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Sky Vegas is the casino site run by Sky broadcasting. It is a part of the larger Sky Bet site which features a sportsbook, bingo and poker rooms, all of which can be accessed via one account. The Vegas part has over 250 quality games, mostly supplied by IGT, although there are some from other suppliers to give them a unique mix. New customer bonuses and promotions can add up to a substantial sum, meaning that users can play more of the games more often, without the need to pay for them all themselves.
With a bright red layout and a busy homepage that has quick links to games, promotions and a registration page, Sky Vegas is easy to navigate, so it should take visitors only a couple of minutes to join up and start playing.
Customers will find all of the classic casino games, like Roulette, Blackjack, Video Poker, Baccarat and Craps, often in multiple versions. For example, Sky offer 13 Roulette tables including:
10 Blackjack varieties include Hot Streak, Five Hand and Pontoon. Unlike some online casinos, Sky Vegas can be played without having to download any software, meaning that customers can play directly in browser of any computer. The most popular types of game at any online casino are the slots and players can enjoy around 200 of them, with 3 reel, 5 reel, bonus round and progressive jackpot versions all available. Among the most popular are Harry Trotter, Ghostbusters, Cleopatra, Leprechaun's Luck and Deal or No Deal. Progressives include Millionaire's Club, Wanted Dead or Alive, and the exclusive Sky Millions slot, a 5 reel title where symbols like yachts, private airplanes and Lamborghinis can line up to win £100,000s. There are lots of branded slots that are based on popular themes like Star Trek, Elvis 'The King', TNA Impact, King Kong, the Fantastic Four and even the Viz comic. IGT specialise in making slots versions of popular board games, so users will see Monopoly and Cluedo here, along with video game based titles like Bejeweled and Chuzzle.
IGT supply most of the slots and they have a good reputation in the industry for developing quality software that runs very smoothly with sharp graphics. Most of them also have at least one bonus round with free spins, multipliers, expanding wild symbols or often, combinations of these and more. Many of these can be tried out before joining Sky Vegas in 'Demo' mode, letting potential players spin the reels without staking any cash. Although they obviously can't win any either, it is a sign of confidence in the games that Sky let people try them out first.
The live casino connects players to real croupiers at Roulette, Blackjack Baccarat at Casino Holdem tables, while another option is to play a selection of the best casino games and slots on mobile phones or tablets by downloading the free apps.
The finer details of the bonuses and promotions offered by Sky are subject to change now and then, as they constantly introduce new deals and remove old ones. Generally, they have some very lucrative offers for new customers, often including a small no-deposit bonus, plus a deposit match bonus that can be worth £100s. As with any casino bonus, to avoid the risk of someone simply claiming the bonus and cashing out, the funds are paid as credits that cannot be removed from the players account. Also, the combined values of the deposit and bonus must be wagered at least x25 before requesting a withdrawal of money, with some games, such Roulette counting less towards the wagering requirement. Like many similar combined sports, poker, bingo and casino operators, new player bonuses can only be claimed once, so an existing Sky Poker player for example will not be able to get the Vegas welcome bonus.
On-going promotions are pretty limited. There is a Re-Tweet to Win offer which randomly awards a bonus to anyone who has followed Sky Vegas on Twitter and re-tweeted any post, plus each month there are a couple of extra offers like prize draws or cashback deals. There are no re-deposit bonuses or a loyalty club.
Many popular credit and debit cards can be used to make deposits into a Sky Vegas account, plus a couple of the most widely used e-wallet systems, but not prepaid vouchers or cards. A detailed deposit and withdrawal guide on their website can be followed to make the banking process as simple as possible.
The withdrawal process is easy once a customer has verified their identity. This should only need to be done once and is an essential part of ensuring funds only go back to the right people. Although Sky process withdrawal requests within one day, like everyone else they are at the mercy of the credit card companies who can take 3-5 working days to process transactions. If an e-wallet was the chosen method for depositing funds, returned money should be back in the customer's account in two working days. In common with all online casinos, funds can only be sent back to the same card or e-wallet account from which the deposits were made.
Sky Vegas have a lot to recommend, with an excellent selection of tables, slots, live casino tables and a mobile site. Although IGT provide the vast majority of the software, by using a few titles from different suppliers Sky are able to offer their players a unique mix of slots. The new player welcome bonuses tend to be quite generous, but there is a distinct lack of regular offers for returning players and a loyalty points scheme would be a very welcome addition. Banking requests are processed quickly and efficiently and most potential customers will be able to use at least one of the accepted systems, while a responsive customer support team are there to assist anyone who needs them.
|Well known operator, with a good reputation.|
|Wide selection of games from different suppliers.|
|Generous welcome bonuses.|
|Few on-going promotions for regular players.|
|Prepaid cards and vouchers cannot be used to make deposits.|
|License Number: 38718|
|Registration Number: 601|
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