Top Bingo Software Providers
Many online bingo players have probably noticed that many bingo sites have the same ‘look.’ There is a logical reason for this. Many bingo sites are part of a network and the bingo provider uses the same or similar software for the sites within a particular bingo network. In the UK and the European Union bingo software companies must be licensed and meet certain standards. Software is routinely tested to make sure that online bingo players are protected from less than scrupulous operators. There are many bingo software companies and bingo is now a billion dollar a year business in the UK. Recently proposed legislation in the US may open the door for millions of new American players and the bingo industry is gearing up for the expected onslaught of new players. Bingo software providers are responsible for the look and feel of the various online bingo games.
One of the most well known and reputable bingo software providers is Playtech. Playtech has received wide recognition for its innovative gaming software. Sites in the Playtech network share jackpots, chat functions, bingo games and backend site operation. The company was founded in 1999 and since then has grown into one of the largest providers of gaming software. When the US passed ill advised anti online gambling legislation the company’s stock fell 40% in one day but Playtech has since recovered from those losses and has expanded.
Virtue Fusion is another bingo software giant and provides software for many well known bingo sites and networks. Virtue Fusion was acquired by Playtech in 2010. Virtue Fusion won the coveted Best Online Bingo Innovation award at the fifth annual Online Bingo Summit in 2010. The company also was named Best Bingo Software for the second consecutive year. Virtue Fusion provides multi lingual and multi currency bingo across Europe and the UK and is licensed in Alderney where taxes are lower. Many highly rated UK bingo sites use Virtue Fusion software.
Parlay Entertainment is a Canadian based bingo software provider. Parlay claims to have invented online bingo and holds a patent for one of the first bingo software platforms. Parlay Entertainment offers both 75 ball and 90 ball bingo. Parlay also offers multi lingual and multi currency services for their clients. Parlay was one of the first bingo software providers to target the lucrative Spanish bingo market.
Leapfrog Gamins is another bingo software provider offering a wide variety of bingo games, slots and casino games. Several well known UK bingo sites are powered by Leapfrog Gaming software. Leapfrog Gaming powered sites do not accept US players but that may change soon. Leapfrog gaming offers licensees the latest innovative software and uses the latest graphic technologies to provide players with a 3D playing experience.
Party Gaming is another bingo software giant that is well respected in the bingo industry. Party Gaming offers 75 and 90 ball bingo and a variety of other games to those using its software platform. In 2009 Party Gaming’s bingo related revenue was $13.2 million up from $2.0 million the previous year. Obviously they are doing something right!
It would take a book to list all of the online bingo software providers but the above mentioned companies are the top bingo software providers. The industry is set for further expansion and once American players are back in the game there will probably be another ‘bingo boom’ and the industry is ready.
By Anthony Wayne
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