You’ve probably seen the phrase “Licensed in Gibraltar through Cassava Enterprises” on many online bingo sites if you’re the type who enjoys reading all the details on a site. But perhaps you don’t really know exactly what it means.
The company Cassava are part of the large corporate group the 888 Group. Other names associated with the group are Brigend and Dragonfish.
Plenty of online bingo sites are associated with the name Cassava in some way, but what is interesting is that they aren’t actually a bingo network themselves as such, but they do manage bingo sites for other networks.
Cassava doesn’t own a bingo site where you might see their name, but are there to help run the site. Their purpose covers three main areas – payment processing, licensing and compliance and management of sites.
In terms of financial matters, Cassava helps the bingo networks to attain the licensing required by law to process payments on their online bingo sites. Having them on board means sites can feel secure that the legal side of the payment processing will run as smoothly as possible. Because they deal with transactions, it will be their name most commonly appearing on your bank statement if you play on a site carrying their name.
As Cassava is a fully licensed online bingo and gaming operator already, bingo networks like to have them managing their licensing. It also makes things easier for the bingo networks overall as Cassava has an automatic compliance with all gambling regulations and laws.
Cassava has over 10 years’ experience with managing bingo sites as an operator. In this time they have become a well-known name in the bingo world and a well-respected one at that. Therefore there’s little surprise that so many bingo networks want to work with them.
Essentially assisting with daily operations and tasks in general to maintain the safety and legality of players’ online bingo experience through site management, Cassava is a company that is here to stay for as long as bingo sites have the need for its services.
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Sites that do commonly use these services are Dragonfish, Joy of Bingo, Ignite and United Bingo.
Dragonfish are the biggest network to use Cassava to manage their sites, which means sites such as Bingo Hollywood and Wish Bingo will carry the Cassava name. But the bingo brands still retain their own identity and independence.
Joy of Bingo run sites that have the Cassava name, but this is purely for management purposes. The bingo brands are actually owned by 888.com. Cassava don’t power games, but the software that Joy of Bingo use is owned by Brigend, another company in the same 888.com group as Cassava.
Other Ignite sites that use the payment processing and licensing of Cassava Enterprises are Sing Bingo , Costa Bingo and Fancy Bingo. They are run on Dragonfish software, which is owned by Brigend, but the bingo brands are owned by Mandalay Media Ltd. These sites benefit from the exciting and frequently updated promotions they run.
United Bingo which runs Robin Hood Bingo has sites which are owned by Newco Entertainment. However these are also powered by the Dragonfish software and use Cassava Enterprises to license their games, process payments and manage the site.
Their reputation as being quite tough on security and safety is great, but the downside of this is that Cassava can be quite strict with players who they believe have broken their terms and conditions.
For example, playing too much free bingo (over 120 games a week) or “bonus abuse” (not clearly defined in the terms and conditions) at any of their sites can result in being banned from all of them.
It should also be stated that if you self-exclude from any Cassava operated site then you won’t be allowed to open or run an account at any other Cassava operated site for the entire period of the self-exclusion. If it’s discovered that you have done this then any funds in the account won’t be paid back to you, irrespective of whether they’re deposits or winnings.