Vernons’ have been an established high street bookmaker since all the way back in 1925. They originally started with only football pools but since moving onto the online sports betting scene, have been bought out by Netplay TV PLC Group in 2013. Their branding and image has stayed very true and is still remarkably similar to how its always been. Vernons offer customers the chance to visit their prolific online casino and also provide a bingo hall as well, all housed and accessible from the same account.
Website – Layout & Interface:
As soon as you land on Vernons’ website, you are presented with some of the promotions and offers you can find relating to the respective sections of the site, whether its Sports, Bingo or Casino. We will be primarily talking about the sports section, so by clicking on the tab labelled “Sports”, you are then directed to the correct page.
The sport section homepage is laid out quite similarly to which you would find on other sites, they have a header across the top so you can navigate between in-play and virtual sports, and on the left there are quick links to things like promotions and the most popular featured sports at Vernons. Below the quick links is the featured bets tab, here you can view some of the enhanced multiples as well as a few other options. Further down on the left you will see Vernons’ full list of sports that they provide coverage of and also their betting services. On the right hand side is where you can find your bet slip as well as some of the live games currently happening at this moment.
Their chosen colour scheme really pays homage to their brand with the blue and red being very prominent throughout the website. Overall, they have kept things very simply laid out and everything they offer customers in the way of promotions, quick links and even popular bets of the day are easy to access. The addition of a favourites tab is great for regular punters who then don’t need to keep browsing to find their favourite sports, teams and competitions; these are then loaded towards the top and closer to eye level from when you first enter the sports section of the website.
Vernons speciality is definitely the football, which is very typical of most UK online sports betting sites. However they offer a lot of different sporting markets for customers to choose from, such as Horse Racing, Tennis, American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Darts, Golf, Handball, Ice Hockey, Motor Sports, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Volleyball, Aussie Rules Football, MMA, Politics, Entertainment, Cycling, Olympics and Table Tennis. This isn’t the biggest selection by any means but its certainly enough diversity to appeal to plenty of different tastes.
Welcome Bonus & Promotions:
The first promotion to bring to your attention is the Accumulator cash back offer. Here you can get your initial stake back up to the value of £50 when you lose on any 6-folds, 7-folds, 8-folds, 9-folds and 10-folds with any selection, so if accumulators are your thing then this is definitely one more reason to consider using Vernons.
Vernons will also refund all correct score or first goal scorer bets on specific football matches if they don’t come in due to their promotion named “Any Score Draw”. This is good for mens Premier League, Champions League, Friendlies, Copa America, FA Cup and plenty of other competitions and your initial stake (up to £50) will be refunded.
Vernons have plenty of other offers available to their customers, including sports like
Tennis, Darts, Snooker, Virtual Sports, Golf and Rugby Union.
As far as in-play betting goes, Vernons has your needs covered. Sadly they don’t offer a massive range of sports that you can expect to find on some of the larger sports betting sites, but for the sports they have like Football, Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Ice Hockey, Volleyball, Table Tennis they provide great betting markets.
To navigate to the in-play section, you choose in-play from the horizontal header at the top of the homepage. From here the sports are listed on the left hand side of the page and you can then choose from all the different competitions and matches they currently offer in-play options for.
Mobile & Tablet:
For the punters who like to enjoy playing on the go, sadly Vernons haven’t got round to adding a downloadable mobile application at this point in time. We expect this to be on their radar and definitely something they will be considering adding in the not so distant future. Their website has been fully optimised, however, to fit the small screen. So if you do like playing from your phone or tablet all you need to do is enter the website address into your browser and you can start playing from there.
Vernons accept the usual payment methods such as Visa and MasterCard as well as Visa Electron, Delta and e-wallets like PayPal, Skrill and Neteller. Regarding withdrawals, e-wallets are the quicker method and the money can be in your account sometimes as fast as 24 hours. Cards and bank transfer take slightly longer, usually between 3-5 business days.
If you find yourself in need of support or wanting to contact a member of staff, there are a few different methods in which you can contact Vernons’ customer support team. Firstly they have a freephone for UK customers as well as an email address that they respond to, details of both of these can be found on the “Contact Us” section of their website. The best method of contact, we believe, is the live chat function, this is accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week and they deliver a very customer orientated service designed to giving you the assistance you require.
There are a lot of reasons to use Vernons, whether you are a die hard football fan and regularly like to bet on your favourite team, perhaps you follow multiple sports or are just finding your feet – Vernons has something for all walks of customers and you can really get the most out of everything they have to offer regardless of your experience. They have a multitude of different promotions and offers to keep you busy, ranging across plenty of their featured sports. So whether you are looking for your first site to start up on or are looking to swap to something new, Vernons is definitely one of the better sites we have reviewed and would certainly recommend their services.