When it comes to online bingo software the 888 / Dragonfish / Globalcom / BingoS / Cassava offering is probably the best known and most widely used available on the Internet today. This software is now owned by 888 Holdings after the purchase of Globalcom in 2007 and is known by many different names by bingo players online today. It has been called 888 because of the present ownership, Globalcom because of the previous ownership and Dragonfish because all of the sites on the network of the same name are powered by the same software. Cassava is another name for the software but this is attributed to the company that holds the licence for all products using the 888 software.
Although probably the most popular bingo software online the 888 offering is by far the best available on the Internet today. Whilst players flock to the sites powered by this software it is often more a case ‘of better the devil you know’ than actual gaming experience that attracts players. The 888 software falls down in so far as the actual variety of games on offer is limited in comparison with that available at Virtue Fusion sites. Until mid 2011 the 888 software only had two varieties of bingo games available, 75 ball pattern and 90 ball bingo and even now we have only just seen the addition of a limited offering of Swedish bingo (75 ball multi-line) that has been available at the Virtue Fusion brands for quite some time.
Prior to the introduction of 75 ball multi-line games came the addition of virtual gifts; the ability to send your friends and even the chat hosts a little gift to add to their collection. This offering has no real importance to the bingo player and the money invested in creating virtual gifts might have been better invested in the addition of more variety of bingo games.
888 Holdings and their software are leaders in the world of online bingo simply because of the masses of brands all using the same software, not because theirs is the best bingo software available in our opinion.
Listed below are the sites that we have featured and reviewed here at Playing Bingo that run on the 888 Holdings software. You can follow the links to read our review of the site, or the ‘Play Now’ link to leave Playing Bingo and try the site.
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