Powerspins is a sister site to bgo, operated by the highly acclaimed bgo group. While bgo’s main casino site is fairly traditional and offers other platforms like bingo, Powerspins focuses on slots.
Powerspins is a super-fast, light-hearted site with a friendly, energetic appearance. This side of the bgo brand has more freedom to be colourful, cartoonish and vibrant. Art from the slots is used to achieve this, along with a unique ‘bolts’ system which replaces loyalty points with a way to get more spins. The site even offers 50 free spins for new joiners.
Powerspins sports a simple lobby for casino games, built into the home page, with a few categories to pick from. A search box helps here, as there are no other filters. Once a game is chosen, it loads very smoothly, into a large space. The games get a special overlay with a background that matches the slot, something which helps players to feel some immersion. The overlay gives quick links to support, promotions, games and general info. These extras can be closed to avoid distraction.
The variety is impressive at Powerspins, starting strong by combining the huge names of NetEnt, IGT and Playtech. NetEnt offers some cutting-edge games with 3D animation, such as Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel and Gonzo’s Quest. IGT brings the branded Ghostbusters game which suits the fun aesthetic of this site well. Playtech brings along Space Invaders and several classic Batman games with TV footage. Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches offers something simple and classic. More providers would be nice, but the site does offer a bit of everything in this 380-strong selection.
There are several roulette and blackjack games to choose from, too. These are supplied by Playtech, from Premium French Roulette to the popular Age of the Gods. Double Attack Blackjack stands out too, but a few more options like craps or sic bo would be good to see.
Focusing on slot play, Powerspins does not currently have a live casino section. There are some interesting table games on site though which are sure to keep players entertained.
Powerspins can be accessed through a mobile or tablet browser, for a mobile-optimised version of the site. The site sadly does not offer any apps; whether this is essential or not anymore is up for debate, with a viable mobile page.
The mobile site retains the feel and design of the desktop site, just optimised for a smaller space. This is achieved with the usual sliding panels and expanding menus. Powerspins has provided a perfectly usable and stable alternative for mobile players to use.
The support team are accessible by email form or postal mail. Powerspins does not currently offer live chat but the site does offer a set of FAQs, which can be found through the help link on the main page. This covers a lot of information, but lacks a search or detailed payment advice.
A secure certificate is found on all areas of Powerspins, protecting player inputted data. The certificate is provided by the very well-known GoDaddy brand. In addition, payments are protected by Safecharge.
Powerspins also has a full responsible gaming area, with controls to limit spending and fight problem gambling, an important aspect of player safety. The site is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the UK Gambling Commission.
Powerspins accepts a broad set of payment types. Credit and debit cards by MasterCard and Visa are accepted, or there’s PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, iDebit, Citadel, PaySafeCard and mobile payment.
This should really cover the vast majority of UK players.
The depositing page is built into the site here, utilising a simple form with methods listed as icons. Withdrawals are quick to request and should take the standard 3-5 working days to arrive.
Pros and Cons
Pros: Good mixture of slot providers, unique ‘bolts’ loyalty rewards, regular free spin offers, casual and accessible site.
Cons: No obvious downsides.