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VirginGames available only for UK and Ireland?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by leonardo99, Jan 28, 2013.

    Jan 28, 2013
  1. leonardo99

    leonardo99 Senior Member MM PABaccred webmeister

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    Just received this email..VirginCasino was on my top 3 lits..:eek:

    Hi xxxxxx,

    We are really sorry to have to tell you that today is your last day to play at Virgin Games.

    Due to changes in the business, from midnight tonight (00:00 GMT Tuesday 29th Jan 2013) players
    from outside of the UK and Ireland will no longer be able to log-in and play with us.

    The good news is that you have all of today to log-in, deposit and play your favourite games one last
    time - and we ask that once you have finished playing you request your withdrawal of the money in your account.

    If you don't get a chance to do it today, don't worry you'll still be able to contact us but you won't be able to log-in or play.

    We would just like to take this opportunity to say that it's been a pleasure looking after you, and on
    behalf of everyone at Virgin Games, thank you so much for choosing to play with us, and we wish you
    all the very best for the future.

    For the last time, good luck on your play today!

    Virgin Games
     
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  2. Jan 28, 2013
  3. hoff1985

    hoff1985 Meister Member mm1

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    Yeah, i received it too??! WTF??

    How can they do this? They will lose so many players?

    You guys know a good alternative? I don't know any casino that has all the games that Virgin has in that variety etc.

    Any recommendations appreciated.

    Thanks guys...

    So sad... It was an awesome casino...
     
  4. Jan 28, 2013
  5. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Yip they have just been bought by Gamesys who run Jackpot Joy. The slot games are being stripped back too to just a few IGT games and some of Gamesys own games. It's a real shame as Virgin's games portfolio was one of the best around.

    The most similar games offerings to Virgin is probably Bet365 Games or BetVictor now although many of the "bookies" now offer multi-vendor products.
     
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  6. Jan 28, 2013
  7. baldidiot

    baldidiot Experienced Member webmeister

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    I'm really dissapointed to see them strip Virgin back so much - for some reason I had it in my head they'd keep it as it was after the sale. Oh well..
     
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  8. Jan 28, 2013
  9. Slotster!

    Slotster! I predict a riot. CAG

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    Wow - that's a shame.

    Mr Green seem to offer a similar games selection in terms if IGT and elsewhere - so that's a potential alternative. I hit a stumbling block with them when I tried to make a withdrawal, it was resolved amicably but just saying to make sure you've got all your info/docs and confirmation in order before depositing the life savings. Can't fault the game selection and slickness of the portal/games.

    The Gamesys offerings are generally pretty poor IMHO, I guess they'll drop the Virgin brand somewhere along the line as well.
     
  10. Jan 28, 2013
  11. IanO

    IanO Regular Human

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    I wonder how they plan to deal with any players who are mid way through meeting playthrough when the bell chimes midnight.
     
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  12. Jan 28, 2013
  13. leonardo99

    leonardo99 Senior Member MM PABaccred webmeister

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    PaddyPower, BetVictor, Bet365 are the best choices right now..for me..:)
     
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  14. Jan 28, 2013
  15. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    I had hoped that aswell. In fact, initially I thought they were buying it as much it's slots portfolio as the player base but I was wrong :cool:

    Last time I checked, Mr Green had a disappointing 24-48 hr reverse time where Virgin didn't but you are right on games choice.

    Yeah agreed. I always saw Virgin as aimed at the more "serious" player and Jackpot Joy as aimed at the "casual" player and the games reflected that.

    One odd thing I noticed is that while they are keeping some of the IGT games at Virgin, they are dropping Cleopatra. That struck me as very strange.
     
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  16. Jan 28, 2013
  17. Slotster!

    Slotster! I predict a riot. CAG

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    You are correct.

    It's anything between quickest 3hrs, longest 72 hours - but you're right - it sits there all happily reversible until it gets processed. I'm pretty disciplined these days so it's not a massive issue for me - but absolutely 100% agree that the instant 'flush' should be a pre-requisite everywhere.

    Yeah, Virgin was one of the last few 'almost instant's'

    Cleopatra!?! Are they INSANE! That takes up around 90% of any deposit on any given day for me.

    Wow.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2013
  19. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh I forgot to mention that the report I read said they "...signed a long-term deal to develop real money and social gaming propositions globally under the Virgin brand".

    Here the games they are keeping:

    I did ask (plea!) if the other games were coming back and got this:

     
  20. Jan 28, 2013
  21. JackTenOff

    JackTenOff Webmaster webmeister

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    Mr Green has a great self-exclusion system, I usually withdraw an amount then exclude myself for a few days so I can't reverse withdraw.
     
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  22. Jan 28, 2013
  23. PaaskeDenmark

    PaaskeDenmark Always think positive CAG PABnoaccred webmeister

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    WTF :mad: What about affiliates who has players from outside GB ROI ??? I do not seem to have received any emails from affiliates :eek:
     
  24. Jan 28, 2013
  25. hoff1985

    hoff1985 Meister Member mm1

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    Switzerland
    Mr. Green is cool, but it's just a pain that there is no way to flush your wd... It stays for at least 24 hours available to reverse... Secondly bonuses are pretty bad and you won't get a lot of them, only VERY rarely.

    Besides that great games and they always payout without hassle, but it takes 2-3 days.
     
  26. Jan 30, 2013
  27. hoff1985

    hoff1985 Meister Member mm1

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    Oh, maybe i'll try that "self exclusion" option, never heard of this :)
     
  28. Jan 30, 2013
  29. conker

    conker Senior Member CAG MM webmeister

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    The new design probably winds me up the most. Looks lame :(
     
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  30. Jan 30, 2013
  31. Redbet-Andy

    Redbet-Andy Dormant account - New account: AndyB-MrGreen

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    I was just discussing this with my team here, I really like the new design!
    Very Virgin, which is ironic I suppose.
     
  32. Jan 30, 2013
  33. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Are you sure? I've had several e-mails about this. Still trying to decided whether to carry on promoting them, or just dump them. I never had more than 3 or 4 players per month there anyway... :(

    For players seeking an alternative: I've been having a lot of fun at Vera & John recently. As well as the full suite of NetEnt games, they also have most (all?) of the IGT slots as well as many from Sheriff, Betsoft, Play N Go, and a few other suppliers.

    KK
     
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  34. Jan 30, 2013
  35. conker

    conker Senior Member CAG MM webmeister

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    If you are selling long haul flights. I can't see how this futuristic looking dolly bird convinces anyone to play at Virgin Games.

    The links are small and unlcear and it is hard to work out what is going on if you are a new player. When you have looked at as many gambling sites as we have I think you tend to forget these things.

    Just my 2 penith :)
     
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  36. Jan 30, 2013
  37. Slotster!

    Slotster! I predict a riot. CAG

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    You've got confused with this site and swingersforum.com again haven't you.

    Don't go encouraging people to join your sordid little games here.

    Pervert.

    :D
     
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  38. Feb 1, 2013
  39. chuzzleaddict

    chuzzleaddict On a Break

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    Very surprised to hear this news! I was a loyal player at VirginGames for quite a while and always enjoyed the range they had. Very surprised they are ditching Cleopatra! And I expect they will take some of the Gamesys ones on board like Houdini and Tiki......... that said, I do enjoy Gamesys platform and software (belong to JPJ, Heart and Ceasars who use it) ..... but am still very surprised at this turn of events.

    If you want a range of slots like Virgin had previously offered then may I suggest Paddy Power, Betfred Games, Quicksilver, or Mr. Green as others have said. Quite a few sites run the classic IGTs so never too hard to find a place to play.:cool:
     

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