Vernons Review

At Vernons you will be able to claim a very handsome free bet worth up to £25. The bet is essentially a matched bet on your first bet, which is available to everyone who is opening up a new account.

At a 100% match, you’re really going to be hard pressed to find a better offer which includes a matched bet in the betting industry. Even the likes of BetVictor, who have been around for much longer than Vernons, can only equal this amount.

One thing that is worth noting is that Vernons is a site that is still developing, so the number of additional offers are fairly limited. That being said, they do offer some great prices, especially on horse racing and football, along with a number of money back specials, just to keep things ticking.

Vernons Screenshot

Vernons Screenshot

How it works

The bonus is actually very simple to claim; first off you need to go and register a new account with Vernons. Once that’s done it’s simply a case of making your first deposit and placing your first bet of between £5 and £25.

If that bet then goes on to lose, Vernons will match the amount and place it into your account in the form of a free bet. Bear in mind that if your first bet is a winning one, then you will not be eligible to the free bet.


Even though the Vernons promotion is about as simple as you are going to get, there a couple of pointers to remember.

  • Your first bet must be placed between £5 and £25
  • The promotion will only give you a free bet if that first bet loses, winning bets do not count
  • If your first bet becomes void for whatever reason, the bet will not count and your settled bet will be used for the promotion
  • Once the free bet token has been placed into your account you will then be given 7 days in which to use that amount before the token is removed
  • When using the free bet, the bet must be used in it’s entirety (i.e. can’t split it up to use more than once)
  • The stake is not included with any winning returns.

Our verdict

The Vernons promotion is about a simple as you are going to find in the industry, in terms of clearance at least. One thing that does let it down is that if your opening bet is successful, then you wont be eligible to a free bet of any kind.

The gap on the stakes of the promotion (£5-£25) fall into a really nice sweet spot and will be suited to a lot of bettors. The ability to not meet any minimum bets or rollover requirements gets a another big thumbs up.

About Vernons

Vernons has been bout since 1925, but in reality, the brand doesn’t have the pedigree that it maybe should. It’s seen a few changes over the years though and at one point was part of the Ladbrokes betting group. These days it’s an independent brand and one that is starting to really make positive strides in the gambling industry.

Best features

The site comes stocked with dozens of sports to bet on, but it’s the depth of the markets on offer that really drew our attention. What’s been impressive to see is that they not only cover both football and horse racing – a given for Euro facing bookmakers – but they have a keen eye on American based sports, particularly that of American Football, Basketball, Baseball and Ice Hockey. They include betting markets from college games from each of the disciplines, which again, is a positive if you are looking for these types of bets.

The bookmakers allows you to claim some really great promotions as well such as money back on score draws in football, virtual sports free bet and in-play promotions from tennis and football respectively. On top of that you get a statistics section and live scores section, which compliments the live betting area nicely.


Odds wise, Vernons are actually really competitive in the market. They wont blow you with over the top pricing and can’t really compete with the like of bet365 and BetVictor, but you’re going to be able to get a good price on the majority of sports that you bet on.

Ease of use

The design on site is actually quite nice, if not a little busy. We liked the ‘most popular’ bets section of the bookmaker and found it easy to place bets and adjust stakes for these types of bets.