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Virgin Casino Games
There isn’t the world’s largest selection at Virgin, with fewer than 80 slots and 15 table games available for your entertainment. However, the quality of the games is high, with Gamesys, NetEnt and IGT providing titles like Wonderland, Deal or no Deal and Rainbow Riches along with three types of roulette, several variants of blackjack and other assorted card games.
There are none of the comic book tie-ins that you will find elsewhere, but slots range from the silly and cute like Chuzzle Slots to the exciting and dramatic such as Wolf Run.
Poker was reintroduced in spring 2016, giving players the opportunity to enjoy a few hands at the click of a button without having to venture to a separate site. Virgin Games have taken the decision to offer a different type of game, Wild Poker, which pits four players against each other and features mystery prizes worth up to 10,000 your buy-in. It makes for a refreshing alternative and the exclusive chat hosts help to make you feel like you are enjoying something different rather than just being sat at another ordinary poker table. For those who like their classics, other options like traditional Texas Hold’em are set to be brought in soon.
Everything works very smoothly here; the games load in decent time and look the part. The slots are easy to play and the table games are clean, with the only negative being the 3D roulette, which is somewhat pixelated and therefore doesn’t reach the same standard as everything else on the site.
There is a chat box that appears next to the game that you are playing if you find that you want to interact with others, but it’s also easy to turn it off if you prefer to play without interruption. Once it is turned off, however, it is replaced by an advert for one of the site’s other services, which ruins the look of the generally impressive games.
The mobile app is fine, with a smooth scrolling motion, but there are very few actual games to play. There are just 18 titles on offer, although they do all look great, play well and are available in demo mode to suit newbies who might want to try before they buy. You can find a bigger selection if you play in the device’s web browser.
Virgin Games Bonuses and Promotions
The Virgin Games welcome bonus looks great on the face of it, with a 200 percent deposit match of up to £200 available which only has to be wagered through four times. However, there’s a catch; whereas all the money played on bingo will help you meet this requirement, only 10 percent of stakes on slots count towards the requirement, with just 1.25 percent of money placed on roulette edging you towards withdrawing your bonus winnings. Poker players will see their wagers count for 20 percent. If you’re a fan of blackjack, baccarat or Hi Lo, your stake won’t count for the wagering requirements at all. This initially eye-catching deal is certainly nowhere near as good as it seems.
The loyalty programme, V*Points, offers players the chance to get a bit of cash back or even the chance to redeem airline miles with Virgin Atlantic. Every £5 spent on bingo and every £20 spent on slots and casino games earns you a point, and you can cash out when you have as few as 20 points. If you’re a frequent flier, this might be a nice option. The VIP programme offers exclusive promotions, birthday bonuses and vouchers.
There are also regular cashback deals, social media competitions and referral bonuses, for poker and bingo fans as well as in the casino, plus occasional big ticket holidays such as a trip to Barcelona or luxury goods giveaways.
Virgin Games looks the part and features a lot of interesting slots and table games that will keep you entertained for a while. The quality of the offerings is high and the chance to now play poker on the site is a welcome addition, but those who get bored of the same games easily will be disappointed by the small selection.
There are some decent promotions, but the welcome bonus features punishing wagering requirements, even with the headline-grabbing promise of only having to play it through four times. Despite one or two drawbacks, there is certainly more than enough here to help you enjoy your Virgin Games experience.