Leo Vegas Casino Review
200% up to $/£/€ 1500
100 fair spins
- Deposit methods:: Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, bank transfers
- Blocked countries: Australia, USA, China, Malaysia, Panama
- Licenses: UK, Sweden
Leo Vegas made its name on the back of their mobile offering and now Kiwis can play at this outstanding online casino. They have upwards of nine software providers in a clean instant-play format which certainly gives you plenty of bang for your buck.
Leo is latin for lion and the Vegas is obviously referring the USA gambling city, with the theme of the website reflecting the name with plenty of wildlife on the orange interface.
While the desktop casino at Leo Vegas is outstanding, it’s in the mobile sphere where they really excel, having won many awards for their outstanding offering. What makes it so good is the layout, it’s extremely easy to navigate and inviting on the modern phones with the bigger screens.
So many reviews read how good casinos are, but for what it’s worth, Leo Vegas is one of the better ones available for NZD players. While you will literally find hundreds of casinos with a similar selection of games, you will be hard pressed to find any with a reputation as good as Leo Vegas.
200% Welcome Bonus & other promotions
Leo Vegas give all new customers up to $700 in bonus bets over their first three deposits. If you are making your first deposit you will receive a 200% bonus up to 50. This is ideal if you want to try the casino out before you play. Often the first deposit bonus will be huge, but you have not played at the casino before so you are wary to commit to a big amount.
How Leo’s bonus works:
200% + 180 free spins
When you first create an account at Leo Vegas you will get 20 free spins instantly – these are credited before you even make a deposit. While it is also smart marketing (to get you back to the casinos) you also receive 20 free spins every day for nine days after you make a deposit.
Leo Vegas enforce a pretty standard 35X play through wagering requirement before you can withdraw any bonus amount you have been credited. You need in mind that when playing with bonus on table and Video Poker it only clears at 10 per cent of what it does when you are playing pokies.
Leo Vegas pokies & table games
Nine different companies are used by Leo Vegas to give players a huge selection of games. While it would be easy for them to just host every catalogue they have gone through and chosen the best from each developer. Some of the well-known casino software providers they use are NetEntertainment, Micgrogaming, IGT and Evolution Gaming.
Pokies: Online pokies are hugely popular with Kiwis and Leo Vegas has them all. The catalogue is constantly getting updated with constant additions from Microgaming, NetEnt many others. While it’s too late to count them all we estimate there are over 500.
Live dealer: Live Dealer play at Leo Vegas is first rate. The casino has a huge selection of tables, including the famous party blackjack. It features a somewhat annoying English guy and a girl telling jokes in a party atmosphere. It’s incredibly popular with 100s of people on the tables most of the time. There is blackjack, baccarat, roulette, Keno and Lotto available at Leo Vegas’s live dealer section. If there is one small criticism of the live dealer selection it is there could be some lower limit tables, other than the party blackjack.
RNG games: Basically every game you can think of is available in RNG form at Leo Vegas. Each of the live dealer games available above can be played on RNG while there are also other classics like Casino War, Pontoon, Casino Hold’em and many others from the above mentioned software providers.
Video poker: The casino has a full video poker section. There have not been many advancements in these classic games so if you are looking for them, Leo is fully stocked.
Smartphone & tablet casino
Like we previously mentioned, Leo Vegas has an outstanding mobile casino which is compatible with all major smartphones like iOS and Android products. I tested the casino on a Samsung Galaxy which is about eight months old and found it to operate smoothly for all games.
One of the main features of Leo Vegas’s mobile casino is the live dealer. It is only a recent addition to the mobile gaming sphere and the roulette and blackjack games are fast-streaming when connected to a wi-fi connection, but will improve when you are not connected as 4G is rolled out everywhere.
While the standard Microgaming mobile casinos have around 100 games, Leo Vegas, with it’s choice of nine different companies has 350 games available on smartphones. They also have some games like Vegas Party pokie which are only available at this casino. These exclusive games are by the big software providers, but have been delivered as per request by the online casino.
You can sign-up, deposit and withdraw from you handheld device with a minimum of fuss using the same methods you would on your desktop computer.
Deposit & withdrawal methods
Leo Vegas has one big downfall if you are a high roller and from New Zealand. They do not offer the option to transfer funds to a local bank account. The deposit options are restricted to Visa, Neteller, MasterCard, Skrill and POLi which all have rather small deposit limits in most cases.
We are sure Leo Vegas is aware of this and will remedy it in the not too distant future. Given they are a young company and only recently pushed into these markets, we are willing to give them some time to get their shop in order.
While you may have a credit card with a larger limit, most NZD banks restrict transactions to gambling websites to around NZD$1,000.
Withdrawals at Leo Vegas take around three business days with our knowledge and a quick Google search revealing there have been no reports of slow or errant cash outs.
Customer safety & support
The transparency of Leo Vegas is first rate. On their website they tell you exactly how they protect you. In this case it’s with a 2048 SSL certificate from Digicert. This ensure players transactions with the casino are unable to be intercepted by malicious intentions.
Player funds are kept in an account in Sweden and are audited by Grant Thornton and are represented by Baker and McKenzie, a law firm which would never associate with an illegitimate business.
IN our experience Leo Vegas’s customer service was attentive and fast with all queries resolved. They have a toll free number Kiwis can call 24/7 or you can use their live chat client on their website.