This industry is very competitive, and when a new site comes on the scene, they either have to have a remarkable new concept or have very deep pockets to sustain the early uphill battle to attract players. In the case of LeoVegas, it appears the latter was the case, as this site has grown to a remarkable size in a very short period of time. Let’s look at the company and see what they have done to be such a success.
LeoVegas is owned and operated by a group out of Sweden, with offices in the gaming-friendly jurisdiction of Malta. When the site launched back in 2011, the management team had a singular focus – make LeoVegas one of the best mobile sites on the market. Mobile gaming at that time was where the industry was headed, so the company ensured that every step of development had mobile play in mind.
The site is licensed by three different regulators – the Danish Gambling Authority, the UK Gambling Commission, and the Malta Gaming Authority. This is excellent from a player security standpoint but it adds a layer of complexity as there are many countries are restricted from joining LeoVegas. This includes the following:
- United States
The Casino Games
With a better sense of what the company is trying to accomplish from a positioning standpoint, we can now make a deposit to test the games offering at LeoVegas. Suffice it to say that to put themselves on the map, the folks at this site decided to jump in with both feet, and this is evident when you look at the roster of casino software suppliers:
- Play’N Go
- Elk Studios
- SG Gaming
- Evolution Gaming
- Nyx Interactive
- NextGen Gaming
- Williams Interactive
- Genesis Gaming
- 2 by 2 Gaming
- Lightning Box
- Yggdrasil Gaming
We decided to start our playing review with the Live Casino. We love Live Dealer Games, and seeing Evolution Gaming in the list above ensured that we would be getting games of the highest quality when we clicked on this tab in the lobby. What we weren’t prepared for were the other providers who also had dealers and tables available, bringing a total of 33 different games to the Live Casino lobby. We cannot say this enough -if you haven’t played these games, you need to get on it and give them a try!
Moving on to the Table Games area after a long session with the Live Dealers seemed like a bit of a disappointment with no one to talk to, however, we persevered and started to check out the various games available to us in the lobby. Given the number of software suppliers, we were a little surprised not to see more titles, but what you will find definitely scratches the itch of even the most advanced gambler. Between the RNG and Live Dealer games, there are more than 65 different tables to choose from. Video poker is also available at LeoVegas, but the focus on the game isn’t nearly as strong as at other casinos we have visited.
The slots area is what we saved for last, largely because it seemed like such a daunting task when we realized how many software companies were involved in this site. What we found was a series of tabs that filters the games – Retro Games, New Games, Hollywood themed – all in all the site lists 634 different slots titles. This is an incredible number of games to choose from, and this includes some huge progressive jackpots.
Not to be outdone by their casino, LeoVegas also has an extensive sportsbook for players. IN fact, the company is very active in the European and Canadian sports communities, sponsoring several promotions and teams to get their brand out there. The sportsbook offers live in-game betting to complement the full match gambling, which is great for sports which take a long time or where the outcome of the end of the game is never in doubt. We love chasing bets like who will score the next goal etc. while playing our favorite casino games.
With mobile being the foremost importance to the team at LeoVegas, it is not at all shocking to find out that there is a very robust native app available for iOS and Android devices. The app allows you to access your account, including being able to place sports bets and hit the tables. For those of you who don’t want to download the app, all the games are also available via your mobile browser. We tested both delivery methods and found that there was only a minimal difference in speed on our cellular connection.
The Welcome Bonus
There are actually three different Welcome Bonuses for you to choose from at LeoVegas. This is an excellent option for players as perhaps you plan to play sports before you jump into the casino, and if so the offer needs to be very different for you. Here are the three current offers:
$1000 Welcome Bonus & 222 Free Spins
Receive a royal welcome of up to $1000 and 222 Free Spins on your first four deposits in the LeoVegas Casino!
Welcome Bonus up to $250
Exclusive Live Casino deserves an exclusive bonus! Double your first deposit up to $250 to use in our Live Casino.
Bet $10 and get a $10 Free Bet!
Make your first deposit at Leovegas and then just bet $10 to get your $10 Free Bet!
The Payment Options
To ensure that you have no issues getting your money to and from the site, LeoVegas has put together an impressive list of payment methods. We always suggest that our readers use e-wallets for quick payouts, as they tend to only take the click of a button versus the additional steps of wire transfers or checks.
- Paysafe Card
- Bank Wire Transfer
- Visa Electron
The VIP Program
One thing we weren’t able to track down on the website was the overview of the VIP program at LeoVegas. Now, we assume this is because tracking VIP play and loyalty between casino and sportsbooks are very different, so it is more of a subjective program. We hope that is the case, although even just that explanation would be enough for players.
The Support Department
Here is another area of the site that LeoVegas wanted to ensure was of the highest quality. Starting with a very thorough FAQ section, where dozens of general questions are answered, you are likely to find what you need without having to contact the site. If you still need to get a hold of the support team, you can do so via Live Chat, email, telephone (toll-free in the UK) and through a web form. All indications are that LeoVegas’s support team is one of the best in the industry.
There is a lot that we love about LeoVegas, and it is clear after giving the site a full review that the owners didn’t get into this business as a hobby. We are very impressed with the roster of games, the varying Welcome Bonuses and the support area of the site. Having a native app is definitely a plus. The only thing we are missing are the details on what rewards and perks loyal players receive, but aside from that, we are happy to highly recommend LeoVegas to anyone who is looking for an excellent casino player experience.