Winner Casino has been in business since 2009 and offers lucrative bonuses for new players, progressive jackpot slots and a large selection of over 300 top quality Playtech games. They also offer an online sportsbook, live dealer games and a mobile casino that features Apple iOS and Android compatible games. For Canadian players, the large selection of online slots is the main appeal, and the site makes a special feature of showcasing all of its latest releases.
There’s a good range of welcome bonuses on offer at Winner Casino, with the size of the bonus depending on the size of your initial deposit.
Regular Welcome Bonus
Mid Roller Welcome Bonus
High Roller Welcome Bonus
For all three levels of the welcome bonus, different games make varying contributions to meeting the wagering requirements:
These sign up offers represent some good value for Canadian players. The regular welcome offer of a 200% match bonus gives your initial bankroll a healthy boost, while the online slots contribution to the wagering requirement is also inviting at 100%. The match bonus on the Mid Roller and High Roller Bonus are less generous, but then this is balanced by lower playthrough requirements. The fact that table games count towards the wagering requirement at a healthy rate means that overall these can be considered as some of the best introductory offers available online for Canadians.
The range of games available at Winner Casino is extensive and ranks alongside the best that you can find online. Games are powered by Playtech, meaning you can be assured of a high quality gaming experience, and they can be played in Instant Play or via the casino software download. However, only the games showcased on the home page can be played in demo mode without registering for an account.
The collection of online slots is particularly impressive, making this site an excellent choice for Canadian players. There are over 150 to choose from and all playing tastes are catered for. Highlights include progressive jackpot games such as Beach Life, Iron man 2, X Men, Queen of the Pyramids and Gladiator, on the last of which in October 2013 a player at Winner netted an astonishing jackpot of CAD$3.4 million.
In addition, there is an excellent range of lucrative and elaborate themed video slots that Playtech specialises in, such as The Sopranos, Kong, Little Britain and Wolverine, as well as a good selection of new online slots with innovative features to increase the quality of the gaming action. These include games such as Dolphin Cash with its shifting wilds, multispin slots like Tropic Reels, or 3D games such as Fortune Hill.
Of course, for those who prefer a more traditional game, there are plenty of straightforward 3-reel and 5-reel slots without too many special features, like Fruit Mania, Funky Monkey and Mr Cash Back.
Aside from slots, there is a good selection of table games, including: twelve varieties of blackjack and roulette; JoB, Deuces Wild and Aces or Better video poker; arcade games such as keno and scratchcards; as well as a Live Casino, where you can play blackjack, roulette, casino hold’em and baccarat, all dealt by very attractive (but professional) dealers! There is also a sports book, where you can bet on major matches and sporting tournaments.
You can play at the Winner Live Casino via a downloadable app for Apple iOS which gives you live streaming to your iPhone or iPad, and so you can play their range of live dealer games in high quality HD on the go.
Online casino games in adapted versions can be played on iOS and Android mobile devices via the browser, and there is range of over 25 online slots, blackjack, baccarat, roulette, casino hold’em, JoB video poker and a selection of arcade games. Players use the same log in as when playing the desktop version of the casino, and accounts can be managed across all platforms.
While the selection of games currently on offer at the mobile casino is limited, it is well designed and easy to navigate, while the games load quickly and the action is smooth.
In addition to their three different levels of initial welcome bonus, Winner Casino also offer a First Month Bonus Pack. For a month after opening your account, you receive a 25% match bonus on your next 4 deposits (up to $400 on each deposit). This means that in the first month if you deposit $6400, your bankroll will stand at $8000. This bonus comes with a very competitive 12x playthrough requirement, with online slots contributing 100% towards this.
There are also generous payment method bonuses available. Any deposit that you make using Skrill, Neteller, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, InstaDebit and myCitadel attracts a 15% match bonus. When you deposit funds using a Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card, you receive a 10% match bonus. For both deposit method bonuses, the wagering requirement is 12x. In addition, the Refer a Friend Bonus will earn you $50 every time someone that you recommend signs up for an account and makes their first deposit.
The 6-tier Winner Casino VIP programme also rewards regular players with a range of incentives. Every time you play you earn comp points, and the more points you accrue the higher your VIP status. Benefits of the VIP programme include exclusive bonuses, quicker withdrawal times, and larger permitted withdrawal amounts. Comp points can also be converted into cash which is added to your account.
There is a comprehensive range of deposit and withdrawal options available at Winner. These include: Visa credit and debit cards; direct bank transfer; and a number of leading e-wallets, including Skrill, Neteller, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, InstaDebit and myCitadel.
Diners Club, Mastercard, POLi and uKash can be used to deposit funds, but not for withdrawals. Accounts can be operated in GBP, USD, EUR or AUD.
When withdrawing funds at Winner, the process is slower than you can expect to find at other sites, in that withdrawal requests will not be processed for 4 business days (and then there is additional time for the money to reach your account). There is also a withdrawal limit of $9,000 per month. While the withdrawal limit is unlikely to be a problem too often for most players, the speed with which withdrawal are processed is one area where other sites undoubtedly offer better service.
Winner have also recently launched the Winner Wallet, that allows players to maintain separate balances at the online casino, live casino and sportsbook sections of the site, if so desired.
The strength of Winner Casino is undoubtedly its extensive range of high quality Playtech online slots, and that there is a good mix of genres: traditional 3-reel slots, themed video slots, and highly lucrative progressive jackpots. The range of table games is also good, and so all of this combined with the different levels of welcome bonus make Winner an attractive choice for Canadian players.