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Virgin Bet UK Sports Review (2021)
Virgin Bet is a new sportsbook that first launched in June 2019, with a focus on mobile betting. Virginbet is a safe, legal, and licensed operator, with valid gambling licenses from the UK Gambling Commission and Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.
Virgin Bet is a great option for any punters looking for a new betting site, but, customers can only deposit using Paypal or debit cards (Visa or Mastercard). But, Virgin Bet does not charge any fees for deposits or withdrawals, unlike some new betting sites.
Virgin Bet Sign Up Offer
How to claim:
- Join VirginBet
- Deposit £10 or more
- Bet £10+ at minimum odds of 1.5 to get 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bets
T&C’s Apply 18+
At the time of this review, Virgin Bet only offers the bare minimum for existing customers. Racing punters will be happy to see the Best Odds Guaranteed, Horse racing live streaming, and Daily Price Boosts.
But, these are not promotions, but more of the bare minimum each bookie should provide. We would like to see some free bet offers, a free bet club, or something similar.
Sports, Markets & Betting Odds
VirginBet’s sportsbook might be new, but it is in no way lacking depth, sports, or betting markets. Punters can bet on close to 30 different sports ranging from popular sports such as football, horse racing, tennis, to niche sports like ice hockey, table tennis and more.
On top of this wide range of sports, you will find great depth in the betting markets available, including handicaps, player props, corners, cards and many more. But, there is no bet builder (build custom bets), or request a bet feature.
- Horse racing
- Virtual Sports
- American Football
- Ice Hockey
- Motor racing
- Rugby League & Union
- Snooker & Pool
- Table Tennis
As for the betting margins, Virgin Bet is a bit better than most in our tests, averaging 6.14%. But, the best betting sites still offer margins as low as 2%, and consistently high odds can be found on the Betfair Exchange.
Impressively, VirginBet has live streams across several different sports including tennis, football and horse racing. For all sports streams apart from horse racing, customers can view the streams by simply logging into your account and ensuring you have a positive balance of 1p or more.
Horse racing live streams are available for all racing events in the UK, Ireland, US, France, and South Africa, but, customers will need to place a minimum of £1 bet to watch a live stream of your chosen race.
VirginBet Customer Support
VirginBet has 24/7, 7 days a week customer support with several different methods of contact, including a live chat, phone number, email and social media helpline.
- Live chat
- Phone number – 0808 169 7700
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- VirginBet Twitter Support
Virgin Bet Conclusion
Overall, VirginBet offers a fantastic new sportsbook for anyone looking for a new bookie. Punters will get access to 20+ sports, a wide range of betting markets, high odds, live streams, 24/7 customer support, and great mobile betting apps.
But, there are only two payment methods (debit cards and PayPal), and the products are mostly optimised for mobile betting, with the desktop site leaving us underwhelmed.