Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba Sithi uhm ingonyama! From the day the multi-award-winning LeoVegas arrived on the planet, they have paid out millions upon millions to jackpot winners. This is just one of the many reasons it has become one of the most recognisable names in online gambling. So, let’s find out if it’s the perfect match for you…
As the self-proclaimed King of Mobile Casino, LeoVegas has taken the industry by storm over the last few years. That tagline is no idle brag, either, as it’s one of the few casinos to offer almost the same number of high-quality mobile games as it does on desktop. This mobile-first approach, which is gradually being adopted by some of its more dinosaur-like competitors, is carried right through to its super sleek, fully-responsive website.
Of course, there are a few other things that help make LV the king of the casino jungle in the eyes of many. These include its generous welcome packages and sign-up offers (yes, that’s plural), frequent and highly rewarding promotions throughout the year, multiple payment methods, roaringly-fast withdrawal times and more. So let’s claw our way into the details and find out exactly what you get when you sign up and make your first deposit.
Get started with 20 no-deposit spins on registration
Yep, you read that right. Sign on the dotted line to join the LeoVegas pride and you’ll receive 20 no-deposit spins for the slot Book of Dead – just for registering a new account. Note, however, that you’ll need to wager any winnings 35x before being able to withdraw them as cold hard cash. Here are the significant terms for this sign-up offer:
- 18+ new customers only.
- Select Casino Welcome Bonus offer on sign-up.
- 20 Bonus Spins available on Book of Dead game only.
- Must be claimed on ‘’My Offers” page within 14 days of sign-up.
- Bonus Spins have a £0.10 value each; expire 7 days from the claim.
- 35x wagering requirement on eligible slots before winnings are converted to cash. Eligibility requirements apply.
- Full T&Cs apply.
Generous 100% up to £400 LeoVegas Welcome Bonus + 100 spins
The main casino greeting package (there’s a Live Casino offer too, which we’ll cover below) is actually split into four equal parts. These cover your first four deposits and breakdown as follows:
- First deposit: 100% up to £100 + up to 25 spins on Book of Dead
- Second deposit: 100% up to £100 + up to 25 spins on Book of Dead
- Third deposit: 100% up to £100 + up to 25 spins on Book of Dead
- Fourth deposit: 100% up to £100 + up to 25 spins on Book of Dead
Again there are wagering requirements for these offers. Therefore, you’ll need to wager your LeoVegas bonus and deposit 35x within 30 days of making each of the four deposits. All games contribute towards these wagering requirements, but there are different weightings. For example, most slots and scratch cards contribute 100% towards wagering, whereas Live Casino games only contribute 10%. High roller slots that payout relatively often contribute only 70%. These include games such as Blood Suckers, Dead or Alive, Devil’s Delight, Safari Madness, Pirate’s Gold, Magic Love and Beetle Frenzy.
We had to dig pretty deep to find the information given above. LeoVegas likes to hide the peskiest terms and conditions. The FAQ section on this topic is short on details and a lot of the most important information is often buried in the general terms and conditions.
It’s also worth noting that each bundle of 25 spins for Book of Dead expires three days after making your deposit. Plus you only get the maximum number of spins if you deposit £50 or more each time. Here are all of the significant terms you should know about:
Bonus terms and conditions
- New UK players only.
- Select “Casino bonus offer” on sign-up and when making deposits.
- Deposits of £10, £20, £50, £100 are matched with a bonus offer of the same value (14-day expiry).
- Total of four (4) Deposit bonuses + bonus spins offers available.
- 35x real money cash wagering of bonus offer amount must be met (30 days from deposit) before bonus is credited in cash.
- Spins credited upon deposits: under £50 – 10 Spins; £50 or over – 25 Spins. Spins on Book of Dead only, 3-day expiry, winnings paid in cash.
- Eligibility requirements apply.
A special 100% up to £500 Live Casino Bonus
One of the best things about the welcome packages is that you get to choose between one designed specifically for slots and another one made especially for LeoVegas Live Casino players. The latter breaks down into two parts:
- First deposit: 100% up to £250
- Second deposit: 100% up to £250
There are two main things to bear in mind here. The first is that the deposit bonuses expire after 14 days. And secondly, there’s a 75x wagering requirement, which must be fulfilled within 30 days of making each deposit.
As usual, here are the significant terms:
- New UK players only.
- Select Live Casino Welcome Offer on sign up and when depositing.
- Deposits of £10, £50, £100, £250 matched with a bonus offer of the same value (14-day expiry). Total of two (2) Deposit bonus offers available.
- 75x real money cash wagering of the bonus offer amount (30 days from deposit) must be met on Live Casino games before bonus is credited in cash.
- Eligibility requirements apply.
How to open your account
This is a three-step process that takes less than two minutes to complete. Claiming the casino Welcome Bonus is already ticked by default. If you want to continue without the bonus you have to toggle the switch at the bottom in during any of the first two steps.
The third step is simply putting in a validation code that you will have received on your phone. That’s all. As soon as you have made your first deposit you’re good to go.
Bonus Spins and Promotions
LeoVegas regularly offers additional spins as part of their weekly and monthly campaigns. And, of course, VIP players can look forward to getting even more bonus spins, depending on your VIP rank – more on that below.
Best of all, unless otherwise stated on individual campaigns, all these extra spins expire after three days. This is much better than the usual 24 hours given by the majority of casinos and it’s super useful if something happens to interrupt your precious gaming time.
As for campaigns, competitions and tournaments, it’s worth checking back to the site often – the LV promotions team are a very busy bunch. In fact, they are forever launching new campaigns throughout the year, especially around Christmas and other special occasions.
Overall, LeoVegas is very open and transparent about their payment method restrictions and processing times. All the big ones are there, including Visa, MasterCard, Trustly, Skrill and Neteller – however, the last two cannot be used for the welcome package, as is the case everywhere else. You can still use them for future deposits and for any withdrawals.
Players who prefer to use PayPal will be right at home here, too. Elon Musk’s former business is slowly but surely being accepted by more and more casinos in the UK, so it’s great to see this option at LV.
Here’s the full list of accepted payment methods:
Regardless of your chosen method, the minimum deposit is always £10, with the same being true for the minimum withdrawal. On the UK site, all transactions are in pounds sterling. Aside from the default GPB offered for UK players, the following are accepted across the language sites: EUR, SEK, NZD, CAD, CHF, CZK, NOK, DKK and AUD.
As for withdrawal times, LeoVegas states that transactions can take up to five working days to reach your account of choice. However, they also state that this timeframe may vary depending on your chosen payment method. If you want more details about when your winnings will hit your account, it’s always best to check with customer support.
Following UKGC rules to the letter, a source of wealth check will apply to new accounts. This requires you to provide evidence of how you fund your gambling, whether that’s through employment, business profits or inheritance, for example.
To show this, you are usually required to submit copies of recent payslips or bank statements. But don’t worry, this is a normal requirement for all UKGC casinos and its primary aim is not to stop you from gaming, but instead to clamp down on money laundering and other fraudulent activity.
More than 1,000 games
With more than 1,000 online casino games from the top international providers, there’s bound to be more than a few of them that seem almost tailor-made for you – whether that’s perennially popular Starburst, jackpot slots such as Mega Moolah or Mega Fortune, or totally exclusive games like LeoVegas Megaways and Wild Mantra.
Here’s the full list of game providers (and blimey is it extensive):
- Cryptologic (WagerLogic)
- Evolution Gaming
- Nyx Interactive
- Play’n GO
- IGT (WagerWorks)
- WMS (Williams Interactive)
- NextGen Gaming
- Blueprint Gaming
- Genesis Gaming
- Yggdrasil Gaming
- Relax Gaming
- 2 By 2 Gaming
- Elk Studios
- SG Gaming
- Lightning Box
- Pragmatic Play
- Fuga Gaming
- BlaBlaBla Studios
- Red Tiger Gaming
Jackpot slots and big winners
As we mentioned above, there have been several multi-million-pound winners at LeoVegas over the years. One of the biggest was a massive €6.7 million (just north of £6 million) win on NetEnt’s Hall of Gods mobile slot. According to reports at the time, the unnamed 37-year-old man staked just €10 before cleaning up big time.
Even more impressive was a 23-year-old Irish woman, who won a whopping €8.3 million (just shy of £7.5 million) while playing the progressive jackpot slot Joker Millions on her iPad. Apparently, the woman had only decided to play a few rounds before putting her kids to bed. Then the expanding wilds kept springing up like mushrooms in the rain and her wins went from pretty big to astronomical.
So, LeoVegas certainly isn’t shy about paying out vast sums to its players – in fact, it’s proud of the number of big winners it’s had since launch. Here’s the full list of all the local and progressive jackpot slots and table games available:
- Mega Moolah
- Mega Moolah Isis
- Mega Fortune Dreams
- Live Casino Hold’em Jumbo 7
- Mega Fortune
- Major Millions
- Super Spinner Bar-X
- Diamond Jackpots
- Star Spinner
- Wu Xing
- Five Star
- Lion Dance
- Gems Gone Wild
- Arcade Bomb
- Totem Lightning
- Fortune Charm
- Live Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker
- Mega Pots Mega-X
- Divine Fortune
- Mr Holmes & the Stolen Stones
- Riches of Ra
- Texas Hold’em Bonus
- Caribbean Stud
- Ultimate Super Reels
- Absolute Super Reels
- Diamond Wild
- Neon Reels
- Jade Magician
- Fu Dao Le
- Lucky Clover
- Super Fast Hot Hot
- Super Lucky Reels
- Super Multitimes Progressive
- Sweet 27
- Basic Instinct
- Mona Lisa Jewels
- Live Caribbean Stud Poker
- Dr Fortuno
- Super Lucky Frog
- Cosmic Fortune
- Geisha Wonders
- Tiki Wonders
- Icy Wonders
- Mega Joker
- Hall of Gods
- Arabian Nights
Challenge their live dealers
The boys and girls from LV have invested heavily in their Live Casino offering. Not only does the brand have a specific welcome package just for Live Casino lovers (see above), as well as regular promotions throughout the year, but they also live-stream their croupiers and dealers in HD from their own bespoke studio. Head over to the Chambre Séparée part of the site for an exclusive Live Casino experience found nowhere else on the planet.
The amount of Live Casino games at Leo is staggering. Taking just roulette games alone, there are so many versions, your head will spin faster than the wheel. For example, on top of the usual European and American versions, there’s also immersive roulette, lightning roulette, speed roulette and many, many more. This is in addition to various blackjack, baccarat, sic bo, dice and hold’em games, as well as the exclusive VIP tables.
Here’s the complete list of Live Casino providers:
- LeoVegas Chambre Séparée
- Evolution Gaming
- Authentic Gaming
Play casino on the go
As we mentioned above, there are almost as many mobile casino games as there are on desktop. That means you’ll have access to more than 1,000 games wherever you have your phone and an internet connection. Navigate to the website from your mobile browser for a hassle-free way to start playing from either your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
There are also dedicated apps for iOS and Android. To get the former, simply search for ‘LeoVegas’ in Apple’s App Store. Android users have a few more hoops to jump through before launching the app, but full download instructions can be found on the LV site. Head to the bottom of the Support section to get the lowdown on the download process.
You’re probably going to need customer support at some point because the FAQ section is pitifully short on details. However, you’ll always find the live chat window a click away in the lower right-hand corner of the website. This is the best way to get help quickly.
Here are the other contact methods, each available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
- UK freephone: 0808 169 9799
- Email: email@example.com
Note that while live chat and phone support will get you an instant answer (they are very responsive with both), less urgent enquiries via email usually take up to 24 hours.
Last but not least – more special features
That’s not everything, by the way. The casino also has two more aces up its fury sleeve:
That’s right. Not only is Leo one of the best places to play slots, but you can also bung a tenner on Man U failing to qualify for the Champions League again (sorry United fans). We won’t go into too much detail here, but rest assured that LV’s sportsbook offering is up there with the 1970 Brazil team.
There’s a unique sports welcome deal for new customers, in-play betting and the chance to bet on upcoming sporting events from around the world, covering everything from football to UFC – there’s even selected eSports betting, too.
We briefly mentioned some of the benefits of being recognised as a loyal lion. Your VIP level is based, inevitably, on how much real money you wager and is ranked from one to 99. The higher your level, the more benefits you’ll receive. Check some of them out below:
- Personal account management
- Exclusive and bigger bonuses
- Unique birthday gifts
- Monthly VIP-only raffles
LeoVegas went live in 2012, having been co-founded by Gustaf Hagman and Robin Ramm-Ericson – two Swedes who saw that “smartphones would revolutionise the world.”
The casino holds the coveted and well-respected UKGC licence for operating in the UK and its overseas territories. It also holds the MGA licence for operating in many other countries. However, bonuses are only available to players based in the following: UK, Finland, Norway, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand and Sweden.
Note that LeoVegas is not accessible to any players from the following countries: Afghanistan, Curacao, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Somalia, Syria, USA and Yemen.