Winomania is a newly-launched online casino from a Bulgarian software solutions company called Anakatech. It just so happens that the same company makes its own slots and games, which are exclusively available to play at the site. To encourage new players to try it out, Winomania offers both a £5 sign-up bonus and a 100% welcome bonus. There’s also a VIP club that lets you convert your VIP points into bonus cash. So, does Winomania have what it takes to impress?
The colourful blues and yellows of the Winomania website are admittedly eye-catching, but the overall presentation leaves a little to be desired as the graphics and style of the site look a bit cheap. There isn’t an obvious theme, but the picture on the homepage shows an illustration of one of the brand’s slots bursting through a brick wall along with a volley of gold coins.
One design element that could also be improved are the key pages, which present themselves in a mini pop-up form rather than as separate full-size pages.
The games lobby can be viewed on the homepage, and at the top of it, you have a horizontal scrolling list of the latest winners. The drop-down menu at the top-left allows you to visit the cashier, access your game history and account settings, view the promotions, read about the VIP Club, visit the VIP store, and get in touch with the customer service team. There’s also a sticky tab on the right-hand-side that launches the live chat service, and lets you leave a message if it’s offline.
The full range of support methods are available, including live chat, telephone, email, and online contact form. However, the operating hours are not advertised, and the live chat facility is often offline. We’d also like to see some FAQ and help pages added.
Currently, there are only two promotions on offer, which could be because the site is still so new.
You can claim a £5 free sign-up bonus with no deposit required, and you have fifteen days in which to use it. You must also play through the bonus thirty times before you can cash-out.
The welcome bonus is for first-time depositors who add £10 or more to their account. It gives you a 100% bonus worth up to £200, and must also be wagered thirty times before you can make a withdrawal.
Winomania is the online casino that currently operates on Anakatech Interactive software. The benefit of this is that you can enjoy playing exclusive Anakatech-developed games. There are plenty of slots to choose from, and the games are well-designed, although they lack the finesse of big-name brands such as Playtech and Microgaming.
There’s zero information on playing on mobile devices, but having checked, we can confirm that there are no Winomania mobile apps. However, you can log-in or sign-up by visiting the casino on any mobile web browser.
Winomania is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.
Although there’s very little information regarding safety and security, an SSL certificate is displayed in the website’s footer along with a stamp of approval from Quinel which indicates that both the Random Number Generator and games have been externally certified.
When you visit Winomania for the first time, you may be surprised to find that you’ve not heard of any of the games. This is because they are all exclusively developed by Anakatech Interactive, and are only on offer at Winomania. This could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it. It’s good to see an exclusive collection of games, but we imagine that some players will miss being able to play big-name slots.
There are also very few table games, video poker games, and casual games, and zero live dealer titles.
The majority of the games on offer are slots and scratch cards with titles like Star Fruit, Pyramid Spin, Thunder Plains, and Riches of Troy making an appearance.
Visa, MasterCard, and Maestro are the only payment methods offered which is very limiting. The minimum amount that you can deposit and withdraw is £10, and withdrawal requests are processed within approximately two business days.
Winomania’s VIP Club consists of five levels: Bronze (entry level: 400 points), Silver (entry level: 2,000 points), Gold (entry level: 7,500 points), Platinum (entry level: 20,000 points), and Diamond (entry level: 50,000 points).
The website states that entry is by invitation-only, which seems to conflict with the entry-level criteria that’re listed on the same page. You earn one point for every £10 wagered.
At the highest level, you can convert 20,000 points into a £2,500 bonus in the VIP store, withdraw up to £15,000 per month, and gain entry to a special monthly raffle draw. At the lower levels, you can make larger withdrawals, enjoy the services of a dedicated VIP manager, play special VIP games, enter VIP-only promotions, receive surprise gifts, and take advantage of tailor-made offers.
While it’s great to see a new brand trying to make a name for itself by offering exclusive games, we’re not 100% convinced that Winomania has what it takes to turn players’ heads. The extremely limited banking options, lack of promotions, and absence of live casino games means that what could have potentially been an exciting and unique new online casino is merely average at best.