As the sister site of Sky Bingo, Sky Vegas offers fans of online gaming an even more extensive range of slots, instant wins, table games, and jackpot games to choose from, including several exclusives. It sits alongside a further eight subsites which are also owned by Bonne Terre Limited, including Sky Bet, Sky Casino, and Sky Poker. Unique promotions, a £10 no-deposit casino offer, and a strong reputation as one of the most trusted names in the industry are just some of the accolades that Sky Vegas has earned since launching back in 2003. But, are there blue skies ahead for new members or is Sky Vegas a bit of a washout?
Designing an online gambling site that consists of multiple products is never an easy task, but Bonne Terre has done an excellent job of making sure that each part of its portfolio easy to reach without overwhelming every page with complex multi-menu systems. Along the very top of the website, there’s a clickable link to each of the available options such as Fantasy Football, Sky Bet, and Sky Bingo, but from there down, everything’s all about Vegas games.
Striking red and white graphics make the promotions and featured games stand out, and there’s an uncomplicated menu system that lets you view your account, the current promotions, the help pages, and the different games categories. You can easily sign up or log in using the two white buttons at the top-right, and if you have anything positive or negative to say about the site, you can let Sky Vegas know by using the “Leave Feedback” button.
There are three ways to ask for assistance – live chat, online email form, or telephone. The team aims to answer emails within 24 hours, but during busy periods, it can take up to 72 hours for a response. Live chat is available 24/7, but the telephone line is only manned between 8 AM and midnight from Monday to Sunday.
Currently, Sky Vegas offers new players a £10 no-deposit bonus on registration. It can be spent on any Sky Vegas games except Super Monopoly Money, and you’ll need to wager it through twenty times prior to withdrawing any winnings.
There’s also a 400% first deposit bonus, which gives you 400% extra, up to a maximum of £40 when you deposit at least £10. You’ll need to meet the 40x bonus+deposit wagering requirements before you can submit a withdrawal request, and you have thirty days in which to do so. Although it’s a good offer, the £40 limit may turn away prospective players who are hoping to gain a more generous introductory bonus.
There are three things we like about the promotions at Sky Vegas: 1) they’re changed every week or so; 2) they let you explore other areas such as bingo and sports betting by allowing you to participate in site-wide special offers, and 3) they’re exclusive to the Sky brand. There’s everything from Vegas Millions prize draws and competitions where you can win holidays and cars to free bets and the chance to win entry to renowned poker tournaments.
Sky Vegas offers you top-quality, seamless gameplay both on desktops and mobile devices. The software that powers the site is provided by Wagerworks, which allows you to play a wide range of games instantly via your web browser. The lobby and cashier system are well-designed and easy to use, and you can enjoy networked progressive jackpot slots like Super Spinner Bar-X, Mega Jackpot Cleopatra, and Wizard of Odds, as well as over thirty exclusive games such as Carry On Camping, Sky Roulette, and Tipping Point.
Within the Help and Support database, there’s a section dedicated to mobile gaming. The Vegas Casino app for iPhone and iPad offers you access to more than 350 slots, table games, and instant wins, but due to Google Play restrictions, there’s no mobile slots app for Android users. However, there’s a download link that lets you install the APK file directly to your phone or tablet. Plus, regardless of the make of your device, you should be able to play Sky Vegas games on the move by visiting the main Sky Vegas website.
Sky Vegas is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the UK Gambling Commission. It’s a Verisign secure site, and the Random Number Generator is rigorously tested to ensure that it passes fairness tests.
There’s a myriad of options available to you at Sky Vegas, including jackpot slots, roulette, blackjack, table games, instant wins, and video slots. These are provided by leading brands like Barcrest, WMS, NetEnt, Cryptologic, OpenBet, IGT, Ash Gaming, and Novomatic. The only thing that’s missing is a live dealer suite, but this can be overlooked as you can just as easily access an impressive selection of live dealer tables by visiting Sky Live Casino via the top menu bar.
As well as stocking the full range of Jackpot King slots, Sky Vegas is home to over thirty exclusive games ranging from instant wins like Baa Wars and Grand Riches and slots like Railroad Riches, Mandarin Orchid, and Reel Attraction to unique variants of video poker, roulette, and blackjack.
You can use any of the following payment methods: Paypal, Visa, Visa Electron, Visa Debit, Laser, MasterCard, and Maestro. Unfortunately, this is one of the main areas in which Sky Vegas fails to impress us, as you’d ideally expect to see more banking options offered such as Entropay, Bank Transfer, Skrill, and Neteller.
Paypal withdrawals are processed very quickly while card withdrawals take between one and five working days to be processed.
The minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts of £5 and £10 respectively seem very reasonable.
There’s no VIP club or loyalty scheme at Sky Vegas (although Sky Casino and Bingo both offer these).
It’s a shame that while Sky Vegas has so much going for it on the originality, variety, and promotions front, the lack of VIP/loyalty programme and limited payment methods leave it with a less than perfect score. However, if you’re not overly fussed on achieving VIP status or collecting comp points and are happy to pay with a debit/credit card or Paypal account, we think you’ll find Sky Vegas is a breath of fresh air.