Leo Vegas Casino Review
Leo Vegas was founded in Sweden by Gustaf Hagman and Robin Ramm-Ericsson. Nowadays Leo Vegas Gaming Ltd is based in Malta and one of the few casino operators that focuses exclusively on one online casino.
Considering the huge success and multiple awards that Leo Vegas has received every year since the casino was first launched, the operator seems to be following the right path. Leo Vegas has continuously improved its service, its portfolio and the product it offers. Last year a sportsbook was added to the casino and live casino, which has proved to be a good idea indeed.
Since the beginning Leo Vegas has also paid special attention to its mobile offering. The site has a fantastic mobile presence and their mobile product has also received awards. Indeed, many promotions at Leo Vegas reward players especially when they play mobile, which makes Leo Vegas one of the best go-to mobile casinos around.
If you consider signing up here, you get to choose between three exclusive welcome offers, one for each of their products: the casino, the live casino and their sportsbook. You take a pick and open up an account. But thanks to a single-wallet system, you can always make the most of every part of Leo Vegas.
Need more reasons to sign up here?
- Nearly 800 casino games
- Three licenses and multiple awards
- Live casino, sportsbook and mobile casino
- 24/7 customer service
- Fast payouts, including weekend cashouts
- Very well designed website
Pick one of three welcome bonuses
At Leo Vegas the choice might even be bigger than that. You can essentially pick your welcome bonus according to your needs and make selections all along the way. Upon signing up you get to enjoy 20 free spins without making a deposit. They’re available on pre-selected slots such as Starbust, Gonzo’s Quest or Mega Fortune Dreams.
If you select the online casino bonus, you get bonuses on the first four deposits you make. And here, too, you can choose more specifically.
- 1st deposit: deposit less than €50 and receive a 100% bonus plus 25 free spins OR deposit more than €50 and receive a 200% bonus and up to €200
- 2nd deposit: receive a 50% match deposit and up to €500 plus 25 free spins
- 3rd deposit: receive another 50% match deposit and up to €500 plus 25 free spins
- 4th deposit: another 50% match deposit awaits and up to €400 plus a further 25 free spins
A minimum deposit of €10 is required to receive each bonus and you will have to wager at least €5 before the free spins will be released to you. Once again the free spins are available on pre-selected slots.
The live casino bonus is a little easier. Here you get a 100% match bonus and up to €100 extra.
And if you sign up via the sportsbook, you have to make a €10 deposit and will receive two 100% profit boosts waiting with which you can then make €5 bets on any market.
All bonuses have in common that deposits made via Neteller or Skrill are not eligible to receive the bonuses. Wagering requirements for bonus money and free spin winnings is 35 times. Not all games contribute equally towards completing the wagering requirements:
- Slots – 100% (certain slots contribute 70%)
- Table Games – 10%
- Video Poker – 10%
- All other games – 100%
The live casino bonus holds a wagering requirement of 99 times, but here games contribute as follows:
- Table Games – 100%
- Video Poker – 100%
- Live Games – 100%
- Slots – 0%
- All other games – 0%
The wagering requirements are certainly unique, but we find them fair and comprehensive. Do check the terms and conditions at Leo Vegas before deciding which bonus you may want to receive.
|100% up to €100||35x||Welcome||4 months|
|120 Free spins||35x||Free Spins||4 months|
|100% up to £400||35x||2nd Deposit||4 months|
|100% up to £400||35x||3rd Deposit||4 months|
Nearly 800 games from a staggering amount of providers
When we see a dozen or so providers of casino games at an online casino, we’re suitably impressed. But Leo Vegas needs its own league here. We can’t think of another casino that has quite as many gambling software developers in its portfolio. And to give you a realistic idea which games you can expect, here are the providers:
Authentic Gaming, Blueprint, Elk Studios, Evolution Gaming, Edict Gaming, Extreme Live Gaming, Ezugi, Felt Games, GameVy, Genesis Gaming, Genii, IGT, iSoftbet, Lightning Box, Nektan, NetEnt, Nextgen, Microgaming, Play’n GO, Play Tech, Pragmatic Play, Push Gaming, Quickfire, Quickspin, Realistic Games, Thunderkick, SG Interactive (WMS, Bally, SM & Barcrest), Skillzgaming, Yggdrasil Gaming, 2by2, Big Time Gaming
In total you get 656 slots right now, which include: Power Plant, Warlords: Crystals of Power, Chibeasties 2, Tarzan, Golden, Turning Totems, Super Heroes, Lost Vegas, Double Dragons, The Rift, Spectra, Cloud Quest, Bloopers, Genies Touch, Birds on a Wire and many, many more.
Of course, with frequent new releases this number is bound to climb quickly.
But that’s not all. With such a number of game providers you get an excellent choice and, moreover, plenty of table games. Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Red Dog, Pai Gow and more are all waiting at Leo Vegas. Especially the Roulette section is impressive. Including live games you can expect to find at least three dozen tables here and multiple languages to boot.
Dozens of live tables at Leo Vegas
The Live Casino is one of three (or four, if you can’t the mobile casino separately) products that Leo Vegas offers. And as such it gets not only its own section, but its own welcome bonus. The live dealer section can be filtered according to the games you’re looking for or which ones are popular or which ones are for VIPs.
Or you don’t apply a filter at all and browser the more than four dozen table games that come courtesy of Evolution Gaming, Extreme Live Gaming and NetEnt. You’ll find plenty of Roulette tables here, Baccarat, Blackjack and live Poker games as well.
Leo Vegas does not currently offer a Poker client, but perhaps one will be added in the future for the casino to become a true one-stop-shop.
All the top jackpots are here
Whilst we’ve seen more, many more jackpots at other casinos, Leo Vegas doesn’t count on quantity but on quality. And as such you will find all the top jackpots here that you would expect at a high quality casino such as this one, especially one featuring so many different providers. Plenty of jackpots come with life-changing wins here and among them are:
- Hall of Gods
- Mega Moolah and Mega Moolah Isis
- Joker Millions and Empire Fortune
- Arabian Nights
- Mega Fortune
- Mega Fortune Dreams
- Mega Jackpots (Cleopatra, Isle of Plenty, Star Lanterns)
Leo Vegas is well-known for having produced a number of big winners, some of them on their mobile casino platform.
Among the smaller jackpots you’ll find: Cosmic Fortune, Divine Fortune, Super Lucky Frog, Riches of Ra, Ninja Fruits, Dragon Ship, Holmes and the Stolen Stones and more. There are currently 30 jackpots available here, including two Caribbean Stud Poker jackpot games.
A unique sportsbook
You may have heard about the sportsbook at Leo Vegas before. The casino introduced it just before the Euro 2016, which was a timely move to get in on the action. The sportsbook is powered by industry leader Kambi and had been in the works for some time before the launch.
But once you visit the sportsbook, you’ll find it rather different from what you are used to. Instead of seeing all available sports (usually listed on the left-hand side) and markets, you’ll see the top soccer leagues in the main menu, current top events on the right-hand side of the screen and live events opposite. There’s a search field where you can look specifically for sports, leagues or teams and if you want to see all sports and markets, you’ll go to “show all”. There you get more than three dozen different sports and specialty areas on which you can bet and the currently available number of markets. You filter down from there.
This layout means you won’t be overwhelmed with information and can browse according to your own leisure. It also shows that Leo Vegas didn’t start out as a sportsbook, but that they do have the user in mind who may never have placed a bet before. It’s all very easy-going and you can make a selection in your own time, once you’ve found your bearings around the sportsbook. That’s not only unique, it’s also pretty neat.
Top notch 24/7 customer service
Support gets its own extensive section at Leo Vegas, which already shows that the casino places a lot of importance on customer service. The team is available 24/7 to help with customer queries and you can reach them via live chat, phone or email. The last option is the slowest, though they do promise to reply within 24 hours. But if it’s a more urgent problem, you’re best served to talk to someone via live chat.
The phone numbers available will either take you to Malta or you pick the UK or Ireland free phone numbers (from within either country, of course).
Before you call customer services, however, you can always peruse the very comprehensive FAQ section that already deals with all the major topics.
The customer service at Leo Vegas has an excellent reputation and is known to engage with players in various forums as well.
The most important payment methods are available
In order to find out which payment options are available specifically for you, you will have to login to your account. Leo Vegas doesn’t list the payment methods anywhere else, at least not comprehensively, which is a bit of a bother. But we do know that the casino offers the most common and important payment options one would expect.
For deposits you can use bank transfer, Visa debit or credit, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, paysafecard and Trustly.
Most of these are also available for withdrawals, except MasterCard and paysafecard.
Alas, another downside here is that there are withdrawal limits imposed by Leo Vegas. Each month you may only withdraw a maximum of €/£100,000. This amount rises with your VIP level, but even with the highest VIP level you can only withdraw a maximum of €/£300,000 per month. Depending on your VIP level you may have a few as three free withdrawals per month, with every additional withdrawal charged at £3.
We wouldn’t mind to see a few changes here, but Leo Vegas doesn’t do anything that others don’t do either.
Three European licenses
Leo Vegas is one of the few online casinos that not only have the two most important licenses from the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission, no, they’re also one of the very few casinos to have obtained a Danish gambling licenses. Those have only been introduced last year when Denmark decided to regulate its gambling market. And Leo Vegas was one of the lucky few recipients.
That means the casino is incredibly well regulated. Whilst we don’t know specifics about the Danish licensing requirements, we assume that they are very strict indeed.
Leo Vegas takes safety and security seriously, thus the website uses SSL encryption to keep transactions secure and personal data safe. There’s no need to fear any kind of fraudulent activity at Leo Vegas. Here you have one of the safest casinos around.
A little more transparency on payout
Whilst plenty of information can be found on Leo Vegas’ pages, there’s nothing specific informing us about the RTP of the casino and sportsbook. We would like to know what the payout information is here, but no such information is provided by the casino.
That’s a bit of a blow to its transparency and taints an otherwise great casino. Considering the different products Leo Vegas offers, it is also very difficult to estimate what the average payout may be. A breakdown of the numbers for the casino, live casino and sportsbook would be rather more informative. This is definitely an area where an improvement would be desirable.
A modern, user-friendly and intuitive casino design
Leo Vegas has sported its current look for quite some time. It’s very recognisable and quite attractive. The background is a pleasant dark gray-blue colour with a few gambling icons. Then you have the top banner with the Leo Vegas logo in orange and the background for the game logos in pleasant beige.
The colour-scheme is not super exciting, but it is the Leo Vegas look and serves the brands’ recognition. Much more important is the easy navigation, smooth loading and running of each site and game and the overall very user-friendly and intuitive design. You can’t get lost here and all information is only a click away.
Sound and graphics when playing are fantastic and it’s quite a pleasure to play here.
A very dedicated mobile platform
Leo Vegas was probably the first online casino to place a special emphasis on its mobile platform. Indeed, from the very beginning they catered specifically to mobile users and ensured that the mobile product was as well, if not better, executed as the desktop page.
And the efforts not only paid off but were recognised with awards. Players can easily access the casino mobile page from any device and use just about the complete service the casino has to offer, including live casino and sportsbook.
Not only is the mobile platform excellent, Leo Vegas rewards mobile players with their various promotions, because players can always get a little extra simply by giving mobile play a preference. And since the mobile casino is that good, most players will do just that.
Regular huge promotions and brilliant prizes
A while back Leo Vegas began featuring regular promotions on pretty much a monthly basis. The promotions never really start at the beginning of a month or at the end of one, instead they often coincide with NetEnt slot releases, which means the promotions often feature that special slots as well as a few others. Currently it is Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel. Before that it was Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild. Before that Starburst happened to be the featured slot.
Most of the time the promotions last exactly four weeks and then feature four weekly leader boards that players can climb. At the end of every week prizes are handed out to the top 25 to 50 players and in a special draw at the very end of the promotion a big prize such as a holiday trip or even a car gets randomly drawn.
Almost all promotions come with prizes worth €/£100,000 and they seem to have gained enough popularity to become a regular thing.
Beside that you can also find sports promotions and live casino promotions. Nowadays there’s one of each available pretty much at any time.
Leo Vegas also allows all players to climb VIP levels. Those come with various benefits such as faster payouts, more offers and whatever else. The levels here are numbered and go well beyond 60.
Conclusion: A brilliant casino and sportsbooks with very few flaws
Leo Vegas is regularly among the most popular and highest-rated online casinos around. The casino has received multiple EGR awards, which have become rather prestigious in the industry. Among them are:
- Winner of “Mobile Operator of the Year 2016” EGR Nordic Awards
- Winner of “Casino Operator of the Year 2016” International Gaming Awards and at the Gaming Intelligence Awards
- Winner of “Best Innovation in Mobile and Tablet” EGR Innovation Awards
And these are only the most recent awards. Leo Vegas has received awards as early as 2013, only one year into its existence.
The accolades are all well-deserved. Here you get a brilliant and incredibly diverse online casino, extensive live casino offerings, a new and unique sportsbook and one of the best mobile platforms around.
We really only want to see available payment methods more easily and especially all the details pertaining to deposits and withdrawals without having to login to an account. And we also wouldn’t mind seeing the current payout reports for the casino and sportsbook. Outside of that we have no complaints about Leo Vegas and can certainly recommend it as a near complete one-stop-shop casino.