List of Parlay Entertainment casinos
Canadian based Parlay Entertainment is a software designer that specialises in offering bingo software to online bingo room operators. The group has been around for quite some time and actually has a patent for online bingo software. In more recent years, Parlay has grown to work with large betting brands such as Paf, Paddy Power, Unibet, and IGT. The group has evolved from just offering bingo software to developing casino style games.
Review of Parlay Entertainment casino software
Parlay's bingo software is very popular yet simple, and although we aren't big players of the game, there is a big focus on the chat function of the software. Players are able to converse with each other and many side games such as slot machines and blackjack are often able to be played in the background, although this depends on the individual operator.
Parlay's casino games are available in instant-play format for play within a web browser window, or as part of a downloadable software installation. Unfortunately in this day and age they appear dated, with an overtly simple look and feel. We can't say they are the worst looking that we have ever played, but they are certainly in the bottom half. Many of the slot machines feature an angled row of buttons beneath the play screen that are designed to look and feel like a real slot machine. However this attempt at digital skeuomorphism is fairly ordinary as the games are not rendered within a cabinet, which ruins the effect.
Parlay's table games aren't half bad though, with the tables, cards, and chips drawn accurately and the controls being easy to come to grips with. Parlay's video poker machines do the job as well.
Parlay Entertainment is the world's largest online bingo network, covering hundreds of different sites throughout the world. As stated above this is where you are most likely to come across a Parlay slot machine, usually as a side-game that can be played at the same time as a round of bingo. When it comes to online casinos, Parlay's offering is obviously less attractive, no doubt for the reasons stated above, and as such there are very few Parlay-only casinos around these days. A prime example would be Paf which features its own proprietary games alongside games from Net Entertainment in its casino and slots sections, whereas the Parlay games can only be found under a "mini-games" heading in the Bingo section of the site.
Parlay is no doubt a powerful bingo software provider. However its casino offering is far less compelling and, its has to be said, its casino games look dated. Discounting those who love to play online bingo, it is fair to say that only the most intrepid casino players will probably ever come across their casino games.