INAUGURAL BINGO AWARDS GO TO PARLAY Best and most innovative bingo software recognised Canada's bingo software developer Parlay Entertainment Inc. received two awards at the inaugural Online Bingo Awards presented last week at the Bingo Summit in London. The company's Parlay 4 product was named Best Online Bingo Software 2008, while its patent-pending side game BingoBets was recognised 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 recognised 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." Parlay claims that 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. The world’s first bingo side game, BingoBet, which allows players to place up to nine different wagers on every bingo game they play is part of the platform. 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 Parlay 5, the next generation of online bingo software (see previous InfoPowa report). 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.