Online gambling in India has seen a surge of popularity in recent years. With a growing population accessing the internet and live gambling restricted to a few states the best option for the vast majority of Indians who want to have a bet is to go online. One of the most popular sites available is LeoVegas.
LeoVegas is a Swedish owned gaming company that was founded in 2011. It has grown to be one of the most popular gaming companies in Europe employing over 900 people. LeoVegas is available in India offering a live casino, casino games, and sports betting. We are going to take you through all you need to know about LeoVegas to help you decide whether it is the online gambling platform for you.
Deposits and Withdrawals
LeoVegas allows you to deposit in Indian rupees. It does not charge a fee for depositing and there is no processing time, deposits appear in your LeoVegas account straight away. LeoVegas accepts bank transfer as well as major online money transfer services such as Skrill, Neteller, AstroPay, MuchBetter, and ecoPayz.
For withdrawals again no fee is charged but a processing period does apply. E-wallet services have the shortest processing time, withdrawn funds are accessible in 0 to 24 hours. A credit card or debit card withdrawal takes 2 to 5 days and a bank transfer can take up 10 days before being accessible to the withdrawer. LeoVegas does not support withdrawals using AstroPay.
Customer service can make or break your experience with a company. Bad customer service experiences are a major source of lost customers and revenue for companies. LeoVegas offers 24hours a day 7 days a week customer service over the phone and via email. Unlike some online gambling sites, LeoVegas has yet to implement a customer service chat function.
Sign Up Bonuses
Sign up bonuses are a key strategy for online gambling sites to obtain new customers. Giving new customers bonuses to try the casino games and sports betting available makes them much more likely to sign up for an online gambling platform. LeoVegas is no exception to this, upon registering for an account, customers are given the choice of 2 sign up bonuses: a betting bonus, or a casino bonus. It is important to know LeoVegas does not offer its sign up bonuses to first-time deposits made using Skrill or Neteller. You can use them as your standard deposit method after this but to claim the offer the first deposit must be made via another method.
LeoVegas’s betting bonus offers a 100% deposit bonus on your first deposit, with a minimum deposit of ₹1000 and winning a maximum of ₹10,000. That’s the part that sounds great now let’s get into the requirements to withdraw any winnings from this deposit bonus. The short answer for people who are familiar with online gambling bonuses is that this bonus needs a turnover of 8x on bets with minimum odds of 1.8 and these requirements have to be met within 30 days. If this makes sense you can skip the next paragraph.
So, what does all that actually mean? Winnings from your deposit bonus will be credited to a bonus account, not your cash account where withdrawals can be made. For credit in the bonus account to transfer to the cash account it has to be gambled 8 times. The odds for each of these times you gamble have to be 1.8 or higher and these bets have to be made within 30 days of registration. You can’t, for example, take your deposit bonus and gamble it on a highly likely outcome once and then withdraw your winnings. It would be great if you could, but online gambling sites are not that generous.
The casino bonus offers a 100% on initial deposits with a minimum deposit of ₹1000 however it offers larger maximum winnings of ₹80,000. The catch is an increase in the turnover requirement of 15x. Therefore, to withdraw winnings from the deposit bonus it has to be gambled on a casino game 15 times. There are no minimum odds for casino games you can bet on though, so you can find the shortest odds game if you like. Again, to withdraw winnings from the deposit bonus these requirements have to be met within 30 days.
LeoVegas offers gambling on a large variety of sports such as cricket, football, tennis, horse racing and much more. You can set up filters to focus on your favourite sports and use the BetBuilder function to combine up to 12 markets into a single bet.
LeoVegas offers over 2000 casino games with jackpot games like Mega Moolah and Mega Joker as well as slot games such as the Book of Dead and LeoVegas MEGWAYS. You can play all LeoVegas’s casino games for free to learn the game before playing for real money.
LeoVegas offers the usual live casino games such as roulette, blackjack, baccarat, and poker as well as traditional Indian games like Teen Patti and Andar Bahar.
Getting started on LeoVegas
LeoVegas is available through its website or via the mobile app available for iOS and Android.
- Register For An Account
This requires you to input personal information such as your full name, date of birth, email address, password, username, and phone number. You will be sent a confirmation email to verify you have access to the email address you provided. Make sure to check your spam folder if you can’t find the confirmation email in your inbox.
- Verify Your Account
LeoVegas requires new accounts are verified to ensure the person registering is who they say they are. This is done by uploading a copy of identification. Accepted forms of identification by LeoVegas are Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Driver’s License, Passport, or Election Commission of India Identity Card.
- Make Your First Deposit
Choose the method you want to use to deposit money in your account. This can be bank transfer or via online transfer services such as Skrill, Neteller, AstroPay, MuchBetter, and ecoPayz.
- Claim Your Sign Up Bonus
Choose between the betting bonus or the casino bonus depending on which better suits what you want to gamble on, sports or casino games. Remember deposit bonuses are not eligible when depositing with Skrill or Neteller.