LeoVegas has long been a household name when it comes to online gambling, with its well-known and much-loved online casino platform, but now it has launched a sportsbook as well to meet the needs of the sports fans in its audience. The dedicated sports betting platform can be easily accessed from the main site by clicking the ‘Sports’ tab right next to the ‘Casino’ and ‘Live Casino’ tabs.
What bonuses do LeoVegas offer?
LeoVegas are currently offering a welcome bonus for new customers in the form of two 100% profit boosts. There are, however, some considerable restrictions on this. The maximum bet amount per profit boost is just £5, and the maximum odds for a bet to be eligible for the profit boosts are 20/1. This means the maximum you can win per profit boost is just £105 (your original £5 bet plus £100 worth of winnings). This is a less generous bonus than offered by many online sportsbooks and relies on you placing a winning bet, so LeoVegas are certainly trying to ensure that your potential bonus winnings are limited. There is also a wagering requirement attached to your welcome bonus, but it is very straightforward, simply requiring that you place your bet on an event with odds of 1/2 or higher in order to access your profit boost. There are ongoing promotions for existing LeoVegas customers, so watch your account for current and upcoming promotions. LeoVegas also offer the chance to join the LeoVegas football club, which offers rewards for those who place in-play bets on football. Rewards include free bets and extra bonuses.As always, there are various terms and conditions that apply to any bonus, and these are subject to change. Always check the terms and conditions for any bonus you claim to ensure you meet any extra requirements.
What sports are available to bet on?
There are well over 30 sports available via LeoVegas, and the different types of sports and events are extensive. Sports are listed on the site and app in alphabetical order, and most sports fans will not be disappointed at what is on offer. Common sports such as football, rugby (league and union) and horse racing are all there. Less common sports and games are also available such as chess and even Pesapallo (a little-known bat and ball sport sometimes referred to as the national sport of Finland).
Popular US sports such as American football, baseball and basketball are also available, and the site will provide you with all the vital statistics you need, such as points spreads, parlays, run lines and money lines. European football, or soccer, is understandably well covered, with the opportunity to bet not only on the outcome of the match but various other, and very specific, in-play events such as ‘next throw-in taken’, adding some fun twists for the most dedicated fans.
- Over 30 sports available
What features does LeoVegas offer?
LeoVegas offer a number of features, both through their main site and on the mobile apps. Pre-match and in-play betting is easily accessed, with live betting taking place throughout match play with up-to-date in-play odds available on a variety of markets. To access these, simply click the ‘Live Now’ tab and all available live sports and events will appear with current in-play odds.
One drawback of LeoVegas sportsbook is that it does not currently offer live streaming of events direct from the site or app as many of its competitors do, so to join in the excitement of live betting, many customers will feel the need to also have access to a live stream of the event via another source.
LeoVegas offers a wide array of payment methods, including debit and credit cards, bank transfer, PayPal, Skrill and paysafecard. Withdrawals are fairly fast and take less than 24 hours when using e-wallets. There is a minimum withdrawal of £20 or more depending on payment method. Several currencies are accepted, and there are only a few restricted countries. The company is based and licenced in Malta. There is 24/7 customer support available via live chat, email, Twitter and Facebook.
LeoVegas mobile review
As you might expect from a brand that has led the way in mobile casino gambling, LeoVegas provides an excellent mobile experience for their sportsbook customers as well. They have developed a sports betting mobile app available for both iOS and Android devices, alongside a responsive mobile version of the site that can be accessed from any mobile device. LeoVegas have long prided themselves on delivering a first-class mobile experience for their busy, always on-the-go customers and have won awards for their mobile platforms, including the ‘Best Native App’ at the EGR Marketing and Innovation Awards in 2017 and the Best Mobile Operator of the Year’ at the International Gaming Awards 2019. The LeoVegas Sport app provides all the same features as the website, with a smooth, intuitive interface that aims to make placing bets and following your favourite sports easier than ever. Be aware that LeoVegas offer different apps for their casino and live casino site, so make sure you are downloading the sports betting app, known as LeoVegas Sport, which is available from the site or from the app stores at iTunes and Google Play. Betting Veteran suggests you try out the responsive version of the site that can be accessed from any mobile device before deciding whether you need the app or not.
Betting Veteran pays a visit
Betting Veteran paid a quick visit to LeoVegas and enjoyed his experience there. He found the layout of the website clear and easy to navigate, and he discovered that registering and funding an account was quick and easy. He enjoyed the live betting experience and the wide range of different in-play bets on football added to the experience, but he would have certainly preferred to have live streaming of events included on the site.
LeoVegas is a fairly new but already popular sportsbook. Building on their previous success in online casino and live casino gambling, LeoVegas are working to provide a fun and functional sports betting site, with a range of sports, good betting odds and an exciting live betting experience. Also building on previous experience, they have worked hard to get their mobile experience right, with highly functional mobile apps and a great mobile version of the site for those accessing via browser.
There are a few drawbacks, however. Sports gamblers love a live stream. It’s part of the fun to watch the action unfold and place live bets in real time as it does. This is an area where LeoVegas may need to step up its game to compete with other major sportsbooks. The welcome bonus is also quite restricted and is based on placing a winning bet rather than matching account funds or initial bets placed. Lastly, a withdrawal amount of at least £20 (depending on the method used) may seem high to some casual gamblers.
Betting Veteran likes:
- Large number of betting markets
- User-friendly site and apps
- Good live betting functions
Betting Veteran dislikes:
- No live streaming
- Welcome bonus is limited
- High withdrawal limits