The night lights, the casinos, the hangovers, the relentless sun… Everyone has an almost perfect image of Vegas in their head whether they’ve visited it or not. But the Entertainment Capital of the World is more than a large-scale tourist landmark; fun and games are its lifeblood and the only way to really know it is to experience it to the fullest.
It’s not enough to drive down the Strip and walk into every casino you see; you’ve got to get that backstage pass, go behind the scenes, look down at Sin City from the Stratosphere, slide your way into a VIP lounge… and when you find yourself craving more - when there just aren't enough slots, card games and roulette wheels to feed your hunger - is when you should come on over to EddyVegas. Because we're more Vegas than Vegas and once you're here, you’ll find you never want to leave.
Vegas wouldn’t be Vegas without a sea of slots and tons of table games for people to choose from so it’s only logical for EddyVegas to do the same and more. Here, you have the option of playing a wide variety of online casino games from online slots and jackpot games to table games like Blackjack and roulette.
For those who desire a human connection in the online casino world, our live dealer casino games are ready to deliver the live casino experience they crave. Last but not least, lesser known but no less popular games like Baccarat, Bingo and craps are also available for their devoted fans.
As we have over 2,000 online casino games across all these types for you to choose from, you are guaranteed to be able to find something that matches your preferences. Our online slots even boast a stunning variety of themes and come from the top gaming software providers in the industry so slot aficionados will never run out of new reels to spin. This is true regardless of whether you’re from Canada, New Zealand or any other country where EddyVegas is accessible.
Simply browse our expansive casino game library which is constantly being updated with the latest online casino game releases until you find a title that catches your eye. The demo play option is there for you to play our online slot games with fun money so you can see if they’re to your liking. Once you’ve found something you like, feel free to play our online casino games with real money so you can start winning for real. Before long, you’ll learn why EddyVegas is everyone’s top online casino pick.
Setting up an account at EddyVegas is an easy, simple and straightforward affair. Simply provide us with all your basic details and click the activation link in the confirmation email we send you. With just those few steps, you’ll be able to play our free slots online and make good use of our rewarding promotions so register with EddyVegas today.
Before you start enjoying our online casino games and exclusive bonuses, you should know that you are eligible for an amazing welcome bonus the second you complete your registration. Regardless of which country you’re in, you will be eligible for our monthly lucky draw which has a prize of 1,000 free spins.
If you are from Canada, New Zealand or another select country, you will also receive 24 free spins upon your first login and a 100% match deposit bonus of up to $800. If you are from anywhere in the rest of the world, you will receive a 24% match deposit bonus of up to $1,000 instead.
We at EddyVegas wouldn’t dare to call ourselves the best online casino around if all we had to offer was lots of online slots and a rewarding welcome bonus; to back that up, we’ve prepared a substantial range of promotions and bonuses that are available nearly all year long. Through our promotions, you will be able to enjoy match deposit bonuses, free spins, bonus cash, no deposit free spins and even cashbacks on a regular basis.
To top it off, we offer a way for our players to win free daily bonuses where they simply need to log in every day and give our Vegas Spin Club slot machine a try. A total of 10 different bonuses which include no deposit free spins, bonus cash, match deposit bonuses and a match bonus-free spins bonus combo are available to be won every time. On the off chance you don’t manage to get anything, just come back tomorrow and try to get your free daily bonus again.
For our more competitive players, we have our very own slot tournaments in the form of our Sin City Championships. By doing nothing more than playing our online slots, you will be in the running to win your share of our lucrative prize pools.
Only the players who are at the top positions on the leaderboard will win their share of these prize pools so play hard and play fast – just like you would in Vegas. Most of the time, we have bonus cash prize pools but on special occasions we will run exclusive slot tournaments with real cash prize pools so keep an eye out for those.
To ensure that you have the easiest time possible making transactions into and out of your EddyVegas account, we’ve prepared a multitude of payment methods. Each one is safe, secure and easy to use, and with options from credit cards and direct banking services to voucher-based systems and e-wallets you won’t have any problems funding your account.
Should you encounter any issues or if you simply need any questions answered, feel free to contact our customer support team at any time. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and are well-equipped to help you in whatever way you need.
It has to be noted that Las Vegas wasn’t always the neon star of night life that people know today; in fact, in fact it used to be a humble little water stop in the middle of the Nevada desert. The beginning of its evolution can be traced back to the completion of the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad in 1905 which saw it gradually develop into a flourishing little town.
Its explosive growth into modern day Vegas was triggered by the legalisation of gambling by Nevada in 1931 and the building of the Hoover Dam nearby. Unrelated on the surface, the two events are in fact linked: the thousands of workers involved in the dam’s construction needed somewhere they could relax… and there was no better place for them to spend their free time than the burgeoning casinos of Vegas.
The city really began to take off when the El Rancho Vegas resort opened in 1941, an event which also made it the first hotel-casino on a stretch of Highway 91 that is better known now as ‘The Strip’. Soon enough, more and more hotel-casinos sprouted all around Vegas, further cementing its growing reputation as a gambling vacation hotspot. It helped that Los Angeles at the time had been cracking down hard on illegal gambling so there were plenty of casino operators searching for a new place to set up shop. The answer was obvious: Where else but the tax haven that is Nevada with its own little established casino city?
This budding potential to earn money and evade taxes caught the eye of infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel who opened The Flamingo in 1947 and brought in top talent to entice more guests to his casino. Even after his death later that year, his vision for Vegas as a gambling and entertainment centre lived on.
More mobsters flocked to Vegas, more resorts were opened and more popular performers came to entertain the masses thanks to the mobs’ nightclub connections from the big cities. The likes of Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland took the stage at Vegas’ iconic hotels, making the city the hottest place to be every night, and that trend continues today with the latest generation of entertainers.
By the late 1960s, the mob had been displaced by corporate conglomerates but the Strip continued its transformation at nearly breakneck speed. Massive mega-casinos took the place of older establishments, bringing things to the next level in the process with their themed entertainment that further added to Vegas’ already larger-than-life character.
Throughout all this change, however, one thing remained the same – the one thing that made Las Vegas the casino haven that it is today – and that is the sea of slots you’ll find the second you step into any of the casinos there. It’s not called the Gambling Capital of the World for nothing, after all.
Most table games trace their origins back several centuries and even the roulette wheel dates all the way back to the 18th century, making slot machines the youngest ‘classic’ casino game in existence. However, this hasn’t stopped it from being considered the defining element of casinos by most if not all individuals who are even remotely familiar with casinos.
Interestingly, even though the same is said about slots and Vegas, the birth and development of slot machines happened quite a distance away from the desert where Vegas is located. Invented at the end of the 19th century by a Bavarian-born mechanic living in San Francisco, the first slot machine then underwent a long and at times somewhat troubled transformation. At every stage, an element that we now consider an integral part of the modern slot machine – and by extension online slots – was added.
First came the automatic payout mechanism which removed the need for a human attendant who gave out the relevant prize in the form of tickets which could be exchanged for goods or more tokens. Then the slot machine was improved to reward coins directly instead of tickets or tokens. Five reels were cut down to just three, and at the same time the slot machine’s signature staggered stop mechanism and iconic bell symbol – modelled after none other than the Liberty Bell itself – were introduced.
A ban on slot machines in California where they were flourishing followed, but instead of killing the invention it led to new variations being created elsewhere. Having to return to rewarding players with some free credits or goods instead of real money, one batch of slot machines was in turn influenced by its rewards: fruit-flavoured gum. Thus was born the old school fruit symbols which once again many consider to be the ‘original’ slot symbols even though playing card-based slot symbols predate them. Incidentally, this is also the how the now iconic BAR symbol came to be, not to mention the trend of referring to slot machines as ‘fruit machines’.
Real cash prizes came back with the creation of the first fully electromechanical slot machine in 1963 but it was just over a decade later when slot history was well and truly wedded to Vegas history. This momentous occasion was the invention of the video slot machine in 1976 by Las Vegas-based company Fortune Coin Co. Despite its use of a screen to display digital reels, the system was still housed in a standard slot machine cabinet to maintain the classic slot aesthetic. Now these modern slots are everywhere in Vegas, their riches waiting to be won with a literal push of a button.
With the birth of the internet came the birth of the online casino which automatically led to the birth of online slots. No longer bound by physical limitations like screen size, these online slot games kept pushing the boundaries on every level from the number of reels to the introduction of mechanics a physical slot machine would never be capable of executing.
Ironically, this allowed an old element of slot machines to find new life: the free credits system in the form of fun money, otherwise called free money. With this, players could try out any online slot free of charge until they decide they’re ready to sink real money into it. Even better, there are free spins and respins which essentially give players additional chances to win free of charge.
Everyone comes to Vegas to have fun regardless of what kind of fun that might be but there’s another type of fun we bet you’ve never considered: learning cool facts. Here are some fun facts about Sin City you probably didn’t know before this:
There’s naturally much more to learn but you’ll have to stick around here at EddyVegas to find out about all of them.