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Everything you need to know about Virgin Bet

Virgin is a well-known brand in the online gaming industry having launched an online casino under the name ‘Virgin Games’ back in 2013. Six years later in June 2019, a sportsbook was added on a separate website and Virgin Bet was born.

In this Virgin Bet review, we’ll be looking at the bookmakers betting offers, odds, markets, customer support and more. Read other Virgin Bet reviews or leave your own at the bottom of the page.

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18+, new members only, £10 min deposit & bet, placed & settled at miin odds of 1.5 within 14 days of sign-up, awarded as 2 x £10 non-withdrawable free bet tokens, valid for 14 days once accepted, sportsbook only, further T&C's apply, begambleaware.org

Welcome Offer

Many new bookmakers fail to attract customers due to offering poor welcome offers. Thankfully, this is not the case with Virgin Bet as new customers can receive £20 in free bets when registering and placing their first bet of £10 or more.

You’ll need an account with Virgin Bet to claim the free bet so if you haven’t registered yet, click on the button below to do so. A Virgin Bet promo code isn’t required for the welcome offer so just complete the registration form and you’re done.

Once registered, simply deposit and bet a minimum of £10 on any sport or market. The odds for your bet must be ½ (1.5) or greater to qualify for the free bet. 

Once your bet has settled, Virgin Bet will credit your account with 2 x £10 free bets. You must activate these free bets from within the ‘promotions’ or ‘my bets’ section of your Virgin Bet account. Once activated, you can use your free bets on an event of your choice.

Click the button below to register with Virgin Bet today and claim £20 in free bets.

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18+, new members only, £10 min deposit & bet, placed & settled at miin odds of 1.5 within 14 days of sign-up, awarded as 2 x £10 non-withdrawable free bet tokens, valid for 14 days once accepted, sportsbook only, further T&C's apply, begambleaware.org

Sports & Betting Markets

Despite being a relatively new bookmaker, Virgin Bet offer betting across an impressive range of sports. There are over 30 sports to choose from with all of the main ones covered and more.

As you’d expect, sports such as football, tennis, rugby, golf, basketball, cricket and darts all feature on Virgin Bet as well as some which you may have never considered betting on such as bandy, floorball, table tennis and futsal.

A full list of available sports can be seen below.

  • American Football
  • Aussie Rules
  • Badminton
  • Bandy
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • eSports
  • Floorball
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Gaelic Football
  • Gaelic Hurling
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Horse Racing
  • Ice Hockey
  • MMA
  • Motor Racing
  • Politics
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Snooker
  • Pool
  • Speedway
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Winter sports

The number of markets available to bet on at Virgin Bet is also impressive. For football matches taking place in popular leagues such as the Premier League and La Liga, you can expect around 150 different markets which gives customers an excellent choice. As well as common markets such as the match winner, HT/FT, goalscorer and BTTS markets, you can also bet on Asian Handicap fouls, Asian Handicap offsides, Over/Under shots on target and many more.

We compared the odds at Virgin Bet to those at more established bookmakers and found them to be excellent. In many cases, especially for popular football matches, we found Virgin Bet offering better odds on popular markets such as the match winner. Odds were also very competitive for other sports such as horse racing and tennis.

In-Play Betting

In-play events which are available to bet on at Virgin Bet can be viewed by clicking on the ‘In-play’ link in the sidebar if using the website or via the icon if using the Virgin Bet app.

Virgin Bet was originally launched as an app-only bookmaker meaning that customers had to use the app to place bets. However, a web version has been launched now although we found the app to be more useful. For example, using the desktop website, there is no categorisation of in-play events meaning that it can be difficult to find the event you’re looking for during busy times. However, using the Virgin Bet app, all in-play events are categorised by sport making things a lot easier.

As with pre-match markets, there are a good number of in-play markets to bet on at Virgin Bet. In-play odds are also competitive and we were more than happy with the in-play events which we compared.

A live visual is displayed for the majority of in-play events which shows what is happening in the game. For football matches, this will show when a team is taking a corner, is making a substitution, when a foul has been committed and more. It can be an extremely helpful tool for when a live stream of the event is not available.

Live Streaming

Live streaming is available through both the Virgin Bet website and mobile app and for a variety of sports such as tennis, football, snooker, horse racing and more. For all sports other than horse racing, customers simply need to have a positive account balance in order to view the stream. If you wish to watch a live horse race, you must have placed a bet of at least £1 (or 50 each way) on the race which you wish to watch. Live horse racing streams are available for all UK & Irish horse races at Virgin Bet.

Customer Service

Customers can contact the Virgin Bet support team either by email, telephone or live chat. Live chat is only available via the VirginBet app and not currently via the desktop website which is another reason to download it.

Upon testing, we were connected to a live chat agent almost immediately who was able to deal with our query quickly and professionally. We also emailed the support team who replied within 12 hours.

See the sidebar on this page for all Virgin Bet contact methods.

Virgin Bet App

Virgin Bet launched as a mobile betting app which meant that it had to be flawless given that it was the only option to place your bets. Thankfully, the app is great and although there is now the option to place bets on the Virgin Bet website, we fully recommend using the app.

The Virgin Bet app is extremely quick with pages loading almost instantly. The app has a very simplistic look to it which may help with the speed but it is also clean and attractive.

Various sections of the Virgin Bet sportsbook can be accessed via the icons in the sticky menu and there are ‘Quick Link’ icons across the top of the screen to get you to where you need to be fast.

Overall, the Virgin Bet app is one of the best betting apps available and a must for anyone with a Virgin Bet account.

The Website

As mentioned above, Virgin Bet started off as a betting app and so the primary focus perhaps shouldn’t be on the website. However, as betting through the desktop site is now an option, it makes sense to take a look around.

The desktop site has the same theme as the Virgin Bet app with a minimalistic, clean design of a simple white background and red, Virgin Bet colour, highlights. Navigation around the site is made easy by the long list of sports in the sidebar along with quick links to various sections such as promotions, in-play markets and the Virgin Bet Casino. Just like with the Virgin Bet app, the website is extremely fast meaning that even users with a slow internet connection should be able to use the site without any lagging.

Online Casino

Customers at Virgin Bet have access to an online casino which is connected to their sports betting account. This is separate from Virgin Games and solely for Virgin Bet users.

There isn’t a huge number of games available in the casino with just over 100 available. The vast majority of these games are online slots but there are just under 10 table games also such as Blackjack, Roulette, Three-Card Poker and Hi-Lo.

For those who prefer a more real-life casino experience, the Virgin Bet Casino also hosts 9 different live casino games. There are various Blackjack and Roulette tables as well as Baccarat, Lightning Roulette and Three Card Poker.

Customers can use the balance in their sportsbook account to play at the casino without the need to transfer any funds.

Banking

Unfortunately, Virgin Bet doesn’t excel in offering an extensive range of banking methods which may put some people off. However, deposits and withdrawals can be made via Visa, Mastercard and PayPal which should satisfy the majority of users.

See the table below for a full list of available banking options.

Method Min Deposit Withdrawal Time
Visa £10 2-7 Days
Mastercard £10 2-7 Days
PayPal £10 Up to 24 Hours

Account Settings

There are a number of account settings available to Virgin Bet customers which allows them to personalise their account. The majority of these settings can be accessed by clicking on the settings icon.

Odds Format: Currently, odds across the Virgin Bet website and app can be displayed in either decimal or fractional formats.

In-Play Timeframe: Users can select timeframes for events to be displayed in the in-play selection. The options are 4 hours, 2 hours, 30 mins or live. If, for example, 4 hours is selected, the in-play section will display live events along with events starting within the next 4 hours.

Bet Slip Odds Changes: Users can select whether to automatically accept odds changes once a selection has been added to their bet slip or only accept if the odds have increased.

Responsible Gambling: The link to the Virgin Bet responsible gambling section can be found at the footer of the website or in the menu of the mobile app.

Deposit Limits: Set a daily, weekly or monthly limit on how much you can deposit into your Virgin Bet account.

Time Out: Opt to take a break from Virgin Bet for between 24 hours and 6 weeks. You will not be able to access your account during this period once set.

Self-Exclusion: If you wish to take a longer break, you can activate a self-exclusion which will block you from your account for between 6 months and 5 years. Permanent account closures are also possible.

Reality Checks: Set a period of time which when reached, you will receive a pop-up notification.

Summary

Despite being a relatively new bookmaker, Virgin Bet has done extremely well. The brand’s main strength is the excellent mobile app which is fast and very easy to use. We were impressed with the number of sports and markets available at Virgin Bet along with the odds on offer which were often better than more established bookies.

Click the button below to create an account with Virgin Bet and receive £20 in free bets with the Virgin Bet welcome offer.

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https://www.whichbookie.co.uk/bookmakers/virgin-bet-review/ ★★★★☆
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18+, new members only, £10 min deposit & bet, placed & settled at miin odds of 1.5 within 14 days of sign-up, awarded as 2 x £10 non-withdrawable free bet tokens, valid for 14 days once accepted, sportsbook only, further T&C's apply, begambleaware.org

https://www.whichbookie.co.uk/bookmakers/virgin-bet-review/Overall rating: 4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

Best Betting App Available

4 2
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4 5 1
Best betting app I've used hands down. They have some good promos from time to time too.

Customer Service

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4 5 1
I had issues with my free bet not being credited so i got on to live chat and they added straight away

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Review Title
Rating
Review Content
Virgin Bet Review
About
founded
2019
online since
2019
owner
Virgin Bet Ltd
licences
UKGC, GGC
Contact
telephone
0808 169 7700
live chat
Yes
twitter
click here
facebook
click here
Deposits
Visa
£10
Mastercard
£10
PayPal
£10
Withdrawals
Visa
2-7 Days
Mastercard
2-7 Days
PayPal
Up to 24 Hours
Features
LIVE STREAMING
Yes
CASH OUT
Yes
IPHONE APP
Yes
ANDROID APP
Yes
ONLINE CASINO
Yes
ONLINE POKER
No
ONLINE BINGO
No

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