There's a decent range of markets and bets at Vernons. The site is powered by Playtech, making it similar on the eye as other Playtech sportsbooks like Titanbet
One of the oldest names in UK gambling, Vernons have been around since 1925. But while the name is synonymous with football pools, more recently the firm’s online sportsbetting wing has started bringing in the online punters.
Vernons is part of the Netplay TV group of gaming brands, a group which also includes Jackpot247 and SuperCasino.
But should Vernons have stuck to pools, or does their sportsbook compete against the big boys? Let’s have a closer look.
- Playtech software means slick betting
- Lots of regular promotions across most sports
- Handy quick links to favourite sports
- Simple betting slips with quick-bet option
- No Cash-Out or Partial Cash-out options
- Not many deposit options available
- No Live Streaming
New customers at Vernons can earn a free bet worth £5-£50 when they sign up. New customers can get a free bet token when they join and make a first wager. The free bet matches the wager amount.
Markets and Bets
There’s a decent range of markets and bets at Vernons. The site is powered by Playtech, making it similar on the eye as other Playtech sportsbooks like Titanbet.
A handy Favourites tab lets you drag selected matches and games for quick access, while there are well-signposted offers on selected football matches. Meanwhile, there’s a great ‘Odds On’ page listing that day’s shortest-odds ‘best bets’ across a number of sports.
Football betting covers every conceivable league worldwide (even the Egyptian Premier League) and there are markets on sports as diverse as beach volleyball, MMA and Aussie Rules.
As with other Playtech-powered betting sites, customers can change their betting slips to pre-select ‘Bankers’ and ‘Quickbet’ pre-selected stakes for faster betting.
There’s also an ‘Upcoming Live’ tab on the homepage to show you which betting markets are available to bet on next.
Promotions and Offers
Regular promotions are where it’s at with Vernons. Football money-back offers are generous, with losing bets on 1st goalscorer, anytime scorer, and HT/FT on selected games refunded to players. Free bet tokens up to £50 can be earned this way.
Look for the ‘OFFER’ mark next to selected sports to see what that day’s next promotion is. There’s a good mix of daily and weekly offers, including cashback on losing accumulators, rugby, cricket and tennis money-back specials on selected big games, and money back on selected football bets if the match ends in a score draw.
Deposit Methods / Banking
There’s a reasonable selection of deposit and withdrawal methods available at Vernons, with no fees applied by the site for cash-outs.
Customers can use VISA, MasterCard, VISA Electron, Maestro, NETELLER and Moneybookers/Skrill to fund their accounts.
There’s a freephone number for Vernons customers to use, whether they’re in the UK or abroad.
Phone: 0800 484 0044
Live Chat: Available online
Despite decades of experience in the betting industry and a solid platform provided by Playtech, Vernons is certainly among the more basic sportsbetting sites out there.
Undeniably, it’s on the casual sports bettors side, with plenty of attractive money-back offers for low-level football and tennis gamblers, and the welcome bonus is just about reasonable.
Saying that, the lobby is easy to navigate, the betting slips options are great, and the range of sports pretty wide. The addition of an ‘odds-on’ betting page is great – listing the day’s odds-on best bets across multiple sports – and it’s those kinds of small features that make Vernons worth a punt.