With Winamax, another bookmaker specializing in cryptocurrencies is trying to win the favor of sports betting fans. The bookie has been active since 2016. We take the recent page relaunch and the translation of the portal into USA as an opportunity to subject the betting provider to a detailed editorial test. We were curious to see whether the very professional presentation does what it promises.
A growing number of bookmakers now offer sports betting with cryptocurrencies. Some have completely specialized in this and even allow betting with Bitcoin and Altcoins. We wanted to find out whether Winamax can keep up with conventional bookmakers in terms of betting offers, odds, safety standards and all other relevant areas.
As for the sports covered by Winamax, even the most demanding betting fans will get their money’s worth. The fact is that all important disciplines, as well as lesser-known sports , can be found in the portfolio. Anyone who calls up the page has a selection of the currently most popular events including betting options on the screen. You can access the entire betting program via a drop-down menu on the left side of the homepage. Around 25 sports were available during our test. These are listed among each other, apparently according to demand. King Football is followed in the ranking with tennis, baseball, American football, basketball and ice hockey by the usual suspects of the most popular disciplines among betting fans.
It continues with classics such as handball, volleyball, golf, rugby, table tennis, boxing, MMA as well as darts and snooker. It is striking that the traditional British betting markets horse and dog races are missing. The same applies to motorsport. Winamax is also currently disappointing those who prefer real exotic products. Beach volleyball, squash and futsal are most likely to have a niche character, although during our test the impressive number of 17 different leagues was available for the latter alone. Also worth mentioning is a very solid e-sports offering , which has all popular games on board with Call of Duty, Counter Strike, DOTA, League of Legends and Star Craft. The portfolio is completed by special bets from the area of politics.
The betting offer in terms of football is almost gigantic . Well over 100 leagues and competitions were available during our test. Of course, all top European leagues (Bundesliga, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1) and all important competitions of UEFA (Champions and Europa League) and other international associations such as AFC, CAF, CONCACAF or the FIFA Club World Cup are covered . In addition, at SportBet.io you can basically type all around the world. In addition to a considerable selection of women’s and youth competitions, this also includes blatant exotic leagues in countries such as Uzbekistan, Syria or El Salvador.
For the top matches, betting fans always have between 80 and 120 betting options available . From the classic 3-way bet to handicap, double chance, over / under betting and goal betting – each in every conceivable variant – to half-time and special bets, there is definitely nothing left to be desired here.
The live betting area, somewhat unfavorably translated as “in game”, is a real highlight of the bookmaker. Although the number of options available cannot yet keep up with the absolute industry giants, all important competitions and leagues can also be bet in real time . As in the pre-match area, the focus is particularly on the disciplines of football, tennis, basketball, all other ball sports and e-sports.
With a click on the desired event, the user is taken to the clearly laid out live cockpit, from which many competitors can cut themselves off. The available betting options are arranged centrally, odds changes are indicated at first glance by green or red arrows. On the right-hand side there is a successful graphical representation of the game , which keeps you informed about current events and goes into great detail. In addition, the user is shown numerous statistics that can be filtered according to individual game sections or (depending on the sport) according to specific values.
The bottom line is that we rate our Winamax experience with live betting as extremely positive. The real-time area of the bookmaker impresses with a high level of information and exemplary clarity. The only thing that would be desirable is that the number of available events be increased somewhat.
Basically, Winamax can make deposits and wagers in multiple currencies. You do not have to commit yourself permanently, but can hold balances both in euros and in the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETC) and All Sports Coin (SOC).
This plays a role for the new customer bonus in that the premium is calculated based on the currency used for your first bet. Winamax will credit you with a free bet three times the amount of the first bet. This is always set to an exact value. The following bonus amounts result for the different currencies:
- Bet amount: EUR 10.00 = value of free bet: EUR 30.00
- Bet amount: 0.002 BTC = value of free bet: 0.006 BTC
- Bet amount: 0.03 ETH = value of free bet: 0.09 ETH
- Bet amount: 250.00 SOC = value of free bet: 750.00 SOC
Since cryptocurrencies are sometimes subject to significant fluctuations in exchange rates, you should consider the current exchange rate before placing your first bet .
After the first deposit of any amount, the qualifying bet is only a minimum of 1.50. All sports and betting markets, including live and combination bets, are available to you. The free bet will then be credited to you within 48 hours.
Winamax prescribes very customer-friendly wagering requirements for unlocking the bonus . The free bet must only be placed once on the sports betting of your choice within seven days of receipt. A fair minimum quota of 1.50 also applies here. Afterwards, winnings can be paid out (minus the value of the free bet).
The amount of the Winamax welcome offer cannot convince. Other bookmakers offer significantly more here. On the other hand, we rate the sales conditions as very positive. This means that free spins of the bonus amount are absolutely feasible even for beginners.
How do you place bets on Winamax?
Winamax sports bets are rather simple to make. Once you log in with your Winamax account, you can access the sports betting page where there are different upcoming or current events depending on the discipline you have chosen. All the betting is done in a few clicks. You have just at the bottom of the window of each event, the ratings related to it.
For information, the platform offers three main types of bets: single bets, combined bets and system bets. System and combined bets give you the opportunity to boost your winnings. Of course, you can also change a bet or resell it with Cashout.
Bet Live on Winamax
Certainly, in this sector Unibet is the benchmark with its TV, but Winamax follows it closely because it responds very well to the needs of its players, in terms of direct betting and streaming. The bookmaker gives the possibility of making online bets via his “live” section. There is also Winamax TV which allows you to see the program schedule and follow the matches live. It is even possible to comment on events on Winamax TV.
The Payment Options
The bookmaker offers various payment possibilities. Its means are none other than the most used in everyday life:
Also note that the bookmaker does not charge you any fees on transactions. On the other hand, the operation can take between 3 and 5 days to be effective on your account, in particular for transfers. So it all depends on the payment method you use. As for the deposit threshold, you need a minimum of € 10 to credit your account via Paysafecard, TicketPremium and Winamax barcode. It’s 15 € for the rest.
Regarding withdrawal, the minimum is € 15. The only means of withdrawal available is bank transfer. Winamax does not charge any fees on withdrawal. The winning limit per bet is € 200,000.
Presentation of the Mobile Version of Winamax
f it is necessary to approach the design of the mobile version, the web version and the Winamax application are on the same wavelength. The bookmaker has maintained the simplicity of its design with white and black. But it does not deserve credit. The ergonomics remain attractive. It must also be said that this simplicity somewhat preserves the visual health of the user, because there is no effect. To come to the content itself, Winamax app offers one of the best organizations in my sector.
At the top of the Winamax sports betting application, you have two buttons. One, in the upper right corner, gives access to the user area. The latter is the page that allows you to log in or register. The other, in the upper left corner, allows you to access the menu of sports bets such as multiplexes, Winamax TV, the different sports disciplines Winamax, and others. At the bottom of the application is a bar with very useful buttons, including the basket (allows you to see the sports bets you have made), the grid and the JDE (Coach Game).
When the application was launched, Winamax Android was not yet ready. To connect with your mobile, you had to use the browser on your mobile and manually enter the site URL. But the bookie, always concerned about the development of his customers, quickly reacted to offer an application compatible with Android systems.
Besides, downloading Winamax Android is very simple. You have two options. The download can be done from the bookmaker’s own site. The latter offers a link that allows you to directly download Winamax apk which you will install later. Make sure to enable permission from unknown sources in the settings. The other option is to do it directly on Play Store .
It is quite logical that the sports betting site with the best odds offers you a compatible application for your Apple devices (iPhone, iPad). The platform also offers a link for this type of device in order to download the application directly. But you can also go to download platforms specially for iOS systems like App Store. Note that the mobile version is very suitable. Whether tablet, iPhone or iPad, the application is perfectly optimized for ease of use and bug-free.
As a reminder, you can easily access the mobile version from your mobile browser without having to download, regardless of the Smartphone you use.