Bingo gameplay varies from site to site and this is predominantly to do with the different software available to players. There are several main software platforms used to provide bingo gameplay and these include Virtue Fusion, 888/Cassava/Globalcom, Cozy Games, Aberrant, GameSys, Parlay Entertainment and Microgaming. Each offers unique features and different functionality to the player.
Alongside these software platforms you will also find a selection of proprietary platforms, software that can only be found at one site and has been created or commissioned by the site operator.
Often an online player will prefer one platform over another and seek out a brand that offers a certain software to ensure that they are familiar with the bingo gameplay at the site. It could be that the player prefers the functionality of the software or simply that they dislike the other options available.
Different software has different levels of functionality in their bingo gameplay and although the 888/Cassava/Globalcom platform is used on the majority of internet bingo brands available online today, in comparison with the likes of Virtue Fusion, 888 lags behind in many areas. Players like the variety of games available from the Virtue Fusion platform; there is 75 ball pattern, multi-line and multi part alongside traditional 90 ball bingo and 80 ball cashline available on the Virtue Fusion platform whereas with 888 the options are restricted to the standard 75 ball pattern and 90 ball bingo gameplay (although a recent addition sees a selection of multi-line 75 ball games available).
At sites like Tombola Bingo you will find the bingo gameplay varies tremendously to that offered by many of the networked sites and innovation plays a huge part in the sites ethos. Although the software looks very similar to that available at Sun Bingo this is simply because originally Sun Bingo used the Tombola software and chose to “copy” it when they moved to Gamesys.
As a player you know what you are looking for from your bingo gameplay and this is why all of our bingo reviews include screenshots and videos of the games in play because whilst we may know the name of the software used by each bingo site, you may not.