A large part of any site is the bingo software it uses. There are a number of top software providers out there and regular online bingo players will recognise quite a few of them.
Online bingo has significantly increased in popularity over the past few years. Part of the reason for this is the high quality experience they provide.
The software used by a bingo site is often one of the first things people look out for. It determines what kind of experience you’re going to have and how easy the site is going to be to navigate through.
Behind the scenes programming
The actual layout and design of the site isn’t something software developers are overly worried about. Their job is simply to create the programming used for the site.
Some bingo sites make use of more than one type of software. For example, they may enlist the help of one software provider for the instant games design, and another for bingo chat games. There is also security software used on most sites. So as you can see, software relates to more than just game design.
Popular bingo software companies
There are a few big names you are likely to come across when investigating bingo software, including Cozy Games, Dragonfish, and Playtech.
Cozy Games was set up in 2005 and is now one of the leading names in the industry. The company offers five different bingo games, 12 scratchcards, eight casino games and 70 different slot games. It is based in Malta and has an exceptional amount of players. In 2011, records showed the company had a huge 2,848,103 online players.
Dragonfish is another industry leader, boasting more than 60 different bingo sites on its popular network. As well as giving sites the chance to become part of its network, the company also provides its software on a standalone basis. It is actually a division of 888 and along with online bingo, it also offers instant games, casino, sports betting and poker. The provider is particularly well known for its large pooled bingo games; offering huge life changing jackpots.
Playtech is a popular provider, creating games to work across all platforms. It offers mobile gaming, along with a great choice of live casino and standard casino games, slots, bingo, binary options and sports betting.
While the majority of sites offer popular branded bingo software, there are a few that create their own which is ‘proprietary software’.
If you’re looking for a truly unique experience then seeking out standalone sites is a good idea. However, one thing you need to keep in mind is that you cannot guarantee the quality of standalone software. At least when you choose a site with software powered from a well-known provider, you know you’re going to enjoy a top quality gaming experience.
Overall it is definitely worth looking into which software a company uses before you decide to sign up. To make a more informed decision about which site is best, it’s also a good idea to research more about the actual software companies.