|After only opening at the end of May, the Virgin Bets sportsbetting portion of online casino VirginGames.com has closed for a revamp to a ‘new and improved product’.|
'We sadly regret that Virgin Bets is no longer available,” read a notice posted on the site.
“We would like to thank all those who have supported us in the past. Virgin Games have decided to shut down our sport betting website in the short-term. We are working on a new and improved betting product and we will let you all know as soon as it is ready to take bets.
“If you have an account enquiry or you'd like to ask us a question, please contact Virgin Games using the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
'If you’re looking for a punt in the meantime, why not try your hand at poker, casino or bingo? Whatever your game is, we've got it all at VirginGames.com. Thanks for betting with Virgin Bets, see you again soon.'
Virgin launched the site in association with betting exchange giant BetFair to capitalise on the growing public interest in entertainment and ‘novelty’ bets but also offered services on soccer, cricket, golf, greyhound and motor sports racing, rugby and tennis with horseracing to be added later.
'Virgin Bets aims to offer a straightforward betting service for people looking for a bit of entertainment, whether they want a casual punt on the UEFA Champions League or a fun flutter on the winner of this year’s Big Brother,' read a statement from Virgin.