Top highlights: Slick betting interface and the reputability of the Virgin brand
Account managed programme: Yes
Other offerings: Virtual sports and casino games
Since launching in May 2019, Virgin Bet has gone from strength to strength. The sports betting platform offers daily price boosts, a huge range of markets and a bumper selection of casino games. In addition, the famous Virgin logo and colours make it stand out in a crowded market.
Promotions are easy to reach via ‘Promotions’ on the left-hand nav. We found horse racing to be especially well represented among the top sports they are available on.
Nonetheless, we have seen a more plentiful and diverse selection of sports betting promotions on many rival sites.
Excludes multiple and each-way bets.
Limited availability. 90 minutes only. Maximum bet £20. Singles only. Click here for rules.
Best odds guaranteed on UK and Irish horse racing
Win/each-way bets placed after 7am on race day. If the starting price is bigger than your original price, Virgin Bet will pay you at the SP. Maximum enhancement £50k/day. Click here for rules.
For football bets only.
Horse racing live streaming
Available for all meetings in the UK, Ireland, US, France and South Africa. Non-Irish races have no stake restrictions — you simply need funds in your account. To watch an Irish race, place a minimum £1 bet or 50p each way.
If the main reason you register with a sports betting platform is to bet across a variety of categories, competitions and leagues under one roof, you should find everything you need and much more with Virgin Bet.
Here are just a few of the major sports you can gamble on:
Football, encompassing more than 400 markets in competitions around England, Spain, Germany and beyond.
Horse racing meetings in the UK, Ireland and across the globe.
Tennis, including prestigious events such as Wimbledon and the US Open.
Cricket matches in competitions ranging from the Cricket World Cup to County Championship and one-day internationals.
American football competitions, outrights and specials across the NFL and NCAAF.
Available on iOS and Android, mobile web and desktop, Virgin Bet is easy to find and get to grips with. However, for the full range of betting opportunities, it’s worth noting that visitors are urged to check out the app.
Virgin Bet also places a big emphasis on in-play betting, with ‘live’ events on which you can have a flutter viewable when you navigate to the homepage.
Whether you access the site in app form or directly through a mobile web browser on your device, the various menus are slick, intuitive and responsive. In short, this is a software that’s bang up to date in accordance with the needs and expectations of online sports bettors.
With lots of white space, rounded corners and tasteful splashes of Virgin’s vibrant red, there’s also no doubt that the graphical and software experience here is easy on the eye.
Referring to the latest stats concerning a team’s performances and results is an obvious way to inform yourself prior to placing a bet. You may, however, have long hated the awkwardness of having to fire up a separate website to check such things whenever you fancy having a flutter on a specific fixture.
Well, that’s not an issue for Virgin Bet customers gambling on football. In fact, the site enables you to easily check the results of a team’s previous five matches as well as head-to-head histories.
Virgin Bet offers a wide range of virtual sports and casino games. With Rush Football and Rush Horses among the virtual titles on offer, you will also find traditional casino classics such as blackjack and roulette, slots galore and live table games at your fingertips.
It is no longer possible to deposit directly to your Virgin Bet account with a credit card.
|Payment Method||Fee||Processing Time||Limit Per Deposit|
You can take money out of your Virgin Bet account at any time if you have enough funds, don’t have any bonus wagering requirements that still need to be fulfilled and don’t have any outstanding verification requests. You must also only withdraw funds back to the last payment method you deposited with.
|Withdrawal Method||Fee||Processing Time||Limit Per Withdrawal|
|Visa Debit||£0||1-4 working days||£10-£10,000|
|MasterCard Debit||£0||1-4 working days||£10-£10,000|
|Fast Bank Transfer||£0||2-6 working days|
Help can be found via Virgin Bet’s FAQs database, which provides answers to common queries relating to user accounts, responsible gambling, deposits, withdrawals, promotions and more.
Should you need to, you can also easily get in touch with the Virgin Bet team directly. Simply scroll down the homepage until you see the ‘Contact us’ link, then tap on it to be presented with a phone number to call (0808 169 7700) or the site’s ‘live chat’ facility.
Alternatively, should you prefer to use social media, the @VirginBetHelp Twitter account is manned from 8am to midnight daily.
Virgin Bet’s T&Cs state that customers are accepted from these territories:
If you register an account in one of these territories, it will not be possible to use it elsewhere due to local laws that prohibit or restrict online sports betting.
If you have self-excluded, it will not be possible to sign up with Virgin Bet.
Virgin Bet is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by:
The Gambling Commission
For such a young sports betting platform, Virgin Bet is surprisingly sophisticated and packed with features and betting opportunities. The refined-looking and intuitive gambling software and the tasteful way the Virgin branding and colours are incorporated are especially impressive aspects, while the ability to summon up relevant stats before betting on football matches is another very nice touch.
Is there anything obviously wrong with Virgin Bet? Well, the list of promotions isn’t as lengthy as we’d like it to be, especially as far as longer-term betting is concerned. Similarly, the accepted payment methods could do with being enhanced beyond the more obvious debit cards and PayPal.
However, Virgin Bet is a solid four-star offering in our eyes — and we suspect it will only continue to get better in the months and years to come. Register now and you’ll be able to quickly start appreciating a sports betting platform with a serious amount of potential.