I personally played in bgo casino (officially spelled all lower case, pronounced be-go), the main casino of this group for 7+ years. But my player account was closed due to changes in the gambling legislation in my home country, and as a result all bgo casinos stopped accepting players from my country.
I trust this network completely. You can be certain you will get your winnings here, all of it, no matter how much you win. The biggest I won in a single session over the years was slightly over €10 000 already and that happened in one of their casinos. I had no problems getting money (mandatory ID check of course, and there is some mandatory waiting time due to anti money laundering laws).
This is one of the bigger companies, with about 200 employees (according to the UK company registry, 200-300 employees, divided among 5 separate online casinos) one of the bigger name in the online gambling scene.
One of the ways I determine whether a casino can be trusted or not is whether it has been around for a sufficiently long time. And BGO Entertainment Limited and its casinos on average have been in business for at least 8 years (that’s the average number,e.g.: bgo.com, the main casino has been in operation for about 12 years now).
In this review I will mention many of the same things I mentioned in the other reviews of the other casinos of this network, because they have the same games, a shared customer service program, and the same loyalty program as well. The only difference is the name and the design of the websites, they are copycats of each other.
|If you don’t have the time to read the full review below, just read this short summary: First of all, Powerspins and all of the Bgo Entertainment casinos do not accept players from the USA.
There are around 700+ games on the platform, from the best software developers, which is nowadays considered average at best, but it’s definitely nothing to brag about.
The platform has some live games too, with chat interaction (Deal or No Deal is probably the best of what they have) but they don’t have sports betting or poker, and its mostly slots (95% of the games are just plain video slots, not a well balanced or interesting selection).
Other online casinos have more and better games. I can not recommend Powerspins. It’s just a boring, average, 12 a dozen online casino. And there others who have more, better games, and have sports betting and poker as well (I meant real sports betting, not that fake “virtual sports betting” they have, which is really no substitute).
There is no point in choosing them over the better alternatives (their promotions are also very bad, see below).
Instead of this online casino, I wholeheartedly recommend the following gambling platform (click to see). They have significantly more, 1500+ games, and they have real sports betting and poker too. And they have been around for 20+ years, it’s currently the best rated online casino on this site, a rare 10/10. And it is my current personal favourite as well (also does not accept US players).
/If you are from the USA I recommend this casino, you can read the full review here. This one accepts US players, and it is the best rated US casino on the site currently./
Powerspins review methodology
Click on the drop down menu below if you are interested in the review process, methodology, and the system by which each casino is reviewed, scored, compared and evaluated.
And also, you can read the detailed explanation as to why US player accepting, and non US player accepting internet casinos differ so much.
Powerspins review criteria
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. Powerspins 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.
Powerspins has over 1100 games, including live dealer games, and it has virtual sports betting as well. While a typical US casino only has about 300-400 games, mostly slots, barely any live dealer games, no unique games, and lower quality games overall (the big names, like NetEnt or Microgaminbg don’t work with US casinos at all). Therefore, a US casino is always going to look bad compared to a European online gambling website.
A good US casino would still be only 3/10 if you compared it to European, non-US casinos. And that is why I rate them separately, US casinos are only compared to other USA casinos.
Therefore, when you see a US casino that is 7-8/10 that would only be a 3-4/10, but it gets a higher score because of the different context, and because it is for different players.
As you can see, US players have it worse, significantly.
And this is also the reason why I don’t advise non-US players to play in US casinos, ever.
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.
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 and 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, reputation.
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.
The review of Powerspins mobile casino, bingo and virtual sports betting platform consist of the following sections (click on the links below to jump to that section):
- Powerspins list of restricted countries, registration process
- Powerspins games selection
- Powerspins deposit and withdrawal options and other payment methods
- Powerspins uniqueness
- Powerspins’s rating
Powerspins online casino review
1., Who can play: The most important IMO when choosing an online casino, is to first determine whether you can actually play in the casino at all.
/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.
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 card, 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!/
Powerspins prohibited countries and territories
Powerspins does not accept players from the following countries. Click below to expand.
Powerspins does not accept players from:
- Czech Republic
- France and overseas regions
- Hong Kong
- North Korea
- Sierra Leone
- USA and US territories
- United Arab Emirates
Everyone else can register and play at the casino.
Quite a long list sadly. Longer than the list of most online casinos, therefore, I deduct -1 point for this huge list of restricted countries.
I know it’s mostly not their decision, their gambling licences, the software providers they work with, don’t allow these countries. However, some extra were added, probably due to what is called in the gambling industry “bonus abuse”.
But regardless, an online casino has an international audience and should thrive to be as accommodating and accessible as possible.
2., Games: The second most important thing to any players is the number, and also the quality of the games a platform offers.
Some casino game developers are just better than others, and digital casinos don’t make their own games. Therefore, what you have to check is which software developer made their games, to know their quality.
So the amount, but also the quality are really important (in fact the quality is more important because most of the games on every online casino’s website are old, ugly, and not mobile compatible, so the list of games is always inflated with low quality, really old games).
Powerspins’ selection of games: The games of Powerspins 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 added to the mix as well.
They have about 700 games in total, a good selection, but 95% of it are just slots, barely anything else, no live dealer games, barely any table or card games, nothing unique, nothing special, no real sports betting or poker.
The jackpots are on the lower side, which means that there is not that much activity in the casino (which is not surprising, considering that this is a secondary smaller casino of the Bgo Entertainment group).
/Comment: To put it into context, leading brands, the bigger platforms, regularly have over 1500+ games. Even the flagship casino of the group has over 1100 games and significantly higher jackpots./
This is not a good games portfolio, I deduct -1 point for this.
Powerspins - list of game
The full list of games at chilli casino. All the 700 games. Click on the drop down menu item below to see.
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…
Table Games and video poker
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: Classic roulette, Premium Roulette, 3 Wheel Roulette and French Roulette.
Blackjack games: Classic blackjack, Single Blackjack, Premium Blackjack, Blackjack Switch, Perfect Blackjack, Unlimited Blackjack, Alexandrite Blackjack, Royale Blackjack, Hi-Low, Spin-A-Win and Sic-bo.
Virtual Sports Betting
Football, horse racing, greyhound racing and tennis. The quality of the graphics could be improved to make it more lifelike, they are not very good, and it’s also boring.
Bingo and live bingo.
Most of these games are mobile compatible, except for the older ones.
3., Deposit and withdrawal options: The third most important thing to any player are the deposit and withdrawal options. You obviously can’t win anything unless you bet real money, and eventually you will win, you will want to get that money somehow.
Powerspins is doing okay when it comes to the payment options. Apart from the usual:
Most importantly. Powerspins accepts Paypal as well. For both depositing money and for withdrawals, +1 point. This is really important, because due to changes in regulations, laws regarding online gambling in Great Britain Paypal will be increasingly more common as a means to pay or receive money in UK online casinos from April 14 2020. In fact, it will be the standard form of payment going forward for players in the United Kingdom. And credit cards won’t be accepted directly, only through Paypal, eventually.
However! For deposits below £/€/$ 500, an additional tax offset fee of 2.5% of the deposit amount is charged. And Powerspins charges a $2.5 fee for withdrawal. And for that the online gambling platform Powerspins casino gets -2 points.
Deposit and withdrawal options: +1
Charging money for deposits and withdrawals: -2
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, which would set them apart from the competition. Anything that makes you “Wow, that’s amazing.”.
Does Powerspins have the so called ‘wow-factor’?
No. It doesn’t.
It’s just an average, boring, 12 a dozen online casino, nothing special, nothing unique, nothing extra, it’s just like the hundreds of other average competing digital casinos.
I wouldn’t recommend them when there are so many other better casinos out there with really interesting, unique features and much more games.
Innovation, interesting, unique features/games: -1, nothing unique here
The following are less important optional factors, but they still contribute to the total score:
-Live support chat: 24/7 live support chat is a must, if you aim to be considered among the top online casinos.
But Powerspins is neither one of the top online casinos, and it also doesn’t have round the clock live chat support (live support is from 8.30am – midnight, every day, GMT+0).
We all like round the clock live chat support and depending on your time zone it can be really inconvenient, -1 point.
–VIP, loyalty program: They have the same rewards, VIP program as all the other casinos in the group.
Luckily I was a member of the casino group for 7 years, so I know it very well. Sadly I can not say the same about the the VIP program. I never played with enough money to be made VIP.
However, their regular loyalty program is pretty good because apart from their regular bonuses and promos (which are really bad actually, usually 30x+ wagering requirements, lots of playthrough limitations, not worth it), but they also 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 +1 point.
-Mobile compatibility: Nowadays, mobile compatibility is a must. If you are not mobile compatible you might as well close down.
Powerspins casino is mobile compatible. Most games work on mobile devices, it’s all pretty user friendly, but you can tell the 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: It’s always important to check what others say about a casino, to make sure it’s not a scam and to make sure it was not involved in any scandals.
I can say for certainty that Powerspins and all the smaller casinos of the BGO Entertainment network have okay reviews, usually 5/10 or 6/10, average scores, rightfully so, this is an average casino, quite forgettable. Nothing special.
And Bgo Entertainment or Powerspins were not involved in any scandals.
-Casino bonuses: The casino bonuses of Powerspins are horrible.
First of all, they are only available to UK players and the main one has an unbelievably high 65x wagering requirement, which is really bad. -1 point.
Total score: Powerspins gets 5/10, 2.5/5 stars. It’s a boring and forgettable, run of the mill internet casino, and I don’t recommend it. There are much better gambling platforms online. Don’t waste your time with this one. Check out the other casino reviews or this one, the currently best rated online casino.
I’m pretty sure in a few years it will be merged into the main website, and all the players will be migrated because as it currently stands, there is no point in keeping this around as a separate entity.
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Last updated: 2021-07-28
Miscellaneous other info about the company, in case you need to contact them:
Official name: Powerspins casino – member of the BGO Entertainment Ltd. network
Encryption: 128-bit SSL
Live Chat: 8.30am – midnight daily, GMT+0
Head Office: Inchalla, Le Val, Alderney
Licence number: 39533
Phone: no phone number, just email
Self Exclusion: Available
Email: [email protected]
CEO: Andrew Bentley
RTP Analysis: eCOGRA
Anti Money Laundering: ID-Check Required
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