Bogart Casino is one of the relatively new players in the online gambling scene. On its site, it claims to feature “some of the best casino software in the industry.” This gambling site provides a good variety of games although we were a little perplexed as to why it has to offer two sets of casino games uncreatively named “Casino” and “Casino (NEW).” You will see this grouping of games once you log in to your account. Before logging in, you will only see the Live Casino and RNG Casino options, which don’t actually show you the real games, only information about the games.
This online casino’s website looks more than decent. We wouldn’t be surprised if it can easily attract new players. It even provides player support via telephone, email, and live chat. However, it definitely isn’t a perfect online casino so be sure to read further into our Bogart Casino review to learn more about it.
Registering for a Bogart Casino account is a quick and easy process although the online registration form is longer than what you would usually find in other online casinos. We have to mention in this Bogart Casino review that the online form is also somewhat smart. It is able to detect issues in the registration details being entered, particularly when it comes to the address. In an attempt to be anonymous, we tried using a fictitious address in our first attempt at signing up. Apparently, the system can detect discrepancies in the address and prevents the registration from proceeding if there are issues found.
It took us around 30 seconds to complete the actual registration (excluding the time spent testing out the system). There is no email confirmation required. However, once logged in, the Bogart Casino system displays a page for updating missing information.
The Account Dashboard
Bogart Casino features a simple account dashboard that makes use of icons without accompanying texts. The buttons for the Deposits, Payouts, and account history are shown as icons with texts only appearing when you hover your mouse pointer over them. We’re not convinced that this is a good idea. Those who are unfamiliar with the standard user interface of an online casino may get lost or may not easily figure things out.
Anyway, the dashboard includes options for setting the language of the site, changing the timezone, and changing the odds type (American, Decimal, or Fractional).
Also, we have to point out in this Bogart Casino review that the site does not have a banking-like system for keeping account login. We noticed that when we closed our browser without logging out from our account, we ended up still logged in when we opened the browser again. It would have been better if the account is automatically logged out after a period of time or once the browser is closed. More secure sites demand a fresh login whenever the browser is closed or after some period of inactivity.
The games on Bogart Casino are grouped into three: Casino (NEW), Casino, and Live Casino.
The Casino (NEW) features 64 games that include card, casual, roulette, slots, and video poker games.
The Casino games, apparently the older games, features 12 Slot games, 18 Video Poker games, 7 Zip Tabs and Keno games, and 26 Table Games that include varieties of Blackjack, Dice, Roulette, and Card games.
Both the old and new casino games come with their Play for Real and Play for Fun options. If you want to try them without spending real money or bitcoins yet, you can always do so.
We were a little confused why Bogart Casino has to offer two different types of games so we did some research. The things we found out are discussed in the succeeding (Game Software) section.
On the other hand, the Live Casino section features two live baccarat games. One requires minimum and maximum bets of $5 and $300 respectively while the other requires $200 and $1,000. Both games have options for playing with Fun money or play money. The games are launched in a pop-up window so be sure to enable pop-ups for Bogart Casino.
The live games are relatively quick to load. There’s nothing special about the aesthetics of the game interface but we appreciate how instructions are being flashed to guide players. There’s an option to the change the game’s skin and enable hotkeys. Also, email support is available from within the game. You can send email inquiries or complaints while you are within the game by clicking on the speech cloud icon on the left side of the page, which shows an online email sending form.
On Bogart Casino’s homepage, at the footer, a logo of Softswiss is embedded. That’s why we thought the games on Bogart Casino are from Softswiss. Bogart’s support rep said that it’s in their policy not to divulge anything about the software they use so our assumption that the site uses Softswiss software was not confirmed. When we did some digging, we found out that some reviews view Bogart Casino negatively for using software from Amigotechs. That’s why our assumption in this Bogart Casino review is that the old (Casino) software is from Amigotechs while the new (Casino NEW) is from Softswiss.
We evaluated the games under the Casino (NEW) section and we think they resemble the games that are associated with SoftSwiss.
Softswiss is known to have provably fair games but the games on Bogart Casino don’t come with their respective provability widgets and Bogart Casino is silent on the matter. Customer support refuses to reveal information about it. We are not going to make assumptions that would be favorable to Bogart Casino here so we will maintain that the games are not provably fair.
We ran our usual mobile-friendliness test for this Bogart Casino review with the help of Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test tool, which by the way offers a more general perspective of websites. We are aware that some sites may look okay (no security notifications or problems in rendering) to browsers certain locations but are not okay to others. Using Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test, we can at least be assured that the site rendering we are seeing is something similar to what almost all other browsers in the world are seeing.
Bogart Casino is mobile-friendly. There are no mobile apps for iOS or Android but the mobile-friendly site already suffices as a good solution for mobile playing. It’s good to see that the Live Support Online button can be seen on the mobile version of the site.
Currencies Used and Payment Methods
US Dollars is the currency used in the Bogart Casino games. However, it is possible to deposit in bitcoins and other currencies. They are just converted to the equivalent dollar value once the deposit is completed.
Multiple deposit methods are supported including Skrill, Neteller, Person 2 Person, Visa credit cards, bank wire transfers, and bitcoin transactions. Bitcoin deposits require a minimum deposit amount of $50 and a maximum of $5,000 (based on the prevailing exchange rate). For amounts larger than $5,000 players are advised to contact Bogart Casino via the toll free number 1-888-740-1896. Skrill (Moneybrokers) deposits require a minimum and maximum deposit amount of $100 and $4,000 respectively. For Neteller transactions, the minimum is $100 but it is available for non-UUS players only. The minimum and maximum deposit amounts for Person to Person are $100 and $950 respectively. Checks (cashier checks only), considered as an extremely secure deposit option, have a higher minimum deposit requirement at $1,000 and a maximum of $5,000. For bank wires, the minimum deposit is $1,000 while the maximum is the highest among all options at $10,000. Visa credit card deposits, on the other hand, are set minimum and maximum deposit amounts of $100 and $500 respectively. Deposits made through Visa cards are subject to a 10 business day hold and there are documents required including an authorization form, valid ID, photo, and front and back scans of the credit or debit card used.
All withdrawals on Bogart Casino require the approval of the casino management. Unfortunately, there are only two withdrawal methods supported as of the time we were doing this Bogart Casino review. They are checks and Person to Person. The Bogart Casino website lists bitcoin as one of the withdrawal options but it is actually not available yet. Check withdrawals have minimum and maximum limits of $1,000 and $2,000 respectively. A fee of $50 is charged per check. There are additional fees for the third and next withdrawals made in a seven-day period. For Person to Person withdrawal, the minimum is $100 while the maximum is $700. The fees for this method vary based on the amount requested.
Bonuses, Rewards, and Promotions on Bogart Casino
Bogart Casino offers a good number of bonuses, rewards, and other promotions. They are as follows:
- 175% Live Casino Sign-Up Bonus of up to $500 (Code: NLC175) with a 39x rollover requirement and 3x maximum cash out
- 125% Live Casino Reload Bonus of up to $250 (Code: RLC125) with a 36x rollover requirement and 2x maximum cash out
- 150% Live Casino Reload Bonus of up to $500 (Code: RLC150) with a 36x rollover requirement and 2x maximum cash out
- 150% Live Casino Sign-Up Bonus of up to $250 (Code: NLC125) with a 39x rollover requirement and 2x maximum cash out
- 200% Reload Bonus of up to $500 (Code: RLD200) with a 36x rollover requirement and 2x maximum cash out
- 300% Reload Bonus of up to $1,000 (Code: RLD300) with a 35x rollover requirement and 4x maximum cash out
- 200% Casino Referral Bonus of up to $200 (Code: CREF) with a 20x rollover requirement and 2x maximum cash out
- 500% Reload Bonus of up to $5,000 (Code: WELCOME500) with a 35x rollover requirement and 4x maximum cash out
- 150% Reload Bonus of up to $250 (Code: VCB150) with a 35x rollover requirement and 4x maximum cash out
- 350% Slots Bonus of up to $250 (Code: SLTRLD350) with a 30x rollover requirement and 4x maximum cash out
- 500% Slots Reload Bonus of up to $500 (Code: SLTRLD500) with a 35x rollover requirement and 4x maximum cash out
- 600% Slots Reload Bonus of up to $600 (Code: SLTRLD600) with a 32x rollover requirement and 4x maximum cash out
Maximum cash out is the highest number of times the bonus can be cashed out.
You can find more details about these bonuses on the Promotions page of Bogart Casino. There are some conflicts in the promo codes presented. We contacted customer support, which was rather slow on addressing this simple issue, and we were told that the codes on the orange bars are the right ones.
We have to note that as we inquired about this matter, the support rep asked for our account number and password. We gave him our account number but refused to give him our password and he retracted on asking for it. It sounds like a petty slip but curious still.
Player Support – There’s an Abundance of Live Chat Buttons
Player support on Bogart Casino is available 24/7 through three channels: telephone, email, and live chat.
The telephone numbers to call are 1-888-740-1896 (toll-free) for US and Canada players and 1-888-319-2343 for those who want to contact Bogart Casino regarding accounting registration and other related concerns.
The email address for customer support is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The live chat support facility can be accessed through–not just one but three persistent live chat buttons. There’s one on the lower left corner, another on the lower right corner, and one more near the upper right corner of all pages. We tried making inquiries and we are satisfied with the promptness of the response.
No Explicit Player Restrictions But…
Bogart Casino’s website does not state any information about country restrictions or the banning of players from specific countries. However, when we contacted customer support for clarifications, we were told that Bogart Casino does impose restrictions on players from specific countries. They refuse to share the information about what these specific countries are. We suggest that if you are signing up for an account on Bogart Casino, ascertain that your country is not banned by contacting customer support via live chat. Also, the following standard player requirements apply: players must be of legal age and players should take the responsibility of making sure that there are no laws in their respective countries or jurisdictions that prohibit online gambling.
You can’t find a quick toggle for changing the language of the Bogart Casino website. However, it is possible to change the site languages. You have to sign up for an account and be signed in to do so, though.
To change the site language, you need to go to the Preferences section of your account dashboard. There are five languages available: Spanish, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and English.
Bogart Casino License, Regulation, and Important Policies
Operating as a legitimate gambling site, Bogart Casino is fully licensed by the Government of Costa Rica to accept wagers online. This does not mean, however, that everybody can make real money or bitcoin wagers on Bogart Casino. The laws of the country where a player resides still prevail. As mentioned, it is the responsibility of players to make sure that there are no laws in their countries that prohibit them from engaging in online gambling.
There is one of policy we have to highlight in this Bogart Casino review. That is the pulling out of the account password once a player is found to have no email or if the email address submitted is already invalid. The account will not be completely eliminated yet so the player must contact Bogart Casino first before it can be reactivated.
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Pros and Cons
- Good collection of games to play although having two sets of casino games seems a little confusing
- Live chat and toll-free telephone support (for US and Canada) provided
- Various bonuses and promos offered
- Multiple deposit methods supported including bitcoins
- Play for Fun option for all games
- No provably fair games
- Some information on the site before you log in do not reflect the actual things you see in the site once you have logged in to your account.
- Option for changing language should be readily available on the homepage, without requiring the players to sign in.