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The undisputed ‘King of Mobile Casino’ (not that you can’t play on desktop too), LeoVegas Casino has won numerous accolades over the years and we have to say it’s well deserved. Just this year, in fact, the LeoVegas team celebrated winning the ‘Online Casino of the Year’ at the Global Gaming Awards and followed that up with the ‘Mobile Operator of the Year at the International Gaming Awards. So, what makes the lion branded site so special? It’s the range of games in every category from online video pokies through live casino to sports betting, the excellent level of customer support and much, much more. Welcome to the jungle…
The LeoVegas Casino welcome offer is broken down into four parts – well, five, if you count the 22 no-deposit free spins you’ll receive just for signing on the dotted line. Regarding those no-deposit free spins, we think they’re a no-brainer and you get to try out either Aloha, Dazzle Me, Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk or Starburst whilst getting a feel for the online casino. The next four parts are deposit bonuses, which are separated like this:
The only difficulty in explaining the bonuses here is that they are all tiered depending on how much you want to deposit. So, taking the first deposit bonus as an example, you can either deposit: $10-$19 to receive a $20 bonus and 10 free spins; $20-$49 to receive a $40 bonus and 10 free spins; or $50 or more to receive a $100 bonus and 25 free spins. The other difficulty is that all these amounts are given in US dollars, so you’ll need to convert them in NZ Dollars.
There are four tiers for the second deposit bonus, then six different tiers for each of the third and fourth deposits. So, we highly recommend visiting the promotion page on the LeoVegas site before parting with your hard earned dollars. The only other thing to note is that the free spins for the deposits include the exact same five video pokie games mentioned above. Phew!
Let’s complicate things even further with a look at the significant terms and conditions. So, the 22 free spins for registering a new account must be claimed within 14 days and used within three days once accepted. They are also subject to 35x wagering requirements if you win.
The same 35x wagering requirements also apply to the bonus funds and any winnings from the other free spins. All these must be satisfied within 30 days of receiving them. So, let’s say you took a $100 bonus. You’ll then have 30 days within which to play through $3,500 (35 times $100). You can win during this time, of course, so it’s not just losing money, but we recommend you stick to video pokies and video poker as these games contribute 100%. Live Casino games contribute nothing and table games only 10%.
There is decently sized page of other terms and conditions, so again, we recommend having a look through them so that you don’t get caught out later on. After all, knowledge is power.
This is where LeoVegas really shines. There are close to 1,600 pokies on the site in total, and that’s not even taking into account the table games, classic slots, live casino offerings and the sports betting part of the site. Regardless, all of the best pokies await you, including Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Bonanza Megaways, Dead or Alive II, Pirates’ Plenty Battle for Gold, Sakura Fortune, Lara Croft Temples and Tombs, and the exclusive LeoVegas Megaways, to name but a few. You will never lack for inspiration or new games at LeoVegas, we promise.
The games are supplied by the most respected development houses in the business, including NetEnt, Microgaming, Yggdrasil, Red Tiger Gaming and more. So, barring any exclusive games on other sites, if it exists there’s a very strong chance that LeoVegas has it in its roster.
Heading over to the Jackpots and Daily Jackpots areas of the site and you’ll find more than 50 games wanting to pay out thousands and sometimes millions in prize money. Strangely, the jackpot amounts onsite are given in NZD, which is welcome, but then we question why the welcome bonus and other promotions can’t be given in New Zealand Dollars. Anyway…
Evolution Gaming provide the vast majority of the live casino games, although there are some tables and games that are again exclusive to LeoVegas. You’ll find all the variants of roulette, blackjack and baccarat under the sun, all streamed in superb HD quality from multiple cameras. There are also rarer games such as Monopoly, Dream Catcher and Super Sic Bo too.
There is far too much to cover here, but suffice to say that every type of sports betting, from footy to cricket and rugby, is covered with pre-game bets and in-play bets. You can customise your betslip in various ways, and new players get a $50 free bet to get them started properly.
As far as we could tell, no VIP or loyalty scheme exists, but we would be shocked if you didn’t get a call from a VIP manager with exclusive offers if you prove yourself dedicated to the brand.
LeoVegas has a trio of the top gaming licences in the world, enabling them to operate around the globe. These come from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC), the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Danish Gaming Authority (which is otherwise known as the Spillemydigheden in Denmark). Therefore, your personal data and financial transactions will be totally safe and secure, with Leo’s system constantly being monitored for potential flaws.
There’s a comprehensive FAQ page for answering all of the most common questions about account settings, gameplay and promotions. Failing that, there’s 24/7 support available by live chat, email and phone – though we wouldn’t recommend ringing the company’s headquarters in Malta all the way from New Zealand. So, again, we have to give top marks to LeoVegas here.
There isn't a tremendous range of payment options, but the main ones are covered. So, you can deposit into your account or withdraw any winnings (fingers crossed) via the following methods: Visa, MasterCard, Paysafecard, Neteller, Skrill and POLi. There are no charges going in either direction normally, however, three or more withdrawals within a single month will start to incur a NZ$3 fee each time from then onwards. As usual, allow up to five business days for funds to arrive in your account of choice.
Well, well, well. LeoVegas shocked the entire iGaming industry by starting off with a roar and it has continued to defy expectations and win numerous awards along the way. We fully expect this to be the case into the 2020s. The brand has such a massive range of games (including ones exclusive to LV players), a fine live casino offering and an industry leading sports betting site that it really can be all things to all players. And with its superb support for mobile devices added onto this, we cannot do anything but doff our caps and award top marks to LeoVegas.