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Many Canadian gamblers are scrambling to find a place to wager on NetEnt’s slots, and one popular destination is BGO (pronounced Be-Go). The casino developed out of a popular online bingo site, and now offers a deep array of NetEnt products. BGO boasts a quality welcome bonus to draw players in and then trusts its enthralling NetEnt slots to keep players around, which isn’t a bad strategy. BGO might be a perfect fit for players who like a big sign up bonus and the NetEnt gaming experience.

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  • Website: www.bgo.com
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  • Active since: 2012
  • Support: Support@bgo.com
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BGO Rating

  • Welcome Bonus

    Excellent

    200% up to $2000 welcome bonus and 120 free spins. This is one of the best intro bonuses we've seen.

  • Games

    Excellent

    Payout percentages are very nice on the slots, and there are more than 200 games to choose from.

  • Mobile

    Excellent

    Like almost all other NetEnt casinos, BGO has an excellent mobile product. Play on iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

  • Promotions

    Good

    The reward program with the 5 levels of loyalty is the main promotion here.

Total rating:

Excellent

Welcome Bonus

One thing we really like about BGO Casino is that it’s always changing up its welcome offer – just enough to keep things interesting.

For new Canadian players, the latest welcome bonus package totals up to $2,000 and 120 free spins, and now looks like this:

  • Upon registration: 20 no deposit free spins on Space Invaders slots (one of NetEnt’s most popular games)
  • 1st deposit: 200% up to $200 + 50 free spins on Jungle Trouble slots
  • 2nd deposit: 100% up to $600
  • 3rd deposit: 100% up to $600
  • 4th deposit: 100% up to $600
  • 5th deposit: 50 free spins, once again on Jungle Trouble slots

This new welcome offer continues to be rather exceptional in terms of both its overall size – up to $2,000 – as well as the inclusion of free spins.

However, as always, there are a number of Terms & Conditions you need to be aware of. For example, the initial batch of free spins must be played within 24 hours of registration, and is subject to a 35X wagering requirement, which must be fulfilled within 3 days.

As for the money bonuses (which are also subject to a 35X wagering requirement), you’ll need to be pretty active to redeem them, as they must all be claimed within 30 days of your first deposit.

Keep in mind, the BGO bonuses are designed mainly for slots play. As such, game contribution varies, and can be summarized (not in full) as follows:

  • 100% – Slots, scratch cards
  • 20% – Video poker, roulette
  • 10% – Table poker, baccarat, blackjack
  • 5% – Keno, Pai Gow, Pontoon, Blackjack Switch
  • 0% – Progressive jackpot games

For your convenience, all parts of the bonus can be claimed using any one of the preferred deposit methods used by Canadian players including Visa, MasterCard, Citadel, paysafecard, Instadebit, iDebit, and Ecopayz.

Bottom line on the BGO welcome bonus: The overall package is excellent, with all the elements we like – cash, free spins, and multiple opportunities to collect. The wagering requirements are a little strict, but certainly nothing outside of the norm.

Games

BGO online casino runs on NetEnt software, which is renowned for creating games with exhilarating gameplay and tremendous graphics. Gamblers love some of their top offerings like Starburst, Jack and the Beanstock and Gonzo’s Quest. The payout percentages are gracious, usually ranging from 95-to-97 percent, and the variety is great, too.

The site boasts over 200 BGO slots, plus standard offerings like blackjack, roulette, baccarat plus table and video pokers. It’s live casino features three well-operated titles (baccarat, blackjack, roulette), and players can also check out its excellent bingo offerings and check out its virtual sports betting section, too.

BGO Vegas: Most of the slots can be accessed through BGO Vegas — BGO’s slot-specific section of its family of gambling sites.

BGO Macau: Players may also enjoy BGO Macau, which is the site’s exciting Live Dealer Casino, where players can access live baccarat, blackjack and roulette hosted by real-life dealers via web cam.

BGO Bingo: There’s also BGO Bingo, where players can access over a dozen different bingo games with varying jackpot prizes.

BGO Sports:  BGO Sports, which allows players to bet on virtual sporting events like tennis, horse racing, bike racing and more.

The best part is every section of the BGO family is accessible with the same bank account.

BGO casino, like most NetEnt offerings, is only available in a flash casino version.

Mobile

Like most NetEnt casinos, BGO also boasts an excellent mobile product. Available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and other smartphone users, the BGO mobile features dozens of the site’s top games in an intuitive format. The site is user-friendly, and like all NetEnt mobile casinos, it’s browser based, making it versatile for use with a number of mobile products.

Games: There are nearly 70 slots available on the BGO mobile platform, including crowd-pleasers like Gonzo’s Quest and Starburst. The site regularly updates its offerings, too, and could be pushing triple digits in games over the next few years. Beyond that, there’s table games, including four types of roulette, plus five types of video poker.

Promotions

BGO’s promotional slate basically boils down to its rewards program. The site has five levels of “loyalty” — Blue, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Players are automatically enrolled in the Blue program, but can climb to higher levels by attaining Class Points. For every $1 wagered in bingo or $10 wagered on slots, players earn one Class Point. The points required for each level are as follows:

  • Blue – 0
  • Bronze – 125
  • Silver – 2,000
  • Gold – 12,500
  • Platinum – Invite only

The rewards get better as you climb, ranging from VIP promotions, special email offers, and invites to exclusive events. In my eyes, it’s not the most effective of promotions — the benefits for greater membership aren’t very well advertised — but it gives players a little extra reason to stick around, at least.

Customer Support

  • Hours: 24 x 7
  • Phone: N/A
  • Email: Support@bgo.com
  • Live Chat: Yes

Banking

Banking options are a little limited at BGO. Players can use credit cards like Visa and Mastercard, which is fine. The issue is the only e-wallet BGO accepts in Canada is PayPal. Granted, PayPal is one of my favorite ways to make deposits, but we know many of the readers prefer using e-wallets like Instadebit, so this was somewhat disappointing.

The withdrawal process is somewhat of a hassle. The site requires a photo ID and proof of address, which is reasonable but a little more paper work than is usually required. The site also occasionally requires its players to present additional or notarized documents before releasing funds. Once the site has approved your withdrawal, there is a 72-hour processing period, after which time you should receive your money.

Conclusion

The banking options are a bit of a drag, but otherwise, BGO is everything a Canadian gambler could really want from a site. Its slate of exciting NetEnt games promise players the chance to wager on some of the most gorgeous slots on the web. Some of these games are legitimately among my favorites on the web, featuring the kind of flair that can hook you in for endless entertainment. Plenty of Canadian players looking for a quality NetEnt site have decided to make this their home, and we can see why.

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