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What’s better than the flashing lights of Vegas? Having them right in front of you on your computer screen, that’s what! This is where BoVegas comes in: an online casino that strives to deliver the Vegas experience right to your home. But, does BoVegas live up to that experience? Our review should answer that question for you, friends.
Holy moly are you guys in for some terrific news in this section: like the subtitle implies, BoVegas is full to the brim with bonuses, and if they could fit in another bonus, we’re sure they’d overflow! What? You don’t believe us? Well, maybe you will after we tell you that BoVegas offers a welcome bonus, daily reload bonuses, monthly specials and a VIP programme!
Wow, that’s a lot of bonuses to go through. Let’s kick it off with their welcome bonus, or should we say welcome bonuses, as BoVegas offers 2 such bonuses:
Holy smokes, now that’s a bonus, huh? But, it doesn’t stop there: as we said, BoVegas also offers daily reload bonuses and monthly special bonuses, both of which offer free spins and deposit bonuses. Of course, it would be wise to read the bonus T&Cs to check what the wagering requirements are, which games contribute entirely to the wagering requirements, and so on.
As for their VIP programme, it seems to be exclusive to high-rollers rather than open to all players, which is a bit of a pity. However, this is obviously good news to the high-rollers out there. BoVegas’ VIP programme consists of 4 levels, each with its own sets of benefits and rewards, including cashbacks, birthday bonuses, personal managers, higher table limits, and so forth.
BoVegas offers a decent library of games with all the genres that you’d expect: slots, poker, video poker, roulette, blackjack – the whole shabang! The only downside to their repertoire of games is that they, sadly, don’t offer any live casino games. Other than that, BoVegas gets its games from a particularly excellent game supplier, which we’ll speak about in the next section. Finally, the games are available to be played for free and the casino software is available for downloading.
BoVegas seems to be exclusively powered by Realtime Gaming, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially considering that Realtime Gaming has been in the business for over 2 decades and has made for itself quite an excellent reputation. Their games are, on the whole, smooth, top-notch and definitely worth playing.
The account creation process at BoVegas is fairly straightforward, but has a lot of details to go through. Simply click on the “Sign-Up” button at the top of the website and enter all the requested details. After that, you’re good to go, until you request a withdrawal, where you will need to verify your financial information by sending several documents and other such personal information.
BoVegas accepts players from nearly every country in the world, save for a few; a full list of countries restricted from playing at BoVegas has been listed below:
Simply put, BoVegas specialises in offering its punters a whole load of bonuses, and that’s, of course, pretty great. But, when it comes to payment, we’re sorry to say that BoVegas doesn’t quite live up to the hype that they evoked in us in their bonus section, which is quite a shame. Let’s see why together, shall we?
Well, I suppose we have to kick off this section with the bad news, since there isn’t all that much good news to be given. The bad news is that BoVegas only offers 5 deposit methods; yep, we’re not even kidding. These are: Visa, MasterCard, Bitcoin, Neosurf (Australians only) and Instant Gift Card (Americans and Canadians only), so at least there’s some commonly-used payment methods available.
There’s a lot of unnecessary limits on the deposit methods provided by BoVegas. The only bright side to all of this is that the maximum deposit limit is rather high ($5000 for the conventional methods and unlimited for Bitcoin) and that the deposits are instantly effected. The minimum deposit accepted, on the other hand, is $25, which is a bit high.
Sadly, it doesn’t get brighter when it comes to withdrawal methods; in fact, we have to admit, that it only gets dimmer. BoVegas only offers 3 withdrawal methods, which are Visa, MasterCard and Bank Wire. Well, that sucks, and they don’t even allow you to withdraw your winnings with Bitcoin, which puts an even bigger damper on your overall gaming experience!
And, as if being offered only 3 withdrawal methods wasn’t bad enough, their withdrawal limits and withdrawal processing times leave something to be desired, to say the least. The minimum withdrawal is $100, which is unnecessarily high, and the maximum is $2000 per week, which is absurdly low. Moreover, the time it takes for withdrawals to be processed is anywhere between 3-7 business days, but we’ve seen complaints that they can take even longer.
A unique advantage offered by BoVegas is that your BTC deposit winnings can be withdrawn to your credit card.
BoVegas uses the latest encryption technologies, such as 256-bit SSL encryption, to keep your personal, financial and all such sensitive information protected and confidential, in accordance with stringent security protocols that are standard in the industry. Moreover, all the payment methods that BoVegas supports utilise their own state-of-the-art security technologies which guarantee secure transactions. Finally, BoVegas assures its users that the personal information it collects is used solely for personal verification.
Of course, any casino that wants to properly maintain a good reputation will offer responsible gaming tips and methods to keep problem gaming under control, and BoVegas is no exception. BoVegas offers deposit limits and the option of self-exclusion in this regard, whilst also offering a couple of helpful websites and tips on how to prevent underage gambling.
Oddly enough, on the other hand, BoVegas doesn’t explicitly declare its licencing information, or for that matter say anything at all about its licence and other such related information. This is quite unprofessional, suspicious and rather reprehensible for an online casino to do. A quick search on the net states that it’s licenced under Curaçao eGaming, but that’s anyone’s guess.
When it comes to customer service, BoVegas shines brightly as it offers pretty much every possible medium you could think of: email, freephone and 24/7 live chat. This is, of course, excellent, but you don’t need us to tell you that! Furthermore, their customer service team is very helpful and friendly, and the rate of response of emails is quite quick.
It’s the end of our review and that means it’s time for us to tell you what we think about BoVegas. We think that BoVegas has quite some work to do to really be considered excellent. Don’t get us wrong, it has many fantastic features, including its great customer service, its choice of game supplier, its many bonuses, and so on, but some of its shortcomings are rather glaring.