BGO Bingo Review

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BGO Bingo originated in 2012 and originally ran on its own specialised software. In 2015 however, they decided to abandon this idea and adopted the products of market leader, Playtech. In 2017 the brand updated to the latest HTML Playtech software, and now the site runs better than ever.

For a while, one of the standout features of BGO Bingo was its brand mascots; you will have no doubt come across many TV and magazine advertisements fronted by several different actors and presenters if you live in the UK, although they seem to have abandoned this approach in more recent times.

The site has a fun yet professional and sophisticated feel, and it comes across as quite a luxurious brand. Everything is very clearly set out, and the platform is really simple to navigate.

BGO offer a brilliant Candy Club loyalty scheme too, where all players are rewarded with treats and bonuses the more they play. The brand boasts of its exceptional customer value and care, and promises great gaming with first class customer loyalty.

Bingo Games & Website

BGO Bingo Website

There are 14 rooms in total at BGO and these include a mixture of unique BGO rooms, known as BGO World, regular 90-ball, 75-ball, and 80-ball rooms, as well as bigger branded rooms too.

There are more 75-ball and 90-ball games than any other variant, but each one of the rooms that uses these bingo frameworks is different, so there is plenty of variety even if you usually stick to one or two game types.

You can access the games directly from the website as shown above, or you can enter the bingo lobby where things are even easier to manage as seen below.

BGO Bingo Lobby

The bingo lobby works well because you can view games by type or all at the same time, but whichever option you go with the games will display with those starting soonest at the head of the line. This means you are unlikely to miss out on a game or room you wanted to catch because it will be right there at the top of the lobby to remind you.

There is also a handy schedule which you can use to pre-buy tickets and manage any tickets you have bought. You can even search for bingo rooms that will be open at the time you know you will be available.

Bingo Progressives

BGO Bingo Progressives

BGO put a little more focus on their progressives than the sorts of sites that just leave the player to find them on their own, and that makes them a great option for those who love the thrill of a jackpot.

The really great thing though is that each one is slightly different, so you can go after the one that you like the terms of. For example, the really big jackpot is often worth tens of thousands of pounds but is split between the winner and the community and is very difficult to win (33 balls or fewer), whereas some of the smaller ones all go to the winner and are easier to achieve. The ticket prices will vary too.

These sorts of games a great for giving potential extra rewards to the lucky winner. They aren’t guaranteed but the base games have their own prizes too, so they simply offer an extra level of ‘what if’ that can be pretty thrilling.

VIP Rooms

BGO VIP Games

This is another natty little idea from BGO, which sees qualifying players gain entry into free to play VIP rooms with prizes that scale upwards depending on how much you have played that day or week.

That’s right, at BGO you can be a VIP one day and a nobody the next. Well, it’s not quite that harsh, it actually works brilliantly as a way to reward players more fairly. Some people might not have enough spare cash to hit monthly VIP targets, but spending £5 on bingo in a single day is achievable for most, and that’s all it takes to gain entry into the lower level daily free game.

Jackpots for the top tier free game can be as much as £500 which, considering you haven’t paid to play, is pretty good we think you’ll agree.

Side Games

BGO Side Games

BGO was a casino before it was a bingo provider, so as you might expect, the calibre of their side games is on point.

There are perhaps fewer of them than at other bingo sites, but at around 120 there is still more than enough to keep 99% of players busy. You also have the option of nipping over the BGO Casino if you want a better selection and don’t mind a quick break from bingo.

A lot of these side games come with their own jackpots too, and there are scratch card games available for anyone who prefers an easier life.

All of these games are from Playtech or one of the studios owned by Playtech, but each studio has its own style so the games aren’t samey at all, and there is a great mix of themes to have fun with as well, from cutesy and fluffy to dark and dramatic.

Payment options

Banking Method Max/Min Deposit Max/Min Withdrawal Notes
Debit Card £10 £10 3-5 Days
PayPal £10 £10 24-48 Hours
Neteller £10 £10 24-48 Hours
Paysafecard £10 £10 Withdraw Via Other Method

Please read all terms and conditions upon registration, as details are always subject to change. It is also worth noting that all withdrawals previously had a £2.50 charge and deposits were subject to a 2.5% fee (£0.50 minimum), but this was removed in August 2020

Customer Support

BGO SupportAs well as the site’s limited FAQ section, players are able to contact the dedicated support team via the following options:

  • Live Chat: Available 7 days a week from 10:00am-10.00pm
  • Email: Submission form found on the site or use support@bgo.com

The customer support offering has actually taken a step back in recent times, not that it’s ‘bad’, it’s just not as comprehensive as it used to be – they have got rid of phone support, for example.

It’s clear that BGO Bingo are a trustworthy and well established site with great gaming and bingo offerings. The bingo and additional casino games are hugely varied and of great quality, and the promotions offer exceptional value.

The deposit and withdrawal fees will be a hurdle for some players, but the VIP free games and reward scheme may well make up for it for some.

BGO is recommended for players who would like to rely on an established brand with no additional products to sieve through. They only supply bingo and casino, so they are much more accessible than some of the all singing all dancing giant brands out there, but there is no compromise on games, quality, or security.

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