We are excited by the launch of Winner Sports. The brand new online sportsbook, aimed at UK punters, joined the internet betting industry in March 2013. At a time when some of the longer established independent online bookmakers face consolidation with internet betting giants, it is refreshing to see another bookmaker willing to step into the breach and maintain the healthy competition that allows online gambling to thrive.
The website is owned by Redfinger Trading Ltd which launched Winner Casino in 2009 and offers Poker, Games, Bingo and Mobile in addition to the new sportsbook. The site is powered by Playtech software, a platform that leads the field in casino and is now established in sports betting. Customers have the re-assurance of Playtech's long trusted and secure technology providing an extensive range of sports betting markets, which include full coverage of UK horse racing.
OFFERS AND PROMOTIONS
It is clear that Winner intends to be taken seriously in the highly competitive sports betting market, and it is wasting no time in offering an attractive welcome offer and range of added value promotions to encourage customers to return on a regular basis.
Open an account with Winner Sports and get up to £200 first deposit bonus. Register an account and you'll receive an email with a promotion code entitling you to 100% matched bonus up to £200.
Simply make a first deposit of at least £30 then go to the Bonus tab and enter the promotion code. Meet the wagering requirements of eight time deposit and bonus with selections between evens and 10/1 to withdraw the bonus and any winnings. Click here to get £200 bonus on Winner
If you are a football and/or racing punter, you will find it pays to bet with Winner who offer a range of offers and bonuses to help boost your profits. During the football season Winner is offering Multiple Insurance on football accumulators with five matches or more. If one team lets you down, Winner will refund your losing stake with a free bet, up to £10.
Look out for Money Back offers with free bets refunds on high profile football matches and race meetings. Lucky 15/31/63 punters betting on UK and Irish racing will receive double odds for one winner and up to 25% bonus if all selections win.
ODDS AND MARKETS
We have been keeping a close eye on the beta site and note the great range of markets available at very competitive odds. Winner offer the same odds as Titan Bet (another progressive sportsbook using Playtech's platform) and, if you follow our odds comparison service, you will have noticed the odds come up as top industry price on many Cheltenham Festival, Champions League and Premier League selections.
The commitment to provide early prices and live shows from UK racecourses is what makes Winner such an important player in the UK online betting scene as most newcomers in the last ten years have been mainly focused on football, therefore turning their back on well over 30% of the online sports betting market in the UK.
Winner provides a wide range of markets on over 20 different sports but the main target is racing and football punters. Customers will find competitive early prices and ante-post prices on the main events with plenty of opportunities to back top industry odds. Just how a big a player Winner will prove to be will become more evident in time because our modest betting levels were never likely to cause concern to the trading desk.
There is also live betting on major sports, and football fans have the choice of over 75 live markets on the majority of games.
The website is well laid out and easy to navigate. Registration is quick and simple, allowing you get into the action in just a few minutes. The bet slip is intuitive to use and allows customers to select bankers in complicated perms. Winner Sports is not as well featured as the big online operations and punters do not get live video streaming or race form for individual races.
There is audio commentary available on UK racing plus Sky Sports News Radio around the clock, and access to a huge range of sports stats and live results provided by Betradar. The website is available in English and odds can be viewed in fractional, decimal or American format.
Live betting and upcoming events dominate the main area of the home page, making it very convenient to find the next betting event. Customers will find links to casino, poker, games and bingo plus current promotions but none of it detracts from the main purpose of providing a stylish and accessible sportsbook.
Winner is licensed and regulated by the Antigua and Barbuda Financial Services Regulatory Commission to ensure fair gaming and the suitability of the licence holders to operate among other regulatory gaming standards. Customer data is protected by advanced encryption methods using the strongest security available, and 256-bit SSL encryption protects all personal data passed between the customer and Winner Sports.
Customer support is available 24/7 with live chat and a free phone telephone number. The website will continue to develop and it can be seen in the early days that a FAQ and help section might be useful. However, the process of opening an account, making a deposit and placing a bet is so straightforward it is unlikely to be an issue for new customers who always have real people to ask should they need any questions answered.
Winner accepts a wide variety of payment options to accomodate customers worldwide using the following currencies; AUD, CAD, CHF, DKK, EUR, GBP, NOK, SEK, USD, and ZAR. Make deposits via Mastercard and Visa credit/debit cards, PayPal, Neteller, Skrill, Instadebit, Entropay, Webmoney, clickandbuy, Paysafecard, Ukash, Click2pay, Bank Transfer and a number other payment options.