For well over 50 years, the weekly footballs pools was an intrinsic part of British culture fulfilling the dreams of many and turning ordinary working class people into overnight millionaires.

Football pools were established in 1923 and is the oldest form of football betting in the world with staggering statistics, paying over £3 Billion in prize money to over 60 million lucky winners. It all began with the distribution of the first Football Coupon to Manchester United fans outside of Old Trafford on match days to become a huge network of agents nationwide, many making weekly collections directly to the customer’s door.

Filling out the football coupon and following the results on the TV ticker was a core part of the weekend for millions of Brits and, despite the emergence of the National Lottery and online betting, the Football Pools continues to thrive today.

The big Football Pools companies Littlewoods, Vernons and Zetters merged in 2009 and now offer customers bigger prizes than ever before. In March 2010, the Football Pools celebrated its biggest ever payout with £4 million of prizes in one weekend and in October 2012 a customer from Scotland won over £3 million to become the record single winner of the pools.

Open an account with Football Pools and play your first games free on Classic Pools or Lucky Clover


Customers can now play the Football Pools online and get the first four games free. Play Classic Pools and in addition try Lucky Clover for another four free games entitlement.

The four free games welcome to the Football Pools is just the start of an unrivalled selection of promotions which are constantly updated to stay fresh and rewarding. Prize draws, VIP trips, cash back on pools games, buy 1 get 1 free are just examples of recent offers while generous loyalty and referral schemes are always available.


In addition to the classic pools, where customers attempt to win up to £3 million by finding eight score draws from the weekend football fixtures, the Football Pools provide a diverse selection of fun and rewarding games on fixtures around the world.

The latest game in the Football Pools stable is Jackpot 12, a daily football predictor game with the challenge of picking twelve results, Home, Draw or Away. The game features a rollover when there is no outright winner, so offering another potential massive jackpot pay out chance.

Customers can predict the team to score most goals on the Head to Head coupon or predict 10 results on the popular Premier 10 coupon. The Soccer 4 game challenges the customer to select one of six possible outcomes for each of four selected matches and on Super 6 the customers choose Home, Draw or Away result on six matches. For each coupon, customers can see the size of the pool as it builds.

In addition to Football pools games, customers can play Spot The Ball and fixed odds Lotto, based on the National Lottery, 49s, Irish Lottery and Spanish Lottery. There are instant scratch cards and access to Vernon’s new casino and poker site with a £20 free play bonus on sign up.


Customer support is available Monday-Saturday from 8.30am until 7.00pm and can be contacted on freephone, email or online message form.

The Football Pools is owned and operated by Sportech PLC and is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. The registered office is:
Football Pools Limited
Walton House
55 Charnock Road
Liverpool, L67 1AA