Many online casinos ignore mobile functionality when first starting out. This is rookie error given that in 2014, more people accessed the internet on smart-phones and tablets than PCs and laptops.
Thankfully, not every casino feels this way. Malta-licensed LeoVegas read the horoscope: their mobile platform has won industry plaudits, and has been a roaring success all-round. They offer plenty of jackpot games such as Mega Moolah, plus there’s 20 spins over sign up, followed by a 100% bonus up to £100 and 20 extras spins on Book of Dead for each of your first 4 deposits to pick up.
New UK players only. 20 Free Spins on sign up. Deposit bonus: 100% up to £100 Bonus + 20 Bonus Spins, on each of your first 4 deposits. £10 min deposit (Skrill, Neteller excluded). £5 min. wager to activate Bonus Spins. All spins only valid on Book of Dead and expire after 7 days. 35x wagering on eligible games (£5 max stake) before Bonus, Free Spin or Bonus Spin winnings can be withdrawn. Eligibility restrictions apply. Full T&C’s apply. Please play responsibly – begambleaware.org
Let’s get our paws dirty by exploring all that LeoVegas has to offer …
LeoVegas gets its claws into you early doors with a 100% up to £100 bonus and 20 spins on Book of Dead on each of your first 4 deposits.
Now, let’s go through the jungle safari of finding out those wagering requirements and game weightings.
Refreshingly, LeoVegas is perfectly upfront about bonus terms. There’s a playthrough of 35x on the bonus, with all games except table games and video poker (both of which count ten percent) counting fully towards the requirements. These are favourable terms: your original deposit is separate, and in many casinos, table games only count five percent.
Some slots games with high RTPs contribute only seventy percent, but there are only seven in total, and a list of them can be found on the site.
All winnings from your bonus slots spins must also be wagered 35x before they can be cashed out.
Occasionally, LeoVegas will hand out lumps of free bonus cash to loyal cubs. When they do, the wagering requirements are upped to 48x.
The casino does not have a Comp Points system as such, but all players do have a VIP status, depending on how much dosh they splash out while playing. The higher your status, the more privileges you obtain, and you can view your current VIP level on your account page.
18+ New players. 100% up to £300 + 30 spins on Book of Dead. £5 min. wager to activate deposit spins- expire 3 days from claiming. 35X wagering before bonus or winnings can be withdrawn. £5 max. stake using bonus. Skrill, Neteller deposits excluded from offer. Eligibility restrictions apply. Full T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org
LeoVegas has a fantastic range of games available in all shapes and sizes:
All that accounts for a staggering total of 439 games, of which an amazing 284 are available on mobile. Pretty neat, huh?
With a rich orange theme and a Vegas backdrop, LeoVegas is a mighty-fine looking specimen. Think Las Vegas strip, not downtown. Games are well organised and the site functions faster than a cheetah with its backside on fire.
LeoVegas has an orgy of casino software, including the ‘big two’ (NetEnt and Microgaming) as well as upcoming providers such as Bally and Yggdrasil.
All games are played in a browser, as most new (and some old) casinos seem to be these days.
Mobile users can either use the browser version of the site on their devices (which may means BlackBerry and Windows Phone users may have some success) or download an app for either iOS or Android.
Game providers:CryptoLogic, Evolution Gaming, IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Play'n GO, WMS, Yggdrasil, Bally Technologies.
Now here’s a slight bite on the butt – LeoVegas has a ‘withdrawal limit’. This is currently £20,000 a month, which LeoVegas claim is “for your protection”.
Larger withdrawals can be agreed with LeoVegas, but the casino also says that all withdrawals over £100,000 will be paid in monthly installments.
Don’t get us wrong – these conditions are better than at most casinos – but if it wants to rival the cashiers of 32Red and Ladbrokes, it needs to waive those limits and introduce manual flushing.
VIPs under Level 30 can only make three free withdrawals a month – all others are subject to a tiny nibble of £3 per transaction. VIPs of Level 30 and above have unlimited free withdrawals.
All the usual cashier methods are available, from Visa and MasterCard to eWallet solutions Skrill and Neteller plus a few others.
|Payment Method||Name||Depositing||Withdrawing||Withdraw Time|
|Credit Card||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|Debit Card||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|Neteller||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|PayPal||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|PaySafeCard||$0 - $4000||$0 - $4000||1 - 7 days|
|Skrill||$10 - $5000||$250 - $2500||1 - 7 days|
LeoVegas is making great strides to becoming king of the mobile casino jungle. Nearly every aspect of the site seems full of gazelle-munching goodness, aside from the delays on big withdrawals. It’s brilliant to find a casino that embraces the mobile world so resolutely – LeoVegas were the first owners of an iPhone 6 in the UK, which they promptly gave away to one of their lucky punters.
Whilst LeoVegas is an exciting proposition for UK, German and Scandinavian customers, it’s less ideal for punters outside of these territories, since they aren’t eligible for bonuses.
Our defining verdict? LeoVegas takes a lot of pride (no pun intended) over its product, and is well worth visiting!Sounds good, sign me up!