Winner have been operating since 2011 and are owned by PT Entertainment.
They’re the modern sportsbook, entirely online, who are looking to advance the field and keep it progressing.
We’re going to review Winner with our honest opinions.
Winner are committed to being the best in the industry and have managed to shoulder their way in to sit amongst the big boys.
They have some seriously good features but keep their gameplay fun and light, providing an inclusive service for all.
Winner have made a real name for themselves in the U.K and beyond.
Let’s take a closer look at the key features and Winner’s sign-up offer.
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Website and App
Winner operate primarily through their website.
The design itself is fairly basic, using soft colours to keep it friendly and welcoming.
The site itself looks like it could be built with the same template a lot of these bookmakers use.
The first noticeable thing about the home page is the crowded nature of it.
There are changing banners, the latest odds updating and mini games all being thrown in your face.
While it isn’t unique to have a lot going on on a home page, Winner have made the decision to use a lot of text instead of graphics.
This means it can take a bit longer to digest it all and understand what’s going on.
Despite being very busy, the home page has clearly laid out navigation controls to guide you to the key areas.
With a few clicks, you can find the page you’re looking for and start playing.
Through the login panel, you can access your settings to customise Winner for you.
You can alter the betting odds, the views and your preferences so make the whole experience more personal to you.
Winner software certainly won’t win any awards for its design but there isn’t much to criticise about the functionality.
It’s pretty easy to find what you’re looking for and to use, making the whole process simple for the user.
To let you keep an eye on the markets even at busy times, Winner have developed a fully functioning mobile site and an app.
The mobile site is a simplified version of their main site, and in some ways, it’s a lot more user-friendly.
It has all the same features, events and markets that you’ll find on the desktop version and you can bet with a tap of your finger.
Similarly, the Winner mobile app has been made to give you full access and control.
You can place bets, look at scores, explore the stats and even play around with your account control.
The Winner mobile app is available for Android and IOS and they’ve done a good job in making their sportsbook mobile without compromising on the quality.
It’s not as interactive as some competitor’s apps but it certainly does the job.
Markets to Bet on
Winner have a wide range of sports that you can bet on, including all the usual options of tennis, football, rugby and horse racing.
They also offer odds on American sports like NFL and basketball, and even Aussie rules football.
Alongside their international sports betting selection, Winner offer markets on current events.
They have a politics betting section where you can bet on election winners and global events.
They also have markets on entertainment where you can bet on popular shows like ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ or ‘The X Factor’.
Winner’s range of betting is pretty varied and includes some events you might not think to even look for.
With all these markets there should be something for everyone.
Alongside their pre match selection Winner have in-play betting for the majority of their sports.
The odds are constantly adjusted according to the scoreline, meaning that you can place bets even after an event has started.
This is the perfect option for those who are watching an event and want to add some drama to the scene.
Or for those who can see a specific line they think might be profitable.
The in-play action keeps your betting fresh and with Winner it’s pretty simple to use.
They have a time delay feature of around 10 seconds until your bet is processed.
Therefore if there are any significant changes the odds often freeze so you can’t take advantage of the system.
Winner don’t currently offer a streaming service, instead, they have a live score update with graphics to show the action.
This is disappointing considering how many of their competitors offer this service.
Winner also offer access to the game stats and some individual player/team stats to keep you better informed while betting.
For each of these sports Winner has a range of markets for you to bet on.
This includes the straight up winners and loser lines, the handicap lines or some more quirky bets around specific events.
The lines offered are more limited than the other main bookmakers and don’t give you the same flexibility when betting.
If you prefer more off the wall bets around less mainstream markets then Winner’s sportsbook might not have what you’re looking for.
However, Winner’s markets shouldn’t be undersold.
They have what the majority of the betting population are looking for and enough events for you to sink your teeth into.
Odds & Cashing Out
Winner’s odds are not the best around, and a lot of other mainstream bookmakers are beating them with their prices.
This is purely because they take a bigger edge than other sportsbooks.
You will find select promotions on events where odds are boosted and some of their accumulators are given multipliers (depending on the event).
You’ll have a cash out option with most of the bets placed with Winner.
This means you can cash out your bet while an event is going on.
The value of your cashout will be determined by the current state of play, if things are looking good you’ll make money, if not you’ll be cashing out at a loss.
The cash out option is good for keeping control of your bets and being able to bank some money before the final whistle.
Generally, the sportsbook is making money when you cash out, but it can still save you money if done at the right time.
Most bets are given a cash out option but at times bets can be frozen so you’re unable to cash out.
This is normal and while it can be frustrating they are allowed to do it according to their terms of service.
Depositing & Withdrawing
Winner offer all the usual options to deposit, with the most popular being bank card, credit card, Paypal, Moneybookers or other Ewallets.
All deposits are free with no charges.
To withdraw you’ll need to select the same deposit option and again, there is normally no fee on their end, though you will need to verify your account before it is processed.
Withdrawals should only take 5-7 days but a lot of people have reported delays for first withdrawals, due to the verification process.
Verifying your account is a legal requirement and all bookmakers should have this process.
It’s not ideal but make sure you have the appropriate documents when you create the account so you can verify it as soon as possible and allow extra time for withdrawing the first time.
Winner are well known for their promotions.
They have decent bonuses on offer for newbies.
Winner also has regular promotions to reward regular customers.
These include unlockable cash and free bets and can be a nice bonus to bettors.
However, Winner tend to have very high rollovers to unlock their cash.
Often bonus money will have to be wagered before any withdrawal can be made.
Their sign-up offers have been known to have capped winnings, which can be an issue to matched bettors.
Winner are one of the younger sportsbooks on the market and haven’t been directly associated with any scandals.
If you’re consistently winning then you could see your ‘max bet’ reduce, limiting your ability to take full advantage of odds or offers.
Our Last Thoughts…
Winner has a wide range of events to bet on, a decent mobile service and some other features which have allowed it to build up its reputation with sports bettors.
However, Winner is lacking in a number of areas, in our opinion.
The design and interface is fairly simple when comparing it to other bookmakers sites.
The odds are less than ideal and their promotions seem good but be aware of their rollover requirements.
Overall Winner isn’t a bad sportsbook but in such a competitive industry it seems as if they need to do a little more.
They’re one of the smaller bookmakers in the industry and are committed to growing so let’s hope they can make some adjustments and create a good environment for sports betting.