In terms of sports betting, Russia is one of the most balanced markets in the world. Winline, a bookmaker that opened its first branch in Moscow, is very popular with many users. Since 2009, the expansion of the activities of Winline has been a real power, judging by the quality of its services and references. Today, the site has managed to win over punters from Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Despite some minor flaws, the website remains relevant and does everything necessary to maintain a lasting relationship with its customers.
Winline at a glance
On the whole, the Winline platform has a simple but perfectly structured look. On the top of the homepage, apart from a help section and a personal account, there is a link to the Windows application. On the left-hand side is the list of sports. Access will be quicker by adding them to the favorites section. In the centre are the betting tables, including today’s matches, live betting and upcoming events. Just above this is a page dedicated to bonuses and promotional offers.
For CIS or Confederation of Independent States countries, the site automatically runs in Russian. Most of the time, users use VPN or proxy services to bypass possible blockages.
Winline is licensed by the Government of the Russian Federation. This document testifies to the extreme reliability of the site in carrying out its activities. In return, the bookmaker makes every effort to strengthen its security measures. It should also be noted that the online betting establishment is authorized by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Economy of Costa Rica.
Website and mobile application
Winline presents two effective ways to help you place bets from a smartphone. The mobile version fully replicates the functionality of the main website. This means you can bet on a wide range of sports, view broadcasts, make a quick withdrawal and analyze your betting history. On the other hand, the bookmaker has developed a mobile application, compatible with the Android operating system. By downloading the program to your mobile phone, you can enjoy the benefits of replays, all types of bets, live mode, loyalty program and non-stop support.
The creation of an account at Winline takes place in two different stages:
- Entering personal data. You will be asked to provide your home address, date of birth, full name, telephone number to be confirmed by an SMS code, e-mail and password;
- Confirmation of identity. This step allows you to access all Winline services. In order to obtain verified status, you must also certify your address, age and present a supporting document. A passport, driving license or any other official document will do.
Winline does not offer a welcome bonus, but attracts a lot of users with a well-developed “Bonus Club” program. Bonuses increase according to your activity. Depending on the frequency of your betting, you will be rewarded with 1,000 rubles or more in your gaming account, in addition to a free bet and odds of 1.3 or higher. The offer is valid for an unlimited period.
More than 20 sports make up the Winline betting catalogue. There is a wide selection of events, including betting on eSports, virtual sports, but especially traditional disciplines such as football, hockey and basketball. The maximum representation in football focuses on all competitions from Asian and African countries. In addition, statistics reveal over 100 betting markets on the most popular matches, with higher odds. Compared to its competitors, Winline is more competitive in terms of coefficients, with a margin of 6% to 7% on the average indicator.
Winline makes sure to diversify the games with a number of betting options, ranging from ‘Simple’ to ‘Live’, ‘Express’ to ‘System’. It will be up to the player to determine the type of bet and sport. For the “System” bet, the participant must have a minimum balance of 100 rubles in his account to be able to place bets. If you’re a fan of live betting, you’re in for a treat. Winline broadcasts almost all pre-match matches in live mode. Currently, the list dedicated to this section contains about 20 to 30 markets.
Winline offers several solutions to recharge the account or withdraw funds in complete security. We distinguish between:
- Visa and MasterCard bank cards;
- QIWI, Yandex Money, Web Money electronic wallets;
- Mobile payment systems MTS, Megafon, Beeline, TELE2.
The bookmaker does not charge any commission on deposit transactions. When withdrawing winnings, the processing time depends on two criteria: the rules of the payment system on the one hand and the conditions governed by Winline on the other. In principle, a withdrawal request can take up to 5 working days to process. In addition, a table shows an explanatory list of the transaction methods and their respective limits.
The support team at Winline operates 24 hours a day. You can establish a dialogue with the support team by clicking on the “Chat” tab on the homepage. You can also send your query by e-mail via a contact form. Alternatively, you can use the site’s telephone line using the number listed on the page.