Dragonfish Bingo Sites (Standalone)
Standalone Dragonfish Bingo software differs from the Dragonfish Network (arguably the more visible of the two) in one important way.
Whereas the Dragonfish Network consists of ‘skinned’ sites, all running the same games with almost identical layouts and graphics, sites powered by Dragonfish bingo software in their own right are either unique, or part of a separate, smaller network. This means that, if you’re looking for an original gaming experience, you’re probably wiser to focus on these Dragonfish-powered bingo sites, rather than on the more generic skinned sites that appear on the Dragonfish Network.
Not to Be Confused With…
If the confusion between the 100+ site of the Dragonfish Network and the handful of standalone Dragonfish-powered sites isn’t enough, there are several more names you’ll need to look out for.
First and foremost is Brigend, the brand name (which belongs to parent group 888 Holdings) under which the Dragonfish software is licensed to standalone sites outside of the Dragonfish Network. If you see or hear Globalcom mentioned, that’s because it’s the brand bought by 888 Holdings in 2007 that brought the group into the white-label bingo software market in earnest for the first time.
Certain services associated with these sites may also appear under the name of Cassava Enterprises; this, again, is part of 888 Holdings, and is the name usually given to the sites’ banking services and other such elements.
Unlike the Dragonfish Network, each standalone Dragonfish-powered bingo site (or Brigend bingo site, if you like) typically has its own truly unique promotions and bonuses. There are, of course, some common offers to be found, as with all bingo sites – and you can expect to see deposit matches on sign-up and on subsequent deposits too. Typically you can expect £10-20 of bonus credit when you sign up and deposit £10 of your own money, but check each site to be totally certain before you fund your account.
You should also look out for VIP schemes that reward you for loyalty, as it’s important to weigh these up in balance with the short-term sign-up deals when you’re deciding which site gives the best overall proposition for your particular playing style.
Although Brigend-powered bingo sites are standalone in principle, most of them fall into one of two groups: those owned by 888, and those owned by Cashcade. It’s worth bearing that in mind when you check their biggest winners, as certain of the Cashcade sites in particular display the same daily total winnings on their pages – hinting that the ‘winners’ are coming from the Cashcade-owned sites as a whole, rather than from each specific site’s rooms.
As with the Dragonfish Network of skinned sites though, there’s no specific reason to object to winners coming from several sites running the same rooms, as it may mean you have more people to play against, and therefore larger jackpots to play for. But it’s probably good to keep an open mind about exactly how many people are playing – and winning – on the specific website you’re logged into, compared with any other single bingo site available on the web.
Like the Dragonfish Network, Brigend-powered sites as yet do not have a consistent mobile offering; in fact, Foxy Bingo members face the prospect of a very 20th-century combination of an SMS and wap link if they want to get the Java-based Foxy Bingo mobile app. It seems likely that this will change in the near future, so watch this space.