Winner sports review
Winner sports have been on the scene since the launch of their betting website in 2013. This bookie is dedicated to online betting and have established themselves pretty well in the years since the launch of the sportsbook.
The sportsbook is one of the major attractions on the site, but there is more on offer as well. This includes sections for Casino, Vegas, Games, Macau, Slots, Poker, Bingo and Live Casino, as well as a section for Mobile betting.
Navigating around the site is easy enough, and I was able to find everything I was looking for quickly.
How to claim Winner sign up bonus
I was registering with Winner sports as a brand new customer, and I was therefore able to qualify for the Winner sign up bonus. This particular offer is only given to customers that have not been a member before, and it is a way to entice new members onto the site.
By providing my personal information and creating an account I was able to deposit £200 and get a 100% matched bonus of £200 to use on the sportsbook.
The bonus was credited after making a successful deposit and I opted-in. There were also wagering requirements added to the bonus, of eight times the deposit and bonus amount combined. So I needed to wager £3200 before I was able to withdraw any funds.
The wagering also had to be done at odds of between 2.0 and 11.0, with the minimum of 50% of each stake counting towards the wagering. The wagering needed to be complete within 14 days.
I found that there were plenty of decent selections to choose from on the site, but the wagering makes it almost impossible to come out with a good profit at the end of it, as opposed to some offers from other bookies that just provide a free bet. You may decide to opt out of this welcome offer instead and just use the site to bet.
What Winner bookmaker offers for sports punters?
As Winner sports don’t have any betting shops on the high street, the only option is to place bets with them online. This is fine though, as it is actually much easier this way. I was able to get plenty of bets on in just a couple of minutes. Winner sports’ site has a dark colour scheme of mainly black and white with a flash of blue and orange.
I spent most of my time on the Winner sports site on the sportsbook, and found that there was a lot on offer here. I found that there were betting opportunities available across a good range of sports including; Football, Horse Racing, Tennis, American Football, Aussie Rules, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Entertainment, Golf, Greyhounds, Handball, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motor Sport, Olympics, Politics, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker and Volleyball.
I found that the number of markets available for each sport varied, depending on the popularity of the sport in question. Football matches usually have the most markets listed, for example there were 118 markets available for the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool. Though, some events for lower interest sports are limited to just a few markets.
Horse Racing betting is pretty extensive on the site too, with markets listed for all UK and Irish horse racing, as well as plenty of international meetings from meetings around the world, such as Mahoning Valley and Turf Paradise. Ante post markets are listed for selected future races too, including the Grand National and the Champion Hurdle.
There are a decent number of tennis markets on the site as well, both for smaller tournaments like the ITF Lisbon and the big grand slam events like Wimbledon. So if Tennis betting is your thing then Winner sports may be the site for you.
Cash Out is available too, which allowed me to take a profit early when my selection was in a winning position.
How Winner sports odds compare
Overall, Winner odds are fairly average. Punters will still be able find lots of value opportunities when traders are prepared to offer top industry prices on some of the more high-profile events in order to remain competitive.
On the whole, their football odds can be competitive. This is especially true for televised matches such as the games selected for Sky Sports or BT Sport coverage that is likely to garner a lot of interest from the general betting public. Winner bookmakers football promotions can often be taken advantage of too.
Winner sports In-play betting
In-play betting is a good addition to the site, and there is a tab for it at the top of the page. This made it really easy to find all of the in-play events straight away.
There are quite a few sports available for live betting too, including Football, Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Ice Hockey, Snooker and Volleyball. Most of the time Football has the most markets listed, while some events from lower interest sports are limited to just a few markets.
Some of the really popular football markets that I found for in-play were Match Odds, Both Teams To Score, Over 2.5 Goals, Correct Score and more.
A schedule of all of the upcoming events that will have in-play markets is available by clicking the calendar logo, so I could plan ahead up to a few days, which was pretty handy.
There are also some really useful graphics with accompanying stats for certain events, which allowed me to make more informed decisions on what to bet on. In-play stats were updated in real time and for football included the likes of corners, goal attempts, cards and possession.
Winner sports live streaming sports
Live streaming is limited to just UK and Irish horse racing on the Winner sports website. That being said, other sports may be added in the future. I was required to place a bet on the relevant race in order to be able to watch the live stream.
The live racing stream begins shortly before the start of a race and continues for a few seconds after the race has finished. After this, the stream will be over. At the moment there is no way to rewatch a race.
It was easy to see what I needed to do to access the bet and watch feature, as after I had placed the bet the stream was there on the same page as the racecard.
The streams were available on both a desktop and a mobile device, which was great for when I was on the move. Though I did not place any in-play bets myself, I could see that having the live stream available would be really useful with the ever changing in-play odds.
A lack of other sports for live streaming does hurt the site, but if you are big on racing betting then Winner sports will offer everything that you need. Winner sports offers may be listed for racing too which could be useful.
How to register and deposit for Winner sign up bonus
Before I was able to try and claim the Winner sports sign up offer, I needed to deposit some real money funds into my Winner sports account. At this point I should say that I am betting from the UK, and all of the payment methods I will be discussing here may only be relevant for others that are in the UK too.
When I logged in for the first time and clicked on the Deposit button, I was taken to the deposit page. There were a decent number of deposit options, which included Credit and Debit cards, PayPal, Boku, Skrill, Entropay, Neteller, Paysafecard and Bank Transfer.
I decided to use a debit card to deposit rather than any of the other methods, as I found that it was the best way all around. My card details were saved by Winner sports to make it that much easier for next time I wanted to deposit too, which was good for when I needed to deposit funds quickly.
Most of the available payment methods were processed immediately, which meant that the funds were there to use on any bets straight away. There are no fees involved with card deposits either, which was helpful.
Withdrawing funds had to be done with the same payment method as my deposits were made with due to legal reasons, which is fully understandable. Withdrawals take a maximum of 3 days to be processed, and between 4-7 business days to be in your bank account.
How to get help with Winner bookmakers football promotions
I was pretty impressed with the customer service options that the Winner bookmaker offers. There were a couple of different ways to get my queries answered. All I had to do to find these options was click on the Help button at the top of the page.
Once clicked, I was shown a list of options when contacting a customer service representative via either the live chat feature, via telephone or via email. Live chat is the quickest way and it is available 24/7. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions page which may already have the answer to your query.
In the event that you want to escalate a complaint, you can contact the Independent Betting Arbitration Service (IBAS).