Argo Casino First impressions
From the same owners of Zig Zag 777, JocSolutions Limited, is another slots-based bitcoin casino, Argo Casino. It displays the same penchant for modern and updated slots games from a great variety of providers many will be familiar with such as Microgaming and Endorphina, but also from some smaller providers such as Lightning Box Games, Thunderkick and ELK Studios.
The same issues were faced when using Adblock and script blockers, as the site streams a lot of Flash-embedded games, but there seems to be a workaround if you’re willing to download a dedicated casino software to play directly from. We’re not against the idea of this option – it’s a great way to offer more to players who want to invest more time into the casino, but this shouldn’t come at a cost to browser-only gamblers.
To us, the claims of “gameplay stability”, “maximum protection of personal information” and “games download speed” serves less as an advertisement for the dedicated software than it does as an unwitting list of why you shouldn’t play at their website.
The choices available to the slot gambler at Argo Casino are very decent, with hundreds of titles to choose from. You can settle for classic slots under the Retro section or spin your credits at games added frequently to the New and Popular Sections. Fan of DC Comics and can also find their favourite superheroes in titular slots like Green Lantern and Batman.
There’s an average selection of other non-slots games under Table Games but they’re limited and dated. The eight Live Dealers games only serve to break the monotony for a while as they’re all Roulette games provided by NetEnt.
As mentioned, accessing the site can be problematic with loading content. We found several games that simply refused to load. The mobile version adjusts well to any screen size and orientation but navigation becomes a bother.
Unlike its sister site, Argo Casino doesn’t seem to have any certification on their random number generation. Without provably fair systems, this can cause a few concerns for customer confidence.
At least the account registration process is straightforward. All you must do is navigate to the green “Join Now” button on the upper right-hand corner. Registration requires you to create a username, input your name, surname, email, password, country, city, and date of birth.
You may also input your phone number if you desire, as that is optional. Of course, most people are likely not to input their phone number if they are worried about privacy and other aspects.
You can input whether you are a male or a female, then choose your currency, tick their box of agreeing to terms and conditions, and then press “Join Now”.
That’s it; you should be signed up and good to go.
Payments and Bonuses
Argo Casino lets you deposit in several fiat currencies including EUR, RUB and PLN via credit card and other online payment processors. Watch out, however, as withdrawals are only processed through Visa or Skrill – meaning that if you intend to use Bitcoin, you’d better prepare a Visa account to collect your winnings!
Minimum deposits are EUR 10 and there’s no limit to how much you can load your account with, but make sure you wager deposits once to avoid the 10% withdrawal fee. If you have at least EUR 20 in your account, you can withdraw it with a 24-hour wait once your identity is confirmed. Withdrawal limits are set at EUR 1,500 daily and EUR 20,000 monthly.
The Bonus structure is also more a less a mirror of Zig Zag 777, with a 100% First Deposit bonus of up to EUR 200, a Weekend 40% bonus of up to EUR 1,000 and a weekly 30% bonus of up to EUR 500. You must make a minimum deposit of EUR 10 and wager the bonuses 40 times.
Loyal players earn Loyalty Points for every EUR 50 wagered at slots and can request 15% cashback on nett losses. These are all exchanged for bonus money that have the same 40 times rollover requirement.
Is it Provably Fair?
It is a known fact that the Argo Casino is not provably fair.
We do not see any activity related to the blockchain in any regard with this casino. While that does not decrease the value of the casino, it may put off those that are interested in using the technology behind currencies such as bitcoin and ethereum and playing in more future-forward gambling houses.
Players can have fun, but they don’t have similar odds as they would in specific games at other online casinos.
The gambling house does not accept players from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and several other countries. That is why many are surprised that the house is still present amongst all the many country restrictions at the current moment.
The players who can play have peace of mind that they can do so with a gambling house that pays attention to the law and keeps it as simple and regulated as possible.
Even if you somehow are playing from a country that’s allowed (US, UK, Canada and a whole list of other countries restricted from play), you might be put off by the need to download the casino software if you don’t want to be plagued by connection issues and content errors. We did find out from Live Support (after a one-hour wait) that you will receive 10 Free Spins from downloading the software, however, so it could be worth the trouble just for that.