Daub Alderney Limited is a software company which owns and manages a small number of popular bingo websites as well as some online casino brands. Licensed in the jurisdiction of Alderney, there are currently a limited range of Daub slot machine titles on offer.
However, the company recently did a bit of business with Realistic Games and GECO to increase the catalogue of slot machines that they can offer to the punters who use their bingo and casino websites. What's more, the game-maker is fully suited and booted when it comes to licensing with authorisation to host gambling games from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the UK Gambling Commission.
This software company has had a bit of a rocky beginning to life in the e-gaming business since it was established in 2008. The company – which was once known as Daub Gaming Ltd – owned a series of successful online bingo sites such as Wink Bingo, Tasty Bingo, RedBus Bingo and Posh Bingo which became very popular, very quickly. The reason for this was perhaps due to some generous no deposit bonuses and 200% deposit rewards and, as such, these websites attracted many customers in a short period of time.
However, in 2009, these rapidly growing bingo websites were bought out by 888 Holdings – one of the world’s most formidable online betting corporations – in a reported deal that amounted to £60m in initial payments and performance based future payments. After the sales of these bingo brands, Daub Gaming disappeared off the map before it re-emerged in 2012 as Daub Alderney Ltd along with some all new online casino websites and a new portfolio of slot machines and other gambling games.
The new look Daub Alderney Ltd software platform can be found on websites such as Kitty Bingo, Spin and Win Casino, Magical Vegas Casino and Lucky Pants Bingo. These sites are predominantly tailored to provide for UK bettors since they are licensed under the laws of the UK Gambling Commission, but players from elsewhere might also be able to enjoy some of the spinning and bingo action since the company also holds a license in its native Channel Island of Alderney.
Kitty Bingo and Lucky Pants Bingo, like the names might suggest, are predominantly focused towards delivering players with a range of bingo games that Daub have developed in-house. This includes themed bingo rooms such as Kitty Cat, Splish Splash, and Fat Cat, all of which come with a different quantity of balls and a different pay in price to suit the needs of all online bingo players. Both of those bingo sites, along with Magical Vegas and Spin and Win Casino, deliver a vast and diverse selection of slot machines, the majority of which are presented by Daub on behalf of other third party software developers. This includes a couple of very well known names in the slot machine making business such as Net Entertainment, Microgaming, IGT and NextGen.
The company also presents a range of slot machine games across its casino brands from less popular sources. In fact, Daub Alderney recently struck a deal with the up and coming games developer Realistic Games – who have a growing repertoire of 3-reel classic and 5-reel video slot machines which are presented upon virtual game machines for some truly authentic spinning action.
Players who use Daub Alderney powered websites such as Kitty Bingo and Spin and Win Casino will find that they can access the services from their mobile phones. This gives punters the chance to enjoy a variety of online gambling games as they go about their daily business.
As well as providing a roster of exciting and popular slot machine titles from third party developers across it's websites, there are a number of in-house games that make up the Daub slots library. These games all belong to the 5-reel video slot format, boasting a variety of different themes and bonus features. One of these games is Wired Birds, which presents a unique set of reels with some exotic flying creatures as its reel symbols. The slot has 25 paylines with wild symbols, scatter wins and some free spins to help players fly. Then there is Cute and Cuddly, a game with some simple and minimalistic cartoon icons, all of which depict some huggable animal characters. Again, there are 25 paylines in play as well as some free spin and a special bonus game.
There are some more cute spins to be had with the branded slot machine, Grease: Danny & Sandy, which is filled with nostalgic moments from the hit musical rom-com movie from 1978. Other than that, there are some more generic themed video slots such as The Lost Slot of Riches which takes its theme from the mysteries of Ancient Egyptian culture. Meanwhile, players can get into the Christmas spirit with Santa's Stash, a 5-reel slot with 25 paylines and a suitably generous bonus game to fit the Yuletide theme.
Admittedly, none of these games are going to blow you away when it comes to the visual aesthetics. In fact, some of them do look a bit half-baked and quite underwhelming in appearance such as the Grease game and The Lost Slot of Riches. Alternatively, slots such as Wired Birds and Cute and Cuddly make their minimal use of 2D graphics work by keeping the game screens clear from clutter yet still colourful and interesting to look at.
As mentioned, the Daub platform also brings a whole load of different slot machines to the table from other software producers. At the top of the pile are games from the likes of Net Entertainment and Microgaming such as the rocking and rolling Guns N Roses slot machine, or the big action of Basketball Star. Both of those third party software developers offer some of the most popular slot machines in the business, ensuring that spinners are entertained by excellent graphics as well as unique bonus games and narrative based gameplay.
Other big software names which are featured at the casinos powered by Daub software are WMS and IGT. These companies have both got long and impressive histories in the trade for their land-based casino games but they also serve up a selection of online video slots such as Miss White, Family Guy, Rainforest Dream and Amazon Queen.
One of the more interesting and unique games that is hosted by Daub across their software platform is Cutie Fruits by DaGaCube Games. This slot machine works a little bit differently to most since it features a 5x5 grid upon which random fruit symbols will fall into place. And, instead of forming wins upon paylines, this game will award wins for simply matching up similar icons in adjacent grid positions – a bit like Candy Crush or Bejewelled.
Daub Alderney are a relatively new name in the software development business, but they have more than proven that they have what it takes to get success in a competitive online gaming environment. The company has already sold a series of its own web brands which used its software to no other than 888 holdings – one of the industry's leading corporations. Plus, instead of taking the money from these sales and calling it a day, the company decided to reinvest in itself to emerge with all new websites.
While the company may not make many of its own slot machines, it is able to deliver a very impressive range of games on behalf of other big name software companies. And that might just be for the best, because from the look of their limited roster of slot machines, Daub aren't exactly the most skilled or innovative when it comes to visual effects.