The Point of Consumption Tax which will effect a number of online gaming operations has yet to come into force. Due to a legal issue the implementation of the new law has been delayed until November. However it's implications have already resulted in changes across the online bingo world with sites closing, removing bonus offers and changing platform.
The latest to change their platform are Game Village Bingo. They've left their own platform and opted to use the increasingly popular Cozy Games service. All players have been migrated to the new set up - which came out of the blue. The new site however has not joined the Live Bingo Network and instead have decided to go solo with their own called The Lucky Duck Network.
In case you're wondering, no this new bingo network has nothing to do with Loquax or our own Lucky Duck. The symbol for this new network even has a very similar look to our own Ducky! We guess that there are just a lot of people out in the bingo world who share our affections for the yellow duck.
The change of platform for Game Village Bingo does mean there are a number of changes. First of all out goes the free no deposit bingo offer - this is replaced by a deposit £5 to get £20 free plus a spin the wheel bonus. There's also a 200% second deposit bonus and a third 300% offer on the table too. Wagering terms and conditions apply.
Sadly the new platform sees the departure of Dingos and the monthly free prize draw games. However, as a standalone on Cozy Games it does mean Game Village Bingo are able to introduce their own promotions. This month for example you can win Halloween prizes by depositing or by collecting pumpkins. There is some free bingo to be picked up too just for liking them on Facebook.
It's a real shame that GVB have switched to a new platform as it means yet another independent falling by the wayside and a reduction in player choice. A quick look at Game Village's Facebook page suggests that a few players aren't happy that it's lost it's charm and unique placing in the bingo world. On the positive side this change may allow further development of the brand and it's new network.
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