arlay’s ground-breaking bingo software Parlay 4 was named Best Online Bingo Software 2008, while its patent-pending side game BingoBets was recognized as Best Online Bingo Innovation 2008. Parlay’s licensee Paddy Power also won the award for Best Newcomer 2008.
The nominees were selected by a panel of recognized industry experts and the award winners were chosen by over 200 industry delegates attending the Third Annual Online Bingo Summit.
"We are very pleased to have won these two major bingo awards. On behalf of our entire development and support team, I’d like to thank the online bingo industry for this recognition of excellence," said Perry Malone, Chief Technology Officer for Parlay Entertainment. "We’re especially proud because these awards were chosen by our industry peers who recognize that Parlay continues to blaze the trail in online bingo software innovation. It’s a fantastic achievement and motivates us that much more to keep pushing the leading edge," added Malone.
When it debuted in 2006, the Parlay 4 bingo platform virtually set the standard for excellence in online bingo software, with other bingo developers emulating its layout, features and functionality. Parlay 4 was the first bingo software to introduce tabbed components, a larger chat area, auto-purchase and multiple ways to select bingo cards.
Parlay 4 also introduced the world’s first bingo side game, BingoBets, which allows players to place up to nine different wagers on every bingo game they play. The game offers increased excitement because fortunes change with every number called. It also adds visual flair, offers more chances to win and increases bingo revenue for operators.
Parlay Entertainment recently unveiled Parlay5, the next generation of online bingo software. The powerful software includes a host of ground-breaking features that make it easy for bingo operators to increase their liquidity by pooling players who speak different languages and use different currencies into a single bingo game. It also allows operators to fully differentiate their bingo brands in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
Steve Cook, European Managing Director for Parlay Entertainment, added: "We had a very successful Bingo Summit where we launched Parlay5. With its foundation on our now award-winning software, we believe Parlay5 will soon come to be regarded as the revolutionary next generation of bingo software."