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Reel Vegas Verdict
Reel Vegas is a good choice for people who love to play a varied selection of slots while also keeping their fingers on the pulse of all the latest releases. However, it could do with a stronger range of card and table games.
Design & Usability
The website conforms to the standard Nektan template, which is designed to make it as easy as possible to navigate through the games lobby and various pages of interest. At the top of the screen on the right-hand side, you’ve got an area to log-in to your account or create a new one, as well as a forgotten password link. Underneath, there’s a large banner which rotates through the current offers, and underneath, you can browse the games lobby by seven different categories including Exclusive, Jackpots, and Casino Games.
Software & Gameplay
The Nektan software that powers Reel Vegas is solid and stable, and we’ve rarely encountered any unplanned outage, although downtime does occur every couple of weeks in the early hours when the software and games are being updated.
The lobby gives you thumbnails of the available games, which you can browse by seven categories, and once you’ve picked a game you’d like to try, it launches in a new window which has quick links to the cashier and lobby.
Safety & Security
Reel Vegas is regulated and licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission. The site uses top SSL encryption, handles card transactions via a leading online payment processor, and uses a random number generator to ensure fair play.
Payments & Withdrawals
You can use any of the following payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Maestro, Neteller, Paysafecard, Skrill, Trustly, and Boku. Overall, it’s a varied range of banking options, but it would be nice to see Paypal and Entropay included.
The minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts are £10 and £20 respectively. Withdrawal requests can take up to three working days to be processed, and it can take another seventy-two hours for your funds to be credited back to you by your card issuer.
You can seek help via telephone, live chat, or email. The support hours aren’t advertised, but we don’t believe they’re 24/7 as when we tried to get hold of an agent at 7.50 AM on a weekday, the live chat service told us that no agents were available.
Bonuses & Promotions
The welcome bonus gives you up to £400 and fifty free spins on Starburst when you become a depositing player. You must make a minimum deposit of £10 to claim the first part of the offer, and once you’ve collected your 100% bonus (up to £100), you’ll need to wager any winnings thirty times before you can cash-out. The remainder of the welcome package is awarded with your second and third deposits of £10 or more, and offers you 100% up to £100 and 50% up to £200 (with 50 free spins added to each) respectively.
On Deposit Match Tuesday, you can claim as much as £100 in bonus funds on your first qualifying deposit of the day, and there are often opportunities to claim extra reload bonuses and free spins via the Promotions page.
Thanks to the presence of some networked promotions, you’re also likely to come across slots tournaments with real cash prizes, and holiday prize draws.
As the homepage explains, all of the titles on offer at Reel Vegas are compatible with tablets, mobile phones, smartphones, and desktop computers. No mobile app is needed as the website is HTML5 and, therefore, can be accessed using your mobile device’s web browser.
Variety & Originality
Reel Vegas is supplied by several software providers, including Microgaming, NextGen Gaming, NetEnt, Scientific Games, IGT, and Nektan.
We like that you can rely on Reel Vegas to offer new games every week, and at the time of our last visit, the latest additions included Ted, Butterfly Staxx, Prosperity Twin, Copy Cats, and Hercules High and Mighty.
The casino games lobby incorporates everything from Classic Blackjack, Roulette, and Live Ra Roulette to Live VIP Blackjack, Blackjack with Lucky Ladies Bet, and Live Dolphin’s Roulette. We did notice, however, that there do not appear to be any video poker or baccarat games.
The selection of slots is particularly impressive, and you can enjoy playing progressive jackpot slots such as Winstar, Worms Reloaded, and Mega Jackpots Cleopatra, as well as popular slot games like Action Bank, Avalon, Dracula, Golden Goddess, and Gold. In addition, there are several scratch cards and instant wins including Big Money Slingo Bonus, Treasure 7×7, and Crossword Cash.
Loyalty & Rewards
Reel Vegas uses the standard Privileged Club VIP system that’s built into the Nektan software. You can only become a member if you’re invited, and as a Privileged player, you’ll be entitled to free spins, deposit rewards, weekly bonuses, and cashback offers.