ProgressPlay Casinos brands include Spinz Win, Ted Casino, Vegas Mobile Casino and Pots of Gold. ProgressPlay Casinos is also known as ProgressPlay Limited, licence number 39335 which operates 6 active sites, 122 white labels and 74 inactive brands. This is 202 online casinos in total.
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Who are ProgressPlay Limited?
Your average casino network doesn’t have more than one hundred casinos on it, but then again, your average casino network company isn’t ProgressPlay Limited. This is an iGaming company that’s been around since 2012 and calls the island of Cyprus home, despite having further offices in Malta and London. While it sometimes creates and operates casinos and sports betting sites for its own purposes, it’s better known for being one of the industry’s top white-label operators. Even with more than one hundred casinos available in the UK, ProgressPlay has far more than that operating internationally. It’s a truly enormous operation.
Unlike the majority of casino network companies, which prefer to operate in the background and let the iGaming sites they create do the talking for them, ProgressPlay is positively chatty. It has a customer-facing website and also operates social media channels on both Twitter and Facebook, where people can keep up to date with the latest developments at the company. When we talk about “customers” in relation to ProgressPlay Limited, though, we’re not talking about the people who play at its casinos; we’re talking about the people and businesses who come to ProgressPlay to have iGaming sites built for them.
ProgressPlay Limited doesn’t use the term “white-label” on its website as often as it uses the phrase “turnkey,” which tells you a lot about how the company sees the quality of its services. It doesn’t just make the framework of a casino site for its partners to move into and finish off; it builds the whole thing and then metaphorically hands over the keys. All that a white-label partner needs to do is turn the key and launch the iGaming site, hence the phrase “turnkey.” The company’s official motto, which it describes as a “mission,” is “ProgressPlay. Anytime. Anywhere.” In other words, the company believes it’s capable of placing its services at the disposal of anybody who needs them, no matter where they are or what time of day it is. In the company’s own words, it believes itself to be a one-stop solution.
How much or how little support white-label customers want from ProgressPlay is very much down to the whims of the individual customer. Everything is on the table, from player management and payment processing solutions to full operations and customer care support, plus licencing and, of course, games. The range of iGaming entertainment available to ProgressPlay includes a full sportsbook, which is something the company arguably doesn’t get enough recognition for. Some of the most popular of the ProgressPlay Limited casinos are sports betting sites, yet people don’t tend to associate ProgressPlay with sports betting. White-label customers don’t need to take the sportsbook if they don’t want to, though; ProgressPlay has access to more than four thousand games thanks to its partnerships with pretty much every provider in the iGaming industry worth knowing.
As big as ProgressPlay Limited is, it used to be even bigger. We weren’t lying when we said that the company has more than one hundred active iGaming sites available in the UK, but there used to be far more than that. In fact, adding up every casino that’s ever been listed on the company’s UK Gambling Commission licence, ProgressPlay Limited used to have 192 casinos in total. It’s not immediately clear why the number has dropped in recent years. We do know, however, that the company opens white-label casinos far more than it opens casinos in its own right, and the past few years haven’t necessarily been pleasant for white-label casino partners. From poor economic conditions to ever-tightening regulation, it’s become harder and harder for smaller casino operators to turn a profit. The answer might be as simple as that – the ProgressPlay casinos that have shut down were surrendered by white-label partners who wanted to get out of the market. Some of the formerly popular ProgressPlay Limited casino sites that we’ve seen fall by the wayside include Jackpot Live Casino, Gem Slots, Express Casino and Wild Spinner, all of which used to have devoted player bases.
Even in its seemingly slimmed-down state, ProgressPlay Limited appears to be successful. It doesn’t publish figures anywhere to tell us how many people work for the company or how much money the business brings in, but external sources indicate that the numbers are healthy. Our understanding is that about three hundred people work for ProgressPlay, and they help the company to bring in a reported £50m per year in revenue. It would be nice to be able to confirm those numbers, but at the same stroke, we have no reason to doubt them. More recently, ProgressPlay Limited has been promising to show off a “revolutionary new platform” at some point in 2023, describing it as a “game changer” for every single iGaming site it currently has to its name. We have no idea what the platform might look like or what makes it so special, but we’re looking forward to finding out.
ProgressPlay Limited and the UK Gambling Commission
You can’t sell your casino products to players in the UK unless you have a valid UK Gambling Commission licence, but ProgressPlay Limited has no worries on that front; it’s held a UKGC licence for a long time. The current licence is number 39335 and has been in force since November 2014. It’s not as squeaky clean as it could and should be, though.
In May 2022, announced the results of an investigation into ProgressPlay Limited, which turned into a regulatory review of the operator’s licence. The Commission’s findings identified numerous failures in processes that were intended to prevent money laundering and protect potentially vulnerable players. While the Commission didn’t see fit to issue the company with a formal fine, it ordered it to divest earnings generated by problem gaming and issue a public statement related to the findings. ProgressPlay Limited also agreed to make a payment of £175,718 in lieu of a formal financial penalty and paid the Commission’s costs of £12,466. It was noted at the time of the statement that remedial action had already been taken by the operator.
The Top ProgressPlay Limited Casinos
The nature of the ProgressPlay Limited platform means that it’s hard for the casino network to have a flagship; it would mean putting one of the operator’s white-label casinos above all the others, which would probably be bad for business. Unofficially, though, most people see Monster Casino as the platform’s flagship, despite the fact that it’s a long way from being the oldest casino on the network. It’s easily the best-looking of the operator’s iGaming sites, which aren’t always easy on the eye, and it seems to receive the most advertising. The Monster Casino logo is instantly recognisable to a lot of players.
Monster Casino is a good place to go if you want to see pretty much everything else ProgressPlay Limited is able to offer on a single website. The full portfolio of slots that the operator has access to is available at the casino, as is the sportsbook. It’s easy to miss the presence of the sportsbook, but it’s right there on the menu, labelled as “betting.” The wagering requirements that Monster Casino attached to its promotions aren’t very friendly, but there are plenty of ProgressPlay casinos we can say the same of.
Mr Vegas Casino
We’ve included Mr Vegas Casino on this list of top ProgressPlay Limited sites not because we think it’s one of the best casinos in terms of the way it’s designed or presented; we’ve included it because, for whatever reason, it seems to be popular with players. Design-wise, it’s an example of a template that ProgressPlay has used in the design of at least two dozen of its casino sites – often those that were made for white-label partners rather than those that it made for itself. Once you’ve spotted the template once, you’ll spot it on plenty of the Mr Vegas Casino sister sites, too; it’s very distinctive.
The potential value of the welcome promotion at Mr Vegas Casino is actually higher than what’s up for grabs at Monster Casino, but the x50 wagering requirement attached to it still nullifies a lot of its appeal. When it comes to what Mr Vegas Casino specialise in, it’s a slots site. Starburst is the most prominently featured slots game at the casino, followed by similarly-popular games, including Gonzo’s Quest Megaways and Rise of Olympus. There’s nothing revolutionary about this casino, but players seem to like it.
By this point, there are several thousand online casino sites available to players in the UK. That’s a lot of noise to cut through for any new brand seeking to make its mark, and so it’s increasingly common to see casino operators turn to cute animal mascots in an attempt to attract attention. It worked for Foxy Bingo; ergo, it can work for anybody else. Wombat Casino is right up that alley, but a wombat is a strange choice of animal to go with. We suspect that the majority of people wouldn’t recognise a wombat if one came and sat on their lap; it’s not like you see them in the wild in the United Kingdom.
Even if you do know what a wombat looks like, you probably wouldn’t recognise the one that gazes back at you from the homepage of Wombat Casino. It’s subtle, but we think this wombat is supposed to be doing an impression of Elvis Presley. It has Elvis-style aviator sunglasses on and a collared shirt of the kind that The King was fond of wearing during his residency in Las Vegas. Why are we spending more time talking about the theme of Wombat Casino than we are talking about its iGaming content? Because it’s a fairly unremarkable site, sharing the same portfolio of games as Mr Vegas Casino.
Winston Bet is one of the rising stars of the ProgressPlay Limited platform. We don’t quite know how the site’s doing it, but it appears to have been using some fairly unconventional web marketing tactics during the past twelve months, and it’s paying off in terms of the site’s ever-increasing prominence. It’s also unlike the other ProgressPlay Limited sites we’ve looked at thus far in this list; it’s not a casino site – it’s a sports betting site. You could still play slots at Winston Bet if you wanted to, but it’s not really what the site’s designers had in mind.
You wouldn’t necessarily know that Winston Bet is drastically different to Mr Vegas Casino based on a quick glance at the homepage of both iGaming sites because the designs are the same. That’s how distinctive the template we mentioned earlier is; even though Winston Bet and Mr Vegas Casino were designed for entirely different purposes, they still look virtually the same. The plus of Winston Bet being a sports betting site rather than a casino – or one of them, anyway – is that the terms attached to the site’s main welcome promotion are actually pretty reasonable.
You already know what you’re going to get when you show up at a casino with a name like Mr Slot. If this iGaming site turned out to be dedicated to anything other than online slots, something would be seriously wrong. We’re pleased to report that ProgressPlay Limited hasn’t pulled and bait and switch on us; Mr Slot is exactly what it sounds like it ought to be. In fact, despite being one of the plainest of ProgressPlay Limited’s casinos when it comes to aesthetics, it’s everything it promises to be and more.
Aside from providing its players with plenty of slots to choose from, Mr Slot comes with a selection of traditional casino games. They’re not live dealer games – that would possibly be a step too far for a casino that’s supposed to be based on slots – but if you want to play roulette, blackjack, baccarat or anything of that ilk, Mr Slot makes it possible. The site won’t blow you away, but it’s a perfectly competent casino and might be easier to navigate than the likes of Mr Vegas Casino. It’s still no Monster Casino, though.