If you’ve been on the bingo scene for a while, then there’s a good chance that you’ve probably come across Cassava Enterprise, even if you have not knowingly played on one of their sites before. Many believe that Cassava is another bingo network, like Dragonfish or the Live Bingo Network. In reality, however, Cassava manages bingo sites and provides various services to other bingo networks – for example, helping them with their licencing. To make matters more confusing, Cassava was bought over by 888 Holdings in 2007, and the names are sometimes used interchangeably. Networks which use Cassava include Joy of Bingo, Ignite and Dragonfish. With this many Networks under their belt, you can probably imagine that Cassava manage a lot of bingo sites, from Foxy Bingo to Bingo Hollywood. We’re here to give you a quick rundown of various Cassava operated sites, as well as the typical user reaction to Cassava, including some Cassava bingo complaints.
Best Bingo Sites operated by Cassava
To begin with, here are a few of our favourite ongoing sites operated by Cassava:
Wink Bingo: This stylish site starts you off with a 400% first deposit bonus. They offer plenty of mini games and big cash prizes, as well as free bingo. They also are a charitable site, as shown in their Cancer Research UK promotion with Peter Andre.
Bingo Hollywood: Bingo with the stars on this fun bingo site which kicks you off with a 300% bonus on your first deposit. The site often runs themed games and builds up community with their monthly team bingo games – where everyone wins a prize!
Tasty Bingo: There’s plenty of tasty treats to be found on this site, including a 300% first deposit bonus. There’s also daily £50 jackpots, free bingo rooms and fantastic monthly games where you can win up to £2,000,000 every single week!
New sites operated by Cassava
As well as these sites, there are lots of new Cassava bingo sites that we’re very excited about. To begin with, there is Candy Shop Bingo, who offer loads of sweet deals such as 300% on the first deposit, plus wagering requirements of just 4x your bingo deposit + bonus. Then there’s T-Rex bingo, which was launched in June 2015, which gives the players entertaining and high quality graphics, a generous monthly loyalty scheme, and a first deposit bonus of up to 200%. Both of these are also great examples of Cassava mobile bingo sites.
Cassava complaints and criticisms
Obviously Cassava has provided and managed many excellent bingo sites for us. However, there are sometimes complaints to be made about them. The complaints levied against them including holding on to money with UK bingo players won fairly, banning players for playing “Too much” free bingo without actually defining what too much free bingo actually is, and pressuring players to spend their winnings on the same site they won them at by using undefined T&Cs to place a ban on players who do not do this. There has also been stories and complaints from bingo players who have had their account blocked without any warning which can be very upsetting, particularly for players who have friends on the site who they can now no longer talk to or contact to let them know what has happened.
Unfortunately, because Cassava is not subject under UK licensing laws, there isn’t really anything that the UK gambling commission can do. As a player, you can watch the amount of free bingo that you play and make sure that you are not playing excessively more than you are on paid bingo games. You can also socialise with players using your chosen site’s social media pages, so if you are banned you can still contact your friends to let them know what has happened.
Overall, Cassava offers loads of fantastic deals and promotions on their sites. However, there are still problems and players need to make sure they are careful and watch out for these.