A surprisingly small number of online casinos offer sports betting options, and in turn, few sites that focus on sports betting also offer a range of online casino games.
This trend is starting to change, with the likes of Mr Green having recently added sportsbook sections, and big names in sports betting like Ladbrokes and William Hill having included casino options for some time, but it’s still comparatively rare.
Many sites that have tried to combine sports betting and casino play have failed, mainly because despite both being iGaming categories, there is a huge amount of difference between the two, and some sites seem to struggle to successfully present both, meaning that often, even if a site does offer the two, its mainly know for one.
One of the newer sites attempted to combine these two popular forms of online gambling is LV Bet, a site that essentially splits itself in two, so as to appeal to sports betting fans and casino players separately, instead of trying to do too much at once.
LV Bet is a sleek looking site that has a feel of sophisticated professionalism to it, will also maintaining a definite tone of fun and entertainment, something that is vital from an online casino site.
Design and theme
The casino at LV Bet is a classy looking affair. Taking much of its design concept from the sports betting site, there is a black and gold colour scheme here, but not in the decadent, chandelier, fast cars, and attractive models way that you see at most other sites.
Instead, the majority of the design work here is provided by the games themselves, with the artwork from popular games featuring in the banners that scroll across the top of the homepage, as well as in thumbnails down the page.
These thumbnails are available in abundance, in fact, you are one click away from gaining instant access to all games that are available on the site, although scrolling through them all can take some time!
This sense of simple navigation is continued throughout the LV Bet site, the live casino and the sports betting arm of the site are instantly accessible, and any sections of the casino site, as well as any information you may require, are also very easy to locate.
LV Bet could be held up as a prime example of how to combine sports betting and casino options, without sacrificing either, in appearance at least. The big question, however, is does that continue into the games on offer?
LV Bet knows exactly what it is doing, and both the casino and the sports betting sections of the sites are steeped in quality gaming choices.
With software being provided by the likes of Bally Wulff, BF Games, BetConstruct, edict egaming, Gamomat, Greentube, Microgaming, NetEnt, Novomatic, Spinomenal, Thunderkick, and Wazdan, some of the biggest names in software development, you can rest assured that you will be spoilt for choice here.
That being said, this isn’t the biggest collection of games around, especially on the casino side, and although players are unlikely to be disappointed, temptation would be increased if a few more names were added to the above list.
It’s a great start though, and means that whether you’re looking for slots, table and card games, live dealer titles, or sports betting options, you will find them all here.
LV Bet has a bit more of a way to go if it is going to stand up against the huge, established names mentioned at the beginning of this review, but it’s certainly moving in the right direction!