Vegas Crest Casino Review
Vegas Crest Casino is an online casino established in 2014 with games supplied by Betsoft, Rival Gaming, Saucify, and Vista Gaming. It is operated by Vista Gaming and is registered under the jurisdiction of Curaçao. Last updated: March 7, 2016.
Vegas Crest Casino Bonus Offers
- Other Information:
- 10 free spins available on Tipsy Tourist video slot. Maximum cashout from free spins is $/€/£100.
- Allowed Games & Wagering Requirements:
- 100% (99xB) → Slots
- Minimum Deposit: $25 €25 £25
- Other Information:
- 30 free spins available on Pinocchio slot. 2nd deposit bonus: 300% bonus plus 60 Free Spins on Fruit Zen 3D slot.
- Allowed Games & Wagering Requirements:
- 100% (45xB) → Keno, Slots
- 25% (180xB) → Table Poker
- 10% (450xB) → Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette (American), Roulette (European), Video Poker
Review of Vegas Crest Casino
Vegas Crest Casino was founded in early 2014 by an experienced operator, PalauGames, that runs a bingo network that has been in business since 1996. This bingo network includes sites such as CyberBingo, BingoSky, and BingoFest, among others. The casino offers games from Rival Gaming, Betsoft and Saucify. Vegas Crest also provides punters with the opportunity to play games that they most likely have not seen in the past from a developer known as Vista Gaming.
Software and Games
While most Rival gaming casinos that we have come across in the past are available for play via downloadable software, Vegas Crest is a little different in that it only offers play online through your web browser. Nevertheless there is a very big selection of over 100 slot machines from Rival on the site. These include 5-reel video slots, 3-reel classics, and Rival's i-Slots which have interactive storylines that are revealed to you as you play. You also have the opportunity to win a six-figure progressive jackpot on one of the Rival jackpot slots: Money Magic, Strike Gold, Major Moolah, or 1,000,000 Reels B.C. Rival slot machines are colourful, varied, and fun to play, and certain games such as Scary Rich have the potential for some huge wins due to their very high variance bonus rounds. Vegas Crest also sports a collection of slots from Betsoft and Saucify. The Betsoft games in particular are visually impressive, featuring 3d rendered characters and animations. All in all there are over 350 games to choose from.
The more interesting aspect to Vegas Crest is the set of games that are provided by Vista Gaming. This was the first time we had come across these games, and it is likely to be the same for you. Unless of course you have played in one of their bingo rooms before where the games are offered as "side games" for when people get bored of waiting for their balls to drop. It is always good to see new slots but it is fair to say that the slots from Vista Gaming won't win any design awards. The graphics are fairly simplistic, the sounds are repetitive, and the themes are all tried and tested many times before. They have Ancient Egypt covered with Sands of Egypt, pirates get a run in Princess of the Sea, the Wild West is once again visited in Wanted, and trademark lawyers will be in a frenzy when they see the familiarly spy-themed Games Bond. All in all, there are around 20 of these games, and while the quality is not high, you won't be complaining if you're winning.
Table games and video poker at Vegas Crest are all supplied by Vista Gaming. Despite my reservations about the Vista slots, I actually found these table games to be pretty good. Again the graphics are not of the highest quality but they play smoothly and have loads of options to configure the games to your preference, including the speed of the deal, sound effects, warnings against bad plays. Games such as blackjack also have keyboard shortcuts for common plays which I find to be lacking in most other softwares. All in all, you can play Blackjack, Bare-all Blackjack (a.k.a Double Exposure), Baccarat, Casino War, European and American Roulette, Pai Gow Poker, Red Dog, Texas Hold'em, along with a couple of table-based versions of video poker. Those of you that love those whacky "chain reactor" style games where winning lines explode and new symbols cascade in to take their place will also appreciate the games in the "Specialty" section such as Jewelz, Tweet Tweet and Tutti Frutti.
Banking and Customer Support
Seeing as how it accepts American punters, I expected Vegas Crest's banking system to be a bit limited. Count me surprised then to find that the casino supports a relatively large number of deposit and withdrawal methods, albeit many of which are not available to Americans. The casino accepts Visa and MasterCard deposits, payment by voucher, bank wire, or standard wire, along with e-wallets such as Neteller, Skrill, and EcoPayz. Deposits are accepted instantly, and are credited to your account either with or without a bonus, which you can select before you put money in. Personally I dodged the sign-up bonus though as the wagering requirements were very high at 40x deposit + bonus which works out to be 80xB at the 100% offered.
Withdrawing money is easy as well, with paper checks, wire transfers, and bank wires being offered by the casino to Americans, and e-wallets to others. Unfortunately cash-outs are held in a reversible pending state for 2 or 3 business days before being processed, so unless you withdraw on a Monday or Tuesday you will have to wait until the following week to have your withdrawal sent. Individual withdrawals are limited to a maximum amount of $3000 paid per week. Anything over and above this amount is paid in instalments over several weeks at least. Overall, Vegas Crest is nothing special in the withdrawal department.
Customer Service is available by email, fax, and 24/7 instant online text chat, but regrettably does not have telephone support. I prefer to speak with someone verbally once in a while if I have an issue, and sometimes it is hard to get your point across when you can't actually speak to somebody. Still, Vegas Crest's staff is quite friendly and helpful, and I did not have any issues in claiming bonuses or asking about how certain things work.
Despite my automatic wariness of all things Rival, I saw nothing untoward in my time reviewing Vegas Crest Casino. The Rival games are good quality, varied and fun, and the addition of games from Vista Gaming may be attractive to Americans who have far less choice than the rest of the world. Those of you outside America are unlikely to be impressed by Vista's rather basic slots and the relatively sluggish withdrawals though. Overall it isn't the fanciest casino on the market, but it does a decent job of offering American punters something different from what they are probably used to.
Vegas Crest Casino Jackpots
These are the current progressive jackpots at Vegas Crest Casino as recorded by our casino jackpots tracker. Click a jackpot name to view detailed statistics, jackpot graphs, and win records.
|Legends of Avalon||$62,694|
|One Million Reels BC||$42,240|