Brigend Limited is part of the Cassava Enterprises Limited group, both of whom are companies registered in Gibraltar. Both Brigend and Cassava are owned by 888 Holdings, and Brigend is often thought of as the “sister” company to Dragonfish (a name most online bingo players should be familiar with!).
In 2007, 888 Holdings bought the operations and assets of Globalcom Limited and with it, Brigend Limited. Eventually, 888 Holdings merged the Globalcom and Brigend assets.
They are primarily a bingo software operator and so their bingo sites are a main focus. This focus has led to them being a real heavyweight in the online bingo software operator world.
However, they do offer slots and other casino games alongside the bingo offerings; entertaining bingo players while they wait for a game to start. It’s a great way for bingo lovers to branch out and try some new games. And of course, it’s beneficial to the bingo site owners as they get more activity on a broader range of their games, and therefore gives the opportunity for more potential earnings.
Features and Specifications
Brigend’s software operates in a Flash format, so there is no need to download the software and players can access sites on any device, not just on a PC or laptop. Because of this, the graphics also load quickly, making Cassava/Dragonfish sites very popular with online bingo players.
The software is fully customisable, giving operators the opportunity for unique website designs. Bingo rooms have all the features an online bingo site would want to offer its players, such as chat, smileys, pre-purchase and auto dab functions.
Promotions and offers can be tailored to the operator’s specifications, so Brigend do offer a good amount of flexibility in terms of how a site wants to look and feel. They also allow players to withdraw winnings from bonus money as real cash.
Because they’re experts in payment processing, you get a comprehensive account of your transactions; from picking which payment method you want to use, right through to getting confirmation that your deposit has been processed.
And so, when you receive your bank statement and you see the name of Brigend Ltd or Cassava Enterprises on it, you shouldn’t worry, even though the bingo site itself may advertise under a different name. Because they are the overall payment processor, it’ll be their name that is associated with financial matters.
There is a distinction between Brigend and Dragonfish in that Dragonfish allow bingo sites to operate with as much help as they want, whilst the Brigend network is designed for sites that only need the software and payment processing done for them. This means that Brigend sites tend to look more unique than those on the Dragonfish network – they aren’t limited to basic Dragonfish skins and they can implement all kinds of features that you won’t find anywhere else.
Many of the biggest online bingo sites like Wink Bingo use Brigend software, and so they automatically fall under Cassava’s gambling license.
Functionality and attractiveness of design go hand in hand with Brigend. Everything an online bingo player will need to find on a site is easy to locate, such as current promotions and details about payment options.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Brigend Bingo Sites
Advantages of Brigend Bingo Sites:
- They’re unique in design and features – you’re less likely to come across a new Brigend bingo site that is little more than a redesign of another Brigend site. This makes for a more exciting, new experience.
- Some of the most popular bingo sites around (such as Sing Bingo) use the software.
- Like other Dragonfish sites, Brigend sites tend to take a wide variety of payment methods including debit and credit cards, PayPal, and Entropay, among others.
- Their sites run on Flash, so there’s no downloading required.
- They allow players to withdraw winnings from bonus money as real cash.
Disadvantages of Brigend Bingo Sites:
- Unlike with some other bingo softwares and networks, you won’t necessarily be familiar with the features on a new Brigend site, as they can vary dramatically.
- Being different isn’t always a good thing – some sites on the network are professional, sleek and run quickly, but others can be slow and outdated. It really depends on the site! Being a Brigend site has no guarantee on the features of the bingo site.
Brigend Final Thoughts
Brigend boasts some of our favourite bingo sites, and it’s no wonder, considering the freedom they offer! Their sites tend to offer a variety of payment methods – giving them a wider appeal – and we’ve seen that they tend to have more no deposit bonuses than some other networks (and better bonuses in general). However, there’s no guarantee that a Brigend site will offer you a great bonus or offers, and that’s a downside (some offers are notably worse than others! However, we think that the number of great Brigend bingo sites is bigger than the number of more miserly/outdated sites, so we’d recommend this bingo network/software.
We’d rate Brigend as 7/10.