How someone arrived at ‘Vera&John’ for an online casino name remains a mystery, but the end result is a colourful looking site that resembles something from Teletubby land.
Despite the playful exterior, Vera&John is a serious brand: they are massive in Peru (where they’re known as Vera&Juan), and have over 50% market share in Japan!
At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking Vera&John was an online bingo site. The pink and blue colour scheme along with the explosion of icons on the homepage seems more suited to a bingo demographic. Rest assured though, there’s much more to this site than two fat ladies or two little ducks.
Let’s see if your old aunt Vera is worth paying a visit.
Vera and John welcome new players with a tidy hundred percent welcome bonus, up to a maximum of £50, on a deposit over £10.
The wagering requirements apply to the bonus and deposit amount. These are x40.
Of course, while you are playing with your deposit money there’s always the chance you’ll win big, but if you do and you decide to cash out, you lose your bonus cash entirely. We know of other casinos that take this approach to bonuses and we can’t say we’re in favour of it.
Game weightings are as follows:
100% – Slots, instant games
40% – ‘Oasis Poker’, pontoon, punto banco, caribbean poker
15% – Video poker, blackjack, roulette, baccarat
We’re not sure why punto banco contributes 40% and baccarat 15% when it’s the same game, but there you go.
Vera&John also offers regular promotions in the form of reload bonuses, fixed bonuses, spin credit and free spins. You can sign up for the Vera&John newsletter to keep yourself abreast of all the latest offers.
The casino operates a non-standard loyalty scheme where you can earn coins for all sorts of activities, from playing games to recommending the casino to friends. You can then spend these coins in the Vera&John shop, where you buy bonuses and free spins.
You’ll find over seven hundred gambling games at Vera&John’s place, from slots to table games plus a handful of live casino options.
Slots-wise you have many of the latest and greatest online slots, and from many of the top software providers including Microgaming, NetEnt and IGT. Among our favourite online slots you’ll find Spiñata Grande, Twin Spin and Cricket Star. There are also a few with potentially massive jackpots such as Mega Moolah.
Table games seem to be restricted to roulette, blackjack, baccarat/punto banco and casino poker – no sic bo or craps. There are multiple varieties of each, though, including live casino versions of roulette, blackjack, baccarat, casino hold’em and three-card poker.
Video poker players are well served. All the popular styles including Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild and Joker Poker are available.
Completing Vera&John’s gaming line up we have sixteen instant win-type games, including keno.
The bingo-style, image-heavy design will not appeal to everyone, and definitely will not appeal to serious casino players. Having said that, by having virtually all their games listed by game type on the landing page, it does mean you don’t have to wade through lots of menus in order to find the game you want. The downside is that a lot of the logos for table games are very similar, plus you ‘need’ to know the logo of the slots game you want to play when you go hunting for it. We have to conclude that the design of Vera&John is a little too colourful for its own good.
Note that UK players have their own site: verajohn.co.uk. Everyone else can play at verajohn.com.
You can’t knock the casino software providers at Vera&John. You’ll find games from NetEnt, IGT, Microgaming, NextGen and Bally, to name but five. This guarantees you some very nice slots and top-class table games.
All games must be played in a suitable browser. Vera&John does not offer any downloadable casino options.
The site does have a dedicated mobile version. This is a version written in HTML, so it should work with any mobile browser on any brand of phone OS – iOS, Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry.
Game providers:Betsoft, Evolution Gaming, IGT, Leander Games, Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Play'n GO, Bally Technologies, Williams Interactive, Thunderkick.
First up, we are dismayed to tell you that Vera&John have joined the ‘casino withdrawal limit’ society. Their limits are quite tight as well – €2,000 a day and only €10,000 a month.
Deposit methods are restricted to Visa and Mastercard, plus non traditional banking methods Skrill, Neteller, ecoPayz, Paysafecard, iDeal, Postepay and Trustly.
There is a maximum limit of €500 when it comes to deposits.
|Payment Method||Name||Depositing||Withdrawing||Withdraw Time|
|Credit Card||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|Debit Card||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|iDeal||$0 - $2000||$0 - $2000||1 - 7 days|
|Neteller||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|Skrill||$10 - $5000||$250 - $2500||1 - 7 days|
|Ecopayz||$0 - $20000||$0 - $20000||1 - 7 days|
Vera&John certainly like to big themselves up, and you’ll find statements such as “we hope that you will think our casino is the best thing since well – the invention of electricity!” littered throughout the site, albeit in an admittedly tongue-in-cheek way.
We don’t think Vera&John will appeal to everyone, and we don’t like those wagering conditions, but other than that we can’t find a lot to pick fault with. If you like your casino action to come with a real slice of fun, then by all means go and pay either Vera or John a visit.Sounds good, sign me up!