Everyone in the UK has heard of Virgin Games. From their TV and radio spots, they are impossible to avoid. Launched in 2004 with the Virgin trademark, their company’s reputation for trust precedes them. They have managed to make a very fun and interactive image for themselves that really speaks to the average punter.
They have also deeply invested in mobile gaming. They have apps for iOS and Android. The gameplay is just as smooth on the app as it is in their browser. One funny thing though – their apps don’t support Live Casino. Nearly every other company that offers apps runs their live casinos through them. We find it curious that Virgin Games does not. We have to assume that Virgin Games will be adding this in the future – as being on the cutting edge of technology is simply what they do.
Another unusual thing about Virgin Games Casino is that they only allow people in the UK to play on their site. Most sites allow people from across Europe to play at their casinos. Virgin Games only targets the United Kingdom. Maybe they know something about Brexit that we don’t!
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Virgin Games casino has great promotions going all the time. Their Virgin Point program, which can give you cash or miles on Virgin Atlantic, is great. Their “red hot” random games are also interesting offers. All of them should be looked into closely.
Their welcome offer isn’t that good, though. We suspect that simply because of the size and scope of their marketing, they don’t feel the need to really push a great welcome offer. The 30 free spins are nice, and the no limits put on what you can win is awesome. So it’s a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to their welcome offer.
That said, the offers you get for continuing to play are great, and are more than enough to offset the paltry welcome offer.
Of course, Virgin Games casino is going to tie their offers into their other companies. It’s what Virgin Group does. So here’s the deal.
You get one Virgin Point for every £5 wagered on bingo and one virgin point for every 20 pounds bet on other games. Get at least 20 Virgin Points and you can either turn them into cash or into miles to get flights on Virgin Atlantic. That ends up being a decent deal either way you decide to play it.
They constantly put other extra promotions on and then take them off just as quickly. Here are a few of them that seem to run nearly constantly.
- Red Hot Play. Randomly one game will become “red hot.” If you happen to be playing the game at the time, you’ll get 50% cash back to put back into the game.
- Red Hot Cashback. They pick several games a day. If you lose on those games the next day you’ll get 10 percent of your losses back.
- Red Hot Bingo. They select random times. When the random times come up, you can play bingo four times for free.
- Refer A Friend. Virgin Games will give you £20 for anyone you bring on board who bets at least £40.
Virgin Games is weird when it comes to their welcome bonus. You get 100% matching funds, but the way you have to bet them is, for lack of a better word, “odd.” If you put those matching funds towards bingo you only have to play through them two times. That’s the lowest of any casino we’ve ever reviewed.
If you want to use the cash on table games or Live Casino, you simply can’t. You have 30 days to do this. Once you have completed either the two times play through for bingo or the 40 times play through for slots, you can withdraw anything you’ve won.
The good news is that there is no maximum on what you can win – and that’s better than a lot of casinos.
You are also offered 30 free spins. Again, there is no limit to how much you can win from the spins, which is a good thing we wish other casinos would attempt.
Games and game providers
When it comes to games, Virgin Games casino has the money and influence to get just about anything they want. And this is shown in the sheer breadth of their offerings. Honestly, it would be hard to even think of a casino with as many choices of what to play as Virgin Games. From NetEnt to Microgaming and everything else in between, if you can think of a provider, they are offered on Virgin Games. You are at no loss of choices.
Table games also have a huge selection at Virgin Games casino. From multiple versions of roulette and blackjack to baccarat, Keno, craps and Hold’em, Virgin games has you covered. You’ll also find every variant of these games you’ve ever heard of. You want American Roulette instead of European roulette? Virgin Games has you covered. You want single deck blackjack instead of multi deck blackjack? Virgin has that too. Just try and think of any legitimate variation of a game and Virgin Games has it.
Video Poker is also covered. You have all the five card draw variations you could imagine from Joker Poker to Deuces Wild. You also have three card poker, Pai Gow, and pretty much anything you can think of. They really do invest a ton into having diverse games.
In addition to the vast selection of casino games, there is also a separate section dedicated to Bingo games.
And, for reasons we don’t understand but we suppose their marketing department does, they have a huge amount of bingo games. We are not sure how popular bingo is, but if you like bingo Virgin Games has a ton of variations for you to choose from.
They also have an excellent live casino. That said, as noted above, the live casino is not available for play on their iOS or Android apps. We have no idea why. But if you play them through your browser, they are excellent. You can talk to the dealer. You can talk to the other betters. You’ll really feel exactly like you are in a real casino when you play their Live Casino. Like everything else it does, it is top-notch.
Virgin Games casino does not have as many options for payment as other casinos do. We think this is because they are only serving the UK market and figure that their options will be fine for that market. You can use MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron, Paysafecard, PayPal, Neteller or wire transfer. The minimum deposit is £10.
Withdrawals are processed by Virgin Games casino in one day. Then the amount of time it takes to get the money to you varies depending on what options you chose to use. In general, the longest it can take to get your money back after clearing Virgin Games is five days, and that’s if you requested a wire transfer.
Obviously, given that they are a UK only company, the pound is the default method of accepting money. That said, for tourists from the United States or Europe who happen to be in the UK on vacation, they do accept dollars or euros.
Virgin Games casino is, quite honestly, excellent. As you would expect. They have a wealth of games and all of the games work flawlessly. Whatever you want to play you can find a way to play it here.
Their apps work just as well so you can play while you are on the go. The only negative thing we can say is that we wish their Live Casino worked on their app. We are not sure why it does not.
So at the end of the day we give Virgin Games a 9 out of 10 rating. If they get their live casino on their apps, we would prop them up to a perfect 10 easily.