2016 Update: Many Indian players have been having difficulty and payment issues with Virgin Games so we have decided to no longer promote the brand on India Casinos. The photos and images on this page redirect to Mermaid’s Palace instead. Mermaid’s Palace Casino now welcomes Indian players and we look forward to hearing about your gaming experience there… a more detailed review of the brand will follow on this website shortly.
Richard Branson is no stranger to the world of risk and gambling. As one of the world’s most successful serial entrepreneurs, it is no wonder that he is trying his hand in the lucrative area of online gambling.
Virgin Games is a reputable UK based online casino that accepts Indian players from all over the world with the exception of those in the USA. Currencies currently accepted at US dollars, Canadian dollars, British pounds and Euros. No doubt once the legal issues surrounding online gambling in India itself are sorted out, Virgin will likely introduce Indian rupees gambling too!
If you’re bored of the usual Microgaming casinos using PlayTech etc, then you’ll probably find Virgin Games a refreshing change. It operates on a software platform called WagerWorks. The best attraction of this platform and for that matter any casino using Wagerworks software, is that the casino is a strictly no-download casino. Great for playing in remote locations where download speeds are still restricted in India and abroad. At Virgin, flash games are all instantly accessible and within a few minutes, even users with even super-slow connections can be up and running, playing all the games they want.
There are over 4 dozen different game varieties so no shortage of entertainment. For new players, depositing for the first time also entitles you to a first time deposit bonus. At Virgin Games, up to 50 in free credits can be claimed be all new players (100% match from 5 – 50 credits). Certainly not the biggest bonus available on casinos reviewed on Online casinos India but the terms and conditions attached are really very good compared to others we’ve encountered. Essentially, a player has to wager their initial deposit amount 20 times (the bonus amount is matched on this). Once you’ve done this, the bonus money is automatically added to your account. Why is this great? Well, if a big win comes along for you then you can cash out or, if you wish, you can meet the wagering requirements and collect your maximum of 50 free credits.
We found the graphics, particularly on the table games fantastic. Betting limits cater for both casual gamers to the high rollers with bets ranging from $1 minimum to $1,000 maximum on blackjack tables, for example.
The video poker was strictly ok – we have seen better video poker facilities on the likes of Casino.com and in our 32 Red review. Virgin Games poker only offers a couple of different versions so if poker is what you’re into, we’d suggest you give Virgin a miss.
The slots games are among some of the latest – really fun with lots of bells and whistles (although these can become a bit much if you’re not into that sort of action!). Mermaid games with treasure chests, Lord of the Rings, War of the Worlds and Thunderstruck slots are all available and provide great entertainment value for slots lovers.
As with all Virgin products from airlines to insurance to Megastores, the service experience is amazing. From the time you make your first deposit to the time you make your winnings withdrawal. Customer support is excellent and prompt on whichever medium you choose including email. Certainly if anything makes you feel like you’re at a reputable online gambling establishment, it’s that!
In terms of payments and funding options, Virgin accepts all the usual methods from credit cards and NetTeller to even PayPal in many countries. Virgin Games is no longer highly recommended but you’re sure to have blast on Mermaid’s Palace – give it a try today!