Bede Gaming is a Newcastle-based provider of gaming software that has been around since 2011. Their software is used by over 20 online bingo and online casino sites, and since 2016 they’ve been the providers of backend software for big brands such as Mecca Bingo.
About Bede Gaming
Bede Gaming Ltd was founded in 2011 by Joseph Saumarez Smith, Dan Smyth and Michael Brady, online gambling industry veterans – their past work included experience with leading games suppliers such as OpenBet, Playtech and Dragonfish. The Bede Gaming platform was founded out of their frustration at working with legacy gambling platforms that did not allow simple changes to the customer facing front end.
Features and Specifications
Bede Gaming’s platform operates using a single source of code, meaning that there is only one iteration of the platform – as opposed to other companies’ softwares that may have multiple.
From the beginning, Bede’s software was designed with mobile play in mind, and as such, none of the games use Flash – all of Bede’s own content is HTML5 so works seamlessly across all devices. Most of the gaming content on Bede Gaming sites is from third party suppliers, but they do also have a small number of their own slots and table games, as well as the bingo games. The idea behind Bede was to be customisable, and so Bede Gaming sites can be very different in terms of design and layout, ranges of games, and promotions that they offer.
Bede Gaming sites have been known to incorporate games content from providers such as IGT, Bally, Williams Interactive, Novomatic, Evolution Live Gaming, Realistic Gaming, NetEnt, Playtech, Microgaming Quickfire, Eyecon, Blueprint Gaming, iSoftBet, The Games Company and Endemol Games – this means that their sites host many popular slots and table games, making them ideal for bingo players who like to have a spin on their favourite slots.
The range of payment methods at Bede Gaming sites tends to be quite limited, with many only accepting credit and debit cards, wire transfer, Paysafecard or Neteller (and many do not accept e-wallets).
Because Bede Gaming allows operators to host content from different providers, the range of games can vary wildly between sites. This can be both a positive and a negative – one of Bede Gaming’s biggest sites, Bingo Godz, made the strange decision to launch without 75 ball bingo available, only to add a version later that differed from the common form of the game (offering 3 prizes for one line and lacking a “free space” centre square).
Advantages and Disadvantages of Bede Gaming Bingo Sites:
Advantages of Bede Gaming Bingo Sites:
- Each site feels like a new experience – operators can plug in games from different providers, so you can get different assortments of games on different sites.
- The sites run on HTML5, which make them great for playing at on all devices – PC, tablet and mobile are all supported.
Disadvantages of Bede Gaming Bingo Sites:
- Limited range of payment methods accepted.
- You aren’t guaranteed to find particular games at certain sites – Bingo Godz, for example, hosts a strange form of 75 ball bingo.
Bede Gaming Final Thoughts
It’s hard to rank Bede Gaming as a whole because their sites are so different – you’ll find different offers and games at every site. However, we’d prefer it if they took more forms of payment besides debit and credit cards, and could guarantee a selection of the most popular forms of bingo! It looks like Bede Gaming is also beginning to focus more on slots rather than bingo, so we may see less output from them on this front.
We’d rate Bede Gaming as 6/10.