UKGC suspends BGO Entertainment license
The UK Gambling Commission has suspended the activities of online casino BGO and its affiliated brands while reviewing their suitability for a license, because the company is "unable to protect consumers."
BGO is an online gambling company that owns sites such as bgo.com , m.bgo.com , vegasluck.com , powerspins.com and chilli.com .
The UKGC regulates the gaming sector in the UK and has the right to suspend regulated online casinos and betting shops that, in its opinion, violated the Gambling Act 2005.
In particular, we are talking about the fact that "the licensee may be unfit to carry out licensed activities."
"We have made it clear to the operator that during the suspension we expect them to focus on fair treatment of consumers and fully inform them of any events that affect them," the statement said.
The suspension will take effect immediately, which means that players who visit BGO websites will not be able to play their games.
What does the BGO suspension mean for players
In a statement, the UKGC concluded: "the failure to protect consumers was a key factor in the decision to make the suspension."
And on the home page of the PowerSpins BGO website it says: "Unfortunately, we have to inform you that British players are not currently allowed access to any of our services."
But what does this mean for customers whose funds are blocked on one of the BGO accounts?
According to the GC, "the suspension does not prevent the operator from providing consumers with access to their accounts and withdrawing funds."
This means that customers can still:
Visit sites like PowerSpins, Vegas Luck and Chilli
However, customers cannot:
Play any BGO casino game or
The UK government is currently reviewing the Gambling Act 2005 to bring it into line with online casinos and sports betting shops, whose popularity has increased since the last update of gambling legislation.
It is expected that changes in the legislation will take place no earlier than 2022.