How to Play Slingo Responsibly
A Guide for Slingo Players
Since it first burst onto the online gaming scene back in 1994, Slingo has been a hit with players all over the world. Its exciting blend of slots and bingo in a simple, fun format makes it stand out from the crowd, and today there’s a huge range of Slingo games to try.
Here at Slingo we love creating amazing games, but we’re just as dedicated to making sure our players stay safe and gamble responsibly.
In this article we’re going to explain how to play Slingo responsibly, including some top tips to help you stay in control.
Set a Time Limit
Our first tip is to set a time limit before playing. You might decide to play for 20 minutes, for example, or until a particular time. To help you stick to it, you could try setting an alarm or a timer on your phone. And no snoozing – once your time is up, stop playing!
To help you stay aware of how long you’ve been playing, each Slingo game has a timer in the top right corner of the game screen. Check it regularly, and make sure you don’t play for longer than you said you would.
Set a Budget and Stick to It
Responsible gambling is all about knowing your limits. To help you stay in control of your finances, make sure you set a budget limit before you start – and stick to it!
Only play with what you can afford, and never gamble with money that should be used for rent, bills or other expenses.
Remember to check your spending regularly in the My Account section of the website so that you can keep track of your spending.
You can also use the Play Controls function in all Slingo games to set limits for a range of features, including total single game stake and max extra spin price.
Have the Right Mindset
Never gamble when you’re intoxicated, or if you’re in a bad mood. This can lead to poor decision-making and irresponsible gambling, and should be avoided.
Only gamble when you’re sober, and in a good mood where you can enjoy safe gambling that is fun and entertaining.
If you’re feeling angry, upset or in a bad mood, gambling is never the answer. Instead try going for a walk, watching your favourite TV show or calling a friend.
Assess yourself regularly and be aware of any signs that your gambling may be becoming a problem. At Slingo we have a self-assessment check that players can complete at any time, which takes the form of a series of Yes/No questions and answers. The questions prompt you to think about your relationship with gambling and to take action to protect yourself if necessary.
You should do the check regularly, and if you’re feeling concerned reach out to a professional by contacting any of the organisations on our Responsible Gambling site.
Take Regular Breaks
We all love online gaming, but it’s important to take regular breaks. Never let gambling get in the way of personal relationships or day-to-day life, and remember that it should be a fun and entertaining activity.
You could decide to take a break for a day, a week or even longer. If you’re finding it hard to stay away, tell a friend or family member so they can support you or find a fun activity to do instead, like exercising. You could also use our player limitation tools to help you (see below).
Use Slingo’s Player Limitation Tools
If you need to take a break from gambling but need some help sticking to it, you can use our Player Limitation tools. Choose a Cooling-Off period of between 24 hours and six weeks, or use our Self-Exclusion option to freeze your account for an extended time period.
During the Cooling-Off or Self-Exclusion period you won’t be able to gamble or deposit, and you won’t receive any marketing material.
Play in the Moment Responsibly at Slingo.com
Here at Slingo, we’re dedicated to promoting fun and responsible gambling in a safe, secure environment. With a range of player limitation tools to help you stay in control of your gambling plus a friendly customer support team, we’re here for you. If you’re concerned about your gambling or need help setting your limits, please use our responsible gambling tools or get in touch with our support team for help.