AusVegas Casino Review

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When it comes to online gambling, particularly for newcomers, geographic location of a casino and its associated operating license is of understandable concern. Many online players are aware that some casinos choose to operate in a jurisdiction that is pretty much unregulated. Then there are casinos that operate under more stringent licensing laws. However, very few can claim to be fully licensed and regulated by a major country government. Aus Vegas Casino can however, and with this casino fully governed by the Northern Territory Government in Australia, the popularity of this casino continues to grow and grow. Furthermore, a recent 'facelift' has gone further in enhancing the draw of this casino and so I decided to see whether Aus Vegas Casino could live up to the real-world Las Vegas that so many gamblers love.

Aus Vegas Casino is a sister site of the similarly-regulated Lasseters Online Casino. This in turn is the online arm of the land-based Lasseters casino and hotel complex, a highly respected name in terms of land based casinos. As such, Aus Vegas immediately has the upper hand compared to a number of online casinos in terms of credentials to operate a casino online. Indeed, Aus Vegas have made efforts to ensure they provide the very best in terms of what an online casino should be about.

The casino itself operates via a no-download interface. This means that players are able to begin playing pretty much immediately with there being no need to download and install software. Similarly, registration itself it straight forward and within a minute or two I had completed the required forms to set myself up with my 'onlinecasinos' account. All play at Aus Vegas takes place using the US dollar, a currency that is likely to be familiar to the majority of online players.

Aus Vegas allows a person to firstly create a points account so that they can acclimatize themselves to the games available. However, I jumped straight in and upgraded my account to 'cash' play. Once in this mode a player is not able to revert back to points play. However, to be honest I really cannot see the point in playing gambling games without the thrill of risking and winning real money. As one would expect from any decent online casino, Aus Vegas accepts a variety of deposit methods including credit card, cheque, money order and a handful of e-wallets such as NeTeller and Money Bookers. I used NeTeller to purchase $100 without problem. Players should note that they can purchase a cumulative maximum of $500 before having to undergo account verification procedures but I'll write more about that later.

As with a number of casinos, Aus Vegas tries to entice people in to making this first deposit by offering a new player bonus. This comes in the form of a nice 300% bonus where a $20 deposit is rewarded with a $60 bonus. This is not a massive bonus in terms of maximum amount claimable but $80 playing for a $20 deposit is a great way to see if the casino is for you or not. There's also a 2nd deposit bonus which awards a 50% match up to $100 free which again isn't bad. In fact, loyal players are also regularly rewarded at Aus Vegas with a 50% monthly match bonus giving players a maximum of $30 extra each and every month to gamble with. Having said all that, I actually decided not to claim a bonus - I didn't want to be tied down to wagering conditions. And so with my $100 bankroll I decided to see what games Aus Vegas has to offer.

Aus Vegas has a reasonable selection of games and these are presented via the casino's virtual lobby. Although the selection of games is not vast, Aus Vegas has decided to still break games down by type. I see nothing wrong with this and it certainly makes finding games easy. Similarly, that nice large graphics showing screenshots of each game again makes game selection easy. To begin my play I decided to check out the Aus Vegas table games.

Aus Vegas has a reasonable selection of table games with favorites such as Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat games all available. However, those players that are fans of less popular games such as Three Card Poker, Red Dog or Pai Gow Poker may decided Aus Vegas is not for them - AusVegas Casino has definitely gone down the line of offering firm favorites as opposed to throwing money in to developing virtual versions of every game under the sun. The reverse of this criticism, however, is that the available games should suit everybody. Roulette, for example allows minimum bets of just 1 cent whereas the high roller Blackjack game allows bets of up to $1000 per hand (and on up to 5 spots). As such, pretty much every type of player is catered for. One slightly confusing thing is that bet amounts are displayed in cents and as such a 100 bet at blackjack is actually just $1.00 and not $100. However, once a player gets used to this they should have no real issues.

In terms of presentation of the Blackjack game I chose to play and indeed many of the other games at Aus Vegas, things are what I would term 'acceptable'. The graphics are reasonable enough and sound effects are decent. However, there are certainly better casinos available on the internet in terms of game presentation. I just felt that many of the games were 'average' and although they played perfectly well the odd stutter here of there in game play or the odd slightly dodgy looking graphic kept stopping me thinking of the game quality as very good or excellent. Don't get me wrong, the games are definitely not buggy and I doubt anybody would be completely put off but I think some competitor sites have really come of age of late with clean, sleek graphics and smooth game play, things that are perhaps slightly lacking at Aus Vegas.

In terms of how my luck went I actually got off to a terrible start. However, a few decent Blackjack hands saw my bankroll return to near the $100 starting point and so I decided I'd had enough of table games and went in search of Video Poker games to help me on the way to a big win! Sadly though, again the selection of available games was not huge. Favourites are available - Deuces Wild and Jacks or Better fans, for example, will have no issues with Aus Vegas. However, those that like playing multi-hand games or more obscure variants of Videos Poker are out of look.

Those games that do exist though are good fun and again, although graphics are not the best, the overall presentation of the games is perfectly acceptable. One thing I did appreciate with the Aus Vegas Video Poker games is the simple to use playing interface. Aus Vegas have made it very easy to see what bets are being placed and similarly make it clear which cards are being held. I do think some casinos forget about the importance of intuitive interfaces but that certainly isn't the case at Aus Vegas.

By far the biggest number of games is available within Aus Vegas' slots section and it was here that I visited last. A good number of both three-reel and video slots are available and with each game accepting a wide range of bet amounts it's possible for both low and high rolling players to bet at a level which keeps them happy.

I actually had great fun on the Rock and Roll game and went through a stage of triggering the free spins almost every other spin. In fact, I managed to get my bankroll above $1000 and should definitely have cashed out but annoyingly I found myself getting caught up in trying to win even more money - a mistake I won't be making again in a hurry!

My only criticism of the slots at Aus Vegas is that there are no games which I would class are really spectacular. Other casinos have video slots that contain massive bonus games with great graphics and the general razzmatazz associated with slots as found in casinos around the world. However, these just simply don't exist at Aus Vegas. Of course, games with bonus rounds are present but they just seemed to lack some of the sparkle usually associated with this kind of game. Similarly the big progressive slots that attract so many are not found at Aus Vegas. Again though, a good game can still be had and actually I found Aus Vegas slots to be on the good side of generous in terms of regular payouts. I guess most players would trade glitzy slots for extended play time any day of the week but I just felt this was another area of improvement.

And so, despite getting my bankroll up to the dizzy heights of $1000 I ended up blowing it all away. I guess despite my criticism of some of the games at Aus Vegas I still found them entertaining enough to put back all my winnings! However, I think part of this decision was because I actually wasn't able to withdraw my winnings straight away anyway. Aus Vegas requires all players to send in ID before they are even able to request a withdrawal. I can understand this security measure but I think to not even let players request a withdrawal without going through this procedure is not that good. I am sure I am not the only player that has wanted to withdraw and been unable to because of this policy. Of course, the sending of IDs does just need to happen once though and generally Aus Vegas' policy of processing withdrawals within 48-72 hours is perfectly acceptable.

Customer support at Aus Vegas is available via email and live chat functionality. From my tests of support I have to say I was very much impressed. Live chat obviously offers real time assistance, but even email queries were responded to within a matter of minutes. This is pretty much perfect and although telephone support would be a plus point, with support this responsive I really don't have any issues.

Tosummarizee, my playing experience at Aus Vegas was generally positive although I would definitely class this casino as a middle-of-the-road playing experience. The selection of games is reasonable although less-popular games are not likely to be available here. Similarly the games that are available are generally of an average to good quality. Certainly there are no games at Aus Vegas that would be classed as top quality. Having said that though, Aus Vegas games are certainly robust and players should remember that the full regulation that Aus Vegas abides by counts for a lot - player security and fairness are always hugely importance. On this note financial processing and customer support is good although I still have a criticism over the no-cash out before sending ID rule. Generally though, for those looking for a fully regulated casino with a selection of popular games Aus Vegas may still hit the spot. Certainly a good time can still be had which my lack of withdrawing would suggest!

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Aus Vegas Online Casino Lobby

The Casino Lobby

Aus Vegas is completely no-download including registration at the site

Aus Vegas Sing Up Form

I don't have a great set of hands but the dealer 5 will hopefully lead to the house busting

Aus Vegas Casino Blackjack

I am glad that deuces are wild in this Video Poker game as I am rewarded a Full House win

Deuces Wild Video Poker

The web-based cashier makes depositing easy, although withdrawing for first-time players is slightly more complicated

Casino Banking Area

Not a massive win but still more than double my bet back in this Hollywood-themed game

Hollywood Legends Slotmachine

A risky $12.50 bet returns $25 when I end the game with a nice Two-Pair hand

Jacks or Better Video Poker

I double my $3 bet on the Aus Vegas Keno game

The Video Keno Game - A Game of Luck

Luck of the Irish is a video slot based on a very popular theme

Luck of the Irish video slot

My winnings stand at over $100 already with 7 free spins remaining on the cool Rock 'n' Roll Video Slot

Rock and Roll Slotmachine

Roulette can be played with the lowest bet allowed being just 1 cent

The roulette table

I hit a lovely $100 win whilst playing the Ship Wrecked game

Shipwrecked Slot Game

OutBack Slot machinee

A 12 liner slots, Outback Adventure

Year of the Dog Slot

Year of the dog

Lap of Luxury, the 9 liner 5 reel slot

Lap of Luxaury slot

GOOD
  • Fully licensed and regulated casino situated within the Northern Territory of Australia
  • Very responsive customer support team with contact via both live chat and email receiving speedy responses
  • Non download casino
  • Good sign-up and on-going bonus scheme
  • Range of betting limits should satisfy pretty much all online players
COULD IMPROVE
  • Although the graphics and general game presentation are perfectly acceptable, I do think this is an area that could be improved, particularly in light of developments at competitor sites
  • Withdrawals cannot even be requested until a player has had their ID verified
  • Less popular games are not available at Aus Vegas Casino

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