LaVida Casino Review
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LaVida is a modern Microgaming casino, one of the many gaming sites which use this particular developer as a source of content. The casino is part of a group called Digimedia Ltd, which operates it and does so based on a license that was obtained in the Maltese jurisdiction. The company is also based in that country. The LaVida casino is a good place to go to if you want to check out slot machines and other casino games from Microgaming, but it has some other things going for it as well, and you will read all about them below. It’s worth noting that this site is part of a group called Fortune Lounge, which brings certain rewards to players that stick with the casinos that are part of it.
LaVida’s website is secured with the help of SSL encryption, the kind that you will find at any other casino these days, when safety is so important. The site comes in five versions, the main one being English based, while the others are translations into German, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Software & Games
A casino that has a single developer to back it up is at a bit of a disadvantage compared with gaming sites which combine slots from half a dozen developers or more. This is less important if the player is interested mostly in regular table games, and not in slots, since those categories are typically getting titles from just one company anyway. Still, if there is one developer that you want to be behind a casino like this one, which uses only one developer, then it would be Microgaming. Thanks to the huge number of casino games that they offer, over 600 in total, they are the best choice for a casino, and luckily LaVida uses them, and not one of the smaller ones.
If you want an idea about the kind of content that you can expect from a Microgaming powered casino, I should mention a couple of new slot machines that they launched in the last couple of months. Jurassic World is the most recent one, a branded title based on the film launched in 2015, but they also have a slot machine inspired by Jurassic Park. Tarzan is another branded game that they launched recently. Add titles like Beautiful Bones, Forbidden Throne or Candy Dreams, all launched in the last couple of months, and you will find that you always have something new to play at a Microgaming casino.
Another big advantage of Microgaming is that it gives casinos access to the world’s biggest progressive jackpot network. They own it, it has made a lot of people millionaires already, and best of all it will pay you in lump sums, rather than giving you the money over the course of multiple years. At the moment of this review, the biggest progressive jackpot that you can win at LaVida is worth over 3.6 million EUR.
I’m quite impressed with the promotional package that LaVida offers its newest players. The package was designed for the first two deposits that you make. The initial one gets you a bonus of 100% the amount you deposited, with a top value of $450. For the second deposit, it gets even better, with the match at 150% and the maximum value at $300. You get a total of $750 for free, and you have to make deposits of just $650 to get it. Of course, you have to meet certain wagering requirements, which are at 40x, before you can take out that money.
The Fortune Lounge Group casinos have certain monthly promotions as well that you take part in, involving huge prize pools ($200,000 worth each month). Other promotions are also to be expected, if you stick with LaVida.
All casinos from Fortune Lounge Group have access to a huge list of payment options, which can use anywhere between one and twelve currencies, so all the major ones. You get credit cards, debit cards, ewallets, pre-paid cards, bank transfers and vouchers. Only some of those options are available for withdrawals though, and it’s mainly the ones that are better known, not the country based versions.
LaVida is a very good casino to play at, as are most that are powered by Microgaming. It’s not that different from the rest of the casinos that are in the Fortune Lounge Group, but its welcome bonus is on the larger size, and I think it gives it an advantage.