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Cassava Enterprises is an on-line company that provides Internet bingo sites with secure transactions. Owned by 888 Holdings / 888 UK Ltd., it is licensed in Gibraltar.
Cassava’s primary role is to provide payment processing for the holding company as well as compliance for all the bingo sites that they manage. For example, they process all payments for their transactions, both deposits and withdrawals, and serve as a managing company for several interests of 888 Holding.
In addition, they ensure that the company software integrates and interacts smoothly with whatever bingo software is being used. None of the on-line bingo properties are actually owned by Cassava; that applies solely to the on-line gaming licence.
888 Holding was founded in 1997 by two pairs of brothers — one named Avi and Aaron Shaked, the other named Shay and Ron Ben-Yitzhak — all four of whom were originally from Israel. Together, they own 61 percent of the business through family trusts, with the Shaked brothers owning about half. The original name of the company was Virtual Holdings, Ltd.
The same year 888 Holdings was founded, the brothers launched Casino-on-Net, whose administrative headquarters were in Antigua & Barbuda. Two other subsidiaries — Reef Club Casino and Pacific Poker (which was operated in the United States until the nationwide ban on Internet gambling in 2006) — were launched in 2002, and the next year, Gibraltar became the new site for the company’s administrative centre.
In 2005, the London Stock Exchange added 888 Holdings to its list. The company saw several more milestones during the next ten years, including elevation to the FTSE 250 Index in 2008 and to fourth place on the poker network list in 2012. In August 2015 — at which time, too, on-line gambling was made legal again in the United States and 888 Holdings began operating five gambling sites there — they made an unsuccessful bid for the Austrian-based Web gambling company Bwin.
What makes Cassava unique among companies of its type is the kind of bingo playing session that it offers. The games provided by Angry Bingo — another company that 888 Holdings has acquired in recent times — can be played for free, and they pay real cash to winners, which can amount to thousands of pounds. The speed of the games also appeals to many players. Finally, not only does the person who signs up with Angry Bingo and makes an initial £5 deposit receive a deposit match bonus of 500 percent, but he or she can use the reload bonus option to boost the value of any deposits that he makes in the future.
Cassava offers the player a wide variety of games in which to participate — and possibly to earn large amounts of money. Each of the sites that Cassava runs, owns or licences offers one or more games. Some of them are listed and described below, with the subsection headings being the name of the particular sites where they may be played.
You have five chances to win at Moon Bingo, which offers 75- and 90-ball bingo, plus a Swedish bingo room. Progressive jackpots here hold games several times per day, and the selection of slot games is also great; they boast such names as Pirate’s Gold, Fluffy Favourites and Irish Luck.
Robin Hood Bingo was first launched in 2012, and during the three years since that time, it has become one of the most popular bingo sites in the world. It is owned and operated by Tarco, Ltd. (formerly Newco Entertainment, Ltd.), which also owns Moon Bingo and several other sites. They must protect the interests of the players by doing everything that they can to ensure fairness if they are to keep their licence.
In addition to the games available for play on a PC, 888 Ladies also has several more designed specially for mobile players. As the name of the site suggests, these are the kinds of games that appeal mainly to women, and the background has been chosen accordingly, with pinks and whites dominating the scene. Free jackpots and bingo games are held here all day.
Bingo 3× is powered by the reliable, dependable Dragonfish software. Its visual appeal is greater than that of most competing bingo sites — the dominant colours being bright yellows and blues — as is the way in which it interacts with the players. The latter is due to the extent to which Bingo 3× is committed to social media, with links to its YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages. Each of the site’s three mascots — Bravos, Chase and Not Just Simon — also has a Facebook page of its own.
This is the most trusted site owned or licensed by Cassava. It first opened in 2009 and was later closed, but opened again in 2012. Its visual appeal is even greater than that of Bingo 3× because of all the classy ladies dressed up in fine jewellery. Numerous kinds of bingo can be played here, plus games of other classes such as Bejeweled, Enchanted Prince, Monopoly and Old MacDonald Barnyard Mayhem, plus scratch cards and instant win games.
Each site has their own offers but most are fairly generous. Check the list of sites at the top of the page to see the latest offers and reviews.
With Moon Bingo, you deposit £10 and receive £60 worth of bingo and £5 worth of slot bonuses. Special promotions are also available — Moon Bingo has its Self-Made Millionaire game the third Thursday of each month.
The specific types of payment options vary from one site to another, but most of them connect with the player’s PayPal account, and there are those that also allow you to fund your account with PaysafeCard, Ukash, NETeller or a debit card. 888 Ladies also allows members to use PayPal to play bingo on their mobile phones.
On a scale of one to five stars, I would have to give Cassava a five — or at least a four and three quarters.