He has world class business acumen, making him millions and a global celebrity at the same time and now Richard Branson is giving his full attention to poker. His Virgin Poker site, which already attracts vast numbers of customers, has launched a new V points scheme, which is certain to get more online gamers to their tables.
The principle is simple: the more money you spend and the more time you play, the more V points you earn. So, if you play 25p/50p games for two hours a week you can expect to pick up 150 V points in the month. If you play 50p/£1 games for 20 hours a week then that figure rises substantially to 1,200 points. What makes the points valuable though is the fact that they can be traded in for cash (great if the bankroll is starting to look a little sparse) or more interestingly, for air miles. With one point equalling one air mile, itís easy to clock up enough for flights to the US or anywhere Virgin fly.
And if the question youíre asking is how many do you need to get to Vegas? Well, itís 25,000.