Vernons Bingo is a long-standing bingo brand with a loyal fanbase and a solid history. The site has undergone some changes recently, moving over to Virtue Fusion software and joining the NetPlayTV brand. These big names give the site a lot of professional clout, but does the content of the site reflect that?
Vernons Bingo is an excellent site to navigate, starting you out with a bright and welcoming home page. The site has a soft, purple theme and uses clear sections to help you along, such as contact/socials at the top right and a large scrolling graphic to tell you about the latest promotions.
Though you may find the odd broken link and some touch-and-go translations on some of the less important pages, overall you can find anything you need very easily on this site. The layout and the visuals have a ‘finished’ feel.
You’ll find great customer support on Vernons Bingo. The site offers the big three of email, phone and live chat, so there’s a method for everyone. Calling is Freephone and includes an international number. There’s even the options of fax and snail mail.
Overall, support seems to be friendly and well trained, plus it’s available 24/7. The contact page gives plenty of information to help you have a smooth experience, telling you what you need in advance.
Vernons Bingo starts strong with a flat £25 new player bonus, which will only cost you £5. This has a 4x wagering requirement, a little high for bingo, but reflecting the low opt-in cost. A standard 200% deposit match is available on the second deposit.
Otherwise Vernons has plenty of weekly and daily offers, most with their charming pug mascot. They focus a lot on big bingo jackpots which will be welcome to serious bingo fans, ranging from one-off huge jackpots to prize bingo days and huge jackpot weekends. There are some pleasant touches for regulars too, such as night owl games for those of you playing in the wee hours.
Virtue Fusion’s bingo lobby software is pretty sleek and should present no problems for most players. You can even choose your lobby layout, from a classic mode (perhaps best suited to existing members) or redesign which claims to be faster and easier. This new mode even lets you play up to three bingo games at once, something many sites don’t consider at all.
The site has a good mixture of game types, plenty of rooms and CMs in most, keeping chat flowing. Bingo is easy to watch and chat gets a good-sized window, essential for big chatters. You can set profile pictures and info too, really boosting the social side of chat.
Vernons Bingo is optimised for mobile and tablet use, with a special view mode to suit the small screen. Though not every game is available in mobile mode, there is a large selection with over fifteen slots.
The site is accessed through browser, with no app alternative currently available. There’s always a question mark around bingo on the small screen, but Vernons Bingo does a fairly good job. The games are clearly visible, but chat is on the small side.
Vernons Bingo is a fully licensed site with certifications from the Alderney Gambling Commission and the UK Gambling Commission, so you’re in safe hands here. They also have a Gamcare certification for responsible gaming, which is supported by a responsible gaming section with reams of advice and links to organisations that can help.
Variety is certainly in supply at Vernons Bingo, which features nine 90 ball bingo rooms, three 80 ball and also 75 ball rooms- both line and pattern. That’s a very generous mixture of bingo game types, as many sites just have 90 ball and one other format. There are special rooms, such as Rainbow Riches themed bingo. You’ll also find link games and big jackpots, so there’s really plenty to find.
The slot selection here is strong, with a huge selection of very high quality 5-reel games. These include original titles and big name tie-ins like Iron Man. Throw in some simplified arcade-style slots, instants and a whole other dedicated casino site and you’ll never run out of things to try.
The deposit process is nice and smooth at Vernons, with a little cashier window which doesn’t look pretty but you can’t go wrong with it. There’s no clear place for entering bonus codes, so most promo cash will be through on-site options.
The banking section of the site is pleasantly well thought out, with plenty of extra details to help reassure players. Each available method has advice with it, telling you about the method and how Vernons is equipped to process it. They accept Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and for e-wallets they take Skrill and Neteller. A small but standard selection.
Vernons Bingo has a glitzy VIP club which promises to go the extra mile, offering not just extra promotions but a ‘whole new world’ of Vernons Bingo offerings. This includes contact with the VIP manager Becks, biggest bonuses, luxury gifts and invites to special events!
Altogether the offerings sound excellent, though details are kept under wraps. The site also has a day-to-day loyalty points scheme, which is somewhat hidden in the promotions section. This is tier based and requires you to wager a lot within one calendar month to get better rewards, so it’s a bit restrictive.
Vernons Bingo is an excellent site which has all the big draws; lots of customer support options, lots of bingo options, powerful software, plenty of promotions and of course good chat hosts. There’s not a lot to complain about here, both for slot and bingo fans. Though it lacks one or two extras like PayPal and a mobile site as smooth as the desktop site, you’ll always find something fun to try here.