Note that if your initial bet wins you won’t qualify for the free bet, but then you’ll have won some money at least, so it’s not all bad. The free bet token will be valid for seven days and the stake will not be returned with any winnings.
After you’ve taken advantage of the simple no risk free bet offer, you will find a whole host of promotions and bonuses at Vernons covering such sports as horse racing, Premier League and Champions League football, golf and tennis. But with many event-specific and limited-time promotions, it’s worth checking out the Vernons sports betting site to get the details of all the latest offers and bonuses.
Who are Vernons Bookies?
As mentioned, Merseyside-based Vernons began life in 1925 with their Football Pools (which they still provide to this day). They are part of the international sports and gaming conglomerate Sportech PLC, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and operates in more than 30 countries, turning over vast sums of money.
The financial clout and corporate expertise of the parent company make Vernons a solid and stable bookie with which to bet. They take fairness and customer security and privacy very seriously and they also donate around £1 million each year to charitable causes (so if you do lose a bet or two at least some of that loss will go to a good cause!).
Betting with Vernons
Betting with Vernons is a simple process as their site is particularly easy to navigate and is laid out in a logical and user-friendly fashion. There are quick links to popular or upcoming events, with sports listed in alphabetical order down the left-hand sidebar. Their range of sports is very good (though some of the more established bookies have more) while the number of markets on each event is also fairly impressive (with almost 100 betting options on top football matches, for instance). They also have some non-sports markets too including politics, various entertainment events and even poker.
One feature that might help give you the edge when betting with Vernons is their excellent statistics section which possesses a wealth of information about teams and players across a vast range of sports. So whether you want to check up on the recent form of the Lithuanian national basketball team or perhaps the win average of a Major League Baseball team ahead of the World Series, Vernons have it covered.
They are also very strong on live betting with a fine array of sports and events covered, the most up-to-date of which are always displayed on the sports betting home page.
Other Vernons info
As well as the effective and intuitive sportsbook, Vernons have a number of other gambling options including casino, games, bingo and poker products. Many of the games are also available through their mobile offering, which we expect Vernons to expand before too long.
In tests we found Vernons’ customer service representatives to be efficient, friendly and informative and the live chat option is always useful if any problems or queries arise. They can also be contacted by email or – for UK customers – via their freephone number.
Overall the Vernons site doesn’t seem quite as slick as some of their rivals, but if you are looking for a solid bookie with a simple free bet offer and a good range of markets with fair odds, they could be the one for you. They treat their customers very well and the generosity and frequency of the ongoing and event-specific offers available to existing customers make up for the relatively low amount of the £10 opening free bet offer.
So all things considered we would definitely recommend Vernons as a good bookie who puts their customers first and who even dishes out a load of money to charity.