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From cellphones to space travel and everything in between, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Virgin would have a go at online gambling. With more than 50 companies that fly the Virgin banner, it would be more of a shock if it didn’t.

Virgin Casino waited until shortly after New Jersey regulated online gambling went live in November 2013 to launch, choosing first to iron out its payment and software issues instead of releasing an imperfect product.

That extra care went a long way. By the time the operator began accepting real-money wagers in January 2014, it was already being hailed as one of the best- looking and most-functional sites on the market.

The platform is powered by Gamesys and operates under the Tropicana Atlantic City license.

In 2013, Gamesys Ltd. acquired the Virgin Games brand. It currently acts as the software provider for both Virgin Casino and sister site TropicanaCasino.com.

Together, the trio has become one of the top online gambling companies in NJ, consistently outperforming bigger names like the Borgata and Caesars.

So does all of this translate into a pleasurable online gambling experience for the consumer?

Virgin Online Casino’s welcome package

Virgin Casino Promo Code25BUCKS
Free Play Bonus (No Deposit Required)$25 Free
Bonus On First DepositUp To $100 Cash Refund
Best Game: Return-To-PlayerSingle Deck Blackjack
Best Games For Clearing BonusesSingle Deck Blackjack, Jacks Or Better
Land-Based Casino PartnerTropicana AC
Last verified:October 30, 2018

Virgin Casino has taken a distinctly alternative approach to first-time deposit offers.

Instead of playing it safe and offering a generous deposit match (and an equally ample turnover requirement), the operator opted to give you a complete freeroll on your first $100 deposited on the site.

The “no deposit” portion also has its unique properties, namely the low wagering requirements and nonredeemable nature of the bonus funds.

$25 free

Virgin offers a free $25 sign-up bonus for all players that register a new account. The bonus dollars must be played online within 30 days, and players must meet a one-time playthrough requirement on any game before cashing out any winnings.

Note that the bonus itself is not redeemable for cash. So if you wager it all on one hand and win, only the amount won can be withdrawn. This is what’s known as a “sticky bonus.”

Despite this minor drawback, this is still a pretty fantastic “no-deposit” deal.

Use Virgin Casino online bonus code “25BUCKS.”

Virgin Casino $100 cash-back refund

Most casinos offer a first-time-deposit-match bonus, often with exorbitant player requirements to clear the bonus money. Virgin takes a different approach.

Instead of matching your deposit, Virgin effectively guarantees that you won’t lose the first $100 your deposit. If you lose more than 90 percent of your first deposit ($10 minimum) within seven days, you are refunded an amount equal to the loss, up to $100.

If you lose less than 90 percent, but still don’t make a profit, you will be refunded $100 or an amount equal to the loss (whichever is smaller).

What results is effectively a win-win scenario that sees winners keep their initial deposit and all the winnings, and losers get a full refund — in cash.

All first-time depositors are automatically enrolled in this deal (no promo code necessary).

Why play at Virgin Online Casino?

No. 1: Game diversity

At the time this writing, Virgin Casino offers 122 different slots from top providers such as IGT, High Five and Gamesys, which it adds to regularly.

In addition to the slots, the site has myriad table games including blackjack, roulette, pai gow poker and craps.

If you’re a bingo player, Virgin Casino is now offering 90 Ball Bingo. You can even chat with others players while the action plays out.

Although the majority of NJ online casinos offer more slot titles, you will be hard-pressed to find an online casino with a stronger assortment of game formats.

No. 2: Cashiering options

Virgin Casino offers a bevy of options to fund your account, including:

  • Instant e-check (ACH)
  • Neteller
  • Online banking transfer
  • PayNearMe (at 7-Elevens)
  • Visa/Mastercard

If you are in the Atlantic City area, cash at the Tropicana AC’s Cage is an efficient alternative with lightning-fast turnaround times.

Most of the options above are available for withdrawals, in addition to deposits.

Generally speaking, payouts hit funding accounts within a couple of days. In the rare instance that you do not receive the payment within three days, Virgin’s customer service team will be happy to investigate and provide an expected date.

No. 3: Promotions

In addition to the welcome package, Virgin has new online casino promotions in NJ all the time. These include drawings for vacation packages, additional deposit bonuses and cash back on losses.

It’s not uncommon for the site to run a daily, weekly and monthly promo in parallel.

All bonus money through its promotions has a one-time playthrough requirement, which is much lower than the standard. Although, like other bonus funds gifted by Virgin Casino, these are generally not redeemable for cash.

Areas Virgin Casino could improve

Mobile table games

Table game selection in the mobile app is limited. The company is working at adding more games to the list on a regular basis, but at the time of this writing, only one blackjack and one roulette variant are available on mobile.

That being said, the operator has made significant strides in the area of mobile slots, of which there is now an abundance.

Promotional reach

Too many of Virgin’s promotions only truly benefit a select few. Through playing, you can receive multiple tickets for drawings, but when it boils down to it, only one person is receiving a vacation package, and just a smattering of others any prize at all.

It would be nice if there were less of an emphasis on drawings and more on giveaways that benefited a more significant segment of the community.

Uniqueness

Being a sister company of TropicanaCasino.com, it is disappointing that the two casinos are almost identical. The duo could stand to branch out a bit and have more unique offerings.

Virgin Casino on mobile devices

In this day and age, it is a requirement to have apps available for consumers. The good news is that Virgin Casino is available for download on both Android and iOS operating systems.

According to Virgin Casino’s FAQ, iOS 6.0 and Android operating system 2.3 and above are supported. Keep in mind, the games work better on the latest operating systems.

After downloading the Android version of the app, we were able to determine that there are a healthy number of games available on mobile; 62 in total, or roughly half of what you will find on the desktop client.

Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of these titles (56) were slots, with just one blackjack game, one roulette game and four single-line video poker variants (at least they were Game King).

Some, but not all, of Virgin’s mobile games must be downloaded to play. Interesting is that the games that do require download run smoother and provide a more stable gaming experience.

That said, the overall gaming experience was a generally favorable one, with minimal slowdown and only the occasional hiccup.

Appreciated is that Virgin successfully migrated many of the account management and quality-of-life features found on the desktop client to mobile. Included on mobile are a fully functional cashier, a promotions tab, an FAQ section and a menu item that when clicked, displays the number of loyalty points (V*Points) accrued.

In short, both from an aesthetic and functionality stance, the Virgin Casino NJ app works well.

Deposits and withdrawals

As far as deposits and withdrawals go, Virgin Casino has most of the bases covered. On our wish list would be the addition of PayPal, and the addition of a prepaid-card option, as these options tend to boast extremely high success rates.

But other than that, we were pleased with what’s available.

Available deposit options include:

  • Cash at the Tropicana AC Casino’s Cage
  • Instant e-check (ACH)
  • Neteller
  • Online bank transfer
  • PayNearMe (at 7-Elevens)
  • Visa/MasterCard

Of these, Virgin Casino recommends using ACH and online bank transfers, and we tend to concur.

Access to the cashier is conveniently located in the main game lobby. It can also be accessed from the games interface and the main menu.

Generally speaking, it will never require more than a couple of clicks from the point when you log in to make a deposit. Further simplifying the process, there are quick deposit buttons that allow you to bypass entering in common deposit amounts.

Another nice feature is Virgin Casino saves your preferred payment method, which allows returning players to make even speedier deposits, providing they are using the same transaction method.

Available withdraw options include:

  • Instant e-check (ACH) or online bank transfer  
  • Check (Minimum of $20.)
  • Neteller (This option is only available if you deposited using this method.)
  • Casino Cage (At the Tropicana Casino & Resort.)

Most withdrawal methods can take up to three days to process — although we’ve experienced faster turnaround times — and checks by mail can take seven to 10 business days to arrive.

The easiest and quickest way to receive your money is to go to the casino and pick it up in person.

Available stakes

Virgin Casino offers a wide variety of stakes that allow you to bet within your comfort levels.

The regular table for each game has a minimum bet of 10 cents and a maximum bet of $1,000, but Virgin Casino also offers several games that can be played for high stakes with a $10 minimum bet and a $4,000 max bet.

All blackjack games at Virgin Casino have a betting spread of $1 to $1,000 per hand.

Slot play varies from $0.10 a payline all the way up to $50 on most games. Video poker spreads also are vast, with most games offering minimum bets of $0.10.

Better yet, video poker players are not required to play five coins to be eligible for 800 coin payouts on royal flushes. And even at the lowest denomination, you are treated to very favorable payout tables that typically return more than 99 percent.

Game spotlight

Slot feature: Wonderland

This exciting five-reel, 100 payline slot game has two progressive jackpots and four different bonus games.

Wonderland is based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and has a great storybook feel. It features animated characters such as the Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter, and is sure to be a blast, regardless of the outcome.

To win the progressive jackpot, you must do any of the following in each of the bonus rounds:

  1. Before the Queen appears in the Painting the Roses Red Game, you must paint all the roses red.
  2. In the Queen’s Court Bonus Game you must turn the Joker card.
  3. In the Mad Hatters Tea Party Bonus Game, you have to pick a cake with a progressive coin.
  4. And finally, in the Belly in the Croquet Bonus game, you must play five croquet hedgehogs with gold stars on their bellies.

This top progressive jackpot has been hit a couple of times at both Virgin Casino and Tropicana, and at the time of this writing is sitting at nearly $100,000.

Wonderland appears to be exclusive to the Virgin/Tropicana brand in New Jersey.

Table games feature: Single Deck Blackjack

Out of all the table games on the site, Single Deck Blackjack has the highest return at 99.74 percent.

Although it’s not the most exciting game and lacks many of the bells and whistles of some of the other games available, if you are a blackjack player, this should be your go-to.

Players will also be pleased to note that this game runs incredibly fluidly, allowing for more hands per hour than just about any other single-hand blackjack variant found online.

House rules include:

  • Naturals pay 3:2
  • Dealer stands on all 17s
  • No dealer hole card
  • Double on 9, 10, 11 only
  • No double after split
  • Split only once
  • No surrender

Some players may initially scoff at the lack of a dealer hole card, and the restricted double down/split rules, but the use of a single deck is such an overwhelming advantage for players, that it more than offsets these minor unfavorable conditions.

Player perks at Virgin Online Casino

V*Points Rewards program

Pretty much all online casinos offer their players some sort of rewards program where they can earn loyalty points based on the amount that they play. Virgin Casino’s point program is known as V*Points.

For every $15 you wager on 90 Ball Bingo, for every $40 you bet playing slots, or for every $100 you bet on all other games, you will earn one V*Point. Once you accumulate 20 V*Points, you can swap them for bonus money.

This comes out to be 1 cent for each V*Point you receive, which admittedly isn’t very good — 0.025 percent cash back on slot wagers — but still better than nothing. Once the V*Points are converted to bonus money, they are subject to a one-time playthrough like the rest of Virgin Casino’s promotions.

VIP program

If your play qualifies you, on top of the V*Points, Virgin Casino offers you all kinds of bonuses, including high-end prizes, fine-dining experiences and free tickets to shows.

VIPs will also be eligible for substantial V*Point multiplier promotions, significant enough to render cashback a relevant player perk.

Virgin Online Casino player tools

Responsible gambling

Virgin Casino allows you to set your deposit limits on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. You can also set a spending limit for the amount of money that you have in your account and set a time limit on the amount you can play during each session.

If you feel like you have lost too much, you can set up your account to prevent access for a period of 72 hours to a month.

If none of this is enough, you can request to exclude yourself from accessing your online account through the New Jersey Casino Gambling Self-Exclusion Program for a period of one or five years.

Account management

The My Account menu in Virgin Casino includes the full cashier, V*Point balance, transaction history and a myriad of other easily navigable features. Players can even adjust the sound setting.

Account security

Virgin Casino is regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and must follow all operational guidelines, including the segregation of player funds from other financials and responsible gambling options.

As additional security, Virgin Casino requires you to enter a username and password and then to complete your login, you must enter a four-digit PIN which is sent to your mobile phone.

Virgin Casino December 2018 updates

Virgin added two new games in November, twice as many as they did in October, ending the month with 237 total games. Their two new titles are:

  • Berry Burst: This game uses Cluster Pays, where you need 5 identical symbols to appear adjacent to one another, vertically or horizontally, in order to score a win. Symbols include red ripe raspberries, grapes, orange slices and limes, as well as diamonds, hearts and spades. There’s also a Wild in the form of an ice cube that can substitute for any symbol, which can appear on all 5 reels in both the main game and in any Respins that might occur. When a Wilds lands on a reel in the main game, it will automatically expand to cover the entire reel AND will activate a Respin. But the best thing about this is that you get paid for any wins prior to and after a Respin, so you can win two or more times on one spin. This also lends itself to covering the whole screen, all 5 reels, in Wilds.
  • Coins of Egypt: You’ll find both a Free Spins Bonus and the Pharaoh Coin feature on this slot. The Pharaoh Coin feature occurs during the main game, and you’ll find that 1 to 3 coins (with values ranging from 2x to 15x your bet) can appear on reels 1, 2 and/or 3 attached to a regular symbol. All coins visible are collected if the Pharaoh symbol appears on reel 5. The Free Spins feature is triggered by the rotating orb. You’ll need 3 to enter the round, and they will appear on reels 1-3-5. During your free spins, you’ll collect Ruby Eagle Seals, Emerald Snake Seals and Golden Cat Seals, which appear on reel 5. Each time you land one, it’s collected in a chest. Once three identical chest seals are collected, your Free Spins will end and you’ll be awarded the amount that appears on the chests.

Take advantage of the “Holly Jolly Happy Hours” at Virgin during the weekend of Dec. 7-9. Play during the special happy hours (12-3 p.m., and 6-9 p.m.), and you can earn up to $120 in bonus money. Just wager at least $20 and you can earn 15 percent playback on your total net loss, worth up to $40 in bonus money per day.

Editor’s review

Virgin Online Casino Review
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4.64

Summary

Virgin Casino is one of the top performers in the NJ online casino market, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does the site offer one of the industry’s more compelling welcome packages, its platform, promotional events, and account management features are second to none. If there’s one minor drawback, it’s that the game library tends toward the smaller side, but there’s enough diversity that most won’t mind.