Vernons Bingo Review
Vernons Bingo started out life as Littlewoods Bingo. It was one of the biggest names on the St Minver (now GTech) Network and they were very proactive when it came to player promotions and prizes. Amongst their giveaways were VIP tickets for the likes of Dancing on Ice, Strictly Come Dancing, Westlife, Madonna etc. In 2012 Littlewoods were taken over by Vernons and the name changed as did the platform. These days it's a well established part of the Virtue Fusion Network.
Any remnants of the old Littlewoods brand have long since gone. Instead Vernons is a bright green and purple offering with a cute pug called Stan at the centre. Dogs and bingo seem to go hand in hand with Wink, Bingo.com and Dream all resorting to our love of the canine to persuade us to join their gang. Anyway the pug is a nice addition to the site! New players to Vernons are also welcomed with a generous 500% welcome bonus. Deposit just £5 and get £25 free to play. Wagering terms will apply.
Free Newbie Bingo
New players also get access to free bingo for an entire month. Whilst on paper this sounds great it's actually two hours of free games every week for a month. Once you've wagered a minimum of £5 on bingo then you can play the freebies every Tuesday night between 8pm and 10pm. These games take place in The Penthouse Room and there will be 18 x games with guaranteed prizes varying from £10 to £50. So worth a look!
The Penthouse is exclusive to Vernons and the doors open every Wednesday for all players who have played at least £10 on the site between Monday and Sunday of the previous week. The opening hours are 7pm to 9pm and the prizes across the 18 games vary from £10 to £20. In addition you'll also find that there are 3 pay to play games with £50 jackpots.
Deal Or No Deal
As a Virtue Fusion site you'll find a number of familiar games at Vernons! Amongst the rooms are 75 and 90 ball Deal Or No Deal, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Lucky Numbers and Joker Jackpot. There's also a bundle of top slots including Cleopatra, Cluedo Classic, Full Moon Fortunes, Ghostbusters and Clover Rollover.
With these familiar rooms and games comes familiar promotions so expect to see BingoLinx, special days for specific rooms and big money giveaways at the end of the month. Whilst exclusive prizes are limited with Vernons - they have given away Stan toys mind - you will find the chance to win a bonus or two over on their Facebook page.
When we reviewed the original Littlewoods site we said we felt that a big brand should be doing a little more to get our attention. The same actually applies to Vernons. It's doing "just enough" but is it better than Sky, William Hill, Gala, Mecca and Paddy Power all of which use the same software. It's time Stan started to earn his dog biscuits.