Your Ultimate Online Betting Hub in 2019
Coming to you out of Malta by way of Curacao (licensed), Winmasters bookmaker. Founded in 2014, it offers a sportsbook, casino, live casino, slots and games. In this review we will be focusing solely on Winmasters’ sportsbook offering – assessing the quality of the website, the odds, markets, customer services and more. It is interesting that the company is registered in Malta but hangs its license in Curacao, half way around the world (perhaps for tax or regulatory reasons). Is this a site to trust? Should bettors sign up for an account with this firm? We get down to the nitty gritty and give you our informed opinion.
Red, white and grey are the colours used by Winmasters on their website which adopts the standard three column layout. There is quite a lot happening in the screen, with small text allowing for betting highlights, live betting, upcoming events and more. Winmasters outsource their statistics section to market leaders Betradar, and having the ability to research their bets is always nice for customers. There is a handy search bar which enables clients to access their desired markets faster. Although there is a lot going on with the site, it is still easy to navigate around and gets the thumbs up.
The website can be viewed in English, Hungarian, Greek, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.
To even compete nowadays as a relatively new sportsbook, it is mandatory to provide a sign up bonus for new customers. Winmasters bookmaker adheres to this logic and offer a 50% welcome bonus up to a maximum of €50 when customers use the bonus code ‘BONUS50INT’. The bonus can only be claimed by players in the following countries: Austria, Netherland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia, Croatia, Germany, Lithuania, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Russia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
In order to qualify for the bonus, the deposit has to be made within 14 days of opening the account. The rollover requirements are quite strict – both the deposit and bonus amount must be turned over 7 times on sports bets, with minimum odds of 4/5 1.80 -125 0.80 -1.25 0.80 (handicap, draw-no-bet and forecast/tricast bets not allowed). Each bet placed will contribute a maximum of 50% towards fulfilling the bonus requirements, so in effect, the rollover requirements are 14 times deposit + bonus, so someone claiming the maximum €50 bonus would have to have €1400 of sports bets before they could withdraw their money.
Do you like Gaelic football, hurling, e-sports, bandy or winter sports? If so, then Winmasters could be the place for you. The Maltese firm offer a wide range of different sports (29 in total), with a wide range of events covered. The competitiveness of odds varies by sport. Looking at a cross section of events, the total book percentages vary from 104-111% (the closer to 100%, the more competitive the odds)
Winmasters have a strong number of additional markets on their football offering. For example, dropping down to the second tier of the English action, there are between 100-105 additional bet types on top of the 1X2 prices. There are over/under, correct score, first scorer bets and much more. For basketball matches, there are typically around 25-30 additional bet types on top of the money line. Some of the less well known sports don’t have any additional markets, but that is to be expected.
Customers can use a variety of different currencies to deposit onto the Winmasters bookmaker website:
Customers can deposit and withdraw using the following methods:
Customers from the following countries are restricted from using Winmasters: Afghanistan, Angola, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Greece, Guyana, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, North Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Syria, Turkey, UK and USA. Click here to find betting in your country.
At present, customers are only available to contact customer services via e-mail. Representatives can be reached at email@example.com. The support is available seven days a week 09:00-22:00 CET (in English), and other languages (English, Hungarian, Greek, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese) are available Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 CET.
Winmasters have a fairly extensive FAQ section that answers a lot of queries that bettors may have. Clients can have their general questions answered, in addition to those about accounts and payments, bonus and promotions and other miscellaneous inquires.
Winmasters bookmaker uses the latest ‘responsive website design’ technology for an ‘optimal viewing experience across all portable devices’. Customers can access the Winmasters site through their iPhone/iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. The mobile site utilises the same black, white and red theme as the desktop site. The page loads with the list of sports across a horizontal menu bar at the top of the page. There is the option for bettors to search for their desired markets using a search bar. There are live events, highlights and upcoming matches in the centre of the page. The graphics are smooth, the website loads quickly, and it is easy to navigate around.
Winmasters seem to be a firm targeting the Eastern European market, with customer support available in a variety of languages in and around Russia. There are some good odds available for football markets and with 29 different sports, customers have plenty to choose from. The limits for some sports are a little low, but for a relatively new company, Winmasters have made a good start.
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