We often write about the new bingo sites that are launching onto the Internet, additions to an already saturated market that happen at an exponential rate. However, what is all to often over looked are the number of sites that are actually closing. Since the closure of Wonder Bingo in July of last year there have been several others than have bitten the virtual dust too, the most recent being M8ts Bingo.
M8ts Bingo closed to players on 12th January and players at the brand were/are being redirected to one of the few sites actually still using the Parlay Entertainment software, Bingo Palace. There are now just a handful of brands that are powered by this software including Eyes Down and Astro Bingo.
August last year saw the closure of one of the sites on the Cashcade network, 3am Bingo, but whilst the pay to play site was integrated into a standalone room at Mirror Bingo, the social networking offering (3am Social Bingo) remains.
The G2 Gtech network has also seen a number of site closures over recent months. Cheggers Bingo closed around the same time as Metro Bingo towards the end of last year.
XBingo also disappeared from our Internet bingo screens in October of last year but this was only for a short while and more of a rebranding than a closure. Similar happened with Littlewoods Bingo when in May of last year the site was rebranded as Vernons.
Other changes that have happened in the last few months included Virgin Bingo moving to the Gamesys software from Virtue Fusion.
The landscape for bingo is forever changing but when you compare closures to new sites opening, the latter definitely happens more frequently.