As online bingo sites have exploded in popularity over the past few decades, a number of different iGaming companies have developed bingo platforms. When an operator sets up an online bingo site, they can either develop their own platform or form a partnership to use an existing platform. Today, there is the choice of several platforms and here we will take a look at some of the most popular.
Playtech is one of the world’s largest suppliers of gambling technology and its bingo product is immensely successful. The platform delivers players a huge range of bingo games, including 75-ball, 80-ball, and 90-ball bingo.
Its UK bingo network is the biggest of its kind and more than 100 brands use it. Across the brands, there are more than 100,000 daily players and often more than 20,000 playing at any given time. Amongst the brands using Playtech’s bingo platform are Gala Bingo, Mecca, Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill, Sky and Betfair.
In order to expand its bingo offering, Playtech has acquired some of the most innovative software and content suppliers in the industry, such as Virtue Fusion, ECM Systems and Eyecon. It has a particular emphasis on omni-channel delivery, ensuring players can enjoy the same experience in a variety of different settings.
One of Playtech’s biggest successes has been Rainbow Riches Bingo, a game based upon the popular brand that was licensed and developed in partnership with Scientific Games. It is built upon the UK’s most popular retail slot game and features the popular leprechaun character while giving players the chance to win huge jackpot prizes.
Entain has an interesting history with bingo. In 2019, when Entain was still known as GVC Holdings, it acquired the developer Cozy Games, which has produced one of the most popular bingo platforms on the market.
Entain then decided to close down the network of Cozy Games white label bingo sites, which included popular brands such as Bingo Hero, Love My Bingo and Viking Winners. Entain then abandoned the license that was held in the name Cozy Games and transferred all of its bingo brands to its ElectraWorks license.
Entain has since used the Cozy Games software to continue developing new bingo sites and games. There are still a number of sites that effectively run on the Cozy Games platform, such as Cheeky Bingo, Foxy Bingo and Coral Bingo. Entain has also made its own additions to the platform including a more varied range of slots and larger welcome bonuses.
Players at the site will be able to enjoy 90-ball, 80-ball and 30-ball bingo games in several themed rooms including branded rooms such as Friends Bingo, Cash Out Bingo, and Fluffy Favourites Bingo.
Dragonfish Gaming was established in 2007 and today it offers a huge range of games and services to online bingo operators. In fact, in many ways it is the most popular bingo developer on the market thanks to the huge number of services it offers operators including gaming software and marketing solutions.
The company focuses on 90-ball and 75-ball bingo, as well as some 52 number card games. It is continually working to expand its platform and in 2019 alone, it released 179 new games and 18 new bingo “skins”. As such, it is no surprise that the company has won several awards such as the “GIA Bingo Supplier of the Year” in 2017.
Those who want to experience the Dragonfish Gaming bingo platform for themselves can do so at websites such as 888 Bingo, Beatle Bingo, Quality Bingo, Mint Bingo, and Yay Bingo. Visit our Dragonfish review to find more about their software and bingo partners.
Pragmatic Play is a fairly recent addition to the world of online bingo. However, since launching in 2019, its bingo platform has become hugely popular and it has already won a number of major awards.
A number of major operators run on the Pragmatic Play platform including bet365 Bingo, Heart Bingo, and PlayOJO. The platform provides operators with a fully customisable user-interface, so that they can integrate their own branding, it includes powerful back-office tools and dedicated customer support. The popularity of the provider is also ensured by its remote UKGC license.
Players are able to enjoy a number of game variants, including 90-ball, 80-ball, 75-ball, 50-ball, 30-ball, and speed bingo. One of the most popular Pragmatic Play bingo games is Bingo Blast. It is a 90-ball bingo game that offers the usual one line, two-line and full house prizes. However, the number of balls to reveal the one line winner are presented in a fast ‘blast’ al at once. The game then pauses while the winner is revealed before a second ‘blast’ reveals the two-line winner. At this point, the game slows down in order to build tension ahead of the full house winner being decided.
The above are probably the most popular bingo platforms on the market. However, developers such as BeGame, Gamesys, and Relax Gaming have also released impressive platforms that have proven themselves popular with both players and operators. In addition, many operators, including Gala Bingo and Buzz Bingo, choose to develop their own proprietary platforms. As such, players have a great amount of choice when it comes to online bingo and everyone is likely to find the perfect site for their needs.