Bingo Software Alternatives
Everyone who plays online bingo must surely have heard of Virtue Fusion, Dragonfish, Pragmatic Play and Gamesys – but what about the less widely used bingo products out there?
Not only do Tombola have their own bingo product available on desktop, Apple and Android apps, they also have their own unique instant win games in the Tombola Arcade which can be played with the same wallet and login as bingo.
The Intouch bingo platform powers mFortune and a couple of others. It is designed for (and works exceptionally well on) mobile phones but only offers 90 ball bingo (in multiple rooms)
B-live is the bingo software of BingoCams and is available across all devices. This unique platform gives players the opportunity to join the bingo rooms via webcam (though many choose not to) for an enhanced community experience
Parlay are based in Burlington, Ontario and largely concentrate on developing social bingo games such as Bingo Lands, and real money bingo for the First Nations (indigenous peoples) who are the only ones allowed to run real money gaming sites for Canadian players on Canadian soil.
Parlay used to power a lot of UK bingo sites but this changed abruptly in 2014 when a UK licence was first required. After they obtained a licence, a handful of bingo sites ran on the Parlay platform but this was short lived and now there are none.
Leapfrog was a desktop only, download only bingo platform that by 2021 was well and truly past its sell by date. It powered three UK facing sites and also included a number of (equally outdated) proprietary slot and casino games. All three Leapfrog sites were managed by Stride Gaming who also operated the Daub Alderney powered bingo sites such as Kitty Bingo.
The Daub sites moved to other platforms in 2020 so the writing was well and truly on the wall for the Leapfrog software. Sure enough, it was retired in Spring 2021 and the three site names were recycled for Dragonfish slots only sites.
Gaming Realms did have a fully featured bingo platform called Grizzly (launched at Spin Genie back in 2015) but it never reached a critical mass of players and was quietly dropped a few months later. After that there was the multiplayer version of their exclusive Slingo game, Slingo Boom, which was available at all Bear Group sites from Summer 2017. It was basically 75 ball bingo on steroids; neither the software nor the sites are still around (they closed or moved to the Skill On Net platform).
Mr Q is a standalone site that is powered by proprietary software; it’s never really attained enough liquidity to be a serious alternative for bingo but has become a go-to site for No Wagering Slots.
New Platforms In Development?
The most recent product to come to the UK bingo market was Pragmatic Play and it’s gained a huge amount of traction, replacing several older products. Another slots provider, Yggdrasil, had a bingo product under development but nothing has been heard of this for more than two years and we believe it has been indefinitely shelved. The End2End bingo product which is live at a number of Latin American sites may possibly make an appearance at UK sites in 2022.