Vera&John Casino Review
Vera&John Casino is an online casino established in 2011 that runs on a multi-software platform offering games from a variety of suppliers. It is operated by Dumarca Gaming Ltd. and is registered under the jurisdictions of United Kingdom and Malta. Last updated: January 29, 2018.
Review of Vera&John Casino
Since it launched in 2011, the oddly named Vera&John Casino has been a heavy hitter in the online betting world, securing exclusive sponsorships and really doing a great job of getting its brand out there. I took the opportunity to sit down and test Vera&John, and what I found was one of the better online casinos that I have seen recently.
Software and game selection
Though I am none the wiser as to who Vera or John is, I love the way Vera&John looks, with the casino's choice of bright blue and pink graphics making something memorable. The casino itself is completely web based, meaning that you do not have to download any software in order to play there. It features a huge assortment of more than 1000 games provided by some of the world's best gaming developers such as Microgaming, Net Entertainment, IGT, NextGen, Thunderkick, Yggdrasil, Bally, and Play'n Go. On the downside they also offer games from suppliers that we have strong reason to distrust, namely Betsoft and Pragmatic Play (formerly known as TopGame).
Many of these games are great, with titles such as Immortal Romance, Thunderstruck II, Starburst, Jokerizer, and many more finding their way onto Vera&John's roster. While not all of the casino's games are up to that standard, there are literally so many here that I can't imagine ever going through them all. Thankfully the casino has added a free text search box to its layout that allows you to search for games by name, alongside a button that reveals a menu of filters that allows you to narrow down the enormous list of games by their type or publisher.
You will also find many progressive jackpots at Vera&John, with huge prizes able to be won on many video slots as well as a select few table games and video poker titles. The biggest prizes can be found on slots, with Mega Fortune, Hall of Gods, Mega Moolah, and Arabian Nights offering the big bickies for the luckiest of punters.
Another great feature at Vera&John is the large amount of table games available. These games are generally Vegas classics with several variations tied to them which alter the rules in order to shake things up. Upon inspecting the casino I found five roulette variations, nine blackjack games, five types of baccarat, and ten different types of poker. There were also five types of video poker.
Banking and customer support
Vera&John has a lot going for it, including a very fast and efficient banking system that quickly moves funds into the casino and back out to your pocket. The selection of financial options isn't very deep, but it is quick and players can see funds paid out in a very fast manner. My test withdrawal was paid to a Neteller account in under 24 hours and I was not asked to provide proof of identification. I would expect to have to provide this at a later stage though, as per Malta's licensing requirements.
A gripe I have is that withdrawals are restricted to a relatively puny €5000 per week. In addition to that, winnings of more than €100,000 may be paid out over a period of 10 monthly instalments. This could be a bit of a downer if you were to hit that big life changing win, but I suppose there are many worse potential problems to have!
Support is available through email, telephone, and instant message, and you can talk to someone in a variety of languages such as English, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and more. There is a contact tab visible to the right at all times on the website. However I found that the live chat support was not available during the time I tested this casino. So I had to submit an enquiry via email which they took around 8 hours to answer.
Security, fairness, and responsible gambling
Your connection to the casino and its gaming servers is encrypted at all times while visiting Vera&John. This ensures that your personal information and private banking details cannot be intercepted by any bad guys while they travel across the internet. This is industry best practice.
The casino's operator is licensed to operate online casinos by both the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority. It discloses that it segregates player funds into trust accounts that meet the standards for what the UKGC classifies as "medium" level protection. This is a very good thing because it means that should the casino go out of business it should not be able to use player deposits to pay off its debts.
In terms of game fairness, there is a link to a pdf document that lists the RTP numbers for some of the games on the site but there is not a single consolidated list for all of them which is a shame. Neither does the casino publish audits of its payout statistics. As mentioned above, Vera&John offers games from Betsoft and Pragmatic Play, two companies with dubious reputations that we believe may not be offering fair games. As per usual, we advise all players to avoid all games published by these two companies.
Inside your account section on the website you have access to a number of controls to limit your betting at the casino. This includes setting deposit and wagering limits. There is also the option to temporarily or permanently exclude yourself from the casino should the need arise.
After having spent a considerable amount of time with Vera&John Casino, I am convinced that the casino is a good spot to play. It has a wide range of high quality games, quick payment of withdrawals, and the compliance with the UKGC medium protection levels for player funds is a great thing to see. Unfortunately the decision to offer suspect games from the likes of Betsoft and Pragmatic Play take the shine off an otherwise excellent casino.
Vera&John Casino Jackpots
These are the current progressive jackpots at Vera&John Casino as recorded by our casino jackpots tracker. Click a jackpot name to view detailed statistics, jackpot graphs, and win records.
|Hall of Gods Mega||€5,650,527|
|Mega Moolah Mega||$1,695,314 €1,695,314 £1,695,314|
|Mega Fortune Mega||€775,673|
|Major Millions||$507,293 €507,293 £507,293|
|King Cashalot||$369,373 €369,373 £369,373|
|Cyberstud Poker||$247,897 €247,897 £247,897|
|Roulette Royale||$235,868 €235,868 £235,868|
|Divine Fortune Mega||€178,407|
|Poker Ride||$181,226 €181,226 £181,226|
|Treasure Nile||$127,508 €127,508 £127,508|
|Triple Sevens Blackjack||$127,128 €127,128 £127,128|
|Hall of Gods Midi||€52,613|
|Mega Fortune Major||€37,503|
|Tunzamunni||$42,311 €42,311 £42,311|
|Holmes Purple Diamond||€34,387|
|Cash Splash||$38,449 €38,449 £38,449|
|Super Lucky Frog Super||€27,679|
|LotsaLoot||$25,934 €25,934 £25,934|
|Cosmic Fortune Mega||€15,024|
|Mega Moolah Major||$17,775 €17,775 £17,775|
|Empire Fortune Diamond||€13,540|
|Holmes Green Diamond||€10,983|
|Cosmic Fortune Major||€9,357|
|Jackpot Deuces||$9,720 €9,720 £9,720|
|Cosmic Fortune Midi||€4,860|
|SupaJax||$5,172 €5,172 £5,172|
|Ozwin's Jackpots Archmage Level||€3,997|
|Empire Fortune Golden||€3,702|
|Ozwin's Jackpots Wizard Level||€3,300|
|Fruit Fiesta||$3,796 €3,796 £3,796|
|Super Lucky Frog Lucky||€1,629|
|Wow Pot||$1,434 €1,434 £1,434|
|Hall of Gods Mini||€1,145|
|Holmes Yellow Diamond||€1,145|
|Ozwin's Jackpots Mystic Level||€976|
|Holmes Red Diamond||€971|
|Mega Fortune Rapid||€683|
|Ozwin's Jackpots Apprentice Level||€236|