Argo Casino is a licensed and regulated online gambling site that features a wide variety of games from multiple trusted names in online gaming. These include online slots, various table games, and specialty games. The site also features tournaments.
Argo Casino is one of the better looking online casinos we have reviewed. Unfortunately, it’s not so mobile-friendly. It may be something that can qualify as a mobile-friendly site but it leaves something to be desired (more on this later). The site can also be viewed in different languages.
This gambling site intends to serve players in different parts of the world. It supports a number of currencies including bitcoins, as well as multiple payment methods. Unfortunately, it has a quite long list of restricted countries, which include the United States.
All of the games on Argo Casino have their Demo versions so you can try them first before playing. They are not provably fair, though.
Getting an account on Argo Casino is relatively simple. You just have to fill out the account registration form that asks for the following details: username, email address, first name and surname (real name), password, city, date of birth, mobile number, gender, and currency of choice. The process shouldn’t take a minute.
There’s an even better shorter way to sign up for an account. This involves linking your social media account with your would-be Argo Casino account. Near the bottom part of the account registration form, you will find five social media buttons. Click on the button you want to link with your account so you can proceed with the shortened account registration process. The social media accounts supported are Facebook, Google+, Yandex, Mail.ru, Odnoklassniki or OK.ru (Russian), and VK (Russian).
You will not be asked to verify your account. Once you’re done filling out the registration form, you will be automatically logged in. Interestingly, we did not receive any email regarding our successful account registration.
Argo Casino User Interface and Site Languages
Argo Casino is an intuitive gambling site, at least as far as the desktop version is concerned. It should be easy finding your way around the site.
There may be a lot of things shown on the homepage but the way everything is presented feels familiar. If you want to go to your profile page or account dashboard, just click on your username near the upper right corner. It will then open a menu that shows quick links to the most important pages of the site. Click on My Account to go to your account dashboard.
Your account dashboard enables the editing of the personal details you entered during account registration. It also allows the changing of your password. Additionally, you will find the buttons for making deposits and withdrawals, cancelling pending withdrawals, viewing your transaction history, and redeeming bonus codes.
If you need a quick overview of the site, there’s a Frequently Asked Questions page you can conveniently refer to.
The site can also be viewed in different languages. You can switch the site’s language into any of the following: English, Russian, Polish, Swedish, and German.
The account dashboard does not have a self-exclusion section, wherein you can set a self-imposed temporary disabling of your account to avoid becoming addicted to online gambling. It is however possible to do self-exclusion by sending an email to Argo Casino’s support team.
Overall, Argo Casino is intuitive enough. We just wish it had been optimized better to make sure that pages load quickly. We did not encounter problems navigating the site but the page loading speed is noticeably not as fast as the other online casinos we have already reviewed.
Argo Casino Games
Argo Casino has an extensive collection of games. We found nearly 800 games in our rough count. Just like in other online casinos, a vast majority of the games were slots but it’s difficult to ascertain which ones which slots as the games were only grouped according to the following categories: Popular, New, Retro, Live Casino, Table Games, and Casual Games.
- The site had 9 live casino games. These were different variants of live roulette and blackjack games.
- There were 66 table games on the site when we did this review. These include the 9 live casino games, craps, poker, roulette, and blackjack.
- The casual games category listed 54 games when we did our count. These include bingo, keno, and dice games.
We can’t help but mention how much of a chore it was browsing through the collection of games on Argo Casino. Loading the long list (thumbnails) of games on the site slowed down our browser.
There’s a search bar to supposedly make it easier finding a game but, just like those in other online casinos, this search bar only scans game titles. It does not search for games based on their category. It’s only useful if you are looking for something with a specific game title in mind.
The games on Argo Casino are certainly not the fastest to load. They also still use flash, which is already being frowned at by many web users nowadays. The games are also in 4:3 aspect ratio.
If it’s any consolation, all of the games come with their respective Demo versions. You can enjoy the games or try them out without having to make a deposit.
Argo Casino Software and Fairness
The games featured on Argo Casino are from multiple online game developers. These include Microgaming, Pragmatic Play, Thunderkick, 1X2 Gaming, Elk Studios, Lightning Box, NextGen Gaming, Netent, iGaming2go, Casino Technology, Bet Digital, and Endorphina.
If you are looking for provably fair games, the games on Argo Casino may not be for you. The games don’t come with their respective fairness testing widgets players can use to test the fairness of the game results. However, this online casino guarantees that all of its games are fair and free from any form of cheating. Besides, the game providers listed above are some of the reputable game software providers for online casinos.
Argo Casino Is Not So Mobile-Friendly
As mentioned, Argo Casino’s website is not that convincingly mobile-friendly for us. We consulted Google’s Mobile Website Speed Testing Tool and we found that it has a mobile-friendliness score of 65/100. While the site’s layout and contents automatically adjust to optimize viewing on smaller displays, the result is not that completely mobile-friendly. Many of the clickable elements are too small that it’s easy to tap on the wrong buttons or links. Also, it’s worth noting that Argo Casino has considerably low score for mobile and desktop speed. It score only 31/100 and 36/100 respectively. We did notice that the site is relatively slow when loading pages. It could really use some major optimization.
Currencies Accepted, Deposits, and Withdrawals
Argo Casino supports the following currencies: euro (EUR), Russian ruble (RUB), Swedish krona (SEK), and Polish zloty (PLN). Bitcoin is not expressly named as one of the currencies supported by the site but you can make deposits in bitcoins through Neteller. The amount is just converted into the currency you set for your account.
Deposits can be made through credit cards (Visa and MasterCard), Skrill, PaySafe Card, TrustPay, and Neteller. Deposits are expected to be processed almost instantly. The minimum deposit amount allowed is 10 EUR for all payment methods except for Visa Electron, which has a minimum deposit requirement of 30 EUR. There is no limit imposed on the maximum amount of deposits allowed.
Withdrawals can be done through Visa credit card, Visa Electron, Skrill, and Neteller. The minimum withdrawal amount is 20 EUR while the maximum is 1500 EUR, except for Visa Electronic which allows for a higher withdrawal ceiling at 50,000 EUR. Withdrawal transactions are expected to be completed from 1 to 3 days.
Argo Casino Bonuses, Promotions, and Affiliate Program
There are several bonuses, promotions, and player rewards offered on Argo Casino. They are as enumerated and briefly described below:
- Loyalty Points. Get 1 Loyalty Point for every 50 EUR wagered on the site. The loyalty points you accumulate can be redeemed in cash. Wagering requirement is 40x.
- 1,000 EUR Weekly Reward. You need to contact support to avail of this bonus. Wagering requirement is 40x.
- 1,000 Hot Weekend. This is like a 40% first deposit bonus that should be made on a Saturday o r Sunday. Wagering requirement is also 40x. It is not automatically granted. You have to contact support via email or live chat to claim it.
- 200 EUR Welcome Bonus. This is like a 100% first deposit bonus. It requires a minimum deposit amount of 10 EUR. The maximum bonus that can be earned is only 200 EUR. Wagering requirement is also 40x.
- 30% Weekly Reload Bonus of up to 500 EUR. Minimum deposit required to get this bonus is 10 EUR. It is called a “weekly” bonus but you actually can only avail of this bonus once. Wagering requirement is 40x.
- Affiliate Program. Up to 60% affiliate commission based on the profit Argo Casino makes from each player referred.
We can say that the bonuses and promotions terms on Argo Casino are not that clearly laid out. They’re somewhat confusing. If you are new to online casinos and you are not familiar with the usual bonus terms, you will likely fail to understand what the terms and conditions of the bonuses mean. We recommend contacting support via live chat to clarify everything first before you decide to avail of a bonus.
Also, the games don’t have the same weight when calculating the completion of the wagering requirements. Check out the Bonuses/Promotions page for the details on the respective contribution percentages of games for each of the bonus being offered.
Unfortunately, Argo Casino is a non-US gambling site. You are not allowed to play the games with real money or bitcoins if you are a resident of any of the following countries:
Albania, Angola, Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cuba, China, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, Ecuador, France, French territories, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kuwait, Laos, Libya, Mexico, Moldova, Myanmar, Montserrat, Nambia, Nicaragua, North Korea, South Korea, Pakistan, New Guinea, Panama, Portugal, Romania, Spain, St. Kitts and nevis, St. Vincent, Sudan, Syria, Suriname, Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Taiwan, United States and its territories, UK, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
Yes, unfortunately, Argo Casino is a non-US gambling site. You are not supposed to be able to sign up for an account and play on the site if you are from the US and the rest of the countries on the list above. You can still play with the Demo version of the games, though.
Policy on Anonymity
Here’s bad news for anonymity seekers. Argo Casino is not an anonymous bitcoin casino. Its Terms and Conditions clearly indicate the need for identity verification purportedly to enable money laundering protection. You cannot conceal your identity and you should not submit false personal details for your account. Using false personal details can lead to the termination of your account.
Argo Casino License, Regulation, and Security
Argo Casino is a licensed online gambling operation. It holds a license issued by the government of Curacao: license # 8048/JAZ2015-008, which is under the ownership of JocSystem N.V., a limited liability company established and registered under the laws of Curacao. It operates under company # 124835 and lists the following registered address: E-Commerce Park, Vredenberg, Curacao.
When it comes to security, Argo Casino is made available through HTTPS or a secure connection. It uses SSL encryption. The site guarantees that all reasonable security measures have been put in place to protect players’ data and transactions.
Argo Casino Player Support
Support on Argo Casino is provided through email and live chat. Send your questions or concerns directly via email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The live chat can be quickly accessed through the persistent Live Chat button on the right side. Support is provided 24/7. We initially thought that the 24/7 support claim is false since the live chat facility was labeled “offline” at the time we did this review. However, we’re glad to report that we actually got a response through the live chat facility even though it was labelled “offline.”
Pros and Cons
- Good looking online casino with an extensive collection of games
- Live chat support available 24/7
- Several bonuses and promotions, although the terms can be confusing
- Support for multiple payment methods
- Not available to US players (numerous restricted countries)
- The games are not provably fair
- The site can become less responsive over time, could use optimization
- Not so mobile-friendly mobile version of the site