Finding the ‘real deal’ isn’t always an easy thing to do, especially when it comes to online gaming, however we might just have found what you’re in desperate need of. Reel Vegas is an online gambling site, created and owned by Nektan Limited. They’ve been around for many years now, perfecting their company into one that churns out lots of games; in this instance, the focus is that of slots. Not that it’s limited to just one type of game, as you’ll see for yourselves along the way of this review. We intend to test out everything so that you don’t have to, in a bid to figure out whether this Nektan brand is worth playing.
As with many other companies, Nektan is always trying to break into different areas of the market, to try and get the monopoly on other sites. Although we can’t confirm that they’re ‘in the lead’, we can tell you that they’ve released a lot of new websites for 2017, of which Reel Vegas is one of them. In doing this, they give their brand a sense of newness and fun.
This fun, although exciting, needs to be governed, which is where the two licenses of this casino come into action; both the UK Gambling Commission and The Government of Gibraltar regulate this site. In doing so, they ensure that the details of the 2005 Gambling Act are adhered to at all times.
Under such regulations, it does mean that some countries are restricted access, such as the US, although we doubt that it’s the only country unable to play. That being said, we can’t find more territories refused, in the Terms, at this time. However, what we do know is that UK, German and New Zealand can play here.
Even though we try and pretend that it’s all about the games, we can’t deny that the allure of bonuses drive us wild. Fortunately for us, Nektan always ensures that there’s a handful of rewards available, some of which are more generous than others, like the VIP scheme. But before we get to that, we need to register in the first place, which means we have a bonus offer to take advantage of.
Here you’ll note that there’s three parts to this bonus, with each allocation of cash decreasing in value, with the end result nearing the £500 mark. You need to deposit £10 with each of these three deposits, with the deposit bonus first being 200%, then 100%, and then 50%, with an addition of 50 free spins coming your way. This sounds great, but there’s the fact that the wagering requirement is 30x. Although this sounds steep, it’s actually much lower than a lot of other online casinos out there, which shows Nektan’s dedication to their customers.
Seeing as how there’s many other promos for you to savour, we’ll move onto the VIP page now, which is known to all Nektan players as Privileged. Reel Vegas has designed this membership for those who are the most loyal of gamers, the ones that play with real cash again and again, turning themselves into high rollers. To be granted entry into this elite circle, you’ll need to wait for an invite to come your way.
When inside the gaming lobby, customers will be greeted with a wall of games, all of which are only a snippet of the full extent of the games available. Nektan casinos aren’t exactly bursting with options, but their partnership with NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, and IGT has allowed them to offer a reasonable variance of options. Most of them are slot machines, as the ‘Reel’ part of the site’s name suggests, however that isn’t to say that’s all that’s on offer.
If you wish to play any of these titles, you’ll have to select demo prior to signing up, or login and then start them up themselves. Even though most of the activities allow this, the Live Casino doesn’t due to obvious reasons; all sites are like this, not just Nektan. Not to worry though, as the registration process doesn’t take long at all, and will then allow you to go from play for fun to play for real in an instant.
Seeing as how Nektan is a huge brand, they tend to keep their dynamics similar across all of their casinos, a factor we can evidently see when searching for banking rules. To find the information, you’ll need to browse the Terms, which is less than ideal, but once there you’ll discover that there’s both ewallets and credit cards to utilise. What is more, that there doesn’t appear to be any fees attached to these options, though Nektan can choose to add them if they so wish.
As for limitations, the withdrawal is the biggest disappointment, as only £5,000 per month is allowed, which will be too small for high rollers out there. However, you’re in luck, as you can contact customer service if you need to remove a higher amount of funds. Speaking of funds, these can be allocated and withdrawn in GBP, EUR, SEK, and CAD.
As this is a customer focused brand, there’s assistance on hand should you need it via the Support page, found at the top of the home screen. This isn’t the only way to get help, but it’s by far the easiest one to access, plus it lists all options rather than just the one. If you already know that you’re going to use the live chat, you can select that option either from the aforementioned page, or via the widget at the bottom of the screen. For all other enquiries, you’ll be able to use the contact number, email address, and/or the postal address.
No time limits have been placed for the services, which places players in an odd position: is this a 24 hour service, or are there hours of service? We were able to access the live chat, but it was during daylight hours (9am onwards), and so it makes sense that the team would be around at this time.
When we compare Reel Vegas to other websites, some may feel that it doesn’t cater to all gamblers, but simply those with a specific niche e.g. slots. However, we disagree with this, as there’s other titles available, not to mention you have the whole experience of Nektan behind the Reel Vegas brand. Overall, we’d give this a four star rating, with our final note being that there’s room for improvement, but on the whole it’s a high quality website.