Royal Vegas Casino

by James Carter on February 19th, 2015.

Royal Vegas Casino is wildly popular in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. As one of Microgaming network's flagship sites, Royal Vegas has a selection of over 500 casino games including all-time favourites such as Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune ($3 million+ in jackpot prizes), plus newer movie-themed slots such as the Lord of the Ring and the Dark Knight Rises.

Royal Vegas is operated by Digimedia Ltd and belongs to Fortune Lounge Casino Group. The online casino is based in Malta (where it was founded in 2000), has been whitelisted in the UK and translated into 10 languages and is audited by eCogra.

Welcome Bonus and Promotions

As a new player, you'll get a welcome bonus package worth $1,200 for signing-up, which lasts throughout your first three deposits in the following way:

  1. Bonus: 100% up to $250.
  2. Bonus: 25% up to $200.
  3. Bonus: 50% up to $750.

Getting the full welcome deposit bonus would therefore require a total of $2550 spread over the first three deposits. Royal Vegas has a wagering requirement of 30x the bonus amount (you can cashout the bonus only after completing the requirements).

The 30x requirement only applies to slot machines, keno and scratch cards. Classic blackjack and video poker players get a much worse deal: a 1500x requirement. I, for one, couldn't believe that figure to be real, but that's what their bonus terms and conditions say.

Additionally, there's a 10% bonus if you use one of their preferred payment methods when depositing (ECOCard, Neteller, Skrill, ClickandBuy, Entropay, Ukash and Click2Pay).

Other Royal Vegas Casino promotions to know about are their weekly freeroll slot machine tournaments and their slots and blackjack tournaments (called International Slots League and International Blackjack League).

Rewards Program

Royal Vegas Casino's Rewards Program allows you to convert the points you've earned into cash. However, it's nothing to get too excited about, since you get 1 loyalty point per every $1 wagered in slots or $5 wagered in table games, and a whopping 1,000 points only converts into $1. It's essentially a 0.1% cashback for slots and a $0.02% cashback for table games.

Better than nothing, sure, but a long way from an exciting opportunity.

You may feel a little better after knowing that you'll get 2,500 points to start with (the minimum point amount to redeem is 5,000 so you're halfway through) and the more you play, the faster you accumulate points (although regardless of your player status, you'll never accumulate them at an excitingly fast pace). Points expire in 60 days so you should try to accumulate at least 5,000 points every 60 days in order to redeem them.

Software

When you're dealing with Microgaming software, you're dealing with one of the most used pieces of casino software in the world (perhaps the most used). Microgaming software has been tried and tested by millions of gamblers year after year and they never disappoint. As mentioned, Royal Vegas Casino has over 500 games, including hundreds of slot machines and even games with live dealers (these games are for baccarat, blackjack and roulette).

Royal Vegas Casino's software is compatible for both iOS and Android these days, instead of it being nice extra, having mobile-compatible casino software is a must. I play mobile casino games almost exclusively now and I'm sure there are many doing the very same thing.

Deposit and Cashout Methods

You will find a suitable deposit option at Royal Vegas Casino at least that's a pretty safe bet, considering they have tens of available deposit options, ranging from the ones known everywhere (such as Visa, Mastercard and Paypal) to lesser-known ones. As mentioned before, by selecting one of the preferred payment methods, you can get a bigger deposit bonus.

Customer Service

I have only good things to say about Royal Vegas Casino's customer support. They're available via e-mail, phone and live chat now, I've only ever used their live chat, and it has always worked smoothly. The chat session has always begun rightaway and I've gotten fast and helpful answers.

Customer support in general is an important feature of any company in the world. Royal Vegas has invested in that area and it shows in a big way. I feel it's almost my obligation to recommend Royal Vegas to our Australian, New Zealandian, Canadian and British readers here at Gaming the Odds.