Virgin Bet App Review

18+. UK+IRE only. Promo code ‘G30’ required. Min first bet £10. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days.T&Cs Apply.

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Virgin was founded and owned by well-known British entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson, and is one of the most recognizable brands in the UK. The group of companies is involved in several businesses such as entertainment and aviation. The distinctive red colouring of the brand has been adopted by the new sportsbook called Virgin bet. 

The online bookmaking operation was launched in August 2019 in collaboration with SBTech who provide the betting interface. The Virgin Bet sportsbook will be operated by the Gamesys Group, who are independent gaming software developers. The sportsbook is only available to mobile customers using a mobile web browser or the Virgin Bet App. A PC version could be released in the fullness of time.

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New Customer Bonus

New customers with Virgin Bet can claim £20 in the form of a welcome offer which is subject to the following Terms & Conditions:

  • New mobile customers only.
  • Register a new mobile account with a unique Username and Password combination.
  • Deposit and bet £10.
  • Receive £20 in the form of free bets.
  • 200% matched bet bonus.
  • Two free bets for £10 credited when the qualifying bet has been settled.
  • Odds restriction of 1/2 or bigger for the qualifying bet.
  • Free bets are credited regardless of the outcome of the qualifying bet.
  • Stakes is not included in any free bet winnings.
  • Virgin bet mobile sportsbook general Terms & Conditions apply.

New customers only. UK residents, 18+. Terms and conditions apply.

 

The new customer bonus is for a relatively small amount compared to offers from top betting apps, but the rules are easily achievable. There are no turnover requirements other than a qualifying bet. Customers have access to the funds once the free bets have been staked. The Terms & Conditions are transparent. 

The welcome offer complies with guidelines about free bets issued and monitored by the UK Gambling Commission. The Virgin Bet welcome offer is a good incentive to open an account when the service is available on mobile devices.

Mobile Exclusive Sign Up Offers 

Virgin Bet is currently only available in the form of a mobile sportsbook. The sign up offer can only be activated using the mobile app or a mobile-optimised web browser. Therefore, any welcome offers or concessions for existing customers will be valid for mobile users. It is unusual for a sportsbook to only be available on mobile devices and not desktop computers. However, there has been a move away from PC betting to mobile betting so a mobile-only sportsbook was a logical development. The sign up offer is therefore exclusive to mobile users.

Promotions

At the time of writing the Virgin Bet mobile app was not available but the industry can expect a personality-led brand. The Virgin group of companies are known for successful marketing and branding. This new operator in the UK markets is expected to replicate some of the promotions offered by competitors in the following areas:

Ongoing Promotions

PRICE BOOSTS

Customers with Virgin Bet are offered price boosts on major matches in football and other sports events. The boosts apply to selected markets such as the three-way match result. The selected fixtures will be high profile and live on television. Most price boosts will apply to matches in the English Premier League and Champions League. T&Cs apply

ENHANCED ACCA

Several bookmakers pay out winning accas at enhanced odds and Virgin Bet could offer something similar. Any multiple bet with four selections or more will have the returns boosted when all the selections begin. The enhanced odds will apply to multiple bets with 4 to 15 legs and the boosts will increase as the number of selections increases. Enhanced accas should be available across all sports and leagues. T&Cs apply

ACCA INSURANCE

Customers with Virgin Bet will receive a refund for the stake in the form of a free bet when there is one losing selection in a multiple. Other bookmakers specify a minimum of five selections and Virgin Bet could adopt this condition. If all the selections are successful except one, customers will get the stake returned in the form of a free bet on another accumulator or betting funds. T&Cs apply

New customers only. UK residents, 18+. Terms and conditions apply.

Virgin Bet Highlights

Devices

Android

Iphone

Blackberry

Features​

Horses Odds

For Mobile Users

Big Welcome Bonus

In-play Betting

Markets

Horse Racing

Football

Greyhounds

Cricket

Tennis

Basketball

Payments

Visa/Mastercard

Skrill

Neteller

Paypal

Visa Delta

Others

Support

Email

Phone

Chat

New customers only. UK residents, 18+. Terms and conditions apply.

Mobile App for Android

The Virgin Bet Android can be downloaded from Google Play. Potential users search on ‘Virgin Bet’ and then follow the instructions to download the app. Once the app has been downloaded customers can login in using the existing Username and Password or create a new account. The Android mobile app is also easy to navigate and has most of the functions of the PC version of the site.

Mobile App for iPhone & iPad

The Virgin Bet iOS app is not available in the iTunes store but the APK file can be downloaded to the Virgin Bet website. Once that process has been completed users can add an icon to the Homepage and register, making the first deposit and start betting. The app is easy to navigate and there are quick links to the betting sports and events. The app is fully functional and features the new customer offer.

Adding Virgin Bet Mobile Site Shortcut to your Home Screen

There is also a mobile version of the Virgin Bet site. Mobile users require a suitable browser that is optimised for mobile betting. By visiting the Virgin Bet Homepage on a mobile device users are directed to the mobile optimised version of the site. The next stage of the process is to Add Shortcut On Home Page. The Virgin Bet icon and link will then appear on the home screen of the mobile device. The mobile version of the site is ready for depositing funds and betting. The mobile site has all the functions of the desktop version and is well presented and easy to navigate.

Virgin Bet App Features

Players using the Virgin Bet mobile app can benefit from the following betting services and features:

IN-PLAY

Customers with Virgin Bet have access to an in-play interface. There are live betting events for football, tennis and several other sports. At the time of writing there is no live streaming but each match has a graphical representation of the action. Betting is suspended after a key event which might be a goal in football or break of serve in tennis. Customers can refer to detailed statistics and match data when betting.

CASH OUT

The Cash Out option with Virgin Bet allows customers to close a bet before expiry. Pre-match and previous in-play bets can be cashed out and an account is updated immediately. The cash out value can be rejected or a bet can be partially or fully cashed out. The option will be available across the major betting sports and events. Cashing out a bet guarantees a known profit or limits the loss.

STATISTICS

Virgin Bet provides customers with an extensive range of statistics for pre-match and in-play betting. For example, recent form and head-to-head results are provides for both teams in a football match. There are similar records for players in a tennis match which are broken down by surface. During live football matches league positions are updated in running and changed after a goal affects the current position.

New customers only. UK residents, 18+. Terms and conditions apply.

Deposit Options

Customers can make deposits into a Virgin Bet account using debit and credit cards, e-Wallets, Bank Transfer and prepaid cards. The welcome offer is not valid for deposits made using certain methods. Deposits are immediate and free of charge while withdrawals carry a fee and are subject to delays. The operator places limits on deposits and withdrawals.

Method

Min

Max

Processing Time

Fee

£10

2-5 Days

free

£5

Instant

free

£5

Instant

free

£5

Instant

free

£12

Instant

free

£12

Instant

free

£12

Instant

free

£12

Instant

free

£12

Instant

free

£12

Instant

free

Markets

Virgin Bet may take a unique approach to marketing and promotion but it is still fundamentally a traditional bookmaker. As such the sportsbook offers odds on sports and outcomes in familiar markets. The betting sports are listed on the main ‘Sports’ page and there are over 30 in total.

GENERAL

Customers can bet on the most popular betting sports and some of the more obscure. The app is being targeted at the UK market which means markets for Politics and TV and Entertainment. At this point it is not clear if Virgin Bet will offer any Esports betting or virtual sports. In line with the industry the three most popular betting sports are as follows:

FOOTBALL

Football will be the most popular betting sport and the most bet on leagues will be the Premier League in England and the Champions League. The site will display the match result three-way market with a link to the complementary bets. Betting options generally appear under the headings of totals, handicaps, match, scorers and key events during a match. Customers can bet on the outright winner of many leagues.

TENNIS

There are now more tennis bets placed in the live environment than before the event begins. Tennis lends itself to trading due to fluctuations in the scoring and betting. The site features betting on some of the minor tours and the ATP Tour and WTA Tour. The most popular betting markets are match, totals and handicaps. Virgin Bet also provides outright ante post betting for the upcoming Grand Slams.

HORSE RACING

Customers with Virgin Bet located in the UK will expect a decent horse racing service and they should be catered for by this operator. The site is likely to offer Best Odds Guaranteed on horse racing in the UK and Ireland. There is likely to be ante post markets for the championship races at the Cheltenham Festival and odds for the individual races such as the Grand National and Derby. While Virgin Bet may not be among the best horse racing apps yet, but it is definitely a solid offering on horse racing betting market.

More About Virgin Bet

Virgin Bet is a new player in the UK online betting industry. The app has familiar branding and the name of the company owned by one of Britain’s most popular business men. The operator competes on branding rather than a generous welcome offer and offers for current players. Virgin Bet promise a personality-led service but it will take something special to prise potential customers from other sites.

Bottom Line

The Virgin Bet casino is well received and there have been few negative comments on various platforms. The sportsbook should have similar branding and functionality. The deal with the Gamesys Group was only announced at the start of June and it will take some months for the brand to settle in the UK Market. The Virgin Bet app offers a positive mobile betting experience.

Virgin Bet App Scores

Bonus offer 80%
Betting variety 85%
Mobile experience 90%
Payment options 85%
Betting experience 80%
Support 85%
Summary 85%

James Fuller

James is a freelance writer with a huge passion for the world of sport. Specialising in sports betting industry, James has almost a decade’s worth of experience to his name, having worked for a range of clients in both the UK and across Europe.
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