Bingo Wild - Free BINGO Games Online: Fun Bingo v1.0.3
|Type of business||Publicly listed company|
Type of site
|Gambling, Social Gaming|
|No. of locations||UK, US|
|Industry||Gambling, Social Gaming|
|Services||Slots, Bingo, Casino|
|Parent||Gaming Realms PLC|
Slingo was an online single and multi-player game that combines elements of slots and bingo (the name is a portmanteau of the two games). The game was created by New Jersey real estate developer, Sal Falciglia Sr. in 1994, who also founded the company Slingo, Inc. to create and market games based on the Slingo theme. In July 2013, RealNetworks acquired Slingo for $15.6 million, and in July 2015 RealNetworks announced that it would sell Slingo to London-based gaming company Gaming Realms. Slingo has since become popular in the UK online gambling industry, with many sites now hosting the game, including its various iterations of which there are currently 12. These are known collectively and individually as ‘Slingo Originals’ and were developed by Gaming Realms’ development and publishing branch of the same name. Both the games and brand have enjoyed commercial success, and have been praised for their playability and originality.
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