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Winneroo Casino Verdict
Winneroo is a very nice site, built and managed well. The site has the benefit of a striking design and a fresh approach, despite the foundation being built on a template. Players will undoubtedly enjoy the varied game selection here, which includes some less-seen titles, or they can always hop over to the free sister site. Though there’s room for improvement, this is a fun and fresh slot site.
Design & Usability
Winneroo is a very bold and bright site, covering the home page with blocks of pastel colours. An animated image of a man boogying around his kitchen takes main space of the page, declaring this site’s intention to be fun and light-hearted. Though this is a Cassava site, the design does not follow the usual template too closely and takes inspiration from the sister site, Winneroo Prizes.
Registration is pretty fast here, using a standard Cassava setup. The site will have you logged in very quickly, then you see the games lobby straight away. Each site area is linked from the top bar with large, clear buttons. There’s no getting lost or confused here, plus each page has the same design and branding, so this site feels very complete and friendly.
Software & Gameplay
The lobby at Winneroo is a simple on-page affair, which uses a neat system of genre buttons to help you find a certain type of game. There’s also a search option, or you can just scroll the banks of tiles. Games with progressive jackpots have their current amount listed.
Games appear in a large space, with the site’s main navigation bar staying in place as an overlay. The bottom of the screen has a ‘similar games’ panel which may be useful, but is a little distracting. There is no option for full-screen, unfortunately.
Safety & Security
Winneroo is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. The site also has the eCOGRA seal of approval, meaning that the site is tested for safety and fairness. There’s an additional fair play section to the site.
The site also has a responsible gaming page and robust security. GoDaddy provides a secure certificate for the site and there is full encryption for user details.
Payments & Withdrawals
The cashier at Winneroo is easy to access and understand, using clear icons to guide players from start to finish. Players can use phone banking too. Withdrawals by card take 4-7 days.
This site accepts MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cards, Neteller, PayPal, PaySafeCard, EntroPay and wire transfer.
There is an FAQ page linked on the site footer, which reveals just a few basic questions, but they might be of help. The ‘help’ link in the same place has the main support information, with further links to banking and company information.
Winneroo support can be reached through phone or email. More methods would be ideal, but the phones are available 24/7 and toll-free in the UK.
Bonuses & Promotions
Visit the promotions page and you’ll find a few regular offers. Winneroo has a daily offer setup, with something to do from Monday to Sunday. For example, Mondays have 5 free spins for Stampede if you deposit with the code SAFARI. Saturday offers 10 free spins for 99 Time with the code FLAKE, and so on for seven different slot games.
The welcome bonus here is reasonable, but comes with some hefty wagering. Your first four £10 deposits at the site come with 25 free spins each, for a total of 100. It's a fair amount, but there are some tight caps in place, and the wagering requirements are 40x, which comes across as a little unfair in the current "fair play" climate.
Winneroo has an iTunes app for iOS users, or players can simply visit the site through their mobile browser. The mobile version uses the same login details and will work on the vast majority of devices.
The mobile site suffers slightly as it’s built around a standard Dragonfish mobile template, but some effort has gone into making it feel specific to Winneroo, with the right branding and colours. The layout is very easy to navigate, with left and right swipes for the game list and simple tap controls.
Variety & Originality
The game selection is quite varied a Winneroo, though it does follow a pretty standard pattern for Cassava slot sites. Players will see several big-name games here, such as Rainbow Riches, the classic and hugely popular Irish themed slot. There’s also Starburst and Gonzo’s Quest by NetEnt, with high end graphics and features. Blueprint brings along Ted and there’s even Slingo, the slot/bingo hybrid game.
There are a handful of roulette, blackjack and other casino games available on site, but the selection is limited. Deal or No Deal Roulette is as standout title. The site lacks live dealer games, unfortunately.
Loyalty & Rewards
There is a combined loyalty system and VIP system here, called Player Perks. Players can get access to free spins, birthday bonuses, cashback and deposit bonuses. There are even dedicated managers.
UK players can also get access to Super Perks with discounted deals on days out and other experiences, or freebies, such as free spins. The setup looks very inviting, but there are not many details on how much spending is required to get these benefits.