It’s refreshing to see a gaming site with the integrity to promote the download version of their casino over online play. Those in the know will already be aware that download versions offer better graphics, sound and reliability, so the popularity of Winner Casino won’t come as a surprise.
Jurisdiction and Eligibility
Winner Casino is operated by Zirconium Gaming Ltd, licenced in Antigua and Barbuda, with financial transactions supported by Redfinger Trading Ltd, Cyprus. Players from the following countries may not use the site: Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Estonia, France and its territories Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kahnawake, Libya, Macau, Netherlands Antilles, Republic of Serbia, Sudan, Syria, The Philippines, Turkey, the USA and its territories.
Software and Graphics
Downloading is, of course, easy. You’ll need to download Adobe Flash 10 Player if you haven’t already got it, but otherwise everything runs smoothly. Navigation is easy, though don’t be put off when everything appears to run in less-than-full size window panes making your screen look messy: once you enter the menu on the intro screen everything’s a doddle and you can customise to your heart’s content with optional music, sound effects, oversized cards etc.
The main screen does away with all the non-essentials, taking you straight to the games. This is, of course, what anyone downloading will want and it goes without saying that the games themselves look great. As it’s a proper download casino we get to see Playtech at their best, with top-notch sound, beautifully-rendered machines, symbols and backgrounds, reel judders and all the other details that let you know you’re playing the Real Thing.
All the Playtech favourites are here with a particularly impressive choice of arcade games and there’s live, hosted table games from a large studio decorated as a real casino with – unusually – live Casino Hold ‘Em on offer as well as the usual Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat. Stand-out games, though are the mighty, Marvel Jackpot multiline slots: serious theming and serious gameplay take these 12 games straight into the Big Boys’ league. Special mention must also be made of the Asian games. Quite why these don’t appear on all sites is beyond us: Winner offers a really fun Pachinko game, but more significantly there’s Mah Jong available with Japanese or WMF format and they’re a great challenge for anyone really looking to push themselves mentally.
Bonuses and Promotions
Inexplicably, everything’s expressed in Dollars but the amounts are the same in Sterling. Winner advertise a £1000 welcome bonus, but this is actually the total amount you’ll get if you take 6 separate maximum bonuses in the first 6 months, allocated as follows:
The sign-up bonus is 100% up to £300 (i.e., a deposit of £400 will attract a £300 bonus, giving you £700 to play with). Subsequently there’s a 150% second month bonus up to £300, with 100% bonuses up to £100 for the next 4 months, all with a wagering requirement multiple of 40.
Anyone depositing more than £500 gets a High Roller Bonus of 150% up to £2000 (wagering requirement multiple of 40); there’s also a rather complex loyalty and comp points scheme, offering up to £150 every week, plus there’s a 15% bonus for selected alternative payment methods.
There’s 44 different accepted sources including all well-known credit card, instant transfer and e-wallet providers. Withdrawal times vary, but decrease the more you spend…
24/7 telephone support is available on 44 808 1203 498, with email support at [email protected]
Winner Casino is all about getting you up and running with the best experience that Playtech games can give you. Aimed at players who know their stuff, they’ve cut out anything that’s strictly for newbies – like online play and chat – and come up with a great, no-nonsense package with a fabulous range of games.