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Leo Vegas

Established: 2011 Jurisdiction: Sweden
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Players from United States not allowed

Introduction

Founded in 2011 by Gustaf Hagman and Robin Ramm-Ericson, LeoVegas is a Swedish mobile gaming company and provider of online casino and sports betting services. From the outset, the company’s success has been built on mobile, and the realisation of the company’s founders that smartphones were going to revolutionise the consumer experience. Today, “mobile first” continues to be the company’s abiding principle.

Since going live in 2012, LeoVegas has enjoyed rapid growth, and has become one of the leading mobile gaming companies in Europe, and claiming market leadership when it comes to mobile casinos. It now employs more than 900 people, with the UK and the Nordic countries regarded as its core markets, it also has a presence throughout the rest of Europe, most notably in Spain and Italy.

Operations

The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, which is also where all technical development is centred, but the brand “LeoVegas” is owned by a separate subsidiary based in Malta. The company has offices in the UK, Italy and Poland.

LeoVegas

Licensing

The online gaming and sports betting products are licensed and regulated in Malta under the provisions of the Malta Lottery and Gambling Act – registration number C59314.

In their native Sweden, LeoVegas operates in compliance with the Spelinspektionen sector, whilst in the UK its activities are governed by the provisions of the UK Gambling Commission. It was the first company to receive a licence in Sweden, which, from 1st January, 2019, has been a fully regulated gaming market.

Most recently, it has been authorised in Denmark in 2019 by the DGOJ – Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego.

The parent company, LeoVegas AB is traded on the Swedish Stock Exchange.

Online Casino

Those interested in their online casino will not be disappointed. There are over 700 games from which to choose, including more than 500 slots. There are also 23 blackjack games, 18 roulette options, five poker games, and many more besides.

Range of Sports Covered

LeoVegas cover more than 35 sports, including hundreds of markets and sub-markets. These include:

  • Football (soccer)
  • Tennis
  • Horse Racing
  • Golf
  • Cricket
  • Motorsports (F1, Moto GP etc.)
  • Rugby Union
  • Boxing
  • American Football
  • Basketball
  • Snooker
  • E-Sports

In addition, they allow players to bet on activities like politics, TV and Movie Awards, and other novelty markets.

Because of the Kambi betting software that LeoVegas uses there are thousands of daily betting options available – both ante-post and in-play – with players given the choice of making single, combination or system bets.

Promotions and Bonuses

LeoVegas offers a range of bonuses and promotions designed both to entice new customers and reward existing ones. They also offer competitions on their website, and promotions themed around a particular sporting event, like football play-offs.

New customers are eligible for a 100% bonus on their first deposit, with £100 the maximum amount that can be credited, Punters need to fulfil certain criteria to qualify for this, with a £10 minimum deposit required.

Unfortunately, deposits made by customers via Neteller and Skrill do not qualify for the Welcome Offer. There are also 5* betting requirements – this means that players cannot request a withdrawal before they have placed bets equivalent to 5 times the amount of the bonus. Furthermore, the bets that are placed must have odds of 1.5 or higher.

Until, and unless, these requirements are met, the maximum amount of money that can be placed per bet is £5.

Football Club Promotions

LeoVegas has a special promotion for football fans, valid only for those who place mobile bets. They receive Free Bets and Profit Boosts for every In-Play bet at odds or 1.5 or more, provided that they have bet a minimum of £20.

Players receive a 10% Profit Boost when they make a single successful qualifying bet. Those who place five qualifying bets receive a £10 Free Bet which, subject to certain terms and conditions, can be used in their preferred In-Play football market.

Restricted Countries

Players based in the following countries are not able to play through LeoVegas:

  • United States of America
  • Asia (except India)
  • Latin America
  • Africa (with the exception of South Africa)
  • Estonia
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine

Additionally, only players from the following countries are eligible to receive bonuses:

  • Austria
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • UK

Payment Methods:

LeoVegas offers a wide variety of payment methods allowing customers to make deposits quickly, safely and easily. These include:

  • Visa, MasterCard, Maestro
  • Bank Transfer
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • PayPal
  • Paysafe Card
  • Poli

The minimum withdrawal limit is UK £20 and cash-out times vary between 12 and 24 hours. Weekend cash outs are also available.

Languages

The website is available in English and Swedish. Customer support is available in different languages, even during national holidays.

Customer Support

LeoVegas has garnered a reputation for excellent customer support, with staff that are friendly, knowledgeable and professional.

Support can be accessed via email, live chat and phone, whilst the FAQ section on their website contains a lot of helpful information covering issues such as banking queries, depositing and withdrawal questions, and various technical issues.

Key Points:

Advantages

  • Offers a superior mobile bettingexperience, with native apps forWindows, Android and iOS
  • Extensive range of sports on whichto bet
  • Accepts payment in multiplecurrencies, and offers a range ofpayment options
  • Uses 2048-bit SSL (Secure SocketLayer) encryption technology toensure all personal and financialdata is encrypted
  • The software is easy to navigate,allowing a user to switch quicklybetween sports.
  • Range of odds displayed – Infractions, decimals or the Americansystem depending on the preferenceof the player.

Disadvantages

  • Not all sports covered have“in-play” betting at present,although more are being brought online all the time
  • They do not offer live streaming,unlike most of the other majorsports book operators
  • Does not serve customers based inthe US, and a number of othermarkets
  • The company has run into issues withregulators in both the UK and theNetherlands for false advertisingand mishandling customer issues.

Awards

Over the years, LeoVegas has garnered a number of international awards including:

2019:

“Online Casino of the Year” – Global Gaming Awards;“Best Mobile Operator of the Year” – International Gaming Awards

2018:

“Best Sports Betting Operator” – EGR Nordic Awards“Casino Operator of the Year” – EGR Nordic Awards, SBC Awards

Conclusion

LeoVegas are one of the best sports betting companies on the market, especially those looking for a superior mobile experience. They have lots of betting options and markets on which to bet, offer a totally secure gambling environment, and have excellent customer support.

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