LeoVegas are a Swedish brand, but are now based out Malta. The sports betting side of the business has been running since 2016 and throughout the short time they have been operating, have managed to create a fairly good sportsbook.
The company are best known for the foray into the online casino industry and the brand have managed to win any awards in the space od just a few years. Some of the more exclusive include the 2016 EGR Mobile Marketing Campaign, 2016 EGR Mobile Operator, 2016 EGR Casino Operator, Gaming Awards 2016 Casino Operator and the GIA 2016 Casino Operator of the year.
Now, we do realise that all of these awards are for casino games, but it shows that what the company have done for casino in a short space of time has been nothing short of remarkable. We are confident that they will be looking to make the same strides in the online sports betting sector as well and wouldn’t be surprised to see similar awards over this timeframe.
Based out of Malta, the LeoVegas sportsbook has been the creation of one of the industries leading online casino operators. However, as is always the case with successful gambling sites, the company decided to expand their ventures in 2016 and brought in the LeoVegas Sportsbook. Throughout this article we will be looking at how well the sportsbook performs given that is now a few months old.
Odds & Markets
The pricing structure at LeoVegas does tend to be fairly week, at least that’s what we have found from the bets that we have compared. The bookmaker offers decent prices on the top games throughout the bookmaker, often matching that of much more established brands, but they struggle when it comes to any sports or games outside of these. It’s depth that’s the issue here and if you are looking to bet on the high profile games from the top sports, they could be an option, but for anything outside of these, you are really better off looking elsewhere.
It wont take you long to realise that LeoVegas relies very heavily on football betting. There’s nothing really wrong with this, as long as you are looking to bet on football, but if you are looking to bet on pretty much any sport outside of this, market coverage is going to be very limited. Even popular sports such as horse racing and tennis struggle in the markets that are on offer, with some of the élite tennis games not getting any coverage what so ever, which was highly disappointing.
Many bookmakers are based on their ability to offer hundreds (if not thousands) of markets from dozens of sports around the world. LeoVegas doesn’t do that, but we don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing - 90% of the markets on offer at most bookmakers the majority of punters will never use.
Granted, if you are looking to bet on the archery world championships then yes, bet365 is going to be a better option than LeoVegas. But, whilst they don’t offer up a load of markets, they do offer up what the majority of bettors will be looking for. These come from sports such as football, cricket, horse racing, tennis, golf and rugby – not archery! The smaller site makes it feel much more streamlined and in a weird sort of way, nicer to use than a lot of their meatier competitors.
The downside of this minimalist outlook from LeoVegas is that it includes very few features. Aside from live betting, there is not a lot else that is going to really grab your attention and this is where the bookmaker simply cant compete with the competition unfortunately.
We will give a quick shout about the design though and that it looks very clean!
In Play Betting
The live betting section is pretty reasonable for a new bookmaker, but doesn’t get anywhere near the level of depth that the likes of bet365 can achieve. The range of sports on offer is OK, but that’s about as good as it gets to be honest with you. Football is the main attraction, and they do include other sports such as tennis, basketball, cricket and snooker, but the range of games and then markets for those games really does let the bookmaker down somewhat.
The site doesn’t have a standalone stats section as such, but they do include live betting stats for the games that run in-play. They are pretty basic to be honest, with attacks, dangerous attacks, shots on and shots off target, but some are definitely better than none.