BGO Gaming Licence Suspended

By JP Phillips
Published October 22, 2021
BGO Gaming Licence Suspended

BGO and sister brands have all had their licences suspended by the UKGC. Read on to find out why. 

The UKGC has issued an immediate suspension of BGO Entertainment’s licence for what they are calling “failing to protect consumers.” 

BGO Entertainment operates the BGO.com brand as well as Powerspins, Vegasluck and Chili.com.

In its review, the Britsh Gambling Commission stated that it is concerned “the licensee may be unsuitable to carry on the licensed activities”.

The statement continued, saying, “We have made it clear to the operator that during the course of the suspension, we expect it to focus on treating consumers fairly and keeping them fully informed of any developments which impact them.” 

The licencing suspension follows last year’s restrictions placed on the company by the UKGC after identifying failings in its social responsibility and anti-money laundering (AML) controls. BGO Entertainment paid a £2 million settlement from this ruling. 

BGO.com’s homepage currently states the following: 

BGO licence suspension

What does the suspension mean for UK players? 

UK players can still do all of the following at BGO and its sister sites:

  • Access websites such as PowerSpins, Vegas Luck and Chilli
  • Log in to their online profiles
  • Withdraw any funds from within player accounts

However, all UK players are restricted from doing any of the following:

  • Play any BGO casino game or live table
  • Access casino promotions
  • Make deposits

The UKGC gave no further elaboration on their action. The commission ended their statement by saying that the operator “must keep customers fully informed of any developments which impact them”.