Virgin Bet Review

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Virgin Bet is one of the newer entrants into the online sports betting business having launched in June 2019. Since then they have grown to become a prominent platform in sports betting offering great offers and promotions to customers.

Learn more about the sportsbook's offering in this detailed Virgin Bet Sportsbook review.

Virgin Bet UK Bookmaker Review

When Virgin Bet launched it was one of many online gambling sites owned by the UK-based Gamesys Group Plc. The bookie bears the famous Virgin Brand, thanks to a trademark originally agreed between the company and Gamesys Group. The two firms had been worked together since 2013 when Gamesys launched the Virgin Games online casino site prior to the launch. However, they parted ways with Gamesys in October 2019 becoming a standalone operation.

The VirginBet sportsbook was developed with the UK punter in mind. Players have to be at least 18 years of age and residents of the UK to register with the site. The platform competes well with some of the more recognized names in the industry, and among the things that make the site outstanding include its slick user interface, rock-solid mobile betting product, and comprehensive coverage of football. Their range of sports and betting markets is also impressive.

Virgin Bet Bookmaker runs on SBTech's innovative sports betting platform. The site is operated by Virgin Bet Limited under the regulation of the Gambling Commission of Great Britain and the Gibraltar Gambling Commission. It is also registered with IBAS.

Virgin Bet Sports Selection

The Virgin Bet UK sportsbook features a total of 26 sports and alternative betting markets. The sports menu might not be as extensive as you would find on the more established sites, but they have all the mainstream games and some alternative markets. The biggest markets are football and horse racing*, which does not come as a surprise given the popularity of the two sports in the UK. They also offer tennis, handball, basketball, American football, MMA, motor racing, floorball, speedway, and ice hockey. The featured non-sports markets are esports and specials.

*Horse racing betting is only available on the Virgin Bet sportsbook app at the moment. Players can download the dedicated mobile app to Android and iOS devices to place bets and enjoy live streams on horse races.

Odds, Markets, and Prices

Virgin Bet UK provides in-depth coverage of every featured event. To place a bet with the bookmaker, click on a sport then select the preferred event to see the available odds. All the betting markets for each competition are laid out neatly on the dashboard, but you can use the filter feature to view the odds for specific markets like handicaps, total goals, halves, double chance, 1X2, and props.

When it comes to prices, the sportsbook provides very strong odds on football, and in most cases, their trading margins are much lower than those of the leading bookies.

Virgin Bet In-Play Betting

In-play betting is a huge part of Virgin Bet. When you land on the site, you will see the link to the live betting section at the top of the navigation menu which is located to the left of the dashboard.

Just like the rest of the site, the in-play betting console at Virgin Sportsbook is very slick. At the top is a list of the available sports, and you can see the number of running events for each game. Examples of the featured sports include football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, ice-hockey, and table tennis.

Each live event comes with plenty of betting markets like total goals, handicaps, draw no bet, and even fast markets where you get to predict what will happen in the next one or five minutes at incredibly high odds.

Also, the book provides punters with detailed match stats which include an overview of a team's performance in the last five competitions, field animations, and head to head history of the two teams to aid in bet placement. In addition to these unique offerings, Virgin Bet has a live streaming service for football, tennis, and horse racing but the number of events covered is still limited.

Virgin Bet Sportsbook Promotions

The lack of a huge variety of bonuses and promotions is Virgin Bet's only major weakness when compared to some of the leading names in the business. Here the available promotions on the site at the moment.

New Customer Offer

When new Virgin Bet customers sign up they are entitled to a £20 free bet which is awarded in two tokens of £10 each. To activate the offer, you have to place your first bet of £10 bet on any sports at odds of 1.50 or greater. The free bet is awarded whether your initial bet wins or loses.

Price boosts

Price boosts are enhanced odds on select events, and there are plenty of these promos at Virginbet.com. You can visit the Price Boost section to see what offers they have for your favourite sport.

Best Odds Guaranteed on UK and Irish Horse Racing

If you place a win or each-way wager on UK and Irish horse racing and the starting price is higher than the price you take, Virgin Bet will pay at the bigger price.

Virgin Bet Payment Methods - Deposits and Withdrawal

Funding your Virgin Bet sports betting account is a breeze, thanks to the sportsbook's efficient payment processing system. For now, customers can use Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal to fund their player accounts on the site, and the minimum limit for deposits is £10. The maximum limit for a single deposit transaction is £10,000 for debit cards and £5,500 for PayPal.

For withdrawals, you can use any of the above methods, and there is also the option of having your winnings wired directly to your bank account. The minimum withdrawal amount is £10 across all methods. The maximum amount you can withdraw is £10,000 via Visa and £5,500 through PayPal. The funds take one to four days to reflect in your account depending on the option you choose when requesting to cash out.

Virgin Bet Sportsbook Safety

The fact that Virgin Bet is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission shows that they can be trusted. The regulatory authority is very strict when issuing licenses to sportsbook operators in the UK, and one of the prerequisites is that they must prove that the platform is safe, secure, and reliable when applying for a license. In addition to holding a UKGC permit, the site is eCOGRA certified for fairness and safety.

Customer Support

Punters can contact the bookmaker's customer support staff in the event that they experience any problems when using the Virgin Bet website or mobile app. The agents are available 24/7, and you can reach them via:

Live chat

  • Telephone: +44 808 169 7700
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Online contact form: Go to help then select leave a message to fill the contact form

There is also a detailed FAQs page where you can find answers to hundreds of commonly asked questions concerning payments, accounts, placing wagers, technical issues, and promotions.

Our Verdict on Virgin Bet UK Sportsbook

In spite of being a fresh entrant in the online bookmaking business, Virgin Bet cuts the impression of an experienced sportsbook at first glance. The platform has a clear-cut and pleasant design which makes it easy to manoeuvre, and the operator's commitment to creating a sports betting product that mobile users can resonate with is also very impressive. The other attractive things about the platform include their huge football market which provides some of the best odds prices in the industry, and of course, the innovative in-play betting feature.

The only drawback to using this site is that you might miss out on horse betting if you are using the desktop version, and they are yet to incorporate more payment options. However, Virgin Bet is still work in progress, and you can expect to see these features in the future.


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