Bovegas is a somewhat new entrant to the online casino industry, having only been founded in 2016. Being that they do well to mimic the offering of a casino whose name is not all too different, they are a well-rounded site that has everything you would like to see from a top-notch online casino. They are licensed by the government of Curacao, which lends some credibility, but the reality is that receiving a license from the government of Curacao is not all that difficult nor meaningful.
Players Accepted: United States, Canada, all others except below
Players Not Accepted: Israel, Russia, Poland, India, Ukraine, Belarus, Malaysia, Costa Rica
The casino at Bovegas is organized nicely and is set up in such a way that navigating to your preferred games is straightforward. For example, games are broken down into different categories, such as table games, video poker, and so on. Something we really like was the “Hot Games” tab, which took you to the games that are the most popular at any given point in time. The quantity and diversity games can best be described as competent, but is not going to blow you away. There is a heavy emphasis on slots, but they do well to cover the other popular casino game categories as well.
By all accounts, Bovegas has a solid reputation and has not been linked to any scams or otherwise unscrupulous activity. Oftentimes you will hear about payout speeds as being something that takes an otherwise great casino down a few notches, but Bovegas is known for paying out winnings promptly.
The software for all casino games at Bovegas is provided by Realtime Gaming, often referred to as RTG. RTG was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1998, but is currently based out of Costa Rica. This is something we like to see due to the overwhelmingly positive reputation of RTG as a company and the quality of their games. Bovegas is clearly an online casino that caters to United States-based players, and in that realm RTG is king.
Primary Table Game Categories: Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette (European and American), Craps, War, Caribbean Stud, Caribbean Draw Poker, Pontoon, Red Dog, Super 21, Tri Card Poker, Red Dog, Suit’em Up, Pontoon, Perfect Pairs, Match Play 21, Let’em Ride, Face Up 21, Caribbean Hold’em
Noteworthy Table Games Not Offered: Crazy 4 Poker, High Card Flush, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, High Low Draw
Min and Max Table Game Bets: $1-$250 (max bets can vary with different games)
The table game selection at Bovegas is actually quite robust. In total, there are 20 different games that include titles you would expect from any online casino, such as blackjack, as well as some more obscure titles that you do not see often, such as Match Play 21. Being that the games are powered by RTG you can be assured that their functionality, graphics, and overall gameplay will be of the best quality.
Types of Blackjack Offered: Blackjack, Suit’em Up Blackjack, Match Play 21, Super 21, Face Up 21, European Blackjack, Blackjack Perfect Pairs
Blackjack Betting Limits: $1-$250
In total, there are seven different blackjack variants offered by Bovegas. In comparison to most other US online casinos, this is an adequate quantity and one that coincides with the unofficial industry standard. Apart from standard blackjack, there are some unique titles that you might not have ever heard of, such as Face Up 21 or Match Play 21, where the 10 cards are removed from the deck and three 7s will earn you even larger winnings than it would in traditional blackjack. All things considered, there is something for every type of blackjack player at Bovegas.
Types of Roulette Offered: European Roulette, American Roulette
Roulette Betting Limits: $1-$250
Roulette at Bovegas is simple and straightforward in that there are only the two most commonly played variants available—American and European. The gameplay is seamless and the digital table looks exactly like the ones you will find on the floor of a brick and mortar casinos. Sounds of chips being laid down and the roulette wheel spinning are added bonuses that really drive home the quality of the game. Like blackjack, roulette features a rather low $250 max bet per spin limit. Many other casinos have a maximum of $500 or greater.
Apart from the table games mentioned above, there are not too many others to speak of. There is one scratch-off game to play, but other than that everything mentioned above is what the Bovegas casino consists of.
Slot Providers: RTG
Slot Betting Limits: $0.01-$50 (max bets vary by game)
If you like RTG software and the slot games that they produce, then you will love Bovegas’ selection of slot games. If you are a fan of other, or various software providers’ slots, Bovegas may leave you a bit disappointed. RTG is the sole casino software provider for Bovegas.com, but the good news is that there are plenty of games to choose from and, unlike the rest of the casino, slot games are organized in a manner that makes sense.
The slots drop-down allows you to choose from three, five, and six reel slot games, as well as games with bonus rounds and progressive jackpots. In total, there are more than 100 slots from which to choose at Bovegas. The heaviest quantity of slots is the five reel variety. As you will quickly learn once you begin playing, the five reel slots are where you will find a large majority of bonus rounds.
Video Poker Games Offered: Jacks or Better, Bonus Deuces Wild, Double Jackpot Poker, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker, Double Double Bonus Poker, Bonus Poker, Sevens Wild, Bonus Poker Deluxe, Double Double Jackpot Poker, Aces and Eights, All American Poker, Loose Deuces, Double Bonus Poker, Joker Poker
Video Poker Betting Limits: $0.05-$5
To be honest, there are few online casinos that offer a wider selection of video poker games than Bovegas does. They do well to cover the basic games such as Jacks or Better, but go well beyond that and offer titles even the most experienced video poker players may be blissfully unaware of. The low max betting limit may put a damper on things, but if you are looking for a large quantity of quality games, Bovegas is the place.
One thing you will notice is that the video poker drop-down consists of different types of video poker, organized by number of hands (1, 3, 10, and 52). This is why, when looking at all video poker games at once, you will see many repeat titles. For most people, it is easiest to simply utilize the drop-down selection that most closely coincides with the game (number of hands) you would like to play.
VIG Games, otherwise known as Visionary iGaming, is responsible for hosting, producing, and supporting the live dealer aspect of Bovegas.com. Upon clicking the live dealer tab, you are redirected to VIG Games’ site where all live dealer games are played. As for the quality of the live stream as well as the dealers, it can best be described as second to none. The dealers, who all speak English, handle themselves as professionally as the dealers you see at the finest brick and mortar casinos in the world. The table is exactly like that which you will find at a casino, and VIG Games really just does live dealer play correctly.
As far as the games offered are concerned, you have a few to choose from, starting with blackjack. Blackjack varieties include traditional blackjack as well as backbet blackjack. Betting limits range from $10-$500 to $25-$1000. The last blackjack variant is early payout blackjack, and this has a maximum betting range of $50-$250.
The two roulette variants are both European and American, and each have three separate betting limits; $1-$100, $5-$500, and $5-$1000. Baccarat usually features two tables, and the limits for those are $5-$100, $25-$500, and $50-$1000. Finally, the final live dealer game offered is Super6, which has betting limits of $5-$100, $25-$500, and $50-$1000.
All things considered, the live dealer aspect of Bovegas.com is what we like the most. Everything functions perfectly, the betting ranges are wide, and it truly gives you the feel of a live casino.
Bovegas’ mobile client functions a lot like the desktop version, but is different than a majority of other online casinos because they offer you the opportunity to download the casino app to your smartphone or tablet. Of course, the app is not able to be downloaded from an app store, but Bovegas does offer in-depth instructions on how to successfully add the app to your smartphone or other device.
As far as game selection is concerned, there is a reduction—which is common. Fortunately, slots and video poker games remain almost wholly intact and are on par with what you will find on the desktop version of Bovegas. Something we did not quite understand was live dealer games on mobile devices. Though the VIG Games site you are redirected to in order to play live dealer games on a desktop or laptop advertises mobile play, we could not seem to find that option on the mobile version of the site.
Though always prone to change, Bovegas advertises a whopping 250% welcome bonus for new players, but it isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Deposits ranging from $25-$74 will be awarded a 105% matching bonus plus an additional 25 free spins. Deposits from $75-$149 will be awarded a 140% matching bonus plus 35 free spins.
Deposits of $150-$249 will receive a 195% matching bonus plus an additional 50 free spins. Finally, Deposits of $250 or greater will be awarded a 250% matching bonus and 75 free spins.
The welcome bonus carries with it a 30x playthrough requirement, but there is no cap on the maximum amount of money can be deposited upon the satisfaction of the playthrough requirements. You must register for the bonus through the live chat feature of Bovegas.
There are a number of other promotions offered by Bovegas. While many of these promotions change across the course of a year, they are primarily deposit bonuses. What we did notice was that some of the bonuses are tied to slots games and thus might appeal more to players who plan on exclusively playing slots.
Customer Support Options: Phone and Live Chat
In terms of customer support, you are able to reach Bovegas 24/7 via both phone and live chat. We utilized the live chat feature a few times in conducting our research, and we can attest to it being some of the best in the business. Their staff will quickly and succinctly be able to take care of most any issue you might encounter.
Deposit Methods: Credit cards ($25-$1000), Bitcoin ($25-$5000)
Withdrawal Methods: Visa/Mastercard ($100-$2000), Bank Wire ($100-$2000)
Some people might be turned off at the relatively limited number of deposit and withdrawal options, but Bovegas is known for paying winnings out quickly, and they do accept one form of cryptocurrency, which is Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals. On one hand, we love the $25 minimum deposit, but the $100 minimum withdrawal is a bit steeper than what you will find elsewhere. With live chat there for support, navigating both deposits and withdrawals is simply. What’s more, you can rest-assured that your payouts will be disbursed in a matter of no time.