VegasCasino is an online casino established in 2015 that runs on a multi-software platform offering games from a variety of suppliers. It is operated by River Game Operations Ltd and is registered under the jurisdiction of Malta. Last updated: December 27, 2018.
In my many years of reviewing internet casinos, I have come across some sites with funny and strange names, but I do not know if I've ever come across one that is as generically named as VegasCasino. When I first heard the name I instantly thought I had been there before, so I headed to the CL database to verify whether I had or not. There are several others with confusingly similar names, but to my surprise this is indeed a new site operated by the same folks that are responsible for 7Red Casino.
When you first visit Vegas Casino, you'll notice the huge video board that makes you feel like you're right on the Vegas Strip. The layout of the site is very attractive, and has a polish that I haven't seen on a new casino in quite some time. The casino's software is a browser-based platform running games from Net Entertainment, Play'n Go, Yggdrasil, and iSoftBet, meaning that you will find a large array of slots to play. The site allows you to register, deposit, and play all within your internet browser. The process of registering an account was relatively painless, and I was all set to begin playing within a few minutes.
There certainly are a large number of video slots to play at VegasCasino, with the above-mentioned developers providing ample choice. There are a series of licensed and original slots on offer, and you can easily find your way through the games using a search bar or the "traditional" thumbnail layout. There are plenty of progressive jackpots available, giving players the chance to win prizes worth several thousand all the way up to several million Euros on well known slots like Mega Fortune, Arabian Nights, and Hall of Gods. Classic slots are also front and centre, giving players the chance to play roughly two dozen classic style games.
It should be noted that VegasCasino does boast a strong mobile platform, that allows you to play through your smartphone and tablet, and the slot library is much more diverse on the small screen than the table games are. Speaking of table games, there are a large number of games available, with several varieties of blackjack, poker, roulette, and roulette available to be played. The big highlights here though are the live dealer games, which pit you at a table with a real dealer who is webcasted onto your computer screen from a dedicated studio.
Banking at VegasCasino is decent, albeit a bit limited in terms of withdrawal options. Players can deposit via eWallet, vouchers, credit cards and wire transfer, while withdrawing is limited to just wire, Skrill and Neteller. Minimum deposits at the casino are €10, while withdrawals under €150 attract a hefty €10 service fee. On the positive side, once you are verified you can expect to be paid via e-wallet within 48 hours in my experience.
Similar to its sister casino 7Red, this casino has a commendable policy of not attaching any wagering requirements to their bonuses. Each bonus is non-cashable (i.e. you can wager but not withdraw bonus funds) but you are able to play any game in the casino with your bonus and you can withdraw at any time. In these days of bonuses with massive wagering requirements, game restrictions and wager size limits, you won't find a more flexible bonus deal than this.
Customer service at Vegas Casino is very good, with the site providing 24/7 round the clock support through email, telephone, and instant messaging. I popped into a quick chat session with a rep, and found the time for assistance to be reasonable.
VegasCasino holds a license to operate an online casino from Curacao eGaming, which is something that long time Casino Listings readers will know that we regard as virtually worthless. Player information transfer is secure, given that your communication with the casino is protected using SSL encryption at all times. This applies to the first time you visit the site, as well as when you register, deposit, play games, or withdraw money from the site.
Auditing of game fairness is carried out by Technical System Testing (TST), a company that conducts mathematical tests on the random number generators used by games of chance. I found a claim on the site that this casino "offers an average payout of 98.43%". However there are no supporting statistics or published payout audits to support this dubious claim. You can check the theoretical RTP numbers for the games supplied by several the site's developers such as Net Entertainment or Play'n Go in the games themselves.
Similar to most casinos that are loosely regulated by Curacao, responsible gaming is not really a priority at this casino. The site does dedicate a typical page to the topic, but there are no controls inside your player account to set limits on deposits or playtime, or self-exclude yourself if you need to. Most European licensed casinos are obligated to provide such controls as part of their licensing conditions these days, so it is disappointing to see a casino that doesn't live up to the same standards that I have come to expect.
It would be remiss of me not to mention the continued legal travails of the operator of this casino. Formerly known as Bluemay Enterprises, it was fined €130,000 in 2014 by the Dutch government for allowing people from the Netherlands to play at 7Red Casino without a license. It seemingly regarded compliance with this decision as optional and continued to accept Dutch players, and was eventually fined another €480,000 in 2015. A related company, Bluemay Enterprises Ltd, was forcibly wound up by UK authorities in 2014. In early 2017 the news came through that the company had failed in its appeals against the Dutch authorities and it would have to pay the fines. Since then, the operating company name for this casino has changed to Azurolongo Enterprises N.V., 7Red Casino has closed, and Bluemay Enterprises N.V. seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. I'll leave it up to you to speculate as to what that means, but it doesn't exactly fill me with confidence that my money is safe at this casino.
The game library at VegasCasino is deep, the platform is slick, the bonus policy is good, and there is plenty to keep you entertained. However there are serious flaws in this operation that cannot be ignored, chiefly being the history of legal trouble and questionable conduct of its operator in its seemingly deliberate disregard for Netherlands law. That to me suggests that this casino may have a big target on its back and I would not want to have my money in there if any further enforcement action were to take place.