Video Poker Variants at Virgin Casino

July 21st, 2011  |  Published in Gambling Games

Virgin Casino has not released any video poker variants in quite some time. The casino currently offers few versions of the game so the recent launch of new video poker variants is a welcomed surprise. The new video poker games were developed by Microgaming and can be accessed directly through the QuickFire platform.

Aces and Eights

The first new video poker variant is Aces and Eights which is characterized by a high payout for four-of-a-kind (aces or eights) which equates to more than a straight-flush. The payout is 80 times the original wager. Also, four-of-a-kind sevens features a special payout of 50 times the original bet. To compensate for the unusually high payouts, all other four-of-a-kind combinations only pay out 20 times the bet. The payout table has been enhanced to provide players with a 99.09 percent return.

Microgaming Features

Aces and Eights also offers players the typical Microgaming features such as the ability to wager up to five coins per hand. The advantage of this bet is the payout for a royal flush equals 4,000 coins. This is significantly more than the usual payout of 250 coins at 4 coins wagered. Also, the video poker gamble game is available which allows players to double their payouts.

Aces and Eights Specifics

The game offers a coin denomination between 0.25 credits and 5.00 credits. The minimum wager, which equates to 0.25 credits, is 1 coin. The maximum bet of five coins is equal to 25.00 credits. The maximum payout for the jackpot is set at 20,000 credits.

Bonus Deuces Wild

The second video poker variant is Bonus Deuces Wild which is similar to Jacks or Better. The two primary differences are the twos act as wild card and special payouts can be acquired for specific poker hand rankings. The natural royal flush pays at 800 coins for each coin wagered. However, when the maximum of five coins are bet, the payout for the jackpot is 5,000 coins. The payouts decrease from this point to five-of-a-kind sixes through kings. The player return at Bonus Deuces Wild is 99.15 percent.

Licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, Virgin Casino offers a variety of online casino games through several software developers utilizing their GTS platform. The two new video poker variants are a welcomed change to the casino as there are currently only a few versions of the popular competition.

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A Review of Chests of Plenty

July 14th, 2011  |  Published in Inrodution

Virgin Casino recently released a new pirate-themed online slot game entitled, “Chests of Plenty.” Developed by Ash Gaming and supplied through the Gaming Technology Solutions (GTS) platform, the game is filled with highly-detailed, thematic pirate features. For instance, the sound of waves breaking against the boat and the squawking of a parrot in the background of the game adds to the enjoyment.

The Symbols

One of the most important icons in the game is the girl which represents the wild symbol. When part of winning combinations, the girl becomes animated by firing her pistol and blowing the smoke from the barrel. Her character offers the highest jackpot valued at 10,000 coins. Another vital symbol is the pirate which also acts as a wild icon when appearing next to the girl.

The Chest Bonus Game

The Chest bonus game is activated when three chest icons appear anywhere on the reels. Unfortunately there are not scatter payouts related to these characters. In the bonus game three chests move to the center of the screen and automatically open to reveal the prize of three gems. If they are identical the player will receive a bonus award which will continue until the gems are different.

If the gems are not identical, the chest will not open. If all nine gems from the three chests are diamonds, the player will automatically win the progressive jackpot amount which is typically the highest payout in the game.

The Treasure Map Bonus Round

Another exciting and profitable bonus round is the Treasure Map bonus which simulates a treasure hunt. The bonus will begin when three, four or five map symbols appear on any of the reels. Unlike the Chest bonus game, these symbols will award scattered payouts. Three map icons will transport players to Booty Island while four move players to the Isle of Plenty and five equates to a trip to Jackpot Island.

The islands have higher prize amounts depending on the number of maps icons. Each map on each island displays a trail which has different prizes along the way. Also on the map is a number from one to seven and a “Skull and Crossbones.” The number acquired is the number of spaces moved along the trail. Movement continues until the Skull and Crossbones are drawn.

Chests of Plenty is an exciting game that features a variety of ways to win. Virgin Casino is also currently running an event entitled, the “Pirate Treasure Promotion” to draw players to the new game.

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Pirate Treasure Promotion

July 13th, 2011  |  Published in Casino News

Virgin Casino recently ended its pirate-themed promotion entitled, “Pirate Treasure Promotion”, which was announced with the tagline, “Jackpots Ahoy! Come on board our latest Slot Game, Chest of Plenty, coming this Wednesday, and grab a share of the pirate treasure – up to £650 Cash!”

Promotional Rules

The format for the event was familiar to Virgin Casino players. They were required to wager between GBP 500 and GBP 25,000 on the new slot game, “Chest of Plenty” and several other slots during the promotional time period. Those who achieved one of the amounts would receive a corresponding cash reward. There are ten tiers set by the casino.

Wagering Requirements

On the high end, to acquire GBP 650, players had to wager at least GBP 25,000. On the opposite end, those that bet GBP 500 would receive GBP 10. The promotion began on July 4th, 2011 and ended July 10th, 2011 with all credits being awarded the following day.

Double Diamond Slot Games

The list of acceptable games that applied to the promotion ranged from action to classic three-reel slots. One three-reel slot game that boasted the theme of riches was Double Diamond from WagerWorks. If the Double Diamond symbol matched any other icon, it doubles the payout. Two Double Diamond icons equated to the payout time four. Finally, three Double Diamond characters equaled the top jackpot reward.

Da Vinci Diamonds

Another similar featured game was Da Vinci Diamonds, also developed by WagerWorks. The theme of this game is Renaissance art and period paintings which acted as the symbols. The best aspect of the game is Tumbling Reels in which the symbols fall from the top of the screen as opposed to spinning. Winning combinations disappear while new symbols roll down the reels.

Other Eligible Slot Games

Other popular slot games on the list that were eligible for the promotion included 100,000 Pyramid, Crocodopolis, Wolf Run, Star Trek, Cleopatra, Wipeout and the War of the Worlds. All games on the list were developed by WagerWorks. Virgin online casino is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

Since Virgin Casino is not specific to any specific third-party online gaming supplier, they are able to provide players with a variety of games from various vendors. This allows for a large amount of diversity and selection for players. Therefore, when the casino offers promotions, they have the luxury of focusing on specific types of games.

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An Overview of Midas Millions

June 29th, 2011  |  Published in Gambling Games

In the typical fashion of the launch of a new slot game at Virgin Casino, Midas Millions was accompanied by a bonus. Developed by Ash Gaming, Midas Millions is a uniquely structured game that does not have the usual reels and paylines. Instead, the game features 18 cells which spin separately and are together in a honeycomb structure. The payouts are based on the grouping of symbols that fall next to one another. Each group must have at least four of the same icon.

Wild Symbols

Wild symbols have a drastic effect on the game. King Midas is set directly behind the transparent reels and turns the symbols into gold when touched. Groups that contain more at least one gold wild icon will all transform to a gold color with the winnings doubled. There are many mechanisms to convert icons into wilds.

Converting Icons into Wild Symbols

The first has been appropriately named, the “Connecting Wild.” When two Midas Millions game logos appear in the same diagonal line, all symbols become gold wilds. When two game icons touch, they do not turn to gold because there are no characters between them. The Super Midas Millions icon is a super wild symbol that appears only in the middle row. It is super because it does not connect with other wild symbols and turns up to six icons around it into gold wilds.

Free Spins Feature

Furthermore, Midas Millions boasts an intriguing free spins feature. When three Free Spin icons appear on the reels, the free spin bonus is activated. This awards players ten free spins. Also, during the round, connecting wilds and super wilds are removed. Therefore, the free spins round cannot be retriggered.

Locked Wilds

Additionally, the free spins game Locked Wilds randomly selects 0, 1 or 2 symbols to change the icon to Locked Wild which will remain as a wild character for the entire free spins. Therefore, larger wins will accumulate as the free spins continue. Unfortunately the Locked Wild symbols do not double any payouts. If the total payout in the free spins is less than 10 times the bet, the player is awarded a mystery prize.

Midas Millions is an exciting slot-type game that is innovative and different from the standard online slot games. Virgin Casino is a large, easy-to-navigate online gaming site that provides players with a variety of games from numerous software developers. Stop by to try your luck at Midas Millions.

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Calling All Scratch Card Lovers – Virgin Casino Has Great New Releases

May 18th, 2011  |  Published in Gambling Games

Virgin Online Casino continues to release new games and new types of gambling on a regular basis. At the beginning of May 2011, the casino announced the implementation of scratch cards into their every-growing portfolio of games. Scratch cards typically help players unwind from the demands of serious wagering. Virgin is offering several new scratch card games, each with a different theme and format.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

In March 2011, Virgin announced the launch of a branded slot game entitled, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” This release was based on the popular television show. Therefore, one of the scratch cards is simply entitled, “Millionaire” and is also based on the game. The symbols on the scratch card are taken directly from the show and include a check given to the winner, a telephone indicating a life line and the game logo.

Players are required to scratch each of the 11 zones on the card or utilize the “Reveal All” button. Three matching symbols equates to a payout based on that symbol. Also, three bonus symbols activate the bonus game which gives players three opportunities to win the next value on the money tree. Every time an amount is highlighted by a successful hit, players are given a cash prize and continue to move up in the tree.

Deal or No Deal

Another scratch card game is also based on a television show and is entitled, “Deal or No Deal.” This game features a progressive jackpot. To win a percentage of that pot, players must reveal three Jackpot symbols. For those wagering GBP 0.20, you will receive 10 percent of the jackpot. As the wagers are increased, the percentage won from the jackpot will also increase. For the highest wager of GBP 2, the player will be awarded the full jackpot amount.

Additional Scratch Card Games

The other scratch card games are also based on progressive jackpots. Big Brother is a branded scratch card game, also based on a popular television show. Arabian Delights boasts an Arabian Nights theme while Beachside Bonanza should be popular during the summer months. The final two scratch card games are Beat the Bank and Golden Balls.

Virgin Online Casino is constantly releasing the latest and greatest games. This attracts many new customers while retaining the old. These many new scratch card games are sure to do just that.

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Another Lucrative Bonus from Virgin Casino

May 9th, 2011  |  Published in Casino Tips

Virgin Casino is the master of rolling out new games and announcing new promotions for their players. The operator is starting the month of May off with a reload bonus of 50 percent for deposits between GBP 10 and GBP 200. At the end of the promotional period, the bonus will be automatically withdrawn.

Use Bonus Code RELOAD

To register for the bonus, players must enter bonus code RELOAD prior to making the deposit. One of the greatest advantages of this reload bonus is that the withdrawal requirements only apply to the deposit, not the bonus. For this promotion, players must wager at least 20 times their deposit on specific games. One the requirements are met, players will receive the 50 percent back of their original deposit up to GBP 100.

Excellent for Players of all Levels

This is an excellent bonus for low rollers because the wagering requirements must be completed prior to May 31st which allows for almost an entire month. Obviously high rollers will be able to complete their requirements much early due to the average size of each bet. However, if players do not complete the requirements by May 31st, the bonus will expire.

Games that Qualify for the Bonus

On the Virgin Casino website is a long list of games that do not qualify for the bonus. These include video poker, table games and several progressive jackpots. Luckily, players will find a sufficient number of games that do qualify. Most WagerWorks games are eligible with the casino pushing the recently released Star Trek online slot game.

The game is based on the television series with each regular crew member of the U.S.S. Enterprise featuring their own bonus game. Another excellent game choice is that of Wipeout to celebrate the approach of summer. This game boasts an exciting free spins round. Another ocean-based game is that of White Orchid which takes place on an island in the South Seas. Additionally, War of the Worlds is a great choice due to the excited represented in the game.

Unfortunately, new players to Virgin Casino are not eligible for this bonus due to the generous Welcome Bonus. This promotion is already popular with many veteran players who are taking advantage of the free credits at the casino.

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Unicorn Legend – A Fun New Slot Game at Virgin Casino

May 6th, 2011  |  Published in Gambling Games

Virgin Casino has been releasing new online slot games left and right since the beginning of 2011. Their latest release is known as Unicorn Legend which is an enchanted creature-themed game. Players are transported to an enchanted forest where they encounter a variety of mystical creatures. Compared to many of the other online slot games in existence, Unicorn Legend is fairly simple but offers a rewarding experience.

Thematic Symbols

Set in an enchanted forest with purple skies, fairies and twinkling lights, the reels feature many different types of symbols that represent the theme of the game well. One of the most important symbols in the game is undoubtedly the unicorn which represents the wild icon and can only appear on reels two thru four. The scatter symbol is the emblem which awards scattered payouts when two or more appear on any of the reels. Five scatter symbols equate to 20 coins.

The highest paying symbol is the fairy which pays out at 2,000 coins. Next highest paying is the castle symbol which awards 1,000 coins. The owl, flower and high value symbols all appear on the reels. The high value symbols are brightly colored and have been crafted to fit in with the genre of the game.

Free Spins Feature

Also, there is a free spins feature that can be activated by three or more emblem symbols. Players will receive three options, each will different multipliers. The first free spin option is to be awarded 20 free spins that are multiplied 2, 3 or 4 times. The next option grants the player 15 free spins that can be multiplied by 4, 5 or 6 times. The final option is to be given 10 free spins at a multiplier of 6, 8 or 12 times. This feature can be retriggered giving players a fresh selection.

Other Important Information

The game boasts 25 paylines allow one coin per line. The coin denomination ranges from 0.01 to 8.00 credits. Therefore the maximum wager per line is 8.00 credits and the maximum related payout is 16,000 coins. When betting all lines with the maximum wager, the highest total bet is 200 credits with a payout of 40,000 coins.

This game looks extremely promising to those wanting to slip away into fantasyland and enjoy excellent graphics and sound with potentially lucrative payouts. Stop by Virgin online casino to try your luck and add a little extra jingle to your pocket.

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Virgin Casino Unveiled Bejeweled 2 Slot Game

April 14th, 2011  |  Published in Gambling Games

Back in February 2011, Virgin Casino unveiled an exciting new online slot game entitled “Chuzzle Slots.” This game became so popular, the casino decided to offer another popular GameSys game entitled, “Bejeweled 2.” The original Bejeweled game was featured by Playtech and can also be played at Virgin Casino. The regular Bejeweled games have gained popularity on gaming sites and even Facebook.

As in the game, the symbols are brightly colored stones while the high value cards are luminous and crafted in stone-fashion. When a winning combination is formed by the stones, the remaining symbols disappear and the applicable paylines are displayed. This is a new graphical effected added to the game. Bejeweled 2 offers are variety of interesting symbols including:

  • Rotating wild logo symbol
  • Bejeweled bonus symbol
  • Free spins symbol
  • Wheel of riches

The rotating wild logo doubles the payouts to assist with the creation of winning combinations. Five of these logos on any reel equal the highest paying fixed jackpot of 10,000 coins. The three special scatter symbols are the Bejeweled bonus, free spins and wheel of riches icons. A different bonus game will appear for any of these symbols that hit three or more times across all reels.

The Bejeweled bonus icon unlocks the Cascading Reaction Bonus Feature game which is played exactly like the regular version of Bejeweled. The Free spins symbol allows players to engage in the free spins bonus round in which players can win up to 50 free spins. Finally, the Wheel of riches icon allows players to participate in the Wheel of Riches bonus feature. Competitors will have an opportunity to win up to 500 times the total bet.

Powered by WagerWorks software, Virgin Casino is a one of a kind online entity in which partners with competing software developers to give users a variety of games. Bejeweled 2 is an example of their relationship with other suppliers.

This game looks as if it is as fun as the original with many additional functions and features that will keep players coming back time and time again. Since the beginning of 2011, Virgin casino has released a number of new slot games significantly increasing the total number of games offered at the casino. In the coming months, it will be interesting to see what interesting game they will release to the public next.

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Virgin Casino Steps up With A new Promotion

March 30th, 2011  |  Published in Casino News

Virgin Casino recently announced their newest promotion among many in the month of March. This week the casino released a promotion that is an out of world experience. Since the new Star Trek game went live on Wednesday, Match 23rd, 2011, Virgin Casino is celebrating.

First Prize

The first prize includes round-trip airfare from London to Las Vegas, 4 night’s accommodation at the Rio, a Strip helicopter tour, a luxury 4×4 adventure tour to the crest of Area 51 and a 5 course dinner at the Stratosphere Top of the World Restaurant. While dining at this location, you will practically feel like you are in space.

Area 51 is allegedly a hotspot for those interested in paranormal, extraterrestrial activity. The 4×4 tour features a ride past ancient Indian petroglyphs, a dry lake bed that is a hotspot for UFO activity, a drive along a section of the Extraterrestrial Highway, lunch at the A’le’ Inn, a trip through the Joshua Tree forest and a ride up to the gates of Area 51.

The winner will be drawn from a random number generator. To be eligible, players must bet at least 20 Pounds per day for 10 days at the new Star Trek slot game. The wagering must begin Wednesday, Match 23rd and continue until Friday, April 1st. The drawing will be made from the qualifying participants on April 2nd with winners being contact via email. To receive the prize, winners must acknowledge notification by providing a variety of details by April 30th.

Additional Bonuses

There are other bonuses associated with this promotion. For instance, players who deposit 10 Pounds and continue to wager up to 100 Pounds on the Star Trek slot game will receive 5 Pounds free. Of those who wager 50 Pounds on the game, ten will receive the Star Trek Sci-Fi package which consists of the Star Trek movies box set, the board game and SS Enterprise action figures.

Special VIP Promotion

Additionally, there is a special VIP promotion for those players that wager between March 25th and 27th. A prize pool of 2,000 Pounds will be proportionally shared based on the amounts wagered by each player. Therefore, the more you wager the more credits you could receive back from the casino.

These are some of the biggest promotions currently available in the industry. During the month of March, Virgin Casino has continued to roll out new games and promotions. It will be interesting to see what they have in store for April.

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Virgin Casino Launches New Slot Game Entitled Who Wants to be a Millionaire

March 29th, 2011  |  Published in Gambling Games

Virgin Casino recently went live with the “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” online slot game. Electracade developed the software of this game while Sony currently owns the rights to the show. The popularity of this game show is evident by the 118 countries across the globe that has purchased a license for it. Online players who have seen the show will feel extremely comfortable with the gameplay and environment.

In the background of the reels, players will find a deep blue color that encompasses the game show. All symbols are graphics from the television show. For instance, one symbol is a multiple-choice question in which the player must select the correct answer. Others include:

  • The results of the audience poll
  • The logo of the game show
  • The check given to the winner
  • English Pound
  • Contestant in front of the computer screen
  • The hot seat
  • Jackpot Ladder symbol

Players will be pleased to find that this game is rich in bonus features. One such extra is entitled, “Jackpot Ladder Bonus.” On the television show, the Jackpot Ladder tracks the progress of the participant. This bonus can be activated by three or more Jackpot Ladder symbols on any reels. The actual game gives players three opportunities to climb to the next ladder and win the prize that appears. If the player fails, one lifeline is deducted. If the player wins, the value is credited to their account.

Another feature is the Lifeline Bonus which is a free spins round triggered by three or more Lifeline symbols emerging at any location on the reels. These lifelines are similar to those on the show and consist of Call-a-Friend, Audience Poll and Fifty-Fifty. Additionally, the free spins can be retriggered from within the game.

The final bonus game is known as the “Players Choice Bonus” and can be accessed by hitting three or more Players Choice symbols across any of the reels. To disclose the bonus award, players must select one of the symbols on the reels.

Although Virgin Casino is fueled by WagerWorks, it utilizes slot gaming software from many different developers giving players a variety of games. Who Wants to be a Millionaire is one example of this policy. The actual game is almost an exact replica of the television show so those who tune-in each week will be pleasantly surprised by this slot game.

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