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.
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.
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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.
The Welcome Bonus is a match of 200% the first deposit rather than the more common 100%, but is balanced slightly by having a maximum limit of £100 which makes it less attractive to players who ‘go large’ on first deposits.
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.