With the popularity of social media and the omnipresence of sharing events and emotions, the ways to communicate, to work and - of course - to play together undergo serious and profound changes. Today`s players are not satisfied with gaming possibilities any more, they demand a gaming experience!

Involving a shift in using online content, mobility becoming the basic model for your IT within a “Mobile first” approach and delivering the community such gaming experience, underlines the need for lottery and gaming companies to review traditional ways of gaming.

Bingo is one of the most popular and oldest lottery games involving multiple players. But hence it is playable for a large number of participants at a time, Bingo is the ideal form of gaming to create community gaming experience desired by players.

adesso developed the community gaming platform in|FOCUS Bingo, offering lottery and gaming providers the opportunity to tap new user groups and add value to existing games.

in|FOCUS Bingo provides various gaming features and integrates popular community features in a single and reliable solution, creating a great new gaming experience. Customers can get in touch with other players and chat with them while participating in a variety of Bingo games. Having installed in|FOCUS Bingo, lottery and gaming companies can configure, design and launch Bingo games completely on their own.

in|FOCUS Bingo - your community gaming experience

Bingo products and rooms are fully configurable by the product management. This means all game parameters can be set here – without being dependent on the IT administration. When creating new Bingo products you can configure profit plans, jackpots, contraction frequency, graphical expression in the client and various options more.

The Jackpot rule engine configures the various frame parameters of jackpots and funds. The administrator can set the size of the jackpot and perform the percentage allocation to jackpots as well as booster funds. The booster funds assume the function of providing more attractive jackpots by starting jackpots bankrolled (i.e. with provision of a guaranteed starting amount).

The configuration frontend is completely webbased, there is no additional installation of administration software required on desktop or workspace computers. in|FOCUS Bingo customers benefit from a non-local and uncomplicated access to the administration and product configuration.

The scheduling of a Bingo product is carried out through the scheduler component of in|FOCUS Bingo. It acts in accordance with the system-wide scheduler configuration and the Bingo product gameplan. The central gaming scheduler controls the whole game cycles of all configured Bingo products time- and event-based. The scheduling component is responsible for the actual dispatching of individual drawings and gets the timing as input. On the basis of a given timing the central gaming scheduler determines the starting times of drawings and subsequent drawings.

The real time chat engine gives players an unique community experience. Players can chat via the integrated chat component (chat client) while playing. Each Bingo room has its own chat room, which is moderated by a chatmaster. Furthermore players have access to various social media channels as well (e.g. sharing of content and gaming experience via Facebook or Twitter).

The integrated high win prize claim processing ensures that wins above a configurable amount are transferred to a manual approval process. For safety, at least two log entries are created until the payment is made. All steps of the integrated high win prize claim processing are logged auditable.

in|FOCUS Bingo provides statistical data in form of XML feeds. These XML feeds can be requested and displayed by peripheral systems. The following information is collected and provided as statistical data:

  • jackpot statistics
  • highest jackpots (record jackpots)
  • highest jackpot per Bingo game
  • jackpot statistics on a monthly basis
  • jackpot overview etc.

The players have the ability to store and retrieve Bingo cards in later rounds. With this feature players can easily set and play their favourite numbers and patterns.

The player has the opportunity to buy Bingo cards for several directly consecutive Bingo draws (max. 10 draws). A separate purchase for each drawing is not required.

A free Live demo is available. Players can experience in|FOCUS Bingo gaming without the need to register.

The operator backend systems are integrated seamlessly into the in|FOCUS Bingo solution. This eliminates duplication of data.

In addition to Bingo games it is possible to easily integrate third party microgames. These microgames are integrated into the frontend and entertain the players between the Bingo draws.

All business critical transactions and processes are logged auditable using strong cryptographic methods. The validation of protocol consistency is realized via a separate audit tool. The audit tool already integrates in the in|FOCUS Bingo solution.

Free games are another new feature. Free games allow players to participate in specially selected draws for free. Free games can not be directly selected by the player. Participation in these games is realized over drafts, which are referred to as so-called BOGOF rounds (Buy one, get one free). The BOGOF rounds are clearly marked in the gaming schedule and can be advertized accordingly. If a player buys a BOGOF round card, it will automatically participate in the subsequent free round. In addition, such participations can also be connected to a configurable minimum stake per player.

in|FOCUS Bingo provides community experience, Bingo gaming and comfortable administration features in a single and reliable solution.

Upcoming Features

adesso actively extends and enhances the key features of in|FOCUS Bingo. Both development and product management of in|FOCUS Bingo follow a clearly defined roadmap. You can create higher win chances and increased customer satisfaction with the following features:

A pattern Bingo may have several prize categories. This is realized by implementing multi-tier patterns: Within a win rank multiple patterns can be defined. The patterns can be connected by OR-operators.

As an additional feature, jackpots can be staggered with multi-stage jackpots to give players greater chances to hit the jackpot, or a portion thereof. Examples for staggered jackpots include:

  • highest win rank is reached within 54 balls: 100% of the jackpot
  • highest win rank is reached within 60 balls: 50% of the jackpot

The number of jackpot graduations, jackpot conditions and percentage win shares are configurable.

Chat moderators can specifically address single customers without disturbing other customers in their usual communication. Chatmaster and player can then have a private chat conversation.

To increase the attractiveness due to higher initial win opportunities and especially when few players take part in a draw, a Bingo pot is provided with a minimum profit.

Players will have the opportunity to purchase Bingo cards for future draws. For instance more than one day in advance. With Advance Play the player has the advantage that he can participate in desired contractions and with pre-selected Bingo cards while not being present in the Bingo room.

Tickets can be purchased automatically for future drawings, without being present at the draw in the Bingo room. Conditions can be set by players, for example jackpot minimum height, the maximum stake or the maximum number of draws. Auto Play can be terminated at any time by the player.

The clear product management approach of in|FOCUS Bingo ensures the constant delivery of new features for your customers.

Architecture Benefits

Our architecture allows a seamless integration of customer backend systems. Player and account data can directly be accessed by in|FOCUS Bingo without the need to replicate this data into the in|FOCUS Bingo database.

in|FOCUS Bingo can interface with any player management platform or come along as a part of the in|FOCUS 360 management solution. In any case, the major goal is to seamlessly fit into the customer’s infrastructure and gaming strategy. adesso uses state of the art software architecture to ensure both easy adaption to customer requirements as well as retaining the core product characteristics`.

The customer benefits from the component based architecture of in|FOCUS Bingo. New functionality (e.g. additional Bingo game types) can be added fast and secure, keeping your development costs low.

Due to intuitive backend administration, no programming skills are required and all configurations of in|FOCUS Bingo are easy to operate.

in|FOCUS Bingo is implemented with a modern software architecture with a completely configurable frontend, a powerful gaming engine as well as a component based architecture model.

Technology Benefits

in|FOCUS Bingo is implemented with state of the art Java Enterprise Technology. Therefore we support the latest JEE standard and upgrade to the latest standard whenever feasible.

Horizontal and vertical scaling is supported by the usage of Java Enterprise Cluster technology along with system platform independency.

The standardized Java crypto application programming interface (API) allows the support of hard- and software random number modules. All modules sticking to this API (such as UTIMACO Crypto solutions) can be used via plug and play.

adesso is a trusted and well known partner in the lottery and gaming industry for more than 15 years. Lottery is a major line of business in adesso’s organization. The solution center for lottery applications covers technology experts with strong business knowledge as well as experienced gaming platform developers. adesso is not only a technology supplier - we are your partner driven by passion to support you and your business the best.

in|FOCUS Bingo uses state of the art technology such as a Java Enterprise Edition architecture, advanced crypto solutions, a java-based real time chat server and upcoming HTML5 solutions for both desktop and mobile devices.

As a part of the in|FOCUS product family, in|FOCUS Bingo is the result of more than 15 years of experience and know-how in the lottery and gaming industry.

adesso has established the in|FOCUS Bingo Community: The development partners of the in|FOCUS Bingo Community contribute their respective findings from practical application into the continuous improvement of the platform. Through an active participation adesso and their partners ensure the development of new features and a higher customer value.

Product evolution including a defined roadmap for further development, long term partnership and a trustful advisory role are our success factors. In addition timetables for implementing new features can be individually adapted to the current market requirements and customer wishes.

Data Privacy

At this point we would like to give you an idea of how we understand data protection and to make transparent what happens to all the accumulated data. Furthermore you will be informed about your statutory rights with reference to the processing of these data.

The guiding principle for the adesso AG is that the protection of your privacy is given the highest priority. This is why for us the compliance with the statutory provisions for data protection is a matter of course. Moreover, it is important for us that you know at any time when we store which data and how we use them.

adesso AG guarantees that information provided by you will be dealt with confidentially according to the provisions laid down in the German data protection law.

Data collection
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