Bogart Casino Review
Humphrey Bogart would have rolled over in his grave, if he knew what a sorry excuse of a casino took his name. It may look classy, but don’t be fooled - it has absolutely nothing beneath the fancy appearance. Awful non-cashable bonuses (there are several types of welcome bonuses, and their wagering requirements are 36 or 39 times the sum of the deposit and the bonus). They have problems with support, extremely weird minimum deposit amounts, and a very limited variety of games. Do you need more reasons to dislike this casino? Okay, here you go - they used to run on Amigotechs software, that is infamous for running rigged video poker games. Bogart has a Costa Rica gaming license and a poor collection of slots.
The welcome bonus looks OK, but in practice, you can’t get an advantage, because this bonus is sticky. What a pity, folks!
- Live chat;
- Live games;
- Mobile friendly;
- Nice design.
- Bad reputation;
- Minimum deposit amounts are too high;
- Lots of ridiculous fees;
- Slow payouts;
- Sticky bonuses;
- Poor selection of games;
- Was powered by a rogue software provider - Amigotechs.
Bogart Casino can’t boast a great reputation. It uses different software now, but we know that they used to be powered by Amigotechs, a developer known for cheating on their video pokers. The license they hold doesn’t add much to their trustworthiness either - Costa Rican regulatory authority doesn’t really care about handling your issues. Naturally, there are not too many details about their license.
Just like people (as you probably know from your ex), even the dumbest casinos manage to look good sometimes. Bogart Casino is happy to prove this - the website is cool, with a stylish sepia background, smooth interface and handy navigation.
Customer Support: The support agents must be available 24/7, but, actually, that’s not right - we have tried to contact them via live chat, and almost all the departments were offline. Other options of contact include email and phone. Surprisingly, but there are several toll-free numbers - for the USA and Canada.
Banking: Deposit options are not fine too: Bitcoin, Person to Person, Visa and Bank Wires is all that they got. Minimum deposit €100… What? How could that be a minimum? Bank wire - minimum €1000? Not even funny. Furthermore, when you switch to withdrawals most of those suddenly disappear and you are stuck with Bitcoin (“coming soon!”), Checks (min €1000, €50 fee) and Person to Person (fees vary, €100 min, €700 max). One more great piece of news - processing your payouts may take up to 21 days, and the maximum amount you can withdraw is €4000 per week.
Moreover, Bogart casino also has a system of fees - if some of your personal information is incorrect, they may take a fee of €50. And that’s the minimal sum, it may be bigger if they want. Making the first withdrawal is also not an easy thing to do. If you want to make a withdrawal without paying a percent, your account must be active for at least 30 days and you must leave at least 20% of your funds at your account. In other words, as soon as you deposit to Bogart casino, you can forget about your funds.
Minimum deposit €100… What? How could that be a minimum?
Software and Game Variety
After the failure of the previous software, Bogart Casino’s library is currently powered by SoftSwiss. Holy misery, what a library that is! Whooping 65 games to choose from.
You heard that right, 65 total, and here are some of them:
- Slots: Desert Treasure, Brave Viking, Princess Royal;
- Table games: Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette;
- Video poker: Caribbean Poker, Trey Poker, Oasis Poker;
- Casual games: Heads and Tails, Minesweeper, Scratch Dice.
Holy misery, what a game library that is! Whooping 65 games to choose from.
Mobile and Live Games
Mobile version of Bogart Casino looks nice. What’s even better is that each and every game that is on the desktop website is here as well. It would have truly been an accomplishment, but in this case, 65 games are still 65 games.
In the Live Casino section, you can play one of two Baccarat Live games. However, they both were out of service last time we checked. So, basically, there are no promised live games there.
Bonuses and Promotions
Bogart Casino has two welcome bonuses for different sections of the casino - live games and “virtual casino” (which we assume is everything else). For the former, you also get different match percentages, depending on the amount you deposit. Anyway, the bonuses are as follows:
- Live casino: a 150% bonus for €100-250 deposits; a 175% bonus for €251-500 deposits
- Virtual casino: a 500% bonus for €100-300 deposits
As expected with such a huge percentage, there’s a buttload of strings attached to these: the bonuses are not cashable, the wagering requirements are 36 times the combined deposit plus bonus amount, maximum cashout is limited to 4 times the deposited amount (for virtual casino bonus), some games are not allowed, and so on. Things are even worse when it comes to live casino bonuses - they have to be wagered 39 times, and the maximum cashout is 3 (for a 175% bonus) or 2 times (for a 150% bonus). What’s even more ridiculous, is that the only deposit method you can use to get any of it is a Person to Person transfer.