Winner Sportsbook Mobile Review
There have been many new online sportsbooks to appear over the past five years and winner.com is a relatively recent addition to the market. Once they’d established their desktop site they launched a mobile app to entice punters who increasingly wish to place wagers on the move.
Since their launch, they’ve carved out a reputation as one of the leading online sportsbooks with dedicated markets and odds for an overwhelmingly large selection of sporting events. They’ve put a lot of thought into developing their app as they look to capture an ever-growing corner of the market and their hard work appears to have paid off.
Downloading the App
The Winner app is available on a variety of handsets including iPhone, android, Blackberry, Windows phones and iPad. It can be found in the App Store for Apple users by simply typing in ‘winner’ to the search bar. If you don’t wish to download the app and use up precious space on your handset, it is possible to visit the mobile site and still enjoy the same number of markets, promotions and bonuses.
Until fairly recent the Winner mobile app wasn’t available via the Google Play store but this has recently been rectified and it is now relatively straightforward for android users to download and install the app. Once the download is complete, it couldn’t be simpler to open up the app and sign in to your account.
Ease of Use
The winner app is nicely laid out and there isn’t an overwhelming amount of clutter on the home page which is always a positive. They do dedicate plenty of space to advertising their ongoing promotion (more on those later on…) and they appear very keen on pushing their live in-play markets which are prominently displayed on the home page.
The design is relatively slick and the layout is ideal for both betting novices and grizzly veterans. It has a clean feel and doesn’t over-complicated sports betting. The varying sports markets are located across the top of the mobile site and perennially useful search bar has been installed in a fairly prominent possession (for those who wish to place a bet on something obscure).
Aside from the individual sports, Winner have made it simple to locate the various areas of the site which may be required by punters. These include a dedicate promotions page, help and assistance and a setting section which allows users to change the format of the odds (Decimal, American, Fractional) and alter the time-zone if necessary.
The menus and sub-menus load up quickly and there appears to be very little lag detected when fluctuating between markets and events. This is always important for bettors who are placing a wager in a rush and don’t want to miss the start of a forthcoming sporting event. There are also very few reports of the app crashing or requiring overly-regular updates.
The font is relatively small however and anybody who possesses stubby fingers may wish to double-check their selections before placing a bet! iPad users can enjoy a larger font but on a standard sized mobile screen this luxury isn’t available.
For those who wish to try one of the many other Winner.com services, the app now provides a link to their casino and poker products.
Overall, the Winner app is extremely easy to navigate and the user-friendliness of the product is second to none.
Which Sports Are Available?
Winner have produced the ideal mobile app for sports fans particularly those who enjoy live betting across a number of different events and competitions. As previously mentioned, users are able to navigate straight to any market of their choice using the helpful search bar which is provided both on the home page and on the side bar to the left of the screen.
At the top of the page, Winner have quick links to some of their most popular offerings including football, horse racing and tennis. The football markets are plentiful with lower leagues of the UK such as the Isthmian Premier Division and Northern Premier League available. They also have a specials section which offers odds on next managers to leave and markets such as the Premier League top goalscorer and young player of the season.
The horse racing section is also wonderfully comprehensive with all UK meetings covered alongside US action from the likes of Santa Anita and Mountaineer.
Other sports listed on the app including Australian Rules Football, Baseball, Cricket, Cycling, Handball, Table Tennis and Winter Sports. They can also boast political markets with a number of Donald Trump specials and odds for future Labour and Conservative leaders. For those less interested in the running of the country, there is a dedicated entertainment section which provides the latest odds on both Strictly Come Dancing and X-Factor.
Overall, the Winner mobile site provides an excellent range of sports with a decent range of bets within.
Winner have dedicated a large part of their mobile site to live in-play betting. This can be found on the home page. Numerous contests will be constantly updated by the traders and punters enjoy getting stuck into the action once it’s underway. Everything from Danish reserve football through to ITF tour tennis action from South America is covered here. It’s an impressive range.
They provide a small amount of statistics from these ongoing fixtures including number of corners, yellow cards and in the tennis, you can find out details of when each players broke the serve of their opposite number.
Banking via Winner Mobile
There are over 40 different deposit and withdrawal methods available to punters who use Winner’s mobile product. All of the usual suspects are listed including VISA debit or credit cards, Paypal, Entropay, Neteller, Bank Transfer, Skrill and of course BOKU. (pay by mobile phone bill) The latter has been a recent addition to the site but is an extremely simple and popular way of depositing into a betting account.
All of these methods are processed immediately and funds appear in betting wallets instantly. The majority of these are completely free of charge to use but it’s always worth checking with the establishment if you’re depositing via a bank transfer as some have restrictions involving online sportsbooks and casinos.
For withdrawals, these usually take between 4 and 6 days to process and arrive in users accounts. The minimum withdrawal is currently set at £10 for customers in the UK but can vary depending on the country of residence and the selected method of banking.
Bonuses and Promotions
Winner reward their mobile users with an exclusive bonus for customers who use their app. They offer punters up to £200 in free bets every month and this applies to those who wager on football, tennis, NFL, NHL and horse racing markets. For every 20 x £10 + bets placed via a mobile or tablet device, Winner will offer a free £10 bet. This is calculated across a calendar month.
This is a terrific way of encouraging users to continually bet via mobile. Their welcome bonus offers new customers a 100% deposit bonus when they sign up for an account. This is only applicable for initial deposits of £30 or more and is valid to all new users. Accepting the terms and conditions will begin the process and it’s a terrific way of boosting betting balances before any bet has been placed.
Other promotions include a weekly Acca club which offers multiple-backers the chance to receive a free weekly £5 bet for placing regular accumulator bets (5 per week). A free bet of up to £25 is available for horse racing enthusiasts whose selection is beaten home by a length or less. This helps cushion the blow of coming close to glory at any of the UK tracks.
Finally, bonuses of 3-5% are available on tennis accumulators. This applies to all different competitions and is particularly popular during the four annual grand slams.
Winner have a dedicated help section on their site which hands an olive branch to customers through various lines of communication. There is the recently added live chat function which has recently been tweaked for mobile users. There is a free phone number available and for those who don’t require an imminent response, postal addresses and email addresses are provided on the website and app.
They boast their assistance is available 24/7 and we haven’t been able to test it at every possible hour but they do seem to have a regular presence manning the live chat and email services.
Winner have quickly established themselves as a favourite with many sports punters. They have a huge range of markets available across numerous sports and some really interesting betting heats which aren’t available elsewhere. Their odds are competitive and bonuses appear extremely generous. The app has clearly benefitted from improvements over the years and is clean, easy-to-navigate and quick to load. There isn’t anything overly-showy about this product but it consistently performs and bettors can have few complaints about the usability of their app.