• Dragonfish


Dragonfish is an independent B2B division of 888 Holdings and is responsible for designing the software that actually powers the 888 casino sites. The company provides service and technology, payment processing and an open casino platform, which is called CasinoFlex.

While the vast majority of games available on this platform has been designed by other iGaming software developers such as IGT, NetEnt or Ash Gaming, there’s no denying the fact that the people working at Dragonfish have designed  dozens of high quality slots and table games without relying on any outside help.

Dragonfish Online and Land-based Slots

The main goal of Dragonfish is to supply 888 with quality slot games and cutting-edge casino software, so it should come as no surprise that the name of the company usually doesn’t even ring a bell in the land-based gambling industry.

All the modern online Dragonfish games can be launched using a standard web browser, which makes them 100% compatible with a wide range of hardware platforms, including desktop computers, smartphones and tablets.

Please note that Dragonfish software generally isn’t available on any US-facing sites due to strict federal anti-gambling regulations. The only exceptions to this rule are the regulated sites operating on the intrastate markets in Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey.

Dragonfish Slot Game Reviews

Dragonfish slots are well known for their advanced graphics and well-designed special effects. However, it’s worth pointing out that some of those games have been designed in the late noughties, which makes them look a little bit dated, especially when compared with the latest releases from IGT or Microgaming.

The company tends to focus on five reel video slots with multiple pay lines, bonus rounds and free spins. Most of those trademark Dragonfish slots are based on an original concept, but the company has also released an extremely limited number of branded slots based on popular Hollywood movies and comic books.

Dragonfish also designed some progressive jackpot games and classic fruit machines, which are available on the 888-powered casino sites.

Reception by Players

888 is one of the biggest casino operators in the online gambling industry, so it should come as no surprise that Dragonfish slots are fairly popular among 888 customers.

Nevertheless, it’s worth pointing out that the company doesn’t really focus on developing slots for casinos that are powered by third-party software, so the number of players who actually came into contact with Dragonfish slots on the sites that don’t use the Dragonfish platform is somewhat limited.

Most Popular Dragonfish Slot Machines

Dragonfish has designed over 50 high-quality slot games, but there are a few titles that definitely stand out from this small crowd.

Millionaire Genie is a 2013 five reel slot with 15 pay lines, which is based on an original concept revolving around the themes of treasure hunting and magic.

The game features fast-paced gameplay, exciting bonus rounds, wild symbols and scatters. A Nightmare On Elm Street is arguably the most popular Dragonfish slot and is available on over 20 casino sites. This unique 5 reel slot boasts as many as 30 pay lines and features scatter symbols, wilds and a chilling bonus feature.

The production values of this game are absolutely stunning – the art design is creepy enough to satisfy every Freddy Krueger fan, while the animations and sound effects will remind you of some of the best scenes from the Hollywood blockbuster it is based on.

Company History

The history of 888 Holdings dates back to 1997, but Dragonfish isn’t as old as its parent company. Initially, 888 casino software was designed by Random Logic, but Dragonfish replaced this organization in 2007.

Since then, Dragonfish has been responsible for the development of the 888 software platform, which is comprised of games, back-office support and electronic payment systems which allows for the secure processing of money transactions between the online casinos using the Dragonfish CasinoFlex system and the players.

Since 888 is one of the biggest online casino operators in the world, it should come as no surprised that Dragonfish was able to sign partnership deals with an impressive number of high-profile iGaming companies and operators, such as Caesar’s Entertainment, Foxy Bingo, Bwin, Costa Bingo, Eurocity, Casino 848 and even the Delaware Lottery and Delaware Park Race Track.

Outlook and Latest Developments

The future of Dragonfish is closely tied to the future of 888 Holdings and there’s simply no denying the fact that its parent company really benefitted from the recent mobile gambling boom.

In the third quarter of 2014, most iGaming experts were taken by surprise by how much 888 revenues actually grew – the company increased its profits by 22 percent to $114 million.

The fourth quarter of 2014 was just as great with over 500,000 new casino and poker sign-ups, so it should come as no surprise that 888 is expected to have a great year in 2015.