Virgin Games is named for the internationally renowned Virgin brand which was established by flamboyant tycoon Richard Branson. After the sale of the site to online gambling operator Gamesys in early 2013, it remains connected to the Virgin empire in name only via a licensing agreement. It is licensed under and regulated by both the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority and UK Gambling Commission. It only accepts players from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Software and game selection
Virgin Games offers a selection of traditional casino games, slot machines, and bingo games. Many of the games developed by IGT – such as Siberian Storm, Wolf Run, and Cats – will be instantly recognisable to land casino visitors, and they are complemented by several that have been developed in house by its operator, Gamesys. Overall the game selection is not large, and is certainly smaller than what it was in the years before Gamesys acquired the site.
Virgin Games is a browser based casino, which means there are no software downloads or installations necessary. Just go to the site and you can play the flash based games right there in your browser, no matter what kind of computer or operating system you prefer. The interface is easy to navigate and the games have crisp graphics, and you also have the option of playing from your favourite mobile device.
There are several progressive jackpots up for grabs at Virgin Games. The most notable is the Wonderland progressive that can be won by playing Gamesys’ Alice in Wonderland themed slot machine of the same name. In addition there are jackpots on Diamond Bonanza, Caribbean Stud Poker and more.
The casino offers daily promotions, reload bonuses and various prizes. However, what sets this casino apart when it comes to bonuses and promotions is V*Points. Members can exchange their V*Points for different rewards across the Virgin brand, including straight cash, European flights, Virgin Atlantic Club frequent flyer miles, charities, vouchers and more.
Banking and Support
The banking options at Virgin Games are small – they accept major credit and debit cards issued in the UK, plus Paypal, Neteller, and bank transfers. Although somewhat limited, this should not present a problem to most of the UK based customers that Virgin is targeting.
As you would expect from a company of Virgin’s stature, the casino is staffed by a highly competent customer support crew which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support can be contacted via phone, email, and live web chat. Our interactions with them have proved them to be competent and professional.
Providing you live in the UK or Ireland, which are currently the only places that Virgin will accept players from, there is a lot to like about Virgin Games. It is backed by a stable and well regarded operator in Gamesys and it is licensed in the highly regarded Gibraltar jurisdiction. While it has a small collection of high quality games, it could improve its desirability by expanding the choices for players which have diminished since the Gamesys takeover.