Bingo Software Alternatives
Everyone who plays online bingo must surely have heard of Virtue Fusion, Dragonfish, Microgaming, Cozy, Jumpman 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. Now that they have a licence, a handful of bingo sites run on the Parlay platform.
Leapfrog is a desktop only, download only bingo platform that is well and truly past its sell by date. It powers three UK facing sites and also includes a number of (equally outdated) proprietary slot and casino games. All three Leapfrog sites are managed by Stride Gaming who also operate the Daub Alderney bingo sites such as Kitty Bingo.
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. They still have the multiplayer version of their exclusive Slingo game, Slingo Boom and this has been available at all Bear Group sites since Summer 2017. Slingo Boom is basically 75 ball bingo on steroids and worth a try if you want something a bit different.
New Platforms In Development
We know of three new bingo products which are currently being developed and could be coming to UK bingo sites soon:
- Pragmatic Play
- Mr Q
The first two are from well known slot developers making a first foray in the world of bingo. The people behind the third already have a wealth of experience in the UK bingo industry making this much delayed product a very interesting proposition.