Gamesys – The company behind Virgin Casino
24 January 2020
This is the third article in our series, “The Company behind the brands”. In the spotlight, we have Gamesys, the owners of Virgin Casino. Virgin Casino was originally founded in the UK by the legendary Sir Richard Branson in 2003. The British multi entrepreneur plans to challenge the established UK gambling giants did not pay off and Virgin Casino was struggling to gain traction in the UK until 2013 when Virgin Casino was acquired by Gamesys.
The turnaround for Virgin Casino started after Gamesys took control over the online casino. Gamesys launched Virgin online casino on the US market in New Jersey in 2014. Virgin has taken a fair part of the online casino market share in New Jersey and is considered to be one of the best online casinos on the NJ market. More on Virgin Casino later…
Gamesys Group PLC
One of the world-leading gambling companies traded on the London Stock Exchange with a market cap of close to $1,3 billion. Their headquarters are in central London, where the company was also founded in 2001. The three main founders Noel Hayden, Robin Tombs, and Andrew Dixon started the company together with a small team of tech developers and are now employing over 1000 in staff worldwide. Quite an impressive journey over the last two decades.
Gamesys has over 40 million registered users on all their gaming brands combined. On top of Virgin Casino, Jackpotjoy, InterCasino, Vera&John plus a few Bingo sites are fully owned by Gamesys. Their coverage is worldwide and their brands are well known in every market they enter.
The well-respected branch magazine eGaming Review listed Gamesys on position 5 in their eGR Power50 ranking of the most powerful online gaming companies. Gamesys has a strong presence on the US market through Virgin Casino and partnerships with Tropicana Casino and Caesars Casino.
Virgin Online Casinos in New Jersey
As the article series name is “The Company Behind the Brands” we only focus on Virgin Online Casino in this article, even though Gamesys are in close partnership with Tropicana and Caesars the ownership structure for those brands are diverse. So what can be said about Virgin Casino that is not prementioned?
Unlike SugarHouse and Golden Nugget, which we have already covered in previous articles, Virgin Casino is not backed by a brick and mortar casino in NJ or PA. Their casino license is through a partnership with (you might have guessed who already) Tropicana Atlantic City Casino and Resort. As both those online casinos are using Gamesys gaming platform the products are very much alike. Casino games offered and welcome bonuses are pretty much identical. In this case, it is not a bad thing for Virgin Casino as their casino product is a sheer pleasure for casino gambling.
If you want to find out more about the casino and what they are offering. Read our Virgin Online Casino review.
Next out in the series is Unibet Casino. The Scandinavian gaming powerhouse has ambitious plans on taking over the New Jersey and Pennsylvania gambling market. Stay tuned…