Vernons Review

Vernons is a huge, long-established betting giant that has been going since 1925 and now offers almost the full gamut of gambling options. Along with sports betting, they have casino, online bingo, games and poker offerings.

Vernons Sports - £25 Risk Free Bet

New customers only. T&C's apply. 18+.

For new sports betting customers at Vernons there's a £25 risk free bet. This is where you place your first bet and if it loses you'll get a free bet for the same value up to the maximum of £25. Whilst this opening offer may not be quite as good as a straightforward matched bet, Vernons really do make up for it with their other promotions.

The actual offers change depending on what's going on, but at time of writing these included a free bet if your horse finishes second, money back if a football match ends in a score draw (which is also a nice nod to their Football Pools heritage) and insurance on losing accumulators. Plus similar offers for Rugby, Boxing, Tennis and so on..

Vernons Casino -

New customers only. T&C's apply. 18+.

At Vernons casino you will be able to redeem a 100% matched first deposit bonus when you register a new account. The promotion is available to all users who don’t currently have a Vernons account and will be matched from £10 up to £200. The bonus will be instantly applied to your account as soon as you make your first deposit using either credit or debit card. Once the bonus has been assigned you will get 30 days to clear your bonus of which the clearing requirements are 30 times that of your combined bonus and deposit amount. Please note that any wagers that are made of over 20% of your total deposited amount will not count towards clearing the bonus.

Vernons carry games from the Microgaming network, which is one of the best in the industry. You can play on all of their featured games such The Incredible Hulk, Gladiator, Iron Man 3 and Thor. The integration of live casino games and a plethora of weekly promotions make the site feel fresh and will appeal to returning customers. The platform is available on both a download and flash (browser) based format.

Vernons Bingo -

New customers only. T&C's apply. 18+.

Vernons diverse bingo hall allows you to claim £25 worth of free bingo tickets when you make your first deposit of just £5 or more. The tickets will be credited to your account as soon as you have bought £5 worth of tickets. Once they are in your account you can use them straight away but will have just 7 days to play through your deposit and bonus amount before being able to cash out any winnings. A withdrawal made prior to this timescale or a failure to clear the amount within the allotted time will forfeit any bonus money and winnings as a result.

Virtue Fusion is the network provider for the bingo hall and it provides users with a solid depth in games to choose from. Games run around the clock and they often have a community feel about them with user interaction within games being very high. The site covers both 75 ball and 90 ball bingo games as well as a number of jackpot rooms. The jackpots can vary, but can often hit five figures, with a weekly game having a huge £1million jackpot up top. A recent introduction has been the access to mobile games, with an app dedicated to that of their bingo site and increasing plethora of games.

About Vernons

Vernons started out way back in 1925 by launching the football pools, a lottery-style game whereby players can win huge prizes (the biggest was over £3m in 2010) by predicting matches that would end as score draws.

In 2007 the three biggest pools companies, including Vernons, were brought together under one umbrella, Sportech. Sportech operate in over 30 countries, processing $13bn of bets each year and employing over 1,000 people worldwide. Their headquarters are in London but they operate offices in Liverpool (home to Vernons), Dublin, Atlanta and a number of other cities.

This may seem irrelevant but the point is that Vernons are backed by a huge name and have vast resources of both wealth and experience. This means that as a player you know you are dealing with a reputable company, that your money and personal details are secure and that everything will function as promised. Moreover, Vernons, largely through its pools arm has donated over £1bn to good causes, so you can win money and give to charity all at the same time.

They are licensed and regulated in Alderney and boast all the usual security and fairness measures one gets with the big boys. Top notch encryption, auditors ensuring fairness and guaranteed privacy all come as standard with Vernons.

It may be something of a cliché but can five million players in 150 countries be wrong? Simple answer: no. Vernons offer good customer service 24/7 by live chat, phone and email and given their casino and other interfaces are fast, fun and very easy to use they are an excellent all-rounder and would be a superb addition to your portfolio.