Virgin Games Review
Virgin Games has undergone a humdinger of a makeover, and also a change of software. As of January 2013, the site migrated from the Virtue Fusion platform over to Gamesys, the name behind Caesar's Palace Casino, and Jackpotjoy.
Not only has the site been given that edgy new revamp, it's been streamlined too – now offering only two varieties of bingo, but a larger selection of slots and casino games.
As a new player, opening an account takes seconds, and your first deposit is matched with a 200% bonus. This equates to £20 free when you deposit £10.
It must be said, the new red and black look makes the site appealing to both sexes, so if you're a gentleman looking to discover the delights of online bingo, Virgin is the perfect place to try. Likewise, Virgin is the place if you are a lady looking to try new casino games such as roulette, or video poker. Full instructions accompany each game, which makes it the ideal location to boost your online gaming repertoire.
The swish new makeover isn't without glitches – currently, no mobile gaming is available, and the line-up of prizes and promotions is distinctly lacking. However, fingers crossed that this will be sorted, and once it is, Virgin Games will undoubtedly be one of the best-looking and coolest new bingo sites.
Play online bingo in three rooms. In Enterprise 90, tickets cost between 5p and 25p, and jackpots are variable up to £25,000. This is the most popular room and it's open around the clock.
In Adventure 90, tickets cost between 1p and 25p, with super jackpots of up to £25,000.
In the 75 ball room, tickets cost 10p, and jackpots variable.
Slots include Da Vinci Diamonds dual play, Monopoly Plus, Wonderland and Star Trek.
For some sophisticated gambling, take a trip to the casino and enjoy games like 3-D roulette, roulette classic, Caribbean stud poker, multi-hand blackjack, and ultimate video poker.
If you are unfamiliar with any of these games, you can play them in demo mode before going on to deposit money. This is a wise idea with some of the more complex slots – figure out the bonus levels and the easiest path to the cash before spending a penny of your own money.
Microgaming, IGT, Ash Gaming, OpenBet, and CryptoLogic.
Although Virgin Games now offers less games, it's a far better looking site. The homepage on the old Virtue Fusion software used to be terribly confusing – windows everywhere, and menus hidden within menus.
The new black and red layout at Virgin is simple to understand, and easy to navigate – everything is set out under large clear tabs. A word of advice – you may have to download the latest Flash player if games do not display properly, but thankfully, there is a link at the bottom of the homepage, showing you precisely how to do this.
Security and safety
Virgin Games has Gamcare certification, and a Gamble Aware link. The security certificate comes courtesy of Thawte Security.
Virgin Games is operated and licensed by Nozee Ltd, and runs on software provided by Gamesys Ltd. Nozee is registered in Gibraltar, and the principal place of business is Suite 2, Floor 2, Waterport Place, Gibraltar. The site is regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner .
Visa, Visa Debit, PayPal, MasterCard, Maestro, Laser, Skrill/MoneyBookers, Neteller.
As I mentioned before, the promotional lineup at Virgin needs some serious work, although some 'Red Hot Promotions' are supposed to be coming soon. Let's hope the Gamesys gang get together and create some alluring competitions ASAP.
At time of press, which was March 2013, the promotions included:
A 200% welcome bonus up to £200 – deposit £10, and play with £30.
Play buy one get one free bingo.
Win a share of 1 million V* Points.
Virgin Games Depositing Information
|First Deposit Bonus||200%|
|Free Play Bonus (deposit required)||£20|
|Payment methods||Bank Transfer, Laser, Mastercard, Neteller, Paypal, Skrill, Switch / Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron|
|Withdrawal methods||Bank Wire, Mastercard, Neteller, Paypal, Skrill, Visa|
|Accepted Currencies||British Pounds, Canadian Dollars, Euros, US Dollars|
Virgin Games Information
|Games available||5 reel slots, Blackjack, Hi lo, Keno, Live casino, Poker, Progressive Slots, Roulette, Scratchcards, Slots, Unique games|
|Software||Ash Gaming, Barcrest, CryptoLogic, Endemol Games, Gamesys, GTS, High Five, IGT, Mazooma, Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech, SGI|
|Companies that own this site||Virgin Games, Gamesys|
|Download Required?||You are not required to download this site, there is an instant play version at Virgin Games|
|Downloadable version also available?||No|
|Play For Fun?||No|
|Licenses||Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, UK Gambling Commission|
|RTP||No information available|
|Support phone numbers||0-800-083-1833|
|RTP||Minimum withdrawal limit 10 GBP per day|