Bgo Bingo Review
Bgo Bingo, previously known as Xbingo, was originally the fifth site in the stable which included Costa, Sing, City and Fancy. However, it was slightly different to it's sister sites as was the first to have it's own bespoke software. Costa and co left the building after being sold to Intertain leaving Bgo to furrow it's on path. Bingo wise things didn't quite work out and in 2015 Bgo swapped their own software for the Virtue Fusion platform. Players can now access top bingo rooms such as Age Of The Gods and Deal Or No Deal.
The Bgo.com site is a very straightforward gambling entity. The days of big celebs such as the late Verne Troyer as The Boss and Paris Hilton have long gone. The bingo channel pretty much drops you into the lobby of the site with the current room activity dominating. It's quite nice to see a bingo site focus on the actual game rather than choose to highlight the slots. That said slots do get a mention under top games. Bgo.com is accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop. You do not need to download an app to play on handheld devices.
Bgo Bingo Welcome Offer
In October 2017, Bgo.com made huge changes to the approach with respect to bonuses by opting to be free of wagering terms. Overtime this experiment has been shelved and wagering terms re-introduced. This also applies to bingo although as of March 2021 the welcome offer for bingo players has now gone. There is the casino bonus of the bonus wheel where you can win up to 500 spins (x65 wagering on the wins from these spins) but that's not that attractive if you're heading to Bgo for bingo. We think there are better options!
On a positive note Bgo.com will also give you 7 days access to their free newbie room, Beginners Luck! Spend just 1p cash on bingo tickets to qualify to play these games. You'll be welcome to play in the newbie room every day at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm. The prizes aren't big mind but you do have the chance to win a share of £2, paid as a bonus, on each game. Note that your access to this room starts from the day of registration.
Bgo Bingo Promotions
The move to Virtue Fusion has been good for Bgo.com players as they now have plenty of choice in terms of rooms. There are 75 and 90 ball rooms as well as branded games such as Fluffy Favourites Bingo, Age Of The Gods, Rainbow Riches Bingo and Deal Or No Deal. In addition there's also Cash Cubes and Speed Bingo. Bgo also boasts a handful of sweet free bingo rooms. Chocolate, Toffee, Nougat, Caramel and Candy all have different opening times and qualification requirements such as deposits or VIP status.
Promotions at Bgo Bingo tend to be limited. Bgo Casino have throughout 2019/20 offered holiday prizes plus there are regular tournaments for slot players. However bingo hasn't been as prolific. Instead bingo players have a monthly Big Competition that offers the opportunity to win up to £100 Amazon vouchers in special games. Players need to complete a handful of tasks in order to qualify for these free games that take place around the end of the month. Bgo Bingo also run Daily Treats and theese include BOGOF, Roll On and Penny games at selected times throughout the week.
Bgo.com have come a long long way since the days of Xbingo. The Boss (Verne Troyer) did use to add some much needed character to the brand and the celebrity endorsements from the likes of Paris Hilton helped raise it's profile. It's a shame that the inhouse software didn't work out, but the Virtue Fusion platform has worked out OK for Bgo.com! That said, Bgo could do more for bingo players to make their offering more competitive.
We'd like to see more exclusives in promotions and bingo room terms. It's a shame The Boss has gone as a variant of a 40/50 ball game could have worked in a similar way to Mystic Meg Bingo at The Sun. Overall though this is a decent brand to consider - especially given the access to slots and casino games that are also available. The biggest issue for us with Bgo was that every deposit and withdrawal incurred a charge. As of August 2020 these charges have been dropped which we think is a sensible decision. Dropping the welcome bonus however is another step backwards.