have the potential to win real money prizes!

Play Bingo Games on Slingo

Where better to play online bingo than the official Slingo site? With a great selection of exciting bingo games and rooms, there’s something for everyone at Join our community of friendly players, with fun chat rooms in a safe, fair gaming environment! Ready to play? Let’s Slingo!


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