Daub are one of the more mysterious and interesting brands in the bingo software industry. The company started life in 2001 setting up successful sites such as Wink bingo and Posh Bingo, but after their initial growth, the decided to move on an eventually sold these sites to 888 Holdings in deals reported to be worth over £60 million. The company went on a what seemed a bit of a hiatus after this, with little to no news of any games or new platforms.
These days they are right back in the mix of things, with some fantastic brands to their name including Kitty bingo and SpinandWin Bingo. The company are currently based out of Alderney, Channel Islands, where they hold licenses with the UK gambling Commission and the Alderney Gambling Commission of Control.
Games & Features
The package that you are going to get with Daub is fairly simple, but still effective. They specialise in 75 and 90 ball bingo variants, but over the years have come up with several variants of these games that show a very different twist to the games that many of you will know and love. It’s these ‘twists’ that have set Daub apart from many of the competition and their games are often instantly recognisable, especially when hitting up sites such as Wink bingo and Posh Bingo, two sites that were later sold by the company.
A great addition to any bingo portfolio is that of branded games and Daub includes these in abundance. Its probably fir to say that the company’s most successful bingo game comes in the form of Harry Hills TV Burp, of which one of their bingo rooms used to sponsor. The game comes with a great design and the bonus rounds that are included have the charm that the TV shows possesses and the reason why so many people love the show.
Whilst a bit of a sweeping statement, the games on offer from Daub are all of a very high standard. It’s been clear to see that they have spent an awful lot of time tweaking and fine tuning their games so that they can compete with some of the best in business. The Bingo room doesn’t come packed with games, but what are on offer are of the highest quality, which in our opinion is way more important than simply rolling out hundreds of games just for the sake of it.
Whilst the company have had some downtime over the last few years after the sale of some of their biggest assets, it’s clear to see that they have invested the money and time wisely. One of their best innovations has to be the link with mobile sector and the ability to play such a huge range of their games on your mobile. All bingo games that they now release are on the HTML5 platform, which means that they are designed for both mobile and desktop use. The software requires no downloads and it can be accessed instantly from just about any device.
The live chat feature that runs across the network means that you can be chatting with players from around the world, but also from different online bingo rooms. This makes for a much larger community and means that there will likely be players online at all times of the day; perfect for you night owls!
The side games section is one of the best we have seen; in fact it might just be THE best. They include a huge range of slots, card games, table games, scratch cards and progressive jackpots, which you can play simultaneously with your bingo games.
This section actually took us by surprise, as it doesn’t seem like the site would be one with a huge side games catalogue. We can’t help but think that they pull in games from another software provider for this, especially as they are and have been, so dedicated to bingo rather than branching out into online casino games.
There are a number of jackpot games that you can play across the network. These games come in a number of different variations, including 90 ball progressive, 75 ball progressive, lucky number, high cut, low cut, magic number, goody bag and mystery hours. Each have their own little twist on the bingo games the range of jackpots on offer will vary depending on what time of the day that you play. They also include in-game jackpots, which are essentially jackpots that run up for a certain number of games or games within a certain bingo room, rather than across a network.
About Daub Gaming
Daub have been about since 2001 and in that time created some of the most successful online bingo rooms in the industry. The sale of titles such as Posh Bingo and Wink Bingo in 2009 to 888 Holdings was a weird one at the time, in that they were just starting to find their feet with the brands and had some high end sponsorship deals both online and on TV.
It wasn’t until 2012 when we saw Daub return to the market with the likes of Kitty Bingo and SpinandWin. Interestingly, it was around the same time that a company called Stride Gaming were founded. Stride Gaming were set up with a host of highly experienced players from within the online gaming industry and set about trying to create a bit a of ‘mega-brand’ if you will.
Sometime after 2012, the company acquired Daub Gaming and they are now used as a holding company for Daub. They now have three wholly owned subsidiaries of their won in the form of SRG Services, Baldo Line and QSB Limited. Stride Gaming are a company that is moving forward quickly in the industry, mainly be acquiring existing companies such as Daub, which is reflect in their share price increasing by as much as 50% from 2015 to 2016 alone.