BGO Casino Review – Bingo, Virtual Sport Betting, Mobile Casino Website

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Bgo casino review – bingo, virtual sports betting, online gambling website

 

BGO (officially spelled as bgo, and pronounced: be-go,- however, the official spelling and pronunciation is grammatically incorrect, and I really dislike that therefore I won’t be using it, also it is confusing to people who have never heard of it before) is an online casino, digital sports betting and bingo platform and mobile casino with a UK license (best, most trusted licence in the industry) and an Alderney license too. You can check this licence here.

They started out a good 10 years ago with only bingo. And it has grown to be the market leader in bingo in the UK before diversifying. Now under a new leadership it is best know as an online gambling destination, with casino games (over 9993+ slots!), bingo, including live bingo, live dealer casino games and the very interesting and unique virtual sports betting. The online casino has grown quite a lot over the years, and now has over 1100 games in total! More than most casinos, including market leaders. In fact, BGO has grown to be a market leader over the years. I only review casinos I personally play and I was a member of BGO casino for a good 6 years, sadly they no longer accept players from my country and my player account was closed. Before this unfortunate incident it was my favourite casino, and I have won my first big sum, which is still the biggest amount I ever won in any online casinos, $18 000 on an interesting slot machine, an older one from 2012, made by Microgaming, called Break Away (ice hockey themed slot). It’s still one of my favourite games, even to this date, despite the outdated graphics (it has gotten an atrocious mobile re-release in 2018, it’s best to avoid that one, it’s called Break Away Deluxe). But besides my personal experiences I wholeheartedly recommend this UK casino, and below you can read the exact reasons why.

 

If you don’t have time to read the full review below and you are just looking for a short summary, just read this: BGO casino does not accepts players from the USA. It has 1100+ games from the best software developers, one of the best selection of games online. It has interesting digital sports betting too, and even more interesting unique live games, with chat interaction (Deal or No Deal). A really good online gambling platform all around, recommended.

If you are from the USA I recommend this casino, you can read the full review here. This one accepts US players.

 

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BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.

Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.

US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

 

This is the image of the 'Simon says' part of my casino reviews. Next to this picture is my description of my review methodlogy and explanation of the scoring system and data points analysed.

Simon says: There are two very different types when it comes to online casinos, casinos, which accept US players, and casinos which do not accept US players. BGO is firmly the latter, not accepting players from the USA or US territories. This is important to mention, because radically different games are available to both of these types and they should be reviewed differently. Primarily European (primarily targeting European players, mostly licensed in Europe, UK gambling licence often) gambling websites always have better and more games, because software providers, due to licensing and legal issues don’t work with casinos, which accept US players. And it shows.

BGO has over 1100 games, including top of the line live dealer games, and it even has virtual sports betting. While a typical US casino only has about 200-300 games, mostly slots, barely any live dealer games, no unique games and lower quality games overall. Therefore a US casino is always going to look bad compared to a European online gambling website.

So a good US casino would still be only 3/10 compared to a European one. However, In a review I would still rate a good US casino 7-8/10 because different context, and for different players, that’s all there is for US players sadly. Therefore when I review casino I use a separate scoring system for both fundamentally different types. A good US casino will still get 7/10 or 8/10 like it should instead of a 3/10. Just wanted to mention this, to avoid confusion as to why a 300 games US casino might get the same score as a EU powerhouse with 1000+ games.

 

This is the illustration right next to my review and research methodology part. You can read about my review methodology, and scoring system I use throughout the review.

Review methodology: In each section I review one of the primary attributes of the casino, these are: list of countries not accepted, list of games, deposit and withdrawal process and methods, uniqueness. Each of these aspects then gets points ranging from +2, meaning exceptionally good to -2, exceptionally bad. Additionally at end of the review I go through what I consider to be less important secondary attributes, such as live support chat, VIP, loyalty program, mobile compatibility, other reviews, bonuses, promotions.
At the end I tally all the points and add and subtract them from 10. This will give the final score of the casino. I use a 1 to 10 scale, 10 being the best and 1 being the worst, no 0 or minus scores.

 


 

Click on the banner below if you wish to check out the casino for yourself.

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.

Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.

US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

 

BGO online casino review

 

1., Who can play: The most important thing for any player in a new casino is whether you can actually register or not, so here is the list of all the countries not accepted at BGO casino. So before you read any further let’s determine whether you can play at the casino.

/Clarification: The country of your residence, your official address, what’s on your ID card (or address card if it’s a separate thing in your country) is what you should be checking, not your current residence. So if you are from the UK and you currently temporarily reside in the US, you can still play, even though US players are not accepted. It’s important, because if you win, they will ask for your ID and/or address card to make sure you are who you said you are on the registration form, and they will check the address on your ID, if it’s not the same as what you put down during registration they will instantly perma-ban you. And all your winnings will be confiscated, no matter how much you won! Be careful! /

 

BGO prohibited countries and territories


The list of countries BGO casino does not accept players from. Click below to expand.

 

BGO casino review - list of countries not accepted

BGO does not accept players from:

  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France and overseas regions
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Libya
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • USA and US territories
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen
  •  Zimbabwe

 

Everyone else can register and play at the casino.

 

 

Quite a long list sadly. So -1 point for not accepting players from a lot of countries. It’s not their decision (mostly) the gambling licence doesn’t allow these countries (at least most of the banned countries, but some extra were added, probably due to what is called in the gambling industry “bonus abuse”), but still, it’s a form of discrimination and inconveniences all visitors from these countries. As many of the visitors of this website come from developing countries I know how hard it is for them to find casinos, because most of them, just like Bgo, outright ban most if not all developing countries.

Another -1 deducted for aggressively pushing registration on the casino’s page. You can’t check out the games, you can’t play with the games in demo mode, you can’t click anywhere without the website aggressively pushing the registration form in your face. I really don’t like it, very agressive, unnecessarily so. If I want to register at a casino, thank you, but I can find the registration form on my own, way too agressive.

EXTRA:  I found a bug on the website, if you are not registered and if you click on bingo in the main menu, all of a sudden the icon for “Rewards Hub” turns into “Candy Club” the old name of the rewards program, and if you click on it it links to the old webpage of their loyalty program. Not a big thing, but I really dislike it that such a big company with millions of dollars still has bugs on their website, visible bugs, another -0.5 for this. Fix it, no bugs please!

Accessibility, number of countries accepted: -1
Website: -1
+ bug on the website -0.5, total: -2.5

 

2., Games: The second most important thing to regular players is the number and also the quality of the games. Some casino game developers are just better than others, Net Ent, Microgaming to name the two biggest, and on the other hand e.g.: Rival, which is in no way bad, but doesn’t hold a candle to these two. So the amount, but also the quality are really important.

BGO selection of games: The games of Bgo casino are a mix of games from the best casino software providers including: Microgaming, Net Entertainment, IGT, WMS, Bally and Playtech with some interesting smaller ones too like Ash gaming, Blue Gem Gaming, Blueprint Gaming thrown in there for diversity and some homebrew, in-house games too, which I really like. Only the best, and A LOT!, over 1100 games. Immense games selection! The amount and quality of games is better than most leading casinos. So for this selection they get a +1.5.

 

BGO - list of games


The full list of games at BGO casino. All the 1108 games.

Slots


Ace Ventura, Alien Hunter, Atlantis Queen, Beach Life, Benchwarmer Football Girls, Bermuda Triangle, Bonus Bears, Britain’s Got Talent, Captain’s Treasure, Cashblox, Cat In Vegas, Cat Queen, Chinese Kitchen, Chippendales, Cinerama, Cops N’ Bandits, Cowboys & Aliens, Crazy 7, Daring Dave & the Eye of Ra, Desert Treasure II, Diamond Valley, Dolphin Cash, Dr Love More, Dragon Kingdom, Easter Surprise, Esmeralda, Everybody’s Jackpot, Football Carnival, Football Fans, Football Rules!, Forest of Wonder, Fortunate 5, Fortune Hill, Fountain of Youth, Foxy Fortunes, Frankie’s Magic 7 JP, Frankie’s Magic Seven, Fruit Mania, Funky Fruits Farm, Funky Fruits Jackpot Game, Funky Monkey, Ghosts of Christmas, Gladiator, Gladiator Jackpot, Goblin’s Cave, Goddess of Life, Gold Rally, Golden Games, Golden Tour, Great Blue, Halloween Fortune, Haunted House, Highway Kings, Highway Kings Pro, Hot Gems, Ice Hockey, Ice Run, Jackpot Giant, John Wayne, Jungle Boogie, Kong The Eighth Wonder Of The World, Lotto Madness, Lucky Panda, Marilyn Monroe, Mega Ball, Monty Python’s Spamalot Slot, Mr. Cashback, Neptune’s Kingdom, Ocean Princess, Party Line, Piggies and the Wolf, Pink Panther, Plenty O’Fortune, Purple Hot, Queen of Pyramids, Riches of Don Quixote, Rock n Roller, Rocky, Safecracker, Samba Brazil, Santa Surprise, Sherlock Mystery, Silver Bullet, Sultan’s Fortune, Sunset Beach, Sweet Party, Tennis Stars, Thai Temple, The Jazz Club, The Love Boat, The Mummy, The Pyramid of Ramesses, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Three Musketeers and The Queen’s Diamond, Thrill Seekers, Top Gun, Tres Amigos, Triple Profits, Tropic Reels, Ugga Bugga, Vikingmania, White King, Wild Games, Wild Spirit, Wild Viking, Wings of Gold, Wu Long, Zhao Cai Jin Bao, Amazon Wild, Full Moon Fortunes, Little Britain, Wild Gambler, Wild Gambler 2: Arctic Adventure, Siberian Storm, Dr. Magoo’s Adventure, Starburst, Cleopatra, Aloha, Gonzo’s Quest, McCoy Sporting Legend, Motorhead  etc…

There are copious novelty games that offer a different spin too, using celebrities such as Ronnie O’Sullivan for some added entertainment.

3 Wheel Roulette, Single Blackjack, Baccarat, Caribbean Poker, Texas Hold’em Bonus, Wan Doy Pairs Poker, Roulette Master. Video poker: Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild Power Poker, Phantom Belle Bonus, Whack-a-Jackpot, Hi-Lo Techno and Granny Prix.

Roulette has classic roulette, Premium Roulette and French Roulette.

Blackjack games: Classic blackjack, Premium Blackjack, Blackjack Switch, Perfect Blackjack, Unlimited Blackjack, Alexandrite Blackjack, Royale Blackjack, Hi-Low, Spin-A-Win and Sic-bo.

Live games

over 20 – Interesting live games like live football roulette, quantum blackjack

Virtual Sports Betting

Football, horse racing, greyhound racing and tennis. They are well presented and do not take too long to load, however the quality of the graphics could be improved to make it more lifelike.

Bingo

coming soon.

 

Most of these games are mobile compatible, except for the older ones.

Games:+1.5

 

3., Deposit and withdrawal options: Another really important thing to players are the deposit and payout options. You obviously can’t win anything unless you bet real money. And in this area is where BGO really shines.

Deposit and withdrawal methods available:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Paypal

 

BGO accepts Paypal as well! Yes, BGO is a paypal casino, one of the few remaining ones. Certainly a dying breed, quite rare nowadays.

(UPDATE: Due to changes in regulations, laws regarding online gambling Paypal is a lot more common as a means to pay or receive money in online casinos since April 14 2020, in fact that will be the standard form of payment going forward in UK licensed casinos and credit cards eventually won’t be accepted directly, only through Paypal.)

Because Bgo accepts the most important deposit methods (Paypal and credit cards) for both depositing and withdrawal it gets a +1.

However! For deposits below £/€/$ 500, an additional tax offset fee of 2.5% of the deposited amount is charged. And additionally BGO charges a $2.5 fee for withdrawal. And for that BGO gets -2.
This is really bad, I hate it when online casinos charge extra for depositing or withdrawal, really a pet peeve of mine. They already make a lot of money, don’t put extra hidden fees everywhere, it’s greedy.

Payment options: -1

 

4., Uniqueness: And the last one I think we all are looking for in an online casino is innovation, unique and interesting new online gambling games and features. Anything that makes you “Wow, that’s amazing.”. Does BGO casino have that so called ‘wow-factor’? And the answer is yes! An example: Virtual sports betting is not a common thing in casinos but bgo has it. A second example: Interesting live games like live football roulette, quantum blackjack and live games with chat interaction like Deal or No Deal and they keep adding new interesting stuff regularly even though they already have over a 1100 games. Another good example one: you get free money on your birthday, no wagering requirement. So yes, it has that wow factor, +1.

Innovation, interesting, unique features/games: +1

 


 

The following are less important optional factors, but still contribute to the total score:

 

-Live support chat: Live, support chat round the clock is a must for any high quality casino. Does BGO have 24/7 live customer support? Almost. For a few hours, during the presumably least busy hours there is no live chat (live support is from 8.30am – midnight, every day, GMT+0). Understandable, but still, I give it a small deduction, -0.5. We all like round the clock live chat support, the competition is just a click away, and it can be really inconvenient for certain time zones. Don’t cut corners.

 

VIP, loyalty program: Sadly I can not say anything about the VIP program, even though I was a member of the casino for 7 years I was never VIP (I don’t have that sort of money). However, their regular loyalty program is pretty good because apart from the regular bonuses and promos (,which I really don’t care about, boring, average stuff) they uniquely in the industry give you free (actually free, no wagering requirement, no playthrough requirement!) money on your birthday the amount depends on your loyalty level, but still, free money is free money, so a +1.

 

-Mobile compatibility: The casino is mobile compatible, most games work on mobile devices, pretty user friendly, but you can tell the old games were not designed for such small screens originally. But that’s not the casino’s fault. All the games are instant-play, accessible right from the browser, no download necessary (on mobile it is necessary, you have to download the app) everything is cross-platform and cross-browser compatible.

 

-Other reviews, scandals: It’s always important to check what others say about a casino, to make sure it’s not a scam and to see whether it had any scandal. I can say without a doubt that BGO has good reviews, usually 7/10 or 8/10 on average. It’s not a scam and it will pay you your winnings (I was a registered member for 7 years I can attest to it personally) and it had no scandals.

 

-Casino bonuses: This is where Bgo is really not doing well, at least right now. Sometimes they have really good bonuses, but the current bonus is abysmal. First, it’s only available to UK players and it has an unbelievably high 65x wagering requirement, that’s really bad. -1, I strongly recommend playing without it, it’s not mandatory, you can start playing without it, and I recommend doing just that, it’s designed to make you lose money.

 

Total score: BGO casino gets 8.5/10, 4/5 stars, it’s very good and I gladly recommend it, you won’t be disappointed. Click on the banner below if you wish to check out the casino for yourself.


 

Click on the banner below if you wish to check out the casino for yourself.

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.

Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.

US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

 

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Miscellaneous other info about the company, in case you need to contact them:

Official name: BGO Entertainment Ltd.
Encryption: 128-bit SSL
Live Chat: 8.30am – midnight daily, GMT+0
Head Office: Inchalla, Le Val, Alderney
Licence number: 39533
Phone: 0330 094 8055
IT-Security: COMODO
Self Exclusion: Available
Email: [email protected]
CEO: Andrew Bentley
RTP Analysis: eCOGRA
Anti Money Laundering: ID-Check Required

Last updated: 2020-05-27

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