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.
There would be little argument when we say that the online casino industry has to be one of the toughest to break into within online gaming. The sheer number of casinos that you can now pick from is fairly overwhelming, so when someone new comes along they have to offer up something that hasn’t been done before or simply, offer what’s already there, but executed better.
LeoVegas have taken it upon themselves to do both of these; first offer up a mobile friendly online casino and second, to provide a fresh face in their online portfolio of games that are on offer. The company have only been about since 2012, which is no time at all really, but they have already made heads turn and built up a pretty impressive portfolio of players already in that time.
Software And Platform
LeoVegas have tapped into a huge range of casino software developers to allow them to offer up the best games in the business. These include Bally Technologies, CryptoLogic, Evolution Gaming, IGT / Wagerworks, Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Play’n GO, WMS and Yggdrasil Gaming. The software is only available via your browser or can be downloaded to any mobile device.
It’s also wroth noting that they do include a handy search feature for the casino as well, which is very much needed when you see just how many games they offer up in the next section. We also liked that you could try each game before playing for real money, allowing you to get a feel of the how it works and the rules of each game before investing any money.
The range of games that LeoVegas has on offer is really what the casino is all about. To say its impressive is an understatement, with over 500 to choose from. What’s great is that, as you will se below, the games are well spread out across a number of platforms, offering up something fro literally every user within the casino. The games on offer stay pretty constant and whilst they do add and remove games, it’s possibly not as regular as some, although because they have so many, it doesn’t really need to be.
You’re going to be able to choose from over 450 slots within LeoVegas and what a range they have. They do vary in quality though, which is something you need to keep an eye out for, but as we mentioned earlier, you will get the chance to try the game before you play for real money, so you should know what you are letting yourself in for prior to playing.
If you are a lover of blackjack, the LeoVegas might just have the best range of games in the industry. There are a whopping 21 variants on offer and it’s clear to see that they have tapped into every one of the software providers that they use to create this massive range. Some of the variants include 21+3, 6 in 1, professional series, pro series high stakes, buster bet, lucky ladies, perfect pairs, suit ‘em up and 3 different single deck games.
The range of roulette games is even more impressive than the blackjack lot, with a stunning 29 games on offer. This has to be one of the most in-depth ranges of games we have seen! The variants include 3 wheel, American, Live VIP, double bonus spin, French, European, London and even Monopoly roulette.
The live games section is an area that LeoVegas have really been trying to improve over the last few months and with 30 titles to choose from you’re never going to be left wanting. You can select from roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps, three card poker, Caribbean stud and casino hold’em.
You will be able to choose from 15 jackpot games in total, which are all network based, meaning that the figures included for each jackpot are simply massive. The standout titles include that of Mega Moolah (the highest paying slot of all time), Mega fortune, Hall of Gods and Mega Moolah ISIS (Queen of the slots).
LeoVegas is synonymous with having a plethora of jackpot wins, but the biggest of them all came in July 2015 when a lucky winner from Gothenburg managed to win €4,583,260 from just one spin on the Mega Fortune Dreams game.
About LeoVegas Casino
LeoVegas has to be one of the biggest success stories over the last 5 or so years within the online casino industry. They started life in 2012 as another up and coming casino, but now they have to be regarded as one of the best in the business.
The company is run by the LeoVegas Group and in turn a section of the business is to solely invest into companies that are looking to promote gaming on mobile. This is the direction that LeoVegas first took when starting up, so it’s obviously what the company are sticking to moving forward.
The company is based out of Sweden and whilst the Euro market is very dear to their hearts, they have big plans to expand the brand worldwide and already accept players for a number of countries; in fact only players from Estonia, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine and the Unites States are currently restricted.
In the few short years since the company was founded they have won several highly acclaimed casino awards including Casino Operator of the year in 2016 at both the International Gaming Awards and the Gaming intelligence Awards, Mobile Operator of the year 2016 at the EGR Nordic Awards and finally, Best Innovation in Mobile and Tablet – the same EGR awards in 2016.