Bgo Casino Review
Bgo.com originated from the Xbingo brand that launched in 2013. Xbingo was a proprietary platform offering bingo and slots. However it didn't work out and Bgo emerged using the Playtech platform. It's become well known to players thanks to their use of celebrity endorsements. Whilst Paris Hilton and Dan Bilzerian have both featured on the site and also in TV commercials, it was the late Verne Troyer in his role as "The Boss of Bgo.com" which really elevated recognition of the brand. In recent years Bgo has toyed with being a wager free site but towards the end of 2019 it switched back to having wagering terms on bonuses.
With it's celebrity endorsements Bgo.com was one of the most stylish brands online. No one could replace Verne Troyer's as 'The Boss' and his presence on the site is sorely missed. For us it was what differentiated Bgo from every other site. Today it has a standard slots and casino look with little character. The welcome offer dominates the top of the homepage whilst an abundance of slots, top games and jackpots fill in below. Players can access games via mobile, tablet and desktop. No app is required to enjoy the slots on handheld devices.
Bgo Casino Welcome Offer
Bgo.com comprises two main channels, casino and bingo. The welcome offer for new casino players has chopped and changed considerably over recent times. Today (March 2020) new players who register, login and deposit a minimum of £10 will be allowed to spin the Mega Wheel. Wins aren't guaranteed so you can win nothing right through to 500 spins on Twin Spin. A 65x wagering requirement applies on winnings from the spins. This is a far cry from 2018 when Bgo.com had adopted a no wagering policy.
Games wise you're spoilt for choice at Bgo.com. Among the slots you can play are Starburst, Motorhead, Mega Fortune, Gonzo's Quest, Drive, Jimi Hendrix, Blood Suckers, Guns N Roses, Rainbow Riches, Cleopatra, Lucky Tree, Wheel Of Fortune, White King, Jackpot Giant, Batman and Gladiator. In total there are over 980 slots including an impressive 140+ progressive slots. These include Mega Moolah, Age Of The Gods, Daily Jackpots and DC Jackpots. We'd like to see the slots organised a little bit better so that it's possible to find games by provider, paylines and features.
Bgo Casino Promotions
If you like Live Casino games then Bgo.com does have a good range of options. Live blackjack, live roulette, Age Of The Gods roulette, Live Quantum Roulette and Spin And Win are amongst the games you can play. Use the search option and you'll be able to seek out other versions of roulette, blackjack and various versions of video poker. Again we'd like to see better organisation of titles. For example a search of poker only gives one title but games like Aces & Faces and Jacks or Better are amongst the multitude of games on the roster.
Player promotions are where Bgo.com have excelled. They have given away some amazing prizes in recent times including trips to Las Vegas and The Maldives. Some of these promotions used to involve slot tournaments but the usual mechanic tends to be leaderboard. However slot tournaments - dubbed "high-adrenaline slot contests" - are a key feature at Bgo.com. At time of writing there are 11 different tournaments to play including The Big One, Daily Drop and Super Sunday. To qualify for tournaments you'll need to be a depositor.
One thing worth noting is that Bgo.com do charge on deposits and withdrawals. With deposits there's a 2.5% charge (minimum 50p). This means if you deposit £100 you'll actually be charged £102.50! Similarly you'll be charged £2.50 for a withdrawal. So if you withdraw £100 you'll actually receive £97.50. When Bgo.com was a wager free casino we accepted these charges as a counter balance. However with wagering terms and charges on deposits/withdrawals this "tax" does seem incredibly unfair. Even more so when other brands don't resort to such tactics.
When we last updated our review we said that "it's pretty hard to beat what's on offer" at Bgo.com. We're not of the same mind today. The wager free aspect of the site has been dropped in favour of a Mega Wheel bonus plus wagering terms. In fact it's also possible to not get a first deposit bonus. The array of slots on offer is incredible and we're impressed with the choice of jackpot games. However in many ways there's too much choice because of poor organisation. We can't fault Bgo.com when it comes to promotions and tournaments though - a big thumbs up there - but the elephant in the room are those charges on deposits/withdrawals.