LVBet is among the newer casinos out there, having been established in 2016. The casino is owned and operated by Fairload Ltd., who are licensed in Malta.
Since its inception, the casino has undergone quite an evolution. Initially they were known for offering slots and nothing but slots. That also included some of the best progressive jackpots in the industry, but still, they had no table games, a live casino or anything else on offer.
That can no longer be said, however, as LVBet now has a casino section, a live casino and sports betting. Players with all kinds of preferences are welcome here, though bingo or poker clients are still not available. At the speed with which this casino is moving along, however, we would not be surprised if those were to be added eventually.
At LVBet you’ll find a unique combination of game developers, among them NetEnt, Wazdan, Thunderkick, Novomatic or Bally Wulff. That’s virtually unheard of and makes this casino a great address for players, who like big industry names as well as more niche developers.
Additionally a bunch of promotions and tournaments await customers here. New players are welcomed with a bonus of up to €1,000 and a staggering 1,000 free spins. We’ll tell you more about that in our review, of course. Other things to look forward to at LVBet include:
|Jurisdiction: Malta (MGA), United Kingdom (UKGC)|
|Software: Microgaming, NetEnt, Thunderkick, Bally, GreenTube, Novomatic, Wazdan, BF Games, Edict|
|Support: Live Chat, Email, Phone|
|Play on: Computer, iPhone, Android|
|E-Wallets: 1-12 h|
|Credit/Debit Cards: 1-3 d|
|Bank Transfers: 3-5 d|
At LVBet it’s easy to guess that the focus used to be on slots and therefore on slot players, because even now their welcome package includes a staggering number of free spins. The bonus package consists of four parts, spread out across the first four deposits new players can make.
The bonus terms and conditions are clearly outlined and explained, which is very good indeed, but they are not necessarily very generous. The good thing is, each bonus can be claimed individually or not at all. You could claim bonus 1 and 4 on your first and fourth deposit, respectively, but decide that you don’t want to use bonus 2 and 3 on your second and third deposit, respectively. That’s rare, because elsewhere you either opt-out altogether or you must claim each bonus consecutively.
Beyond that things get less generous. The deposit and bonus money have to be wagered 30 times (35x for the 200% bonus) and you only get 15 days to accomplish that. It’s therefore not worthwhile to claim the bonus in its entirety. Instead we would recommend that you claim the minimum amount with the minimum deposit of €10, but no more than €50.
Free spins will be credited upon your deposit for each part of the welcome package. Free spins have to be used within 5 days and come with wagering requirements of 35x. Bonus money from free spins needs to be converted within 5 days as well.
Finally, you have to stick to slots to complete the wagering requirements. Table games and video poker don’t contribute at all and a few slots are also exempt. Check back at LVBet for the full terms and conditions.
At LVBet you will find just over 660 games. When the casino first opened its virtual doors, they only supplied slot games to its customers, which made them somewhat of a niche casino. Even now nearly 600 of the available games are slots. With new releases the number will rise quickly, too.
With game developers such as NetEnt, Microgaming, Merkur, Bally Wulff, BF Games, Thunderkick, Greentube (Novomatic), UC8 and Wazdan, you get a pretty unique mix here. We’ve certainly never seen anything like it.
Among the better known or even famous slot titles you’ll find Starburst, Book of Ra Deluxe, Blazing Star, Texas Tycoon, Immortal Romance, 1429 Uncharted Seas and Valhalla. But, of course, new releases such as The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays, Emoticoins, Star Nova or Wolf Cub are also available here.
Overall the mix is enticing and attractive and sure to catch player’s attention.
At the time of writing this review, we counted 73 table games and video poker games as well. Both categories are lumped together under the ‘table games’ section. Here you’ll find a pretty good selection of roulette, blackjack and baccarat versions, sic bo and various casino poker games such as red dog or three card poker.
We found no keno or craps games, but one bingo game is available.
LVBet has put together a good selection of games and boredom is not something you’re likely to encounter here.
One major downside of LVBet is that you’re not able to try out games without registering. Whilst most games can be played in demo mode, you will need a registered account in order to be able to do so.
Considering that LVBet started off as a slots-only casino, they now have an impressive range of other games and even a great live casino that is better than many others we have seen in online casinos that have been around for a lot longer.
All live tables are supplied by Evolution Gaming, the unrivalled industry leader in the live casino section.
Here you’ll find various versions of roulette, blackjack and baccarat. That includes auto-roulette and various VIP tables for each game. There is one Casino Hold’em table and a wheel of fortune type game called Dream Catcher.
Whilst we wouldn’t mind additional casino poker tables here, the selection is definitely great for roulette and blackjack fans.
Naturally you’ll find a number of different progressive jackpots at LVBet as well. No online casinos worth its salt will be without at least a handful of them. Currently there are 22 jackpot games and they are not necessarily what you might expect.
The jackpots here come from NetEnt, Microgaming and Novomatic. Among the highest paying jackpots are:
Additionally you’ll find Cosmic Fortune, Divine Fortune, Super Lucky Frogs and Jacks or Better as well as Treasure Nile here. Mega Fortune is noticeably absent. But also Hall of Gods and Arabian Nights, which we have no explanation for.
LVBet did not start out as a bookmaker, but they’ve added a sportsbook much sooner than most other new online casinos. That’s virtually unheard of and pretty impressive. One might almost suspect that this has been the plan all along.
If you check out the sportsbook, you’ll find 40 different categories to bet on, most of which are different kinds of sports, of course, but you can make special bets, bet on TV shows, the Oscars and other things as well.
Every category displays the number of available events and from there you’ll find available markets. The design is quite attractive and easy to navigate. Of course, live betting is also available and even virtual sports are covered at LVBets.
Additionally you can sign up via the sportsbetting section and receive a sportsbook welcome bonus of 100% and up to €100 extra to play with.
We quite liked the sportsbook and find it an ideal option for newbies to the sports betting experience.
The customer service at LVBet is very good considering that the casino is still fairly new and this area appears to be lacking in new casinos or with inexperienced operators. But LVBet does almost everything right.
Customer service can be contacted via chat and email in English, Polish and German every day between 9am and 10pm CET. Russian players still get to talk to someone between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. The downside is that the phone number you might want to call is going to Malta, so international charges apply. And the phone support is only available in English.
Then again, sticking to live chat is always an option as well.
A number of frequently asked questions are answered under the ‘support’ tab at LVBet. There are not a huge number of questions, but the most important ones are here. Additional questions can be asked via email as well.
Whilst we wouldn’t mind 24 hour support, 7 days a week, the support currently available is pretty good for the time being.
When you navigate to the bottom of the homepage at LVBet, you’ll find a separate link for ‘payments’. Here you can find information on deposits, withdrawals and all available methods to do either.
To make deposits you can use credit cards, eWallets such as Skrill and Neteller, instant banking options like Trustly, iDeal or Euteller as well as options such as paysafecard or zimpler.
Available withdrawal options are Visa, Trustly, moneta, bank transfer, Skrill and Neteller.
You’ll also find out that there’s no fee on deposits, but that there is a fee on withdrawals. And LVBet lists minimum and maximum deposits and withdrawals. The first withdrawal per week is free of charge, but every subsequent withdrawal will be charged at a set fee of €5. The maximum withdrawal per day or in a 24-hour period is €5,000. There does not appear to be any other limit beyond that, which is good.
Fairload Ltd is licensed through the Malta Gaming Authority and through Curacao as well. Right now LVBet does not display any other licenses or certificates from third-party auditors beyond that, however.
Still, according to our research the casino appears to be quite safe and we’ve heard nothing that indicates the opposite. Player opinions are largely positive and there are no complaints about the safety or security at the site at all.
Additionally LVBet dedicates its own section to responsible gaming, which should always be the case at online casinos, but we’ve encountered other casinos where that was indeed not a given.
Of course, LVBet uses SSL encryption to secure all private data and transactions. So on that front everything is quite safe as well.
LVBet is a modern casino and as such the web design is modern as well. Graphics are crisp and clear and the black background with gold highlights are quite attractive. A changing banner on the homepage informs about current promotions and bonuses. The frequency with which the banners change is a little fast, which is somewhat irritating. A slower pace would be nicer.
The homepage is somewhat cluttered with links, but at least that means you’ll find all the information and games you could possibly be looking for. All sections are easily accessed and games are sorted into their various categories for easy navigation.
Overall the website is well designed and easy to use. But we wouldn’t mind if it were a little tidier.
LVBet is fully mobile optimised, which means you can access every product and part of the casino via their mobile platform as well. The design of the mobile site is very recognisable and doesn’t stray at all from the website design.
But since it is optimised for mobile devices, the mobile site is a lot less cluttered and the menu folds away nicely. You can access all the required links via the menu and play hundreds of the games on your mobile device as well.
Overall we really enjoyed the mobile version of the site. Though here, too, you won’t be able to play the games in demo mode unless you have a registered account.
In terms of promotions LVBet is a clear winner. Not only do they have a bunch of current promotions going on, where you can get free spins, play mystery games for rewards, enjoy special match bonuses and much more, but you can also collect LV Points and spin the LV Wheel.
The LV Wheel is, of course, a wheel of fortune type of promotion that is a staple at LVBet. You get to spin it every time you reach a new loyalty level at the casino. And when you do spin it rewards are waiting for you. You could get real cash, bonus cash, LV Points, free spins or a reload bonus.
Additionally you can collect LV Points with every real money wager you make. Your LV Points can also be exchanged for various rewards, but it’s also possible to convert them to real cash.
And then there are the tournaments. Those run pretty much all the time and some of them even simultaneously. Play selected slots climb the leader board and grab some interesting wins such as cash, free spins and more.
Truly, LVBet keeps players quite busy with promotions. And they include the slots of not just one provider but several. That means you can participate in tournaments or promotions featuring NetEnt slots just as well as Novomatic slots, catering to different favourites players may have.
Considering its humble beginnings, LVBet has grown significantly since it opened its virtual doors. The casino started out as a slot-only online casino and now offers a casino with slots and table games, a very decent live casino and a sportsbook, which includes live betting.
Their promotions are excellent and their rewards scheme is definitely worthwhile as well. Indeed, there’s very little not to like about LVBet and we can tell that the casino has been improving in pretty much every aspect since the beginning.
We wouldn’t mind additional progressive jackpots and longer customer service hours. But that aside LVBet is definitely worth checking out. Just make sure to take it easy on the welcome bonus, because you won’t actually be able to complete the wagering requirements, if you decide to claim the entire bonus.
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