Home to some of the greatest gambling floors and roulette tables, Vegas is where you go if you’re looking for the ultimate gaming experience. So can this website, named after one of the most famous cities in the world, do its name justice, or will the neon-signs be the only entertainment in sight?
In-keeping with the classic Vegas casino theme, the background of this site features a bright aerial view of the Vegas strip, complete with a replica Eiffel tower and London Eye. The variation of blues in the colour scheme look great against the neon-signs of the title, while maintaining focus on the game headers. The graphics are good quality, and some thought has clearly gone into the fonts and images used.
Headers and tabs mark out where you can find the different sections of the site, with little effort required on your part. Functionality is great too, all links work as you’d expect and account details are easily accessible regardless of where you are on the website.
Questions and queries can be resolved on the live chat situated in an additional window on the bottom right hand side of the page, with help on call during daylight hours. Although it would be much better to have 24 hour a day support, there is a phone line, email address, and postal address you can use to contact for support, so there are plenty of options.
FAQ’s are easy to find: they’re situated at the bottom of every page alongside the support, about us, terms of service and responsible gaming links. The FAQ’s cover a number of typical questions about your account and registration, plus additional help on withdrawals, games, bonuses and using NETeller, Boku, Paysafecard and Skrill. There is also a little information on the organisation.
The welcome package for new user’s first deposit receives a 200% match bonus of up to £50. A second deposit has a 100% match bonus of up to £200 and on your third deposit, there’s a 50% match bonus of up to £250. Minimum deposit is £10 with 30x wagering requirements. Terms and conditions are specified and any rules are explained accordingly.
Valid until the middle of October, you can win a trip for two to New York, which we reckon is a pretty good promotion. For every £10 you wager on Jack and the Beanstalk this week, you receive one entry ticket for the prize draw. You can get up 50 tickets per day and even if you don't win the trip to New York you can still be in with a chance to win up to £1800.
New York trips aside, there are bonuses when you play the site’s new games, which means you can deposit between £10 and £100 to get a 50% match or deposit over £100 for a 75% match.
With a fast network and more than 300 games to play, you can expect plenty of options to keep you entertained. All the games open up as an overlay on top of your homepage, so you can return easily to the previous page as and when you want. Every game has a visual demo so you can dive into the world of the game before setting yourself up, this is great if you’re a little picky!
Tabs run across the home page to narrow down your search for the right game. These include: player favourites, new games, jackpots, new games, live casino games, and exclusive offers. Or, if you’ve got plenty of time on your hands, you can scroll through the entire database.
There is no separate app for this site, but the webpage is mobile and tablet friendly, so it scales down neatly to suit the size of the device without any need for external download. Navigation is as simple on a touch screen as with a mouse and no matter what platform you are using it on, it retains the feel of the main site.
The website is lacking a dedicated mobile page, so we had to do some testing before we could be sure there is extensive device compatibility, but other than that no problems were encountered.
The entire site is covered by security certificates, with necessary encryption used in order to protect your transactions. Vegas Baby Casino is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission. There are links within the website which direct you to the external sites for both licensing companies, to guarantee adherence to the fair gaming legal standards.
For advice and help with responsible and safe gambling, the bottom of the website contains information and advice on maintaining healthy gambling behaviour. This is in association with the registered charity Gamcare and gambleaware.co.uk.
Some may recognise elements of this site and its games from other gambling sites, as the layout and providers are pretty standard, so there is not much on offer which is new (just look at Cheeky Riches and you’ll see a striking resemblance).
Where the originality may fall flat however, product variety makes up for it. The games aren’t particularly original, but do cater for a number of different tastes. You only need to compare the quirky Candy shop and Cats games with the distinguished green blackjack rooms to know there are options for everyone. Whether you’re an old school movie buff or a gold-theme fanatic, there will be something that takes your fancy.
Options for payment are Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro and MasterCard, as well as NETeller, boku, paysafe, skrill and Trustly for mobile payment. In-keeping with the typical gambling site options, withdrawals take between 3-5 working days to come through. The minimum withdrawal is £20, except in the case of a final withdrawal to close your account. Withdrawal requests are limited to one per day of up to £2,000 and a monthly limit of £5,000.
Vegas Baby Casino offers one reward scheme for loyal players called ‘privileged’, which is an exclusive offer by email invite only. Being a ‘privileged’ member entitles you to cashback offers, weekly bonuses, deposit rewards and free spins. There aren’t loyalty points or a tier system to work your way up to, so the VIP programme is fairly limited, but once you achieve privilege status you’ll certainly have some exclusive options to keep you interested.
There is plenty on offer to optimise the fun you have on this site, with a multitude of games to choose from! The mysterious VIP programme will no doubt be worth your time, and with plenty of payment options and the reassurance that your details and payments are safe, it is worth a look. It may not quite meet the wonders of the Las Vegas strip, but it certainly has a good go at living up to its name sake.