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Sky Vegas Casino review

Although primarily a broadcaster, Sky also provides internet facilities and since 2003 has been offering online gambling via its five core brands: Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Poker, Sky Bingo and more recently Sky Casino. The latter offers an authentic live dealer experience.

Having its own TV broadcasting partner allows the Sky gambling brands to offer services that other online casino brands cannot, such as live broadcasts of Sky Poker poker games.

Are such facilities simply a gimmick? How does this media goliath - founded in 1989 by international business magnate Rupert Murdoch - match up against its rivals?

Pros and cons

  • -Rapid withdrawals (as quick as 2 hours during weekdays)
  • -You can deposit via Paypal
  • -Excellent bonuses and selection of gambling products
  • -The perfect casino for UK players
  • -No Microgaming slots
  • -Several restricted territories
  • -You can only deposit using credit/debit cards and Paypal

Promotions and bonuses

Sky Vegas tempts you in with a free £10, plus a 200 percent match deposit bonus up to a healthy maximum of £1,000.

Naturally, you can't just take the money and run. For the free £10, there's a medium-sized list of excluded games which includes all mobile and live casino games. You cannot withdraw the £10 either – just any winnings you may happen to gain from using it.

The welcome bonus comes with 25x wagering requirements on the bonus amount, which represents good value. Only slots contribute 100 percent to the play-through requirements. Instant Win games contribute 50 percent and table games 10 percent. All live dealer games and some other games such as Caribbean Stud Poker and Poker Keno are excluded.

Please note: you're NOT eligible for the bonus if you deposit via Neteller or Skrill, so we recommend depositing via debit card.

Sky Casino has a different welcome promotion - £20 free and a 100 percent match deposit bonus up to £500. The £20 free can be withdrawn but has a x50 play-through, whilst the welcome bonus has  a 20x wagering requirement on the bonus + deposit. Slots count 100 percent towards wagering requirements, table and card games 20 percent and video poker five percent.

Sky's VIP 'Players Club' is nothing to shout about - it's a glorified comp points scheme. But Sky's welcome bonuses - along with their regular 'cash drops' and free bet offers - make them the ideal home for any gambler.

Type Amount (%) Matched Amount Wagering Code
First Deposit 200% £1000 25x - Claim Now
First Deposit 100% £500 29x - Claim Now
No Deposit - £20 50x - Claim Now
Reload 50% £200 20x - Claim Now

Games

Sky Vegas has over 250 games, all spread across the standard casino varieties.  The mobile version of the casino has a version of blackjack and roulette, and several of the most popular online slots. Sky Casino has live versions of roulette, blackjack, baccarat and casino hold'em, as well as software versions of the same games and a couple of others. There are also eight of the most popular online slots including Gladiator and Iron Man 2. Sky Casino is not available via mobile.

  • Live Games
  • Baccarat
  • Bingo
  • Blackjack
  • Casino Poker
  • Craps
  • Financials
  • Keno
  • Lotteries
  • Pai Gow Poker
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Scratchcards
  • Sic Bo
  • Slots
  • Sports
  • Video Poker

Casino snapshots

Sky is second only to Casino Room in the design stakes - it's gorgeous. Sky Vegas boasts a rich red and burgundy theme, whilst Sky Casino is painted ocean blue. The menus are crisp, and the overall navigation is very intuitive. Sky Vegas went through a non-too-radical overhaul in the summer of 2015, which made their gambling output even more attractive and easy to use. This was in response to a customer survey, so it's great to know that Sky Vegas takes notice of what its customers think!

 

 

Software

Sky Casino's games are all powered by the industry-leading gambling software brand Playtech. Sky Vegas has games from a number of sources, notably NetEnt, Electracade, Cryptologic, IGT, WMS, OpenBet, GTECH G2 and Barcrest Games.

Available Software: Barcrest, Blueprint Gaming, Core Gaming, CryptoLogic, Electrade, IGT / Wagerworks, NetEnt, OpenBet, Playtech, WMS .

Supported Devices

  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Mac
  • PC
  • TV

Cashier

Sky has a faultless track record when it comes to payments - as you'd expect from a major brand.

Credit/debit card transactions are very speedy - they can done in as little as a few hours during week days. Paypal transactions usually take a day. It's a shame Sky no longer supports Skrill and Neteller as deposit options.

Note: the table below contains averages for the given payment services and does not factor in limits on the casino's side. Remember to check the casino's website for specific time/cash limits.

Payment Method Name Depositing Withdrawing Withdraw Time
Credit Card Credit Card £10 - £50000 £10 - £100000 1 - 7 days
Debit Card Debit Card £10 - £50000 £10 - £100000 1 - 7 days
Laser Laser £10 - £50000 £10 - £100000 1 - 7 days
PayPal PayPal £5 - £50000 £10 - £100000 1 - 7 days

Conclusion

Why have one casino when you can have two for twice the price? It does seem a little odd that Sky have gone for two very similar casino brands, although it's largely apparent that Sky Casino is aimed at more 'upmarket' clientèle, with the emphasis on live dealers and casino games, and with just a handful of slots thrown in for good measure.

If Sky Casino is a classy coastal resort, then Sky Vegas is very much a traditional seaside town with amusements and fish & chip shops. The look of the site is less fashionable than its posher cousin, although it's able to boast much more variety and a lot more options. Sky Vegas is also quick to point live casino fans towards Sky Casino, but that gesture is not reciprocated.

Whichever – if either – site you choose is up to you, but there is always the 'free' money on offer to play with. We say take the plunge and see if the 'Sky' really is the limit. If you're from the UK, it's a no-brainer.

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V Richard 11 months ago

Definitely a place you want to visit if you are from the UK. You feel right at home. You can get a feel for the site without making any deposit with their 10 pound no deposit bonus which is a nice way to test it out. After that their very nice 1000 pound deposit bonus will help you stretch your money to play all the cool games. Site laid out nicely, not too cluttered. Easy on the eye.

Some will see this as a pro but I see it as a con. Because Sky also does poker and bingo and sports betting I feel the casino is lacking its own character.

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Company Information

Company:
BSkyB Limited
Est Date:
Jan 01, 2003:
License:
Alderney
Restricted Countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Alderney, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kahnawake, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages:

English

Supported Currencies:

European Euro, UK Pound Sterling, US Dollar

Supported Software:

Barcrest, Blueprint Gaming, Core Gaming, CryptoLogic, Electrade, IGT / Wagerworks, NetEnt, OpenBet, Playtech, WMS

Opening Hours:

24/7

Contact Information:

08000 724 777
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