The Daily Express has a circulation of more than 250,000 and a history that spans over 100 years. It is owned by Reach plc, a British newspaper group that owns more than 83 publications, including the Daily Mirror, Sunday People, and Daily Star.
It’s a company that clearly has a lot of influence in the UK market and thanks to a succession of bingo rooms and slot sites, it’s also made its mark in the iGaming sector. After all, the Daily Express, Daily Star, and OK! Magazine, all owned by Reach plc, have their own gambling sites.
Express Wins is the Daily Express’s offering, utilising the Jumpman Slots platform to create a site that offers both bingo and casino games.
Any money that you win with the Spins is subject to a wagering requirement of 65x and there is a maximum bonus conversion of £250.
It’s also worth noting that this is a genuine game of chance. As the T&Cs make clear, there is no guarantee of a bonus, and you are definitely not guaranteed the grand prize. Take a look at the bonus terms to learn more.
Express Wins gives you plenty of incentive to stick around long after your Welcome Bonus has expired. There are seasonal giveaways, guaranteed tournaments, reload offers, ‘Free Spins’, and even a Winner Winner Chicken Dinner promo that awards the month’s biggest single spin winner with a £50 voucher.
There’s also a Birthday Bonus, whereby you can collect a bundle of Bonus Spins every year on your birthday. Just remember, you need to have a fully verified account to benefit from these offers and to make withdrawals, and if you use a fake birthday just to get this bonus a little sooner, you could invalidate all of that.
Express Wins has a confusing history that I struggled to unravel. It’s like a rabbit hole of discoveries, only the rabbit is a Duracell bunny with no sense of direction.
I wanted to learn when the site was founded. Other review sites were quoting 2020, which seemed a little odd considering its sister sites and direct competitors are much older. Sun Bingo, for instance, launched in 2006. It seems unlikely that the Daily Express would have waited 14 years to follow them.
The domain was registered in 2016 and the Wayback Machine, which takes snapshots of sites throughout their history, suggests it was active in 2017. In 2018, the homepage was replaced by a “shut down” notice, referring players to an alternative casino (that has since shut down as well).
After doing some digging, it seems that the owner at the time, The Bear Group, went out of business and was then acquired by another company, River iGaming, that also went out of business. The site then reappeared in 2020 under Jumpman Gaming and hasn’t changed since.
What does all of this mean? I have no idea. But I imagine there will be a lot of confused former members out there. If you joined prior to the shutdown and are wondering why it’s back and why it’s being touted as a “2020 casino” now you know.
If you have any more info, or you were a member before this shutdown, please let me know in the comments/reviews.
Slots and Bingo Rooms
There isn’t much I can say about the Express Wins games room that I haven’t already said about Casper Games and other Jumpman slot sites, as it’s basically the same thing. But when you have a winning formula, why change it?
There are hundreds of slots, over a dozen bingo rooms, and stacks of big jackpots to win. The bulk of the slots are provided by Microgaming and NetEnt, two of the industry’s biggest names, and the bingo games come from Jumpman’s award-winning portfolio, including Country Road, Heavyweight, Boombox, 80-Ball, and 90-Ball.
Everything is neatly arranged, the best games are easy to find, and I didn’t encounter any issues with lag.
Depositing and Withdrawing
I’ve been gambling for a long time, and most of that gambling has occurred online. I remember the days when debit cards were your only option, you occasionally had to resort to bank transfers, and a withdrawal timeframe of 5 to 7 days was the norm. But this is not 1999 and there is no excuse for sites to take longer than a day.
If they need that time to verify the user and ensure they are not underage, committing fraud, or laundering money, that would make sense. But if that was the case, then why do the majority of online sportsbooks, casinos, and bingo rooms process payments instantly?
I made a withdrawal on 32Red three hours before I wrote this review and it was in my PayPal account before I’d had time to close the cashier confirmation page.
There is no excuse. They can be quicker and they should be quicker.
Express Wins Review Summary
“Star Wins is popular, right? Why don’t we just change the name, get a new logo, and swap the red background for a blue one?”
I imagine that’s how the pitch meeting went for Express Wins. It’s probably the easiest launch that Jumpman Gaming has done. I bet the content team couldn’t believe their luck.
That’s not a bad thing though. Sure, I have been critical, but that’s what I do, and this is truly a solid effort from a reliable operator. It’s not going to blow your mind and it’s certainly not going to rank higher than William Hill or Foxy Bingo, but you know what you’re getting with Jumpman Gaming.
The site has a great selection of bonuses, a variety of payment methods, and some good games. Sign up, grab your bonus, and take a look around. If you’re new to this operator it’ll be a unique experience for you. If not, it’s more of the same, but with a new bonus. Either way, it’s worth a look.
- Lots of Slots
- Loot Chest Bonus
- Usual Selection of Jumpman Offers
- Variety of Bingo Rooms
- Slow Withdrawals
- Basic Design
- Nothing Innovative
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Express Wins FAQ
Is Express Wins Better Than Star Wins?
It's like asking if you prefer Pepsi or Coca-Cola. You might lean more towards one of them, but in reality, they are very similar.
Does Express Wins Advertise a Welcome Offer?
At present Express Wins advertises a 1000% Deposit Match Bonus offer. To claim this you will need to sign up and deposit £10.
When Was Express Wins Founded?
It's hard to say, and it depends on what you class as a founding date. It's probably somewhere between 2016 and 2020. Take a look at the review above for more information.
Can I Get More if I Read the Daily Express?
There isn't really much of a connection between Express Wins and the newspaper. By all means, read it if you like it, but don't expect it to give you more bonuses with every purchase.
How Long Will it Take to Get My Money at Express Wins?
It varies, but it could take anywhere from 3 to 7 days on average.