The Wink Slots iOS app claims to be the “UK’s number 1 home for live mobile slot games”. It’s a marketing claim that seems to be made by 90% of casino apps out there. They can’t all be telling the truth, but this casino’s claim has a certain air of legitimacy that others lack.
We’ve all seen the TV adverts and banner ads, and if you’re a keen slot player and bingo fan, there’s a good chance the name of this site will ring a bell. Furthermore, Wink Slots is backed by the mighty 888 Holdings, a corporation that has been instrumental in establishing and progressing the UK gambling sector.
After all, 888 has revenue of over half a billion and is listed on the FTSE 250. Not bad for a brand that began with a relatively obscure Caribbean-based online casino back in 1997.
In this Wink Slots review, I’ll put that claim to the test and see if this UK and Gibraltar-licensed casino is worthy of your time.
The Welcome Offer
New players can choose from two different bonuses when they first join Wink Slots.
The first of these is a registration bonus offered on sign up. To claim the promotion, you just need to open an account, verify your phone number, visit the “Trophy” section under “My Wink”, and then opt-in. You’ll get a set of 10 Free Spins on the first day, another 10 spins a day later, and the final 10 spins 2 days after joining. Each batch is tied to a specific slot and there is a winnings cap of £4.
There is also a 100% matched bonus capped at £100, with a minimum deposit of £10. This means that anything you deposit up to £100 will be doubled, and any deposit above this amount will trigger a bonus of £100.
30 Free Spins are also offered as part of this Welcome Bonus. Strangely enough, the T&Cs claim that these spins will only be available for “a couple of minutes after being claimed”. It’s not clear on the specifics, but it’s best not to dawdle. Make sure you’re ready to spin when you claim.
These spins can be used on a few top slots, including NetEnt titles like Starburst and Finn & the Swirly Spin.
Every day loyal Wink Slots members get free daily spins on the Starburst slot. You will qualify if you have deposited at least £20 in the last week and there is a 30x wagering requirement applied to all winnings.
The Daily Free Spin bonus is an ongoing promotion. It has no fixed end date and while it was active at the time of writing, it may not be active when you join. However, there are other ongoing promos, and these usually come and go quite frequently.
Another such promotion is Monday Madness. Use code “MONDAY” when you deposit between £20 and £34 to claim up to 28 spins, a 29% bonus, or an £8 games bonus.
Use the same code when depositing over £35 to get up to 50 Free Spins, a 40% bonus (capped at £100), or a £12 games bonus.
You can activate all bonuses under the “My Wink” section of your account. This section will also keep track of all active bonuses, loyalty rewards, and more.
Games and Software Providers
Unsurprisingly, slot machines are given the spotlight at Wink Slots and there aren’t many bingo games to choose from. The sister site, Wink Bingo, deals with all of that and this is definitely not the best place for bingo fans.
Still, there is no shortage of other top titles to explore and these are neatly arranged under the following categories:
- Slots and Jackpots
The games are provided by creators like NetEnt, Barcrest, IGT, Big Time Gaming, and Blueprint Gaming, and they include titles like Rick and Morty, Ted, Diamond Mine, and Rainbow Riches.
It’s an eclectic mix, but it includes many of the UK’s best-loved slots and you’ll find most of your favourites here.
Depositing and Withdrawing
According to the Terms and Conditions, Wink Slots accepts PayPal, Paysafecard, and Apple Pay, in addition to debit cards. These methods are supposed to be available for players based in the United Kingdom, but when I joined and put this to the test, I was only offered debit cards.
I’ve had this issue in the past and was told that PayPal is available but can only be used on second deposits and all additional deposits. It’s annoying, to say the least, because there is also a rule that states all withdrawals must be made through the same method used to deposit.
In other words, you’ll need to make your first deposit and subsequent withdrawal using Visa/Mastercard, and only then can you think about PayPal and other methods.
The minimum deposit amount is £10, but this may change depending on your preferred method. All withdrawals are processed within 2 days, so it may take 5 or more days to get your winnings via debit card.
Apple Pay is also listed as an option and should be offered to macOS and iOS users. However, as with PayPal, this is seemingly not available for first deposits or withdrawals. I used a Mac to sign up and deposit and was never prompted to use Apple Pay.
Wink Slots Review Summary
Maybe I caught it on a slow or busy day, but the Wink Slots website doesn’t move as quickly as I’d like or expect.
There were a few times when it took up to 5 seconds to load a page and several times when I was greeted with an “Uh oh, the page isn’t loading” error message from Wink Slots (in fact, despite multiple attempts over many hours, I was never able to access the “Shop” or “Promotions” page).
This issue aside, however, there’s a lot to like about this site. It has a good variety of games, some decent promotions, and it’s backed by the mighty 888.
The app is also very easy to use. I wouldn’t go as far as to say it was the best I have used, but I’m certainly not going to refute the site’s claim as I can see it scoring very highly with users.
- PayPal is Accepted
- Established Owner
- Wide Selection of Slots
- Some of the UK's Favourite Games
- Only Debit Cards for First Deposit
- Site Can be Slow and Buggy
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