Reviewed By Adam Kenny
The glitz, the glamour, the neon signs, and footpaths so hot you can smell your dressy jandals melting — that’s Las Vegas — it’s hot, hot, hot, and so is the punting action.
Dream Vegas Casino is doing their best to transport you from your sofa to sin city — and we’re talking the Las Vegas with cocktail dresses, tuxedos, and handing your Range Rover keys over to the valet.
Actually, you can win a real Range Rover at Dream Vegas Casino for real, but more about that later.
The welcome bonus is attractive when compared to the best casino welcome bonuses available, even if the wagering requirement is pretty average. The only thing to really annoy us was that the “JACKPOT TOTAL” graphic on all of the lobby pages was just an ad that didn’t mean anything at all.
All in all though, we give Dream Vegas Casino the thumbs up, and we definitely recommend you give it a nudge if you feel like some Vegas action.
|Hundreds of top slots and over 35 progressives||Quick turnaround on welcome bonus spins|
|VIPs from other casinos get special rewards||Loyalty program favours high-stakes players|
|100% welcome bonus plus bonus spins|
Like any online casino, Dream Vegas attempts to put some extra shine on that one arm bandit handle by luring you in with a nice little bonus for signing up with them.
In the case of Dream Vegas Casino, they’re offering a 200% welcome bonus, up to the value of an extra NZ$2,500, plus 50 free spins.
There are some things to think about with that welcome bonus though, so let’s take a look.
What this welcome bonus looks like for you, fellow Kiwi gambler is this:
So what this means is, if you put in $100 on your first deposit, they will give you $200 in free credits. If you put in the minimum $20 deposit, they’ll give you $40 of free credits. If you are really into it, you can deposit $1,250 and they will give you $2,500 in free credits. You get the idea.
That’s repeated in your second and third deposits, only with the second deposit they match you with 40% of your deposit, and with the third deposit, they match you with 60% of the deposit.
To have a look at the registration process and to see how to claim your welcome bonus, you can skip to our Dream Vegas Casino Registration section.
As for the 50 free spins on starburst — we tried Starburst on a few internet browsers but we couldn’t change the bet or coin value, so it looks like they’ve disabled those features for the free spins.
This one is all about the progressive jackpots, which are huge in online gaming right now. A progressive jackpot goes up and up, the longer it goes unclaimed. The more people playing, and the longer it goes unclaimed, the bigger the jackpot.
Dream Vegas Casino says they have over 37 progressive jackpots to choose from, so get stuck in to see if you can win it big.
Well, it’s like the title says — if you enter this promo, and ultimately win, you’ll be getting your very own Range Rover Velar, or the equivalent cash of 75% of the car’s value.
The best bit is, they only require 150 people to qualify for them to make the draw… that’s pretty good odds for getting your very own Rangie!
This promo is really just an invite for you to play their live dealer games, like Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, and Poker.
While there is nothing actually special about this as a promo, it is a good way for them to highlight how a live game can feel like a proper event. Honestly, if you haven’t tried a live game yet, you are in for a treat — they are fun, lively, and full of action.
You didn’t come down in the last shower, so you know there’s no such thing as a free lunch — so that means there are a few strings attached when it comes to getting your “free money” from your welcome bonus.
Online casinos have wagering requirements where it’s required that you bet your bonus money a certain number of times before you can withdraw it.
Dream Vegas Casino’s wagering requirement is 35x, which means you have to bet (or wager) your bonus money (as well as your deposit) 35 times before they let you withdraw either your bonus or the winnings from it.
So if Dream Vegas Casino gives you $100 in bonuses, you’ll need to bet that $100 35 times, or to the value of $3,500, before you can put it in your pocket.
The industry average for wagering requirements is usually about 40x, so Dream Vegas’s 35x is about average, so nothing very special.
But then again, you can’t really complain, they’ve got a casino to run, and it’s still a whole heap of free, fun time where you can still rake it in if you’re lucky.
The rest of the small print to qualify for the bonus is all pretty straightforward, and we can confirm it’s all above board.
We tested the welcome bonus by depositing our own money, and it’s all legit and does what it says on the tin. You can deposit your money and fully expect that sweet 200% bonus.
Need a bonus? Find all Dream Vegas Bonus Codes right here on Gambling.com.
If Dream Vegas was a real casino, which is definitely the vibe they are going for, it would be massive — we feel pretty sorry for the virtual cleaning lady. Bottom line, Dream Vegas Casino is jam-packed with games with a big focus on you guessed it… Casino gaming.
We contacted the support team at Dream Vegas Casino to find out how many games were on offer — but even they didn’t have a handle on how many games they had. They suggested we could just scroll through and have a look. We tried that, but we figured we’d be there for hours before we scrolled through to the end.
Put it this way — if you can’t find a game you like at Dream Vegas Casino, you probably won’t find it anywhere else. We reckon there would be thousands of games on offer here.
UPDATE: We found a way to count all of the games, and by our count, there are a grand total of 2,209 games available at Dream Vegas Casino.
Despite the mouse-breaking number of gaming options on offer, the games are actually reasonably easy to search for. You can filter by game type (e.g. popular, slots/pokies, live dealer etc.) or just search for the name of the game in the search box.
Most games we clicked on had the option to play for free as well as real money. That option is nice, since it gives you the chance to try the game out for free and get your head around the rules before you lay down your actual bets.
Live casino games have been slowly but surely added to Dream Vegas’ live casino lobby since its inception. It now boasts all of the games you’d expect from a top live casino, such as live roulette, blackjack and others.
While there are no specific promos or bonus offers for live dealer players, at the time of writing, the previously covered welcome bonus is surely enough to whet your appetite.
One of the industry-leading software providers, Evolution Gaming, powers the live casino, so you know you’re in safe hands. You don’t need to worry about downloading anything specific to operate any of the Dream Vegas live casino offering, as it works in standard web browsers.
You really shouldn’t have any trouble enjoying Dream Vegas Casino whether you are on desktop or mobile. There is always the chance that the site will work fine on desktop but be a rubbish experience on mobile, but that’s just not the case here.
On your desktop, things are easy and clean to navigate. Because the gimmicks are kept to a minimum with their dark and moody casino design, you should have no problem finding what you need in the menus and search function.
We did find one error when we tried to sign up for the Cars or Cash promo, where it would redirect us to sign up for the site. But once we tried it a few times more it resolved itself. If in doubt, just ask their support, they are very responsive.
There may be some of the old style Flash games lying about on the site but we couldn’t find them. Flash is an older programming language that was largely phased out this year. If you do find an older game that doesn’t work on your browser, that’s probably why. In saying that, it’s a highly unlikely scenario.
As for mobile, well it works exactly the same as the desktop site, it’s clean, easy to navigate, and works well. There is no app available, but honestly, that doesn’t really matter. You don’t need a dozen apps for all your favourite casinos clogging up your phone.
Login for mobile is pretty straightforward — open Dream Vegas on your mobile browser and enter your login and password. There is no option that we could see for using your mobile device’s PIN or fingerprint/Face ID security to login.
There is a pop up asking to send you notifications, it’s up to you whether you want to receive messages from them on your phone.
Being software developers White Hat Gaming, Dream Vegas Casino offers solid, payment options that are safe and familiar. Being in New Zealand, we don’t have the biggest range of options though. Honestly, it probably doesn’t matter though as long as it’s secure and easy!
The minimum deposit amount across all payment methods is $20, which is a little bit high, to be honest, but it does help ensure you get any applicable welcome and deposit bonuses.
Dream Vegas says withdrawals take about 5 business days, but we saw our funds come back in about 3-4 days.
One thing to note, you will be required to cash out to the same card or payment methods you deposited with. This 'source to source' rule is a common security method at online casinos under the White Hat Gaming banner.
If it’s the classic table games you are after, you’re in luck, as Dream Vegas Casino has about 50 table games for Roulette, Blackjack, Poker, Baccarat, and others. Some are live games, some are not, but either way you won’t be lacking in variety, even within each type of game — for example, they have Wild Stud Poker, Mississippi Stud Poker, Texas Holdem Poker, Carribbean Stud Poker, and more.
There is also a good presence of progressive jackpots at Dream Vegas, which can offer legit life-changing amounts of cash if you’re lucky enough to win one.
There is one “Jackpot Total” graphic at the bottom of each page, but it would have been nice to have that at the top of the page, or even one for each of the top jackpot providers. Nothing too major though.
In terms of the style of the lobby rooms, it’s all pretty moody but simple, with a black background and full colour graphics for the games you can choose. It’s a lot like a real casino really — pretty dark rooms where the pokies and gaming tables are lit up bright to be the centre of attention.
The best bit of this for Kiwis is that beyond all of that great variety of gaming, is that the actual vast majority of games on Dream Vegas are good old pokies — in our estimate, thousands of them. Yes, there are live dealer games like all sorts of Blackjack, Poker and Roulette, and we fully recommend giving them a squiz.
Looking at the Dream Vegas as a whole though, they have all of the favourites and old classics across all genres of online gaming:
We’ve talked a lot about just how many games Dream Vegas Casino has on offer, but that doesn’t count for much if they haven’t partnered up with quality software providers. Some online casinos might skimp out on paying for games from great developers, but we can tell you this ain’t the case here!
We counted 119 software developers on Dream Vegas Casino — if that sounds like a lot, well that’s because it is.
So yeah, Dream Vegas Casino has made a real, genuine effort to get a wide variety of game developers on board, and for that we applaud them. Good job Dream Vegas Casino.
Okey dokey, time to talk about RTP, or return to player. To make it as easy as poss, the RTP is the theoretical percentage rate at which an online casino game will return to a player from their bets over time.
So let’s say a game has an RTP of 96%. This means that in theory, that game will pay out, on average $96 for every $100 bet. It’s not set in stone, but it gives you a really good idea.
It’s tough to figure out the RTP for an online casino as a whole, but Dream Vegas does have a comprehensive list of games with their corresponding RTPs. You can find that list here.
Progressive Jackpots are the Holy Grail of online gambling, where life-changing sums of money can be won — we’re talking millions, even tens of millions of dollars are up for grabs.
While Dream Vegas does indeed have a decent range of progressive jackpots, unless you know what they are called, you will have a hard time hunting them down. You can’t filter by that game category, only search for the name of the game. That is a progressive pain in the jacksie.
However, we can confirm they have the favourites like Mega Moolah, Mega Fortune, Hall of Gods, and Jackpot Giant.
Oh, and that big graphic down the bottom of the page with the “JACKPOT TOTAL”? If you click on it just asks you to sign up, even if you’re already a member. It turns out it’s just an ad for their site… that’s on their site, and doesn’t really mean anything, and has no reference to any actual jackpot total.
That’s a pretty big oversight, but better than having no progressive jackpots at all.
So to sign up for Dream Vegas Casino (and receive that welcome bonus we talked about earlier), just follow the same steps we did:
Something to note in regards to the registration process — they didn’t ask for photo ID which is a little bit unusual these days, but then again it makes the sign up process way easier.
However, when it comes to withdrawal time, you will need to provide photo ID and proof of address, e.g. a bank statement or something like that. This is for security, and all very normal. All licensed operators should now require you to complete photo verification and to be honest, we would be worried if they didn’t request this from you.
Being on the other side of the world sometimes makes it a pain in the backside to get in contact with an overseas support team. Thankfully, however, Dream Vegas Casino offers 24/7 chat support, as well as email support.
We contacted them via chat a few times, and they always responded within a minute or two. This is really, really underrated, as many sites are a nightmare to get help from when you live in NZ.
They didn’t have any options listed for social media or phone, but honestly, between chat and email, you probably won’t need them.
Dream Vegas has what we would call an adequate VIP programme — we say this because it doesn’t offer anything outrageously different from other online casinos, but it should be enough to keep you interested.
There are four levels to their VIP programme — Silver, Gold, Platinum, and their super-exclusive, Salon Privé. You progress through the levels by betting more, and being active on the site.
Notable perks are:
Silver Lounge — Up to $100 Bonus awarded to new Silver Lounge Members, cashback offers and VIP events.
Gold Lounge — Up to $500 Bonus awarded to new Silver Lounge Members, cashback offers and complimentary tournament entries.
Platinum Lounge — Up to $1,000 Bonus awarded to new Silver Lounge Members, cashback offers complimentary tournament entries, and gifts including holidays.
Salon Privé — Entry is accessed through being an elite player from other casinos and perks are not disclosed until your application is approved.
If you scroll down to the bottom of any page that isn’t a game, you’ll see a link for Responsible Gaming. Here they lay out their measures to make sure things stay fun, and don’t become a problem.
You can set deposit limits, self-exclusion options, daily, weekly, and monthly betting limits, and limits on time spent gambling.
These measures are real, responsible, and sometimes necessary. Gambling is meant to be fun — if it becomes anything less than that, it’s good to see Dream Vegas have the measures in place to help its players.
In our time checking out Dream Vegas Casino, we found it to be clean, responsive, fun, and having that 24/7 chat support is just the icing on the cake. Opening its virtual doors in 2018, Dream Vegas Casino is relatively new, but they’ve already built up a very good reputation for being a slick operator with a wide range of top gambling titles and healthy bonuses. Dream Vegas belongs to the White Hat Group, which has a great reputation itself.
The site manages to mix the dark and moody with flashes of neon, just like a real casino on the strip, and if you venture into the live table games, you might just feel like you are actually there.
You could say, it’s almost as if… you’re dreaming of Vegas.
Dream Vegas Casino’s minimum withdrawal is NZ$20.
Yes. By our count Dream Vegas Casino has 2,209 games, most of which are pokies.
Absolutely. We found Dream Vegas Casino works just as well on mobile as it does on desktop.
Definitely, as it is licenced with the Malta Gambling Authority, the Gambling Commission of Great Britain, and follows NZ Gambling Commission guidelines.
By our testing, the average withdrawal time at Dream Vegas Casino was 3 days for NZ players.
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