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Virgin Bet Sportsbook Review

Virgin Games has been in the gambling market ever since 2013. Six years later the operator is entering the sports betting market. Virgin has joined forces with gaming solutions company the Gamesys Group to launch a sports betting service for mobile users. You can activate the welcome offer bet £10, get £20 of free bets.

Virgin Bet Welcome Bonus

It is more common for a bookmaker to provide a betting site and to then increase the number of platforms to include mobile devices. Virgin Bet is available for Android, iOS and desktop computers in app form but not as a website, at least not yet.

Virgin Bet Bonus Rules

The table below contains all the relevant information about the Virgin Bet Welcome Bonus.

Bonus TypeBonus Details
Virgin Bet Welcome Bonus‘bet £10, get £20 of free bets’
Min Deposit £10
Min OddsPlaced and settled at 1.50 within 14 days of sign-up
Awarded as2x non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens
Other Key T&CNew members only.  Valid for 14 days, Sportsbook only. Click for T&Cs
Other PromotionsExpected

The Virgin Bet bonus for new customers is £20, received as two free bets for £10. This bonus must comply with the following T&Cs:

  • New mobile customers
  • Registration is required including entering the Username and Password
  • The minimum first deposit is £10
  • A qualifying bet of the same value is required
  • The first bet odds must be 1.5 or bigger
  • Once the first bet has been settled the Virgin Bet bonus is activated
  • The bonus is for £20 and made up of two free bets of £10
  • Any winnings do not include the free bet stake
  • General betting rules apply.

The Virgin Bet bonus for new accounts is for a modest amount but the rules are achievable within the time frames. Other operators are more generous with bookmaker welcome offers but the T&Cs could be more detailed. The Virgin Bet bonus provides a good incentive to register, transfer funds and bet.

Promotions In Addition To The Virgin Bet Bonus

Sports betting customers with Virgin Bet can benefit from the following promotions for which all players are eligible:

Best Odds Guaranteed

The Virgin Bet bonus is complemented by Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) on race meetings in the UK and Ireland. The promise may be extended to major international races such as the Dubai World Cup, Breeders’ Cup, Melbourne Cup, and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

As it stands bettors who take an early price on a horse will be paid out at the highest odds if the Starting Price is different. There could be restrictions on the amount that can be won using this concession and only bets placed on the day count.

Sports Betting Price Boosts

Existing customers can take advantage of odds boosts across a number of sports and the most high profile event. Prices are enhanced by about 10% and there is often a restriction on the value of bets. Winnings are paid in cash at the normal odds and any returns which come about as a result of the odds boosts will be paid in the form of free bets.

The price enhancements are usually for at least 10% (T&C Apply). The offers are announced a few days before the relevant match begins and the odds are subject to fluctuation. This promotion is a good offer and sits alongside the Virgin Bet bonus.

Virgin Bet Markets

In addition to the Virgin Bet bonus for new customers, the operator provides an extensive range of betting markets across sports, leagues, and markets. There are three betting types available: pre-match, ante-post and in-play. There has been a growth in live betting at the expenses of bets placed before the event begins. Virgin Bet focuses on mobile customers who have access to the sports betting markets.

Virgin Bet App

Customers can place wagers on about 30 betting sports. The list includes the most popular sports such as Football, horse racing and tennis and some of the more obscure sports which are popular on mainland Europe. Here is information about the three most popular sports on the mobile app:

Football

Virgin Bet offers odds on many European football leagues as well as for the rest of the world. The most popular competitions for betting are the English Premier League and Champions League. The match result three-way odds are shown by fixture with a link to the many additional markets. The most bet on wagers are for the match result, handicaps and totals and more exotic bets like the correct score.

Horse Racing

Horse racing receives good coverage because bettors in the UK expect all the cards in Britain and Ireland and often more. The horse racing service includes form, the runners and riders and immediate results. Customers place bets at the Starting Price or a board price and BOG applies. There is also ante-post betting on the championship races at the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National.

Tennis

Tennis lends itself to in-play betting and more bets are placed on mobile phones and tablets than any other device. Fluctuations in form during a match lead to constant price changing which is good for live betting. Virgin Bet provides pre-match, in-play and ante-post betting on the ATP and WTA tours and others further down the pyramid. The site offers ante-post betting on the upcoming Grand Slam events.

Summary of Virgin Bet

The Virgin Bet bonus is for a modest amount but the offer is easy to achieve. The access to live streaming of many events is the positive side of this brand. The site features an extensive range of sports, leagues, and markets which are part of positive betting experience.

New members only. £10 min deposit and bet, placed and settled at 1.50 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Awarded as 2x non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens. Valid for 14 days, Sportsbook only. Click for T&Cs.