Gtech are a software company, based in the UK, which design online bingo and gaming sites. This network has quite a complicated corporate background. It has been known in the past as the St. Minver network, but a complicated array of corporate takeovers and business jiggery pokery means that Gtech is now the name that most people use. It’s a small network, all using Gtech’s own software designs. It’s best known members include such names as Butlins, Chit Chat and Yahoo Bingo.
Given that this is a small network, powered by one of the lesser known names in online bingo software design, is it any good? Well, everything is well designed. It all looks professional and the games and deposit processes all work perfectly smoothly. The games provided can vary, but generally the 90 and 75 ball formats of the game are provided, with some sites offering 30 ball “speed” bingo as well. Sites tend to be basic and functional, so you won’t be distracted by flashing neon pop ups or banners flying across the screen. Which has the welcome effect of leaving you to just get on with the bingo. And there are plenty of other games to play if the bingo offering is not enough. A wide variety of slot, scratch card and other instant games are provided, together with a good choice of casino style games like roulette and blackjack. You have nothing to worry about on the legalities front either. Gtech is a British company and licencing and registration is organised via the UK Gambling Commission, so all the sites can be regarded as perfectly safe to play in the United Kingdom.
There’s no shortage of ways to pay either, with all the typical credit and debit options provided, including Visa, MasterCard and Maestro. The e-payment choices are varied too, including PayPal. Wagering requirements on these sites are unusual, but around the industry standard. Introductory bonuses have require you to spend 30 (thirty) times your deposit only. This means that if you deposit £10 and receive a £25 bonus, you will have to spend £300 before you can withdraw any winnings without penalty. You also have a limited time to fulfil this requirement before your bonus funds are withdrawn.
Overall, this network is a useful addition to the online bingo scene. For those who get a little tired of the same old designs of the major names in the market, Gtech are a refreshing change, offering something a little bit different. Although they are a smallish network, they are big enough to provide a lively atmosphere with sizeable prizes and jackpots. The way us old timers look at it, the fewer the players, the more chance you have of winning. And some of those big boys boast of millions of players worldwide. Some of us prefer the more homely comforts of a good old traditional British company. Now, where are my slippers? Now to pour out that freshly brewed cup of tea… Vera Lynn LP on the music centre… Splendid.