Gustaf Hagman and Robin Ramm-Ericson knew they were somewhat late to the online casino party when they came up with LeoVegas in 2011. A lot of other brands were doing it already and doing it well. However, they could see that mobile gaming was still something of an untapped resource and so this is where they put their focus.
This was an astute move and it placed the company perfectly to take advantage of the technological advances that were happening at lightning pace in the mobile industry. LeoVegas are the self appointed ‘King of Mobile Gaming’ which many others would seem to agree with, since they appear to hold more awards than some online casinos have games in their library.
A multi-platform casino through and through, at LeoVegas you can play games from scores of different developers from your desktop or your mobile, and since they have now also added a sportsbook which more than holds its own it can serve as a one stop multi-purpose mobile gaming and betting brand.
The sportsbook has been running since 2016 on the Kambi platform, and while it isn’t necessarily going to replace one of the big bookmakers in terms of depth and features it is a very good product in its own right, especially effective for those who play games most of the time and are looking for a good sportsbook to go alongside.
It might not feel like a sportsbook in the traditional sense, but it contains everything the average punter would need to get their bet on.
Software, Platform, Games
The website is powered by a multitude of different game providers, and they are all names that you will recognise; Quickspin, NetEnt, and Yggdrasil are among them, as are Microgaming, Play’N GO, and IGT. This gives you some idea of the teeth LeoVegas have got.
All games are instant play so there is nothing to download, and they won’t waste your time in loading as they are up and running in a matter of seconds.
Moving around the site couldn’t be much easier, and since it is essentially an extension of their app it is much simpler than many of its competitors, but this is not to its detriment. There is a useful search bar for zeroing in on specific games, and the ability to filter by game type thereafter. After this it is simply a case of scrolling annoyingly, and there is no particular order either, but this is the only issue we could find.
It is a colourful characterful place to play, with the themes of headline games providing the backdrop and keeping things interesting while constantly shifting the tone as they alternate. It feels up to the minute and on point.
- Slots – If there is a slot that isn’t in this collection on 2000+ then it’s probably not worth playing. A few that definitely are worth playing are Bonanza and Book of Oz.
- Jackpots – This is Mecca for jackpot hunters, with 90+ to try your luck on. There is even a Must Fall Jackpots section for those that are about to blow.
- Live Casino – We have never seen a busier Live Casino quite frankly. The 150+ games are made up of a LOT of Blackjack and Roulette tables plus more Game Show type variants than usual. Thanks Evolution Gaming.
- Table Games – 60ish games live here, with a pretty even split between Blackjack and Roulette and the rest being made up of Poker variations like Pai Gow and Hold ‘Em.
- Instant Win – Quick and to the point, there are 70 options in this section requiring no effort at all. The Irish theme comes up a lot with Pot Luck and Rainbow Riches Leapin’ Leprechauns.
Your VIP level is always showing at the top of the screen to spur you on as you game your way through this gigantic library but that will take care of itself, you just play as you normally would. Although if you would normally play Video Poker then you won’t be able to as it doesn’t seem to be available at LeoVegas. Soz.
The LeoVegas App is their calling card, so it’s hardly surprising that it is a brilliant place for mobile gaming. While most other online casinos take their desktop site and have to scale it down, LeoVegas prioritised their mobile product and then scaled it up.
It is well proportioned, the graphics are great, and all of the options seem to be right where you want them to be. Anything that isn’t gaming is handled via the Menu button although there are also some quick links to Deposit, Categories, Search (for specific games), and My Games where you can keep your favourites and keep track of recently played games.
The Categories section is particularly well thought through, categorising games not just by their type but also by a few features too like Free Spins and Pick n Click (pick me) features.
There are well over 550 Slots, 50+ Table Games, almost 40 Jackpots, as well as the Live Casino, Instant Wins and more. Even though these numbers have taken a bit of a beating compared to what’s available on the desktop site, choice and variety will not be an issue. Your biggest problem will be searching through them all.
Performance won’t be an issue either. The app is relatively quick to load and even quicker to run once it gets going. Loading a game should only take 4 or 5 seconds and hand in hand with the search function and your favourites list you could be logged on and playing your favourite slot in no time.
Despite coming second to the casino, the sportsbook at LeoVegas is praiseworthy indeed. It’s unlikely to win in a fight with a dedicated bookies but for anyone who loves slots and table games but also places a fair number of bets it is more than up to the job.
It’s a decent sized sports list containing all the usual options bettors might be used to, such as football, horse racing, tennis, cricket, basketball, etc; but you can also bet on trotting, chess, and the increasingly popular Esports if any of them tickle your fancy.
Betting live is fun here with good infrastructure supporting features like a bet builder, a very fast live match tracker, and match stats that are easy to digest and enjoyable to use.
Virtual sport is a surprisingly strong feature at LeoVegas too, especially when it comes to football. It goes way beyond random imaginary one off matches with whole competitions running throughout the day and even instant games, so no waiting for the timer to tick down.
Sports offers aren’t as good as casino promotions, but the odds are ok and finding your bet is easy enough using drop down menus and check boxes to select sport then league/competition and then the event you want. There’s also a search bar if that is easier.
The ability to ‘favourite’ certain sports is also available, which can save a lot of time and make the site feel more personal to you.
Sports on Mobile
Less intuitive than the casino site but no less effective is the sports betting mobile product.
Anything live and in-play is immediately available as soon as the app/mobile page is loaded, so the stress of getting a late bet on a match that has already started is done away with here; you can quickly identify the sport you are after thanks to the icons on the scroll bar and then its just a case of tapping the fixture you’re after and finding your market.
This is generally quite well handled as all market categories are contained in collapsible drop downs, so instead of having to scroll through all markets (and there can be quite a lot of them at LeoVegas Sport especially on big fixtures) you can select the type of market you want and search a much smaller and more relevant selection of bets.
Managing your bets is made simple with two quick links in the footer menu to open bets and your betslip, and you can also select your favourite leagues or competitions, for example, to create your own quick links list.
It’s all pretty simple to look at with very little to distract you from what you are doing, and the company’s prowess with mobile gambling shines through in terms of how powerful the app feels. We were moving through it very quickly indeed and it never needed to stop for breath.
|Banking Method||Max/Min Deposit||Max/Min Withdrawal||Notes|
|Debit Card||£10||£10||Up To 5 Days|
|PayPal||£10||£10||Up To 5 Days|
|Neteller||£10||£10||Up To 5 Days|
|Skrill||£10||£10||Up To 5 Days|
|Bank Transfer||£10||£10||Up To 5 Days|
This is another category where LeoVegas score highly. There are no fees which is always good to see (although if you make too many requests in a single month they may start charging a small fee, which is fair enough) and plenty of options.
If you are looking at the table above and thinking the withdrawal time frames seem long, well, we agree, but in reality, it is unlikely to take this long if you have already verified your identity. Requests are usually processed on the same day but they have to cover their backs.
High rollers might be a little disappointed with the maximum deposit limits but these are only defaults, so if you get in touch we are sure they will accommodate you.
LeoVegas was dreamed up back in 2011/12 as an early contender for the throne of mobile gaming champion. At that time, not many online casinos were prioritising mobile gaming so this was something that made them stand out from the crowd, and they have stayed true to their roots ever since.
Leo is apparently Latin for Lion (as well as being the name of the star sign), and we all know about Vegas, so that explains where the name came from, and it’s fair to say that the company have enjoyed roaring success since they launched.
If you don’t believe us then let the trophy room speak for itself; LeoVegas have won a stack of awards including but not limited to:
- Mobile Casino Product of the Year at the EGR Operator Awards in 2017 and 2018
- Online Casino Operator of the Year at the International Gaming Awards in 2017
- Best Native App at the EGR Marketing and Innovation Awards in 2017.
In fact, they haven’t failed to win an award in any given year since 2013 and they are only just a decade old.
They have offices all over Europe, including the UK, although their headquarters are in Sweden where the company originated, and they employ over 900 staff.
Growth has clearly been rapid then with a few acquisitions along the way (Royal Panda being one), but they have also had their wrists slapped on occasion, not least when they were fined £600,000 by the UK Gambling Commission in 2018 for misleading advertising and failings towards players who had self-excluded.
You can’t ask for much more than a 24/7 customer support service via phone, live chat, or email, and that is exactly what you get with LeoVegas. They are clearly ready and willing to get stuck in and help you out.
There is an easily accessible support section broken down into categories, and a scaled down version built into the live chat box too. It’s fairly user friendly but jars in places, although it covers anything obvious and the support team can help out with the rest.
They have always been quick to answer the call when we have spoken to them, and since all options are so easy to find LeoVegas feels like a casino that values its players.
License & Contact
- Live Chat – The speech bubble at the bottom of the page is your gateway to live chat heaven.
- Email – There is a contact form available from the speech bubble mentioned above, or if you would prefer you can go direct to [email protected]
- Phone – Give them a tinkle 24/7 on 0808 169 9799
- @LeoVegasUK – This isn’t really a support service but it’s an active account nonetheless.
- Address – LeoVegas Gaming PLC, Level 7, Plaza Commercial Center, Bisazza Street, Sliema, SLM1640
- UK Gambling License – 39198