Three bingo operators added to blacklist

According to a recent series of articles to be found at Latest Bingo Bonuses (LBB) over the last several weeks the website has been moved to assign three formerly trusted bingo rooms to their Blacklist. The blacklists maintained by the LCB network and other industry affiliates allow players to quickly learn all they need to know about a gaming site’s credibility and make informed decisions on where to gamble. After all, players should only need to gamble once on the game, not later when it’s time to collect their winnings.

However, being blacklisted doesn’t always mean that a disgraced site can’t be redeemed through future good conduct. Many programs in the past have turned the corner on shady business practices, were able to remedy internal failings or funding shortfalls, and generally earn the right to be recommended again on many review sites, including LBB. Some, of course, can never turn the corner but there is always hope that a censured site will return to treating their players and business partners with fairness and re-earn the trust needed in such simple transactions as a fair game, paying a bet laid, and honoring a contract.

Bingo Mania:

Players should be wary of a provider of any service or product that seems to be shouting, “Play here, where we rip off the other guy and pass the savings onto you!” If they don’t honor their business agreements, with the people who provide them customers and thus profits, how can any player think that such a business would treat them fairly?

That seems to be what has occurred with Bingo Mania. They closed out their affiliate program in breach of contract with a multitude of marketing partners, including LBB. In a nutshell, according to the report, Bingo Mania Blacklisted – Beware! before dissolving the affiliate program they had owed LBB commissions for an extensive period of time, earning a place on the Blacklist previously. After paying arrears and reaching an agreement to go forward it was discovered that their affiliate site had evaporated into the ethers.

Glo Wood of LBB said of Bingo Mania: “It is strongly advised that you opt for a better bingo site. Avoid Bingo Mania and its sister site, BonusBingo.com. They are part of the same group and are not to be trusted! Your best interest is at the core of what we do, so please be warned.”

BitBingo:

BitBingo, a bingo site accepting bitcoin exclusively, found themselves on the LBB Blacklist with a March 2, 2017, announcement entitled Warning: BitBingo Gone MIA. It seems the first outward signs of trouble alerting to a problem were the site’s failure to honor a cashback scheme for players and a vanishing customer service department, but more appeared later.

According to the Blacklist announcement, a player posted a complaint about not getting his cashback bonus on February 5, 2017. The cashback program was related to a so-called 200% first deposit match, wherein, rather than putting in 2 bc for each bitcoin on first deposit, they were supposed to put cash back into player’s accounts in 25% increments.

The actual player complaint states it best: ‘Please be aware that after depositing here twice and over 40 emails/chat request (they say they have chat support!) Please know that the “200% bonus” is NOT really a bonus but a “cashback” 25% released over a period of days,25% per day gmt +2 hours everyday at midnight if you lost (equaling up to 200% of your original deposit) and NOTHING has been put in my account! Waited 48 hours now, NOTHING added “33ish PENDING” and I would avoid this site like the plague!’

Further problems include BitBingo never replying to players or even LBB when they reached out to help the player. Private messages to the BitBingo representative also were also reportedly ignored. The email address entered by the rep for his forum account was bogus.

After nearly a month of attempts and patience, players were warned and the site was blacklisted. As icing on a cake made of fertilizer BitBingo closed the players account with no compensation and no explanation.

Game Village Bingo:

It seems this may be a case of “Play at Game Village Bingo, where we rip off the other guy and pass the savings on to you!”

According to an announcement on March 7, 2017, simply titled, Game Village Bingo Blacklisted, LBB reports that Game Village Bingo stopped paying for marketing services already rendered. It would appear that the bingo room switched affiliate programs and “lost” their marketing partners details in the switch-over. These records included the details of customers who had been referred to Game Village over several years.

After repeated attempts and a period of time, Game Village was unable or unwilling to “find” the account and stopped communicating.

In the world of online gambling, trust and payment processing are paramount. When players find such clear evidence presented in regard to a site’s integrity, they may be wise to heed the friendly reminder that there are better things to gamble on than whether they’ll get paid when they win.

Three bingo operators added to blacklist was last modified: March 13th, 2017 by Lars Jones


Jörgen Nordlund resigns as Non-Executive Director of Jackpotjoy

Non-executive director of Jackpotjoy plc (LSE:JPJ), Jörgen Nordlund, has resigned from his post at the online bingo and casino operator.

The move by Nordlund comes just one year after accepting the position at Jackpotjoy and months after the UK-based company’s successful listing on the London Stock Exchange. Nordlund’s resignation also terminates all other consultancy arrangements and directorships with the Jackpotjoy group.

Nordlund is the co-founder of the online casino operator Vera& John, a subsidiary of Jackpotjoy plc, as are The Intertain Group, Fifty States Limited, Intertain Bahamas Limited and WagerLogic Malta Holdings Ltd. In 2014, Vera&John was sold to Jackpotjoy for €81m.

In a statement, Jackpotjoy plc Chairman Neil Goulden, said: “As co-founder of Vera&John, Jörgen has played a significant role in the creation of Jackpotjoy group. On behalf of the Board, I would like to express our thanks to him both for his contribution to the business over the previous three years and in particular, to our successful listing in London.”

According to the press release, within the coming months, Jackpotjoy expects to announce a replacement for the UK-based independent non-executive director position.

Jörgen Nordlund resigns as Non-Executive Director of Jackpotjoy was last modified: September 5th, 2017 by K Morrison


Sky Bingo adds Quickspin slot titles

Playtech Group company Quickspin has partnered with Sky Bingo to launch HTML5 games for the online bingo site’s players. The Swedish slots specialist will be providing the popular UK-facing bingo site with quality slot titles like The Wild Chase and Second Strike. More slot titles are expected to be provided in the near future.

Every game created by Quickspin offers quality graphics as well as subtle sounds and animations that create a great gaming experience for every player. The games are available via desktop, table and mobile devices.

Quickspin will be providing their best games in the first batch launched at Sky Bingo, with titles that are proven to generate revenue as well as being proven favorites of players. The games have already been launched at other online gaming sites such as Casumo and Unibet.

Daniel Lindberg is the CEO of Quickspin who commented on the new partnership by stating that going live with the online bingo site is part of the company plans to strengthen their UK market presence. Quickspin is delighted to have been able to complete the integration with Sky Bingo, making their games available for the bingo site’s players for the very first time. According to the press release, a selection of top performing games were added to the site and more classics and hits will be added in the coming weeks.

Gaming Content Manager Robert Procter commented on the new launch as well stating that Quickspin offers exciting and entertaining games that fit perfectly with the core customer demographic of Sky Bingo. The online bingo site is confident that the new games will be welcomed by Sky Bingo players and Quickspin will become a solid and consistent performing provider of slots for the site in no time.

 

Sky Bingo adds Quickspin slot titles was last modified: August 13th, 2017 by Marie Kelley


Paddy McGuinness named the new ambassador for Jackpotjoy

Billed as the largest online bingo site operator in the world, Jackpotjoy offers their members a plethora of gaming options, promotions and entertainment. For the past few years, Barbara Windsor, a popular presenter and comedian, has served as the ambassador for the brand. Ms. Windsor will now be succeeded in that position by Paddy McGuinness.

The ‘Queen of Bingo,’ Barbara Windsor, gave her final endorsement for the Jackpotjoy brand in a campaign advertisement which first aired on September 14th.  Within this ad, Paddy is featured decorating his home as he is essentially handed over the reins from Ms. Windsor to become the new ambassador for the brand.

Paddy McGuinness is a popular entertainer who will now become the face of Jackpotjoy. McGuinness will be a feature in the integrated advertising campaign of Jackpotjoy that will extend t0 TV and online content.

Paddy is excited about his new role at Jackpotjoy and commented in a press release that it is a thrill to be the brand’s new royal ambassador and be part of the ‘fantastic campaign’. McGuinness stated further that bingo is in his blood, as his mom worked at local bingo halls in Bolton and the game of bingo is one that the country loves. The entertainer also pointed out that it was emotional for him to receive the final endorsement from Ms. Windsor.

With the new advertising campaign, McGuinness is featured as someone who always wanted to be bingo royalty. He prepares for his new role by decorating his home with royal items, including a royal corgi and merchandise. McGuinness hopes to earn the approval of the current Queen of Bingo in the ad and has invited her to his home to show off his royal items, where he eventually earns her approval.

Jackpotjoy Chief Executive Irina Cornides commented on McGuinness as the new ambassador by stating that the brand wanted to find someone who fits the brand as well as someone who the site’s target audience resonates with. And just like Jackpotjoy, McGuinness is entertaining and fun.

With the announcement of McGuinness taking on the new ambassador role, Jackpotjoy is also offering a free gift to their members. The online bingo site operator has created 5,000 special edition commemorative plates titled ‘Royal Bolton” that can be claimed by players who visit the following site, www.arightroyaldish.co.uk.

Paddy McGuinness named the new ambassador for Jackpotjoy was last modified: September 19th, 2017 by Marie Kelley


Slotegrator announces collaboration with Vivo Gaming

Russian slot aggregator and game provider Slotegrator recently announced its growing list of partners now includes Vivo Gaming.

A leading online gaming software & platform provider, Vivo Gaming is an internationally recognized brand specializing in content development and distribution for live segment of gambling. The UK-based provider broadcasts live games from multiple global locations and offer a catalog with a wide array of games to choose from.

The news release from Slotegrator assures that the collaboration will be a mutually beneficial one and will “contribute to the companies’ sustainable development and further integration into the gambling market.”

Vivo Gaming offers a wide selection of live dealer board games, mobile gaming applications, slots and sports betting solutions. Vivo’s board games include Live Roulette, Baccarat, Craps, Sic Bo, Blackjack, Dragon Tiger, Poker, and Live Dedicated Tables.

Vivo Gaming’s Mobile casino software provides Mobile HTML5 gaming platform, Mobile RNG Games, Native Apps (Android and IOS) as well as HTML5, Exceptional user experience from a wide selection of Phones/Tablets, Tailored user interface design for Tablets and Smart Phones, Effortless integration to any existing App, Constant Mobile Live Games in HTML5 under development and White Label Solution.

The company currently offers its clients more than 300 state-of-the-art RNG games including 3D Slots with cinematographic presentations, Classic Slots, Video Poker Games, Virtual Horse Races, Soft Games, Keno and Bingo.

Additionally, Vivo Gaming’s Back Office Admin provides Multiple Payment Options Integration, Live Support, Accounting and Financial Reporting System with detailed Game Transactions and multiple reports for BI and more!

Vivo Gaming’s current partners include Betsoft Gaming, SBTech, Bet3000, Cherry, and many others.

Slotegrator announces collaboration with Vivo Gaming was last modified: September 6th, 2017 by K Morrison


Maximum Withdrawal Limits Removed from Dragonfish

The online bingo industry has long been plagued with low withdrawal limits. However, thanks to the UK Gambling Commission implementing new regulations, welcome changes are now going to take place. Max withdrawal limits are now gone at online bingo brands powered by Dragonfish. Cashout limits no longer apply, making it much easier for players to make withdrawals whenever they like!

The news comes from Latest Bingo Bonuses as the group has conducted standard updates and checks, reviewing the terms and conditions of sites operated under Dragonfish, finding that the limits no longer apply. LBB also contacted live support on several sites that operate via Dragonfish and found that the cashout limits are no longer applicable.

Previously, limits were set at £1,000 each day and £2,000 each week. Each month, players could withdraw £3,000. The monthly limit was set a bit higher for casino brands of Dragonfish at £5,000. So right now, players of Dragonfish sites can cash out balances that exceed the former caps, all in one transaction!

More news from Dragonfish involves bonuses. The no deposit bonus now really requires no deposit to access. Players are no longer forced to make a deposit for a no deposit bonus when trying to cash out. Basically, players have to simply meet the playthrough requirements for bingo games and then cash out the max allowed for that bonus.

Players are verified after registering via banking details or other information. An example of the no deposit bonus not requiring a deposit can be seen at Fancy Bingo. Latest Bingo Bonuses has found that Fancy Bingo currently offers £5 free to newbies, with no deposit required to claim. LBB has reviewed the terms and conditions, finding that there is no reference that states players have to fund an account before being able to make a withdrawal.

All of this is great news, but how long will it last? It seems the withdrawal limits are here to stay but the no deposit sign-up bonus may not always be available. It’s a great deal for players but not the best option for operators. It is expected that such no deposit offers will fade away with operators offering something that will still appeal to players but be more lucrative to their needs as well.

Maximum Withdrawal Limits Removed from Dragonfish was last modified: September 4th, 2017 by Marie Kelley


Instant Win Gaming Limited inks 888 Holdings deal

A little over a week after announcing plans to launch an inaugural physical product with provincial lottery operator Loto-Quebec and online instant-win games supplier Instant Win Gaming Limited has now signed a deal to bring its virtual content to a bingo site operated by 888 Holdings.

London-based Instant Win Gaming Limited offers partners around the globe a portfolio of over 250 instant-win online games and it revealed that the agreement with 888 Holdings will see its titles including Slingo and Cashbuster rolled out across the operator’s 888Bingo domain “in the next few months”.

“We are thrilled to have agreed another major deal with one of the industry’s most respected operators,” read a statement from Leon Thomas, Chief Commercial Officer for Instant Win Gaming Limited. “The growth 888 [Holdings] has been making in recent years is impressive and this agreement is an indication that operators now consider instant-win games as a vital product vertical. We have worked closely with 888 [Holdings] and we are sure both parties will reap the rewards of this deal. I’m sure its players will love our range of unique instant-win games.”

Instant Win Gaming Limited declared that it began offering its games to commercial partners and platforms only last year but has since inked similar deals with the likes of GVC Holdings and Rank Group.

“Instant Win Gaming Limited has provided a full online instant-win service to lotteries for over 15 years, producing more than 250 high-quality instant-win games [and] it won online lottery supplier of the year at the 2017 EGR B2B Awards,” read a statement from Instant Win Gaming Limited.

Instant Win Gaming Limited inks 888 Holdings deal was last modified: July 3rd, 2017 by Adam Morgan