Founded in 2013, Winner has become one of the best and most respectable brands in the new wave of bookmakers we’ve seen in the 2010’s. Nevertheless, they’ve picked up on all the key business practices, making their quality of services indistinguishable from many older, more established gaming brands.
Winner.com has invested quite a lot in creating a pleasant, easy-to-use website and we have to say we’re impressed. The sleek, pleasant color scheme carries over to the mobile app as well, which is available for both Android and iOS. Most of their software is centered around Playtech, meaning that stability and smoothness are ensured for the duration of your visit.
One thing they could do a little better is the categorization of payment and withdrawal options. Skrill, Boku, Paysafecard and several other deposit options don’t work for withdrawals. This can be very confusing at times, so we expect them to work on tweaking the transfer system. The maximum withdrawal of £10,000 is not half bad, so it kind of offsets the initially confusing environment. You should also know that the waiting time for withdrawals via credit card can be up to seven days, which falls behind most operators.
However, they do have impeccable customer service. You can reach them via live chat, telephone or email. When we’ve tested them on multiple occasions, we always received clear, crisp responses that are personalized to the problem at hand. It’s something other brands should take note of.
Sports and Betting Odds
Winner offers many sporting events for users to place bets on. Among the covered sports are: American football, bandy, basketball, boxing, cricket, floorball, football, golf, handball, ice hockey, MMA, rugby, snooker, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, winter sports. Betting odds at Winner are competitive overall. Soccer betting margin is 5.9%, tennis betting margin is 7.6%, basketball with 6.6% and so on. The overall betting margin is 6.7%. These betting margins have been calculated using odds from different events in each sport. Please note that margins may be different from a sport to another, and even from a league to other.
The first thing that caught our attention was the fact that the minimum bet amount is £0.10, something which is in stark contrast to the £5/£10 minimums we see quite often. The features are pretty much the same as with other bookmakers, but there are some tidbits we just cannot omit. There is the ever-useful in-play calendar, which lets you schedule your bets accordingly and keep track of your slips.
Then, there is a series of live infographics which lets you keep tabs on ongoing sporting events. If you ask us, this is probably the best thing other than live streaming, which makes Winner.com one of the more immersive online bookmakers for all punters. In-play Cash-Out is available too, which is always a big plus.
Security and Fairness
Winner.com is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority (license no.: MGA/B2C/249/2013) and operated by the Universe Entertainment Services Malta Limited. The MGA has licensed some of the world’s most esteemed gaming brands, so it’s great to see that Winner has that prestigious seal of approval. In addition to this, they are also licensed with the UK Gambling Commission (license no.: 000-039123-R-319317-001).
By all means, you can relax while placing bets because the entire website is tested and overseen by GLI, one of the biggest fairness testers in the gaming industry. As for keeping your personal information safe, the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security protocol is more than enough to shield you from malicious attacks, regardless of their place of origin.