Virgin Games Casino Review
The Virgin brand has quite some reputation, built up through a mix of the weird-bearded charisma of its faintly eccentric founder, Richard Branson, and the eclectic range of products and services it’s been attached too. Some have been great (Virgin Records, we salute you!), some not so good (Virgin Galactic, we have a problem!).
So where does Virgin Games – its online casino brand ¬– sit on this spectrum? Top of the Pops, or a less than stellar performer?
Originally established in 2004, Virgin Games never quite set the online casino world alight under Richard Branson’s watch and so was flogged to Gamesys in 2013, keeping its name in the process.
This proved to be a smart move since Gamesys ‘get’ online gaming, being behind the Jackpotjoy brands, and know a thing or two about online slots.
Casino Bonus & Joining Bonus
Virgin Games New Player Bonus of up to £100!
Bonus Key Qualifying Criteria: New Customers only.Deposit min. £10. Applies to first deposit to Casino only. Max. bonus £100. 15x wagering (game weighting and max. bet rules apply) on deposit and bonus to make the bonus balance withdrawable. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Here’s how it works:
- 1) Deposit/transfer £10 or more and select the Offer Code BONUS100.
- 2) Open any game and accept your New Player Bonus.
- 3) Wager your qualifying deposit/transfer and bonus 15 times on eligible games to withdraw your ‘Bonus Funds’ balance.
Casino Games & Slots
Virgin Games Casino Slots
The Virgin Games Casino site itself is really a rather pleasant place to be, with a clean layout that makes some rival UK brands’ sites (naming no names, but think big famous bookmakers) look like the unkempt bedroom of a hyperactive teenager. Simply categorised into Slots, Casino, Live Casino and Bingo there’s blissful simplicity to get to where you want to be . . . so that’ll be the Slots tab then!
The Virgin Games of yesteryear acquired a bit of a reputation that it lacked choice, but Gamesys have clearly addressed this and we found seventy-two online slots for our entertainment.
Curmudgeons could whine that some rivals have hundreds of video slots at their online casinos, but Virgin Games have picked just stunners making it a triumph of quality over quantity. There’s Starburst, Rainbow Riches, Koi Princess, Super Monopoly Money, Raging Rhino . . . we could go on, but we promise that the list is all killer, no filler.
Time and time again we’ve found online casinos that boast hundreds of video slots often get to those numbers with a raft of old-hat releases that really should be put out of their misery – Virgin Games have avoided that ruse and we applaud that.
Customer service and promotions at Virgin Games are of a standard we’ve come to expect from the best online casinos, so this aspect is roughly competitive with other sites we’d recommend.
Virgin Games Casino Blackjack
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Virgin Games Casino Games: Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, 3 Card Brag, Heads-up Hold’em, Caribbean Poker, Video Poker, Baccarat, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, Instant Games, Progressive Jackpots.
Live Dealer Games
Virgin Games Live Dealer Games: Live Roulette, Live Blackjack, Live Baccarat, Live Sic Bo, Live Casino Hold’em, Live Hi Lo, Live Poker, Live Spin a Win.
Mobile & Tablet
Virgin Games Casino offers an iOS app and an Android app but it’s just as easy to play on your Smartphone’s browser.
Virgin Games accepts the following:
Debit and Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Visa Debit, Visa Electron and Maestro / Solo.
e-Wallets and prepaid cards: PayPal and UKash (PayPal is only available as an option to UK players).
Withdrawals to Debit and Credit cards usually take 2 to 5 working days to process. e-Wallets are much faster and are processed usually within a day.
This list of payment options should not be viewed as fact but a representation of the payment options Virgin Games offers.
Virgin Games Casino offers excellent 24/7 support, 7 days a week. Virgin Games uses Chat, Email, Phone (plus phone betting) and Post.
Today’s Virgin Games is a far more tempting proposition than its predecessor, but it has always been a site that understood the importance of its customers trust and the casino maintains licences from both the Gibraltar and UK Gambling Commission to reinforce its observance of strict standards of integrity and fair play.
All online slot players should find plenty to love about Virgin Games, however we think it makes an especially good choice for novices taking their first tentative steps with real-money gaming. Too much choice can be off-putting – bewildering even – and Virgin Games have done a great job of cherry-picking its online slots to present a selection that’s a compendium of reel classics.