No deposit required bonus: N/A
First deposit bonus: 200% (deposits of between £5 and £100)
Reload Bonuses: N/A
Virgin Bingo first opened their virtual doors in 2005 and have gone through many changes over the years. In January 2013 the online bingo site made the move to the Gamesys platform as used by other big brands including Sun Bingo and Jackpot Joy. This move has bought with it a radical redesign and some major changes to their operation, some good and some bad, but overall it was a move for the better.
Virgin Bingo is a subsection of the much larger Virgin Games where it sits alongside Virgin Slots and Virgin Casino. The new look site has a modern red, black and white colour scheme and comes complete with two cute dolly birds who look like they have just escaped from a 1960's sci-fi movie! Head to the bingo homepage and very little changes apart from a brief introduction and a large banner detailing their first deposit bonus.
The Virgin Bingo welcome offer is advertised as 'Deposit £10 get £30 to play' but if you take a look at the small print it is basically a 200% bonus up to a maximum of £200. The minimum deposit is £10 but you should consider what games you intend to play before accepting the bonus because with the exception of bingo the others hardly contribute towards your wagering requirements.
All of the sections of Virgin Games share the same lobby so when you enter you will see a Home tab and then tabs for Slots, Casino, Bingo and Free where you can take advantage of free spins on their daily free games as soon as you have made your first deposit. Click on the bingo tab and you will find three rooms; Enterprise, Adventure and Voyage with cards starting at just 2p each.
The bingo rooms load quickly and continue the modern theme. The layout dedicates the largest portions of the screen to showing your cards and the ball history. You will find the chat panel a lot larger then the majority of bingo sites out there and it makes a real change not having to constantly scroll back and forth to make sure you have not missed anything. The Gamesys software includes plenty of options to enhance your interaction with your bingo buddies including the ability change the size and colour of your font, especially useful if your eyesight is not the best.
The great thing about Virgin Bingo being part of Virgin Games is that it means you can access all of the other sections of the site with your existing log in details. This means you can enjoy over sixty exciting side games including some with progressive jackpots that give you the chance to win truly life changing jackpots.
There are a couple of downsides to the recent changes at Virgin Bingo though with the most noticeable one being the absence of mobile gaming. At one point they were one of the market leaders offering all of their games on the move but at the moment the mobile version of the Gamesys software is still under development. The only downside we can see is the distinct lack of promotions but we are sure this is just a short term problem.
Virgin Bingo has matured into an excellent online bingo site with plenty to offer both old and new players alike. The new design and layout work well and the Gamesys software has a proven track record. All of this comes together to produce a slick and professional operation that is only going to get better with time.
Bingo Games Available
Virgin Bingo is home to both 75 and 90 ball bingo as well as a massive range of slots, instants and casino games.
Deposit / Withdrawal / Wagering Requirements
The minimum deposit required is £10.
The minimum withdrawal amount is £10.
Virgin Bingo's wagering requirement for the 200% welcome offer are 2 x the amount of your deposit. However, different games contribute different amounts towards this requirement; this table details how much will be deducted from your wagering requirement based on a £10 bet:
'ў All bingo games - £10
'ў All slots and instants - 50p
'ў 7 an a Half, Play your Cards Right, Hi Low and All video Poker games - 25p
'ў Classic Roulette, 3D Roulette, Pai Gow and Caribbean Stud - 12p
'ў All Blackjack, Baccarat and Snap Games - 0