Dragonfish have been about since 2007 and in that time have managed to become one of the top bingo games producers in the industry. The company are actually a subsidiary of 888 Holdings, which stand them in pretty good stead given that 888 are one of the most flexible gambling platforms going.
Before we dive to much further into Dragonfish, we wanted to clear up a common confusion between Dragonfish and an affiliated company in Cassava. So, Dragonfish is operated by Cassava and all Cassava sites run on the Dragonfish software. But, not all Dragonfish sites are run by Cassava, which keeps them as two separate entities essentially.
The confusion often lies when players are using bingo rooms run by either of these two companies, whilst Dragonfish may be the main software provider, payments will often appear on bank statements as Cassava as it will be these who take care of this side of the company. Hopefully that clears things up a little moving forward!
Games & Features
Dragonfish offer a dent range of bingo games to choose from, which differ between 75 ball and 90 ball variants. What’s great about the software is that it offers a ton of different variants of each game, with different themes and set ups as to how each perform. In fact, they have been noted as one of the more versatile bingo companies in the industry at the minute for this exact reason.
The interface that you get to use from Dragonfish has to be mentioned, as the design and ease of use within each game is really great. They differ from other companies in that you are able to play the same format of games – 75 ball or 90 ball – but at the same time you get the feel that they are different, which is a difficult thing to really nail.
On top of their cash games, you are going to be able to access a number of free games that Dragonfish run. The games are basically the same set up, apart from the fact that you are using a free-play account. This is a great feature for players who are just starting out within online bingo or even those that are new to the networks games. The ability to try before you buy, if you will, is something that all online gaming platforms should be running, so credit where it’s due.
The games also come with over 300 chat hosts that moderate chat within each game. These hosts are in place to keep the games moving and also to moderate any foul or abusive language that may be used. This may seem like a fairly trivial thing when playing online bingo, but you’d be surprised to hear how many users complain of these types of things and just how many are put off for this exact reason.
The bingo rooms are going to be able to use the Dragonfish loyalty program if they wish. This allows players to claim bonuses and loyalty points as they play. We understand that most bingo rooms will set up their own variant of this, but some do use the Dragonfish set up and from what we have seen, they are more than capable of holding their own.
Finally we just wanted to touch on how big the network at Dragonfish has become these days. They have over 140 partners that use their software and with this a lot of the games can be played over their network. This means that even though the bingo room that you are using might not have a massive following, because players can interact over the network allowing for a huge number of players, the games are always buzzing and it really adds a layer of depth to using their games.
The software use over 100 side games within their bingo games, many of which are taken from their online casino. They are mainly made up of slots, but you can also access table games and live dealer games as well.
The quality of games on offer does vary quite significantly within the side games section, but this is pretty much true for most bingo developers. The issues arise when it comes to games that are integrated alongside bingo games meaning that you can play both at the same time. When this occurs screen real estate becomes drastically reduced, meaning some games have had to have certain elements for these games removed as a result.
Dragonfish include a decent, but small range of jackpot games to choose from. These are generally their 90 ball variant games, but as they run across the network the jackpots can work up to well in excess of £1,000,000.
Dragonfish have been online since 2007 and since then the company have thrived. They have managed to work alongside over 140 different gambling platforms within that timeframe, reaching out to some of the biggest names in the industry, including Chit Chat Bingo, 888Ladies, Glitter Bingo, Nova bingo and Jackpot Bingo to name but a few.
The company now run as the independent B2B division of 888, which says it all about how established they have now become. Whilst the company work extensively in the bingo sector, it’s also worth noting that they offer casino, poker and mobile operations within it’s offices.
Dragonfish currently hold licenses with the UK Gambling Commission and eCogra, two of the leading regulatory bodies for online gaming.