bgo Bingo Review
Bgo is a Playtech bingo site with a unique welcome offer. It is fronted by Verne Troyer (best known for his appearance as Mini Me in the Austin Powers films) and is a top choice for slots players as well as for bingo players. In October 2017 they took the audacious step of becoming a No Bonus, No Wagering site. Instead of a bonus, bingo players collect loyalty points that can be redeemed for bingo tickets and mini game credits and slots players collect “fair spins” – free spins on a selection of Net Ent slots, with winnings paid in cash and no strings.
BGO Bingo was originally powered by its own unique software, but back in 2015 the site migrated to the Virtue Fusion / Playtech bingo platform enabling them to offer much bigger prizes thanks to shared liquidity with the Virtue Fusion network. In summer 2017 a further site upgrade brought the new Playtech HTML5 bingo lobby and introduced seamless play across all devices.
BGO exclusive bingo rooms include Fairy Delight and Golden Galaxy, with card prices set at 2p – 5p and exclusive promotions every month, and there’s also a daily free bingo game with £100 cash to be won (open to anyone who has played £10 or more earlier in the day). Further daily free bingo games are available to players on higher levels of the VIP scheme.
The selection of slots at bgo is beyond impressive – where else are you going to find the IGT Megajackpots series, Net Ent’s Mega Fortune and Playtech jackpot slots including Gladiator and Age of the Gods all under one roof? (And that’s just the progressive jackpots!) There are literally hundreds of other slot games to choose from.
One of the most fun things about bgo is the site’s long standing association with Verne Troyer aka the Boss (they did try having Paris Hilton fronting the bingo for a while but that only lasted a year). The Boss is (in our opinion anyway) a glowing example of how a bingo site celebrity endorsement ought to be done – he’s all over the site, sporting a variety of amusing facial expressions and outfits and putting his unique stamp on everything.
The new welcome offer arrangements that came in during October 2017 are truly radical and unlike some other sites that have no wagering requirements as such, but impose other restrictions such as caps on winnings, there’s no hidden catch at bgo. The Candy Club points given on first deposit can be redeemed against bingo tickets or mini game credits, and the free spins in the alternate slots offer are called Fair Spins because they are just that – whatever you win, you keep.
|No Deposit Offer||None|
|Bingo Bonus||100 Candy Club points per £10 of 1st deposit up to £50|
|Other Bonuses||7 days access to free newbie room with bingo bonus prizes. Alternative welcome offers - for slots, receive 1 Fair Spin for each £1 of first deposit (maximum 50 spins) or for live casino, receive £1 golden chip for each £10 of 1st deposit (maximum 5 chips). All winnings are paid in cash with no wagering requirements.|
|Bingo Wagering Requirements||None|
|Slot Wagering Requirements||None|
|Payment Methods||Credit Card/Debit Card, Paysafecard, Paypal, Skrill, Boku, Neteller|
|Withdrawal Processing Time||24 hours pending plus 3-5 days processing|
|Loyalty/VIP Scheme||Candy Club tiered bingo loyalty scheme. Earn 6 CC points for every £10 played on bingo, redeem for bingo or mini slot credits. Benefits include access to daily free bingo games. bVIP loyalty store for other parts of the site - collect Boost Rewards and Diamonds and redeem for Fair Spins.|
|Bingo Software||Virtue Fusion/Playtech|
|Bingo Network||Virtue Fusion|
|Penny Bingo||Cheapest tickets 2p|
|Date Established||June, 2015|
|UK License Holder||Bgo Entertainment Limited|
|Exclusive Promotions||Yes, most months|
|Chat Hosting Arrangements||Own chat hosts|