Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has been operating online gaming sites since 2004. The same characteristics that distinguish Virgin Atlantic Airlines and Virgin Records can be found in the company’s Virgin Casino, Virgin Poker and Virgin Bingo services. The style is a bit sassy, while delivering top quality, innovation, value for money, a competitive edge and—above all else—lots of fun.
Virgin Casino is powered by some of the best software available, supplied by such noteworthy developers as Ash Gaming, Bwin.Party, CryptoLogic, Gamesys, GTS, GTECH G2, IGT, Microgaming, OpenBet and Virtue Fusion. All of the web site’s game applications are licensed in Alderney. With English used as the site’s main language, play and payouts are denominated in U.K. Pounds. No download is required to wager.
Although the “classic site” has still been retained on the Internet, Virgin Casino recently underwent a major facelift to make navigation easier and performance even more exceptional on its “new site.” There are more than 100 games classified within nine easily accessed sections: Roulette, Blackjack, Tables, Video Poker, Slots, Jackpots, Instant Win, Keno and Scratchcard. Most of the games can be tried out risk-free, simply by clicking on the corresponding “Demo Play” link.
Special sections are devoted to the two most popular table games in the world, Blackjack and Roulette, each featuring ten and twelve game variations, respectively. Besides classic blackjack games, there are versions with side bets, such as Vegas Blackjack 20+ Bonus and 21+3 Blackjack. Bonus versions of Roulette are offered, too, such as Double Bonus Spin and Hot Streak Bonus Roulette.
The Tables section offers four types of Three-Card Poker along with Baccarat, Caribbean Stud and Wan Doy Pairs Poker, which has a side bet worth up to 5,000X the basic wager. Two variations on Texas Hold’Em are available, too. And the Video Poker section has eleven games to choose from, including two brand-new ones: Aces & Eights and Bonus Deuces Wild. Other options are three types of multi-hand video poker games, Lucky Draw Jacks or Better, Ten Play Joker Poker and more.
Slot fans will appreciate the dozens of familiar games that can be seen on the floors of Las Vegas casinos—Super Hoot Loot, Texas Tea, Enchanted Unicorn, Wolf Run, Cleopatra, Double Diamond and Wheel of Fortune, among others. New 3-D games such as Rubik’s Slot and Cubis add to the fun, as do themed games like the Fantastic Four, Transformers and Monopoly. All of the slots here feature video action, wild symbols, multiple paylines and bonus games.
For truly huge payouts, the Jackpot section provides 31 different progressive options, from Mafia Millions and Leprechaun’s Luck to three different MegaJackpots—Monopoly, Cluedo, and Cleopatra. Prizes valued at over £2 million are on offer. All of these Jackpot slots are multi-line, multi-coin, multi-currency and multi-denomination, and six-figure payouts are the norm.
Instant Win, Scratchcard and Keno sections offer entertaining diversions from the standard casino fare. There is also a “New Games” link on the menu bar to provide fast access to the hottest additions to the Virgin Casino line-up.
New members here get a £100 Cash Match on their initial deposits. Ongoing promotions include 50% Reload bonuses, Blue Monday awards of £5 as a pick-me-up, Cash Pot Tuesday worth up to £20 and Slot Back Wednesday for rebates on play.
Perhaps best of all for fans of Virgin products and services, the Virgin Casino is fully integrated with V*POINTS, the same loyalty programme applied to travel and shopping. Inside the casino, every V*POINT is worth 1p in merchandise or services. Points can be redeemed for Virgin Vouchers that can in turn be used to purchase buy a wide range of goods, such as Virgin Jewelry, Virgin Cosmetics and Virgin Wine. They can also be exchanged for Virgin Experiences, like day spa passes or rally driving lessons.
Moreover, V*POINTS are valued just the same as Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles and are transferrable to existing Flying Club accounts. All it takes is 1,250 V*POINTS to receive a round-trip flight within Europe. Trans-Atlantic and Far East flights are also available at higher point levels.