When it comes to online bingo, there is one software provider that stands head and shoulders above all others. Whether that is because what they do is the best, or because they have the highest number of sites is a matter of opinion. At times they do seem to have a monopoly on online bingo, but other operators such as Virtue Fusion and Jumpman Gaming do their best to make themselves heard in the online bingo realm.
The name in the bingo frame is Dragonfish. They are themselves an offshoot of 888, the leading online sports book, poker and casino software providers. Dragonfish provides both software and networking facilities to literally dozens of online desktop and mobile bingo sites. Some of the most well-known names under the Dragonfish banner include 888ladies, Robin Hood Bingo and Wink Bingo.
To learn more about this online bingo behemoth, just keep on reading!
Who Is Dragonfish?
While Dragonfish has been around since 2007, their parent company 888 commenced operations in 1997. They were initially called Virtual Holdings Limited and set up in the British Virgin Islands. They established their first online casino, Casino-on-Net, in May 1997, and followed this up with Reef Club Casino in June 2002. In 2003 the company began to trade under the 888 banner and moved to Gibraltar.
Having made a success of online casinos and poker, 888 made the move into bingo by purchasing the assets of Globalcom Limited. 888 worked hard to launch a white label, B2B solution which they re-christened Dragonfish in 2009. 888 had opened 888sport a year earlier, making this a busy time for them.
Dragonfish purchased Wink Bingo in 2009 and transferred it onto their Dragonfish platform. By 2010 they had established their own 888bingo product and continued to successfully provide online bingo solutions for countless other bingo operators.
As well as providing bingo solutions, Dragonfish now also offers ‘CasinoFlex’, which is a mobile-orientated online casino gaming platform. Sites that have taken advantage of this solution include Secret Slots and Costa Games. Their primary income-generator remains bingo though, with over 140 bingo sites now operating on the Dragonfish bingo platform.
What’s Hot and Not About Dragonfish
While Dragonfish is primarily about bingo, there are a number of games that 888 have produced that are automatically available via any Dragonfish-powered bingo site. The most popular Dragonfish/888 games are as follows: Bars & Bells, Freaky Fruit, Bloodlines, Euro Reels, Casino Reels, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jackpot Jockey, Mafia Madness, Jungle Goal$, Ray of Light.
- The biggest bingo network. One of the main joys of playing online bingo is the ability to have a bingo natter with your fellow site users. Of course you can only do this if there are fellow (chat-happy) site users available! At any Dragonfish-powered bingo site, bingo solitude is never an issue. The Dragonfish bingo network is by far the biggest on the internet, bringing players from many different sites together for some top-notch bingo playing.
- Bingo games with progressive jackpots. Dragonfish Bingo provides a decent range of thrilling bingo games with jackpots that rise and rise if they are not won. People have won six or even seven-figure sums playing these games, and if you are really lucky as the balls drop you could be next!
- Themed rooms. Although Dragonfish focuses wholly on 75-ball and 90-ball bingo, you can play these games across many different bingo rooms.
- Great mods. Dragonfish appear to have the best bingo chatroom mods, period.
- No 80-ball bingo. The Dragonfish software does not have any 80-ball bingo games.
- Slots? In all honesty, 888/Dragonfish’s slots are just not very good. If we never played an 888 slot again, we don’t think we would be missing much.
Our Final Thoughts
If you have played online bingo, then you’ve very probably played at a Dragonfish-powered one. It’s by far the biggest bingo network on the internet, and it allows separate bingo sites to share their playing clientele to make the playing experience an extremely pleasurable one. No other bingo network can claim to have as much traffic as networks created using Dragonfish’s bingo software.
Dragonfish is as synonymous a name with online bingo as Marvel and DC are to comic books and Netflix to online streaming. If you want to see if a bingo site is likely to provide all your bingo needs, then scroll down to the bottom of its home page and look for the Dragonfish logo. Not only will you be in for a bonzer bingo time with loads of bingo buddies, but you’ll also be safe and secure and free from hackers and other online miscreants. It’s the best bingo experience possible, powered by Dragonfish!