Virgin Games Review
Virgin Games is one of the largest UK-based online casinos. Established in 2004, the site has developed into the Virgin Games network, which offers a full instant-play online casino along with bingo and poker. Virgin Games Casino is licensed by the prestigious jurisdiction of Gibraltar, and the UK Gambling Commission.
Virgin Games, the international version of Virgin Casino, is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commission. This jurisdiction has a reputation for being very strict, thereby assuring you that this is a safe and secure site and that the games are run fairly. Other things to like about this casino are that you can play on any browser, get a generous Welcome Bonus when you first sign up, and not have long waiting times for your money when you win. But above all, what may be the casino’s biggest drawing point are the great promotions.
Software And Graphics
Virgin Games certainly has a trustworthy name, but with so much choice in the world of online casinos it’s going to take more than brand recognition to stand out.Luckily, the site boasts the slick interface and instant-play simplicity you would expect from the Virgin stable.There’s hundreds of games from the likes of NetEnt, IGT, and Gamesys, with mobile and tablet gamers well catered for.
Bonuses, Promotions and Special Offers
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The generosity continues, even once you’re well settled at the site. There are a host of unmissable promotions, including cashback, holidays and tech giveaways. Plus, you can play every month to unlock incredible Virgin prizes, including a trip to Vegas flying Virgin Atlantic Upper Class, Virgin Experience Days Vouchers and a year’s free Virgin Trains. Virgin Games also rewards their loyal members. You’ll earn Points for playing that you can redeem for cash or Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles.
The fun at Virgin Games is split three ways – slots, casino and bingo.We could only find four dozen slots at Virgin Games. A number of providers are available, including NetEnt and IGT, although these companies’ full catalogue of games do not seem to be present. There are a few choice titles though, namely Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest and Da Vinci Diamonds. Gamesys also chuck in a few titles of their own.The casino offerings are even more scant: Three versions of roulette, five versions of blackjack and a version apiece of keno, video poker, baccarat, hi-lo, pai gow poker and caribbean stud poker. We are not impressed.The third option is bingo, and even there you’ll only find two 90-ball (UK) bingo games and one 75-ball (US) game.
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Deposit and withdrawal methods
The essential and regular functions of online casinos – depositing and withdrawing – are relatively straightforward at Virgin Games, although they’re not immune to criticism, as we’ll go on to explain. While players can deposit funds via a variety of methods – debit cards, credit cards, PayPal, bank wire, cheque, Neteller – Virgin Games do not offer as exhaustive a list of options as some larger casinos, like Ladbrokes and Grosvenor. That won’t be a problem for most, though: what self-respecting online gamer doesn’t have a PayPal account these days? One feather in the cap of Virgin Games is their decision to charge no fee for either depositing or cashing out. Cash-outs are processed during the weekend, while withdrawals are processed within a 24-hour timeframe. Sound easy? For the most part it is, although players also have to verify their date of birth within three days of their initial deposit. Having to upload identification documents might kill your buzz a little, but it’s gotta be done. Once the formalities are out of the way, you’re off and away.
At Virgin Games Casino, player recognition doesn’t stop with the Welcome Bonus. Every time you play, you receive V points (1 point for every 5 GBP wagered on Bingo or 20 GBP wagered on slots or other casino games). Once 20 or more points are accumulated, they can be redeemed, either for cash in your account or miles that can be used to fly on the casino’s partner airline Virgin Atlantic.