There will come a point when the online casino world comes to the mutual decision that every possible name for a casino with the word ‘Vegas’ in it has been used and that it’s time to move on to other ideas, one assumes the words ‘Spins’ and ‘Slots’ will be the next to go, but given the amount of time ‘Vegas’ has spent at the top of the list of choices for words to crowbar into the name of your casino, it doesn’t look to be going anywhere any time soon.
Established in late 2017, Vegas Hero is proof that the idea is still going strong, despite the fact that hearing the word in the name of a new casino immediately gives the impression that that casino may be either desperate for customers, outdated, or both.
It’s a possibility, but not a surety, and Vegas Hero does have the ability to prove assumptions wrong and find its position in the competitive online casino market, it is whether or not it will that matters.
A welcome bonus that offers up to $1,000 and 50 spins (valid at the time of writing, promotions subject to change, terms and conditions apply) is a good way to show players you mean business, but can Vegas Hero follow up on that?
Design and theme
In case the Vegas concept alone was not quite derivative enough for your taste, Vegas Hero combines it with another overused design theme for the online casino industry, superheroes.
To be fair, the combination is executed pretty well, with the main banner image of the homepage showing a suited man in superhero pose in front of a Vegas background with high octane action, sports cars, and roulette wheels in the background.
This is evidence that it isn’t a unique idea that makes the difference when it comes to design, it’s how well you use the idea you have, and Vegas Hero really brings their concept to life with the imagery used.
With recent winners, jackpot totals, and the welcome bonus also present in the banner, this is a site that immediately lets you know what it’s about.
Scan down the page and you will find thumbnails for games separated by category, making it simple to find what you’re looking for, and this effective navigation is echoes throughout the page.
Vegas Hero is a textbook case of not making assumptions based on the name or concept of a site, as this is genuinely an excellent looking online casino.
If there is a criticism to be made of the selection of games on offer at Vegas Hero, it is that there aren’t quite enough of them yet.
The titles that are here are strong, coming from big name software developers including Evolution, Microgaming, NetEnt, NYX Gaming, Play'n GO, and Quickspin, so there’s a decent amount of choice of slots, table and card options, live dealer games, and more, but this collection can’t quite stand up to those at more established sites yet.
A few more high-profile names like IGT and Playtech, alongside up and comers such as Red Tiger Gaming and Yggdrasil would do wonders to enhance the choice available and help Vegas Hero become competitive.
However, it’s early days, and there’s definitely enough options here to get started with, as long as new developers are added to the list over the next year, and we hope they will be, then by the end of 2018, Vegas Hero could well be one of the best online casino sites around.
Hopefully this site will live up to its potential, because it has the tools to be great.