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Reviewed By James Molloy
LeoVegas was launched from Stockholm in Sweden in 2012 but is now a global brand with customers in the rest of Europe, Canada and across the world. The bookmaker for residents of Canada operates under a LeoVegas license from the Malta Gaming Authority.
LeoVegas won honours at the 2019 and 2020 Global Gaming Awards and the EGR Nordics of 2020. The core product of this gaming company is the casino but the site and mobile app also feature a live casino and online sportsbook for residents of Canada.
|Betting markets across about 30 sports||No current welcome bonus but that could change|
|Live betting platform with cash out option||No quick links to main betting events of the day|
|Weekly live sports free bets and profit boosts|
|Pre-match boosts for popular football markets|
|24/7 customer support|
At the time of writing this LeoVegas sports review, new customers located in Canada could not claim a LeoVegas sport bonus. However, a previous welcome bonus had expired earlier in the month. The welcome offer was up to $300 in the form of a 100% deposit bonus. The offer was subject to a minimum deposit of $10, with wagering requirements and odds restrictions.
It was a genuine 100% match deposit bonus because the value of the qualifying deposit was the same as the bonus. There was an optional LeoVegas bonus code that activated the welcome offer, which was subject to the brand’s general Terms & Conditions. The LeoVegas sportsbook may feature a similar welcome offer in the future.
New casino players can claim a welcome offer of up to $1000 and 200 free spins. There is also a live casino welcome offer to the value of up to $500. The LeoVegas bingo offer is worth up to $500 and also features 200 free spins. Customers can receive emails that announce ongoing promotions and any free bet for current players.
The LeoVegas sportsbook offers live bettors up to 12 free bets each week and profit boosts that come in the form of enhanced odds. The site and mobile app feature monthly free bets. There is a table with the top 40 players qualifying for cash prizes and a first prize of $1,500.
Any qualifier for a LeoVegas free bet must have a stake of $25 or more at odds of 1.5 or bigger and the bet must be placed on a live event using a mobile device. Every free bet ranges from $10 to $50 and the profit boost ranges from 5% to 50%. The value of both elements depends on the number of qualifying bets, from 1 to 51.
‘Sports’ is the third option on the main menu, after ‘Casino’ and ‘Live Casino’. There is a search facility which can be used to locate a sport, league or team. The three most popular betting sports of basketball, hockey and soccer are displayed prominently.
Players can browse through an alphabetical list of the betting categories. However, navigation to a specific sport is not seamless when using certain browsers but familiarity of the menu structure aids movement to a category. Even so, this is an area in which there is room for improvement.
Customers located in Canada can place bets on the top leagues in the four main professional sports in North America: NFL (Football), MLB (baseball), NBA (basketball) and NHL (hockey). There are betting markets for global sports such as boxing, tennis and golf as well. LeoVegas also covers sports that are popular in mainland Europe such as handball and volleyball. The site features betting markets for cricket, rugby, darts and snooker, all sports which have a significant following in the UK. In addition to the mainstream sports, customers in Canada can place wagers on Politics and eSports.
This LeoVegas sports review finds that customers who reside in Canada have access to the following features which make LeoVegas a better destination for sports betting:
Soccer (football in Europe and other parts of the world) is the most bet-on sport at LeoVegas Canada. The English Premier League is the most popular soccer competition. LeoVegas displays the 3-way match result market (Home Win, Draw, Away Win) and a link to over 200 additional options which appear under the following headings:
The range of soccer pre-match markets is better than on most other sites. Customers can also place live bets on fixtures in many leagues and ante post bets on the outright winners of an extensive range of leagues and cup competitions.
‘Live’ is the first option on the sports main page. At the time of this LeoVegas review, there are current live betting events for soccer and tennis and upcoming events across more than 10 sports, including hockey and basketball.
There is no live streaming or animation of the progress of play but live bettors have access to the current score and live match data. The cash out option allows customers to request a payout before the bet expires. LeoVegas suspends betting following a key event and publishes updated odds after a short delay.
The bet builder facility is the LeoVegas customised sports betting feature. Players can select up to 12 outcomes during a game to create their own combination qualifying bet. LeoVegas offers odds on these multiples. However, some of the match events are related so the odds are adjusted accordingly.
At the time of this LeoVegas review, the bet builder option was available for a limited number of sports, including soccer and hockey, but it could be extended soon.
Here is a step-by-step guide to registering with LeoVegas:
The registration process at LeoVegas is quick and seamless so new customers can register, make the first deposit and start betting with little delay.
It has to be said that the payment options with LeoVegas are limited compared to other bookmakers. Registered players can transfer funds using credit and debit cards and prepaid cards but not e-Wallets. However, deposits are instant and free and the minimum deposit is $10. LeoVegas withdrawal delays are up to four working days, some providers impose service fees and the minimum withdrawal is $20. Maximum values depend on the method and provider.
Despite a number of absent features and navigation that has room for improvement, the overall sports betting experience is positive with LeoVegas. Customers in Canada have access to pre-match, live and futures markets on PC, mobile and tablet devices, so there are plenty of betting options.
The account management and sports betting functions work well and the bookmaker is supported by a good customer service team. Players can reach a sport, league or team destination using the search facility and the most popular sports of basketball, hockey and soccer are displayed independently from the menu of sports.
There is a downloadable LeoVegas betting app for Android and iPhone devices and mobile users can use the browser to view the LeoVegas website. The mobile version replicates the site which means a sport, league or team can be located using a few taps. There are no specific mobile betting offers but mobile users can claim any future welcome bonus and benefit from the package of ongoing promotions.
This table shows the margins for the main betting markets with the three most popular betting sports at the LeoVegas sportsbook:
|Basketball||Match winner 2-way||104.28%|
|Hockey||Match winner 3-way||102.22%|
|Soccer||Match winner 3-way||105.%%|
The sample odds shown here offer excellent value and the low margins are one of the main positives of the LeoVegas sports betting service.
Customers with LeoVegas located in Canada can contact the support team using live chat or call back on the LeoVegas website.
There is no email or telephone support but the department is open 24 hours a day on each day of the week. There is a search box that can be used to locate answers to common questions.
There is no formal VIP or loyalty programme that offers rewards on a number of levels. However, existing customers with LeoVegas in Canada can claim free bets and price boosts and place bets in markets with highly competitive margins. The betting site and mobile app does feature ongoing promotions at times and qualifying customers receive an email for notification.
LeoVegas employs a number of measures to promote responsible gambling from its customers, which appear under the title of LeoSafePlay. Some controls can be put in place, such as self-assessment, various limits and reality checks and there are links with bodies that offer support for problem gambling.
Responsible gambling controls offered by LeoVegas include deposit limits, loss limits, session time limits, wagering limits, access to player history, time alerts, account pauses and self-exclusion.
LeoVegas is a developing online sportsbook for customers in Canada. The value in the odds cannot be faulted which makes up for the absence of a welcome bonus at the time of writing. Players can also benefit from weekly free bets and price boosts which provide a good incentive to open an account, make a deposit and bet.
The LeoVegas betting site and mobile app are improving as new features appear. The pre-match and live platforms work well across popular sports and some of the more obscure ones. Leo Vegas is clearly an improving destination for sports bettors in Canada.
The minimum withdrawal amount is $20.
LeoVegas offers pre-match, live and futures betting across about 30 sports.
There is a downloadable mobile app for Android devices.
The LeoVegas sports site and app are safe and secure.
Withdrawals are subject to delays of up to 4 business days.
LeoVegas in Canada is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority.
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