There's nothing more alluring than a logo that vaguely resembles a smiley face. Back in 2005, the creators of GoWin Casino launched a website that doesn't even require a membership for you to play. How many online casinos can boast that? (Here's a hint: not many). The GoWin brand is owned and managed by Spotlight Online Gaming Ltd operates with a ‘mobile-first' philosophy which means its best used on devices that are mobile. With over £850 in cash prizes, there's lots GoWin has to offer including multimedia platforming and extensive customer support.
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|Licensed in||Nektan (Gibraltar)|
|Casino Type||Mobile and desktop|
|Facebook Page||GoWin's Facebook page, 11Likes|
|GoWin on Twitter – @GoWinCasino, 110 Followers|
|Youtube||GoWin on Youtube|
|Helpline number||020 3700 8536|
|Help email||[email protected]|
|Number of Games||52 games on desktop, 65 on mobile|
|Bonuses||£5 Free When You Join, £850 Welcome Package, Cashback Tuesdays, Happy Hour|
|Wagering Requirements||Medium difficulty|
|Deposit Methods||Debit/credit cards, mobile billing, Skrill, Neteller, Sofort, Paysafecard, iDeal (Netherlands), GiroPay (Germany)|
|Withdrawal Methods||Debit/credit cards, Skrill, Neteller, Sofort (3-5 working days)|
|Pros||Easy cash withdrawal, great customer support, quick-access games|
|Cons||Site disorganized, pedestrian design|
Like many online casinos, GoWin has a lot of slot game titles to boast. Some of its selection includes the famed Bingo Billions!, Foxin' Wins and Get Fruity, known for their ubiquity on flash-based gambling websites. But GoWin also possesses some more obscure titles such as Miss Midas, Best of British and The Spin Lab. All of them players can use for absolutely free and they don't even need to sign up in order to access them — something GoWin has an immediate advantage over other sites.
All games are accessible via the app which can be downloaded from App Store and Google Play for absolutely free. It even has a few extras for those looking to gamble-on-the-go (or not, if you just like seeing slots revolve before your eyes). Both the app and the desktop site are updated regularly, too, with new games every month or so and can be found under the New Games tab.
Unfortunately, GoWin's lack of organisation steals the site's thunder a little. All games are more or less cluttered together and are a pain to sift through. Say you want to play Blackjack or Roulette — your immediate instinct would be to go to the Casino section, however there isn't one. The best way to find either of those is through Top Games. Just imagine being a commuter: you've had a long day at the office and want to blow off some steam on the train home. You go on your mobile/tablet and for a quick game Blackjack only to go to another website because there's no obvious way of finding it. There isn't any search feature, either, which hinders the experience slightly.
There are ways around this, though. Once you've played a game, GoWin handily stores it in the history section of the Your Account page so you can just revisit it any time you want. The lack of a search feature may be a flaw but it doesn't affect the overall playability and most players probably won't mind searching for their games manually since their eyes are trained to be on the lookout for good games.
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GoWin may not have wreaths of bonuses but what it does have is more than enough to lure in new players and keep existing ones on a tight leash.
- Get £5 Free — Players who join up get £5 welcome fee and can use it to start gambling. No deposit required for this and registration is a breeze.
- £850 Welcome Package — Infinitely more rewarding, GoWin casino offers this prize after players make their third deposit. This works by giving a 50% cash-match.
Quality bonuses make up for a severe lack of quantity in bonuses any day. Thus GoWin earns points based on the nature of their promotion schemes alone.
Like the bonuses, the promotions offered by GoWin are limited but effective. Time it just right and you could be in for a small fortune. But you already have to be a member, of course.
- Cashback Thursday — This promotion promises players that ‘even if they lose, they win'. Every Tuesday you can win back 10% of your credit . The best part? You don't have to do anything.
- Happy Hour — Despite its title, this bonus actually lasts 3 hours. Between 2 and 5 pm Monday to Thursday, players get a chance to claim 25% just by logging in a betting £10 on a game. Just make sure you finish work before 5 PM.
Once again, quality smashes quantity in the teeth. Also, is it not best to go for a website with less choice but more certainty on what you're buying than multiple choices with no clue which one to go for? Many might agree that the former is more appealing.
The deposit/withdrawal system on GoWin is run by Nektan and there is an extensive section in the GoWin FAQ support page on deposits alone. It even has a handy little table which shows what companies they operate with and what payments methods players can use. The most common ones are deployed here: Debit/Credit, mobile phone billing and Neteller. Deposits are instant and there are no transaction charges by Nektan. Paysafecard is probably the securest way of making a deposit as they run vouchers in many amounts — you'll definitely find one that suits you.
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With a 3-5 day waiting period, GoWin offers a standard time for your money to come through. To keep things consistent, it uses the same payment methods as above for the deposits which puts it above other websites who use different ones for both just to confuse you. Because they all love doing that from time-to-time. Minimal withdrawal is £10. You can withdraw up to £10,000 is you're using Skrill Tap, which might be preferable over the debit/credit card option which puts a cap on the £3,000 mark. Then again, if you like working with tighter limits, that might be the ideal option for you.
GoWin certainly doesn't get its uniqueness from its aesthetic design. Despite being easy-on-the-eye, the aesthetic is rather plain and unambitious. Its is precisely what you expect a mobile casino to look like (and that's not a good thing). It doesn't do much to catch the eye which is really important when it comes to appealing to new players.
Sow what is special about it? Well, the bonuses are immensely attractive but its standing out point has to be its FAQ page. It answers almost every question a customer could have, giving instantaneous help when needed instead of waiting for an email or being put on hold.
It's also pretty fluid when it comes to multiple devices. The game can be accessed on tablets, phones and desktops which makes it very convenient when you're out and about. Just remember to download the app first.
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Other Casinos like GoWin
Huge Slots — With many of the same games in its arsenal, GoWin and Huge Slots could be identical twins, especially considering that they use a very similar scroll feature. What Huge Slots has over GoWin, however, is organisation and far more bonuses to show off. In fact, they're not twins at all. Huge Slots is the more sophisticated older brother, though access on other devices leaves much to be desired.
Fortune Frenzy — If Huge Slots is GoWin's older brother, Fortune Frenzy is its younger sister. With many of its games being flash-based slot games operating on many devices, the sites share many similarities on the surface. However, Frenzy's customer support is rather lacking with slow-to-respond support email and mobile-only policy. This means no access to game unless you're operating on mobile/tablet.
Although its look isn't much, GoWin definitely has a lot of support when it comes to customer service. It also has great bonuses even if there are only four of them, with payouts far better than the pay-ins. Its frustrating lack of a search bar puts a dent in the convenience aspect but only a slight one. Players will definitely be able to trust their money in the site whatever its flaws.
Last updated by: Matt, 16 January 2015