Las Vegas USA Review

All US Players Accepted
Las Vegas USA:

With it getting continually harder to find online casinos that still allow US players, never mind cater to them; Las Vegas USA is one of the few places these days that unapologetically themes itself as an "American" casino and still accepts players from the United States. An RTG casino with lots of games to offer and currently open to all players, it was time to give Las Vegas USA a review.

First up, the Web site. It's not the nicest looking I've ever seen, but did a reasonable job of explaining what to expect, how to get started, and promotion and contact information. I would have liked to see some more information on the available games; but other than that things looked pretty good. Support is available via online chat, e-mail and via telephone, with toll free numbers for players in the US and Canada. The casino is available as both a download and as a browser-based venue, making it an option for Mac players (or anyone else unable to download for whatever reason).

At the time of review, Las Vegas USA was offering a new player promotion of a 125% bonus on their initial deposit, as well as an extra 15% for deposits made using NETeller, INSTADEBIT or eWallet Xpress (or money orders, though that didn't seem like the most convenient depositing method). The 125% bonus is up to deposits of $100, though an additional 25% is available on larger initial deposits than that. The catch of course is the applicable playthrough requirements, which in this case is 40x your bonus plus deposit (with numerous game restrictions), pretty steep! That said, I decided to not take any bonuses this time around so I didn't have to play by any promotion restrictions.

To get started I first downloaded the casino and registered an real money account, then made a $100 deposit using my credit card. The registration and depositing process went smoothly, and I was ready to dive right into the games.

First up, a look at the table games available at Las Vegas USA.

There were a lot of different table games to choose from: Blackjack, Baccarat, Pontoon, Caribbean Stud, Pai Gow, War, Red Dog, Let 'Em Ride, Tri Card Poker, Vegas Three Card Rummy, Craps, Roulette and Sic Bo. Some of those games are available in different versions as well, making for even more tables to choose from.

I started off trying out the 'traditional' Blackjack game, which looked decent and played well, with a $1 minimum and a $250 maximum bet per spot. While I've seen better looking graphics elsewhere, the game speed was nice and fast, and I had a good time playing as a whole. The other 21 games included Perfect Pairs (in which an additional bet can be made on pairs dealt in the first two cards), Face Up 21 (in which the dealers cards are all dealt face up right off the bat), Super 21 (in which certain hands pay 2-1 and a six card deal is an instant win), and Match Play 21 (a game with 10's removed from the decks and bonus hand payoffs). While each of the games has their own distinct rules, they all looked very similar and played at the same quick pace, and Blackjack fans should enjoy the wealth of options.

The Baccarat table looked very similar to the Blackjack tables, and again played each deal quite fast. One of the nice features was a hand history shown on the left side of the screen, eliminating the need to mark down the results for those who like to keep track. A $1 minimum is welcome, but the $250 maximum bet may be restrictive for some high rollers (many Baccarat players enjoy high-limit play).

Caribbean Stud, Pai Gow, Red Dog and the rest of the card games offered all looked very similar, played at the same (fast) speed and most seemed to have $1 minimum bets and $250 maximums (though some games had a $5 minimum bet). While I wasn't really blown away by the presentation of any individual game, they all looked good enough and played well, and there was a good number of them to choose from.

The Craps table had a $1 minimum and a $1000 table maximum, though most individual spots only allowed up to $100 per bet. While the graphics for the most part looked ok, the dice animations themselves and the corresponding 'close up' shot after a roll didn't look near as well, with blurred backgrounds and jagged edges on the dice themselves. The accompanying sound of the dice rolling seemed to be lacking a little as well, only making the slightest of noise when the dice hit the wall. While there's a fine line between too much noise annoying the player and getting it just right, I would have liked to hear a little more going on here to help draw me in to the experience.

The Roulette games looked ok, though the perspective on the tables seemed a little awkward. Much like the dice on the craps table; the close up of the wheel didn't look as good as the rest of the game, with decidedly jagged edges detracting from the presentation. There was a $1 minimum and $250 maximum on inside and outside bets, with the same betting limits applying to each individual spot.

After a run through the table games I was down to about half of my original bankroll, and proceeded to check out the Video Poker selection. There were a lot of different variations to choose from; Aces and Eights, All American Poker, Bonus Deuces Wild, Bonus Poker, Bonus Poker Deluxe, Double Bonus Poker, Double Double Bonus Poker, Double Jackpot Poker, Double Double Jackpot Poker, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker, Loose Deuces and Sevens Wild are each available in single hand, 3 hand, 10 hand, 52 hand and 100 hand machines. Most of the single-hand games could be played with coin sizes as low as 5 cents and as high as $5, with multi-hand machines using 1 cent to $1 coins. There are an additional 3 games which are slightly different than 'traditional' VP and are only offered in single hand varieties; 7 Stud Poker, Pick'em Poker and European Slot Poker.

While the variety was impressive, all but the single hand machines to be blunt were kind of ugly; with dated (and at times inappropriate) graphics decorating the multi-hand games. That said, for those not overly concerned about the presentation the games played well enough - with a good fast pace, fair paytables and again; lots of different games to choose from.

The slot variety was even more impressive; with tons of different machines split up into 'classic' slots (3 reel, machine-style games) and 'video' slots (with 5 or more reels, multiple lines and often bonus rounds). With the exception of the progressive games (which use fixed coin sizes), each of the classic slots can be played with coins as low as a nickel and up to $5 by adjusting the desired bet in-game. There were 16 classics listed altogether in the lobby, including a handful of progressive games. While most of these games were pretty standard stuff, there were a couple of interesting games such as "Operation MYOW", which allows the player to choose their own paytable (selecting from lower payouts and more frequent wins to very high payouts with less frequency, and everything in between.). Another - "It's Good To Be Bad" actually rewards players for continually losing, awarding everything from free spins to the progressive jackpot the longer you manage to avoid any win.

Las Vegas USA's video slot selection was bigger still, with a healthy 43 games available to choose from in all kinds of themes. While some certainly looked better than others, I was pleased overall with the way most of them played; there were plenty of different bonus games, plenty of themes to suit just about any taste, and of course, a few different progressives to choose from. While I didn't hit any significant wins this time around, the payback seemed fair across the board, and I got a good amount of play in for my money. Some of the machines also offered random jackpots to those playing, though I'm not sure how frequently they were paid out (or how exactly).

In addition to the games I've gone through above, Las Vegas USA also offered Keno and a game called Bonus Bingo (which plays similarly to Keno - though with 4 cards played at once, a bonus game and a fairly different look). After a steady decline in my bankroll I ended up losing what little I had left here, and my gaming session was over; for today anyway.

Would I recommend Las Vegas USA to other players? While it's unfortunate that I didn't get the chance to test out the cash out facilities this time around, all in all I had a good time playing, and with the exception of a few minor annoyances with the software's appearance the casino held up pretty good as a whole. US players with fewer options in where to play should consider giving this one a try (though I'd recommend keeping away from the bonus offers, which have fairly high playthrough requirements).

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Blackjack @ Las Vegas USA

Blackjack at Las Vegas USA

Face Up 21

Face Up 21

Baccarat

Baccarat Screenshot

Pai Gow Poker

Baccarat Screenshot

Craps

Craps at Las Vegas USA

European Roulette

European Roulette

7 Stud Poker

7 Stud Poker

100 Hand Mystery Bonus Poker

100 Hand Mystery Bonus Poker

Slot Poker

100 Hand Mystery Bonus Poker

Mister Money Video Slot

Mister Money Video Slot

Mid-Life Crisis Video Slot

Mid-Life Crisis Video Slot

Bank On It Slot

Bank On It Slot

Operation M.Y.O.W. (Make Your Own Win)

Operation M.Y.O.W.

Bonus Bingo

Bonus Bingo

Las Vegas USA Strong Points:
  • Accepts all U.S. players.
  • Good variety of games to choose from.
  • Lots of fun video slots available.
  • Low minimums on all table games
Things Las Vegas USA Could Improve:
  • Betting maximums on some games are little low for high rollers.
  • Some of the game graphics look a little dated.

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