Dragonfish Slot & Casino Sites
- Who are Dragonfish?
- Aren’t they just about bingo?
- Are Dragonfish casinos just skins?
- What else do I need to know?
Who are Dragonfish?
Dragonfish is the name of the B2B (business to business) division of 888 and appears on white label bingo, slot and casino sites on the 888 platform, as did the name Cassava Enterprises (another subsidiary of 888, they held the Gibraltar gambling licence and also carried out all the payment processing of deposits and withdrawals). The names Dragonfish and Cassava are often used interchangeably when referring to this type of casino.
Aren’t they just about bingo?
The name Dragonfish is indeed usually associated with a type of bingo software that runs on a large number of white label bingo sites and standalone bingo networks as well as on 888’s B2C (business to consumer) bingo sites such as Wink Bingo, but in fact they do a lot more than just bingo – they supply a complete iGaming solution to operators including everything that goes on behind the scenes (e.g. licensing, payments, account verification). The casino solution they offer is called Dragonfish Casinoflex.
Are Dragonfish casinos just skins?
Although all Dragonfish casinos have much the same games (usually including 888’s Millionaire Genie progressive jackpot), their welcome offers can vary wildly in the maximum amount of bonus that can be claimed and operators also have a considerable amount of freedom over player promotions, whether these be redeposit offers, raffles/prize draws or bonus games.
What else do I need to know?
Arguably the most unappealing thing about Cassava casinos is the cap on winnings when playing with a bonus – the max convertible from bonus play is generally £400 plus the original bonus (£100 if the player has yet to make a deposit). At a few Dragonfish sites, the max convertible depends on the player’s level in the loyalty scheme and is as low as £100 for new players.
Dragonfish casinos frequently have free spins offers, often with no deposit required, but they are almost always the type of free spins offer that in our opinion ought to be described as a bonus spins offer – any winnings are paid as a slots bonus with a fairly heavy wagering requirement. Many Cassava casinos only offer bonus spins on Pariplay slots such as Enchanted Forest and Fish & Chips and in this case, the winnings are shown in points, are only converted into a bonus at the end and are subject to a cap.
A few Dragonfish casinos are No Bonus casinos and these offer free spins with the winnings paid in cash, but this is become increasingly rare. Not only do we expect to see no new Dragonfish casinos on the No Wagering platform in 2020, many of the existing ones such as Deluxino have reverted to a more conventional welcome offer with a wagering requirement.
On the plus side, the standard Dragonfish terms and conditions do not include any restrictions regarding which games can be played with bonus and the game weighting is usually pretty straightforward with slots at 100% and table games at 5% or not at all. Nor is there any list of excluded games to fall foul of. Best of all, bonus can be used to play progressive jackpot slots (usually without contributing to the jackpot) and progressive jackpot wins are not subject to the usual max convertible.