We would expect nothing less from the world-renowned software developer NEKTAN, but a brilliant mobile casino product, and Winzino Casino is just that. Featuring a healthy spread of over 30 games of NEKTAN and NextGen Gaming, the brightly and boldly laid out site runs smooth as butter on a few of the mobile devices that we tested. We can't wait to tell you all about this new casino and their generous welcome bonus, but did we mention the cherry on top? Yup, they offer mobile billing too!
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|Licensed in||UK Gambling Commission|
|Software Provider(s)||NEKTAN and NextGen Gaming|
|Casino Type||Desktop and mobile|
|Facebook Page||Winzino Casino's Facebook Page|
|Winzino Casino's Twitter Page|
|Helpline number||020 3752 3115|
|Help email||[email protected]|
|Number of Games||30+ games, including slots, blackjack and roulette|
|Bonuses||£5 free, plus deposit match up to £500 (first three deposits)|
|Wagering Requirements||Medium/hard difficulty (e.g. 40x on bonuses, 100x on the free fiver)|
|Deposit Methods||VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, Skrill, Ukash and Boku|
|Withdrawal Methods||VISA, MasterCard, Skrill, Ukash, cheque|
|Pros||Mobile billing, faultless mobile integration|
|Cons||Smallish game portfolio and obvious similarities to sister casinos|
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I'm afraid I can't tell you much that you don't already know when it comes to NEKTAN operated casinos. They all feature a suite of NEKTAN games, plus a select few of NextGen Gaming's slots. All in all, there are just over thirty games to choose from, including Roulette and Blackjack, among dozens of video slots that we've grown to recognize and love.
From Bingo Billions, Medusa II, 1 Can 2 Can, to Foxin' Wins Again, Winzino Casino has them all. What's slightly disappointing is that there isn't a full suite of casino table games for the times when you simply cannot look at slots anymore. Hopefully this aspect of the casino will be improved pretty soon, because the casino keeps growing and improving every day, having just opened very recently.
The only concern that I had was that the return-to-player percentages aren't published on the site, which isn't suspicious (per se), but it certainly would be nice to have access to this information to make a clever decision as to which slots to play and what bets to make.
Just as with any other NEKTAN casino, we've come to expect the free fiver to land right in our pocket when we register, and the same is the case at Winzino. The no deposit welcome bonus is one of the major draws of Winzino, as players immediately feel valued and rewarded. So you can check out the games portfolio without any obligation to spend any money.
But if you wish to make a deposit or two, or even three, the welcome bonus at Winzino continues. Your First Deposit of up to £50 will be matched by 200%, your Second Deposit of up to £200 will be matched by 100% and your Third Deposit of up to £250 will be matched by 50%. And while this isn't absolutely massive as far as casino welcome bonuses go, it surely does give you a great start and pave the way for you to start getting in some considerable wins.
One of the many things that Winzino does right is offer you all of the necessary information: it is laid out clearly and spelled out straight-forwardly, plus you can navigate intuitively and easily to find whatever it is you are looking for.
So, when it comes to finding all of the information you need about their promotions and daily deals, the link to Promotions is right there at the very top of the site. Obviously, that's one of the more important things when it comes to choosing a casino to play at and Winzino's managers know it.
- 10% Cashback Tuesday – they claim that you are never left empty handed at Winzino, even if the luck isn't on your side. Get 10% (up to £100) of your unsuccessful wagers back credited automatically back to your account every Tuesday by playing on any of the slots.
- £5 Spin Back – this is a promotion that we don't often see at other casinos, so it's rather unique. The very first real money bet that you place at any of Winzinos slots when you register and are unlucky, you can get back that wager back up to the value of £5.
- Happy Hour – always excited for this one, Happy Hour at Winzino is between 2pm and 5pm, between Monday and Thursday. There are no cocktails, but you do get a bonus of 25% of up to £50 after you deposit and play through at least £10 on any of the games.
There are also other, game launch specific promotions, but seeing as they run irregularly, it probably is the best idea for you to check out Winzino's Promotions page before embarking on your own adventure. Lastly, we have to mention that there is the loyalty programme called VIP Circle at Winzino. A bounty of personal services and exciting rewards await those who join this exclusive club.
Admission to the loyalty programme is by invitation only, although they say if you are a VIP member at another casino, they'll fast track you and extend you similar benefits at Winzino. There are three levels, in order of increasing rewards and benefits – VIP, Premier and Elite. You get varying percentages of cash back, bespoke offers and promotions, birthday bonuses, priority withdrawals and more. Certainly worth giving it a shot!
A page dedicated solely to banking, with the deposit and withdrawal information clearly set out in dedicated sections makes not only my job as a reviewer easy, it also should set the players at ease. You have all the information at your finger tips so nothing should come as a surprise (ideally). Needless to say, the banking at Winzino is safe and secure, but there are some details worth mentioning.
VISA credit, electron and debit cards, MasterCards, Maestro cards, Skrill, Ukash and mobile billing are all available to deposit at Winzino. The minimum deposit for all methods is £10 per transaction and a maximum deposit value per day is £1,000 with three exceptions: Skrill users can deposit up to £10,000 a day, Ukash vouchers of up to £200 can be used and Boku users can deposit up to £30 a day. Quite stark differences if you ask me.
All the same methods are available for withdrawals as for deposits. The minimum withdrawal for all of them is the same £10 and the maximum per week is £20,000 with two exceptions: Skrill users can withdraw up to £10,000 per day and Ukash users can withdraw up to £200 per transaction.
All methods of withdrawal take between two and three working days to process, although the casino itself recommends using bank cards for your banking. This is because you can then withdraw your winnings straight back without much limitations, but if you prefer using phone billing, there isn't just the maximum deposit of £30 per day, but also you have to receive your winnings back via a cheque. Nuisance.
How Important is Site Design?
If you ask me, first impressions are what matter the most when it comes to reviewing and playing at a casino, because so many new casinos are opened every week and every month of the year. And the first thing that catches my eye, or doesn't, is the site design. The colour scheme, the layout and the graphics are all important when it comes to convincing someone to register, pulling them in and retaining them as long-term customers.
I can't stand glitchy websites, pixelated images or colour schemes that simply don't work, and that's why Winzino is such a breath of fresh air. The white, blue and pink colour scheme is bold yet simple at the same time and doesn't feel overly busy. The cool blues with pink accents also help lay out the information on banking, for example, very clearly and your eye is immediately drawn to the important stuff.
Furthermore, the casino's lobby with large square elements is clearly geared towards mobile users. There is no information overload, just a few games are spot-lighted and a promotional banner is placed at the top, which makes for a very intuitive layout. The main menu is also limited to just five options, with more of the nitty-gritty stuff located at the bottom of the page instead. All of this makes Winzino's site design brilliantly executed; everything's been thought about at this mobile casino.
Other casinos like Winzino Casino
Spin Princess – just like Winzino, Spin Princess Casino is operated by NEKTAN, features all of the same games, bonuses and promotions, that it might as well be the same casino, just in a much more feminine ‘skin'.
Chomp Casino – our long time go-to mobile casino, Chomp is also operating under the watchful eye of NEKTAN and has a more endearing and fun theme than the straight-forwardly bold Winzino.
I really like reviewing casinos where the thought of the casino managers extends beyond just providing games to people. There is much more to running a casino: the site needs to be crisp and clear, the pertinent information needs to be easily accessible, the casino must run great on all of my mobile devices and the overall feeling must be ‘just right'.
Well, Winzino ticks all of these boxes and that's why it fully deserves the four stars I've given it. I just wish it had a few more unique points to differentiate itself from the sister casinos…
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Last updated by: Martina, 4 August 2015