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Casinos with Irish themes are so common that they’re closer to fifty-a-penny than they are to ten-a-penny, but the enduring popularity of the theme means that there will always be room for another great one because players have proven they’ll always migrate to them. The issue for anyone looking for a great Irish-themed casino among the Winissimo sister sites is that there isn’t a great Irish-themed casino to be found here – and that isn’t even really the fault of the casinos or the people who designed them.
All of them – including Pots of Gold – were made by ProgressPlay Limited as white-label jobs, which involve the use of a template. The template is fine, but it allows next to no room for improvisation or customisation. The result is that the Irish theme at Pots of Gold extends to nothing more than the name and a token graphic. There isn’t even a significant focus on Irish-themed casino games on the Pots of Gold homepage.
There are quite a few animal-themed casinos on the ProgressPlay Limited casino network, but the operator does a fairly awful job of getting maximum mileage out of the Winissimo sister sites that have animal themes. Monkey Casino is a swing and a miss, and the less said about Hippozino, the better. Wombat Casino is a step up from that low bar, though. A wombat might not be the most obvious of creatures to style a casino after, but the wombat waiting to greet you on the Wombat Casino homepage isn’t any old marsupial.
He’s both a wombat and an Elvis Presley impersonator, and he’s doing both things at the same time. It’s a deeply surreal image, but it means you’re never likely to forget Wombat Casino after playing there once. Strange graphics and themes aside, Wombat Casino is a “slots and live dealer games” casino, which means it’s no good to you if you’re looking for another ProgressPlay Limited site that offers sports betting.
There are several reasons why you might be looking for Winissimo sister sites, but if the reason is that you’re looking for a casino that does everything Winissimo does, Mako Casino is one you’re going to want to consider. Mako Casino is one of fifty or sixty template-based Winissimo sister sites, so its look and style aren’t unique, but you’ll find the same substance here that you’ll find at Winissimo. It has a sportsbook, but it also has the same platform of live casino games and online slots that makes Winissimo worthy of the “casino and sportsbook” name.
Everything at Mako Casino is fine and functional, but it’s a shame that the site hasn’t made better capital out of its name. “Mako” in the Maori language means “shark” (the Spanish word for “shark” is very similar, too), so this could have been a shark-themed casino in the same way that Wombat Casino is a wombat-themed casino. The fact that it isn’t means that Mako Casino hasn’t even attempted to introduce a theme or make itself stand out. It’s too plain.
We can’t help but wonder how 2KBet has managed to avoid attention from the lawyers of a certain world-famous video game company. The 2K Games company is well-known among video games fans for being the driving force behind lots of popular sports-related series. The annual NBA 2K games are the most popular, but there are also the annual PGA 2K games and even the pro wrestling WWE 2K series. After a gap of many years, the NFL 2K series is also making a comeback.
We mention all this because the logo of 2KBet is virtually the same as the logo of the games company and quietly suggests a connection that doesn’t exist. Given what the video game company is famous for, it shouldn’t surprise anybody that 2KBet is a sports betting website. The last time we visited it, though, we noticed a few problems. It’s very slow to load compared to how quick it used to be, and several aspects of the homepage don’t appear to be working. Is its time as one of the Winissimo sister sites about to come to an end?
The Online Casino is a name so boring that you might forget it as soon as we’ve mentioned it to you, but don’t let the bland, characterless name put you off the idea of taking this member of the Winissimo sister sites family for a spin. We’ll never know what the people who named it were thinking when they opted for the “who needs a personality anyway” approach, but through luck or circumstance, they ended up making a casino that uses the same design as only one other on the ProgressPlay Limited network – Monster Casino.
That’s the most popular casino on the same network, so the fact that The Online Casino was built to the same specification bodes well for it. There’s nothing you can do at Winissimo that can’t also be done at The Online Casino. It has the same sportsbook, the same casino games, and the same slots. It even goes one step further by having a section for people who want to play instant win scratchcard games.
KB88 is built on the same template that provides the foundations of 2KBet, which is also the same template that provides the foundations of Mako Casino. We know that using a template makes it easier for casino operators to produce new sites, but we wish ProgressPlay Limited hadn’t used this one so often – it underpins about half of the Winissimo sister sites, and it means there’s very little to choose between one and another.
As an operator, ProgressPlay Limited has access to the Japanese iGaming market. That might explain why there are Oriental characters in the logo of KB88 – although it’s equally likely that they’re there because the number eight is considered lucky in far eastern culture in the same way that the number seven is considered lucky in western culture. KB88 will provide you with the same slots and betting experience that you’ll find at Mako Casino. Only you can decide whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
|#No. of Sister Sites||202|
|Best Sister Sites||Wombat Casino, Pots of Gold, The Online Casino, 2KBet and Mako Casino|
|Owner/Operator||ProgressPlay Limited: Kolonakiou 26,Office No.18, Agios Athanasios, Limassol, 4103, Cyprus|
|Sister sites status||6 Active, 122 White Labels and 74 Inactive sister sites. 202 total sister casinos.|
|UKGC Licence page||UKGC Licence: 39335|
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Winissimo operator – ProgressPlay Limited
Winissimo isn’t one of the very newest casinos and betting sites on the ProgressPlay Limited network, but it’s newer than most of them. It came along in 2019, by which time ProgressPlay was already a global juggernaut. The company had opened in Malta seven years earlier, choosing the location both for its tax conditions and the presence of a respected regulator in the shape of the Malta Gaming Authority. There are plenty of casino network companies on the island, but few have the kind of global presence that ProgressPlay now enjoys. It could have gotten by just fine on its MGA licence during its early years, but the company applied for a UK Gambling Commission licence at the earliest possible opportunity. From there, it applied for and obtained licences in almost every major gaming territory on the planet, including those which allow it to operate in the ever-growing Canadian market.
Getting to this size can largely be credited to ProgressPlay Limited’s success when it comes to making white-label casinos and attracting white-label customers. It faces plenty of competition when it comes to casino operators who make their casino-building services available to paying customers, but it’s managed to leave most of them in the rear-view mirror with the popularity of its platform. ProgressPlay operates different casinos in different territories (plus a few that are available everywhere), but in the UK, it operates just over 130. That’s actually down from the 200-or-so it operated a few years ago. The difference can largely be attributed to white-label partners exiting the iGaming industry.
Winissimo Sister Sites Welcome Bonuses
The full name of this iGaming site is “Winissimo Casino & Sportsbook.” As such, there are separate welcome promotions for casino bettors and sports bettors. If you’re here for the casino, the promotion is a (maximum) £200 matched deposit welcome offer that applies to first deposits only. The full bonus fund has to be wagered x50 before it turns into real, withdrawable money, and the maximum bonus conversion is set to x3. In both cases, the terms aren’t customer-friendly.
If you’re here for sports betting, you can claim a £10 free bet by first joining and betting £10 on any matter with odds of 1.5 or greater. Any winnings that come from the free bet have to be wagered x10 before they can be withdrawn, but the maximum conversion is £20. Frankly, that’s rubbish.
Winissimo Casino & Sportsbook has access to the ProgressPlay rewards store, which is happy to sell bonuses and perks to players who have enough rewards points to pay for them. Points at Winissimo are handed out for normal gameplay, for partaking in tournaments, and for using other promotions. The fastest and most efficient way to get them, though, is to attempt and complete the missions that Winissimo sets for players. Points can be redeemed for free spins, free bets, matched deposits, and plenty more.
Top Games at Winissimo
The homepage of Winissimo Casino & Sportsbook is unlike the homepage of any other casino site on this network. It’s a good-looking site and deserves credit for originality on a platform full of clone sites, but it’s odd in that no casino games are specifically linked to or featured on the homepage. There’s a graphic of Gonzo from the NetEnt slots game Gonzo’s Quest, though, so we guess that has to go down as the casino’s top game. Sports betting is heavily emphasised on the homepage, so perhaps that’s the true “top game” here. If so, it’s a good choice. With more than one hundred sports covered and an average of 55,000 unique betting opportunities offered to players every month, the sportsbook available to the Winissimo sister sites (and Winissimo itself) is one of the most impressive available in the UK.
Customer Support and Licensing
The “support” button at Winissimo takes players to a portal through which they can consult the casino’s FAQ, leave messages to speak to the customer support team via a chat service, or send emails to email@example.com. The issues are that the email address is shared with all the Winissimo sister sites, and there’s no guarantee of live responses to chat messages. The UK Gambling Commission licence that covers Winissimo is number 39335 and is held through ProgressPlay Limited. The operator paid the UKGC a settlement amount of £175K in May 2022 after a regulatory review found errors with its AML policy and also in the way that it interacted with vulnerable customers.
Withdrawal Speed and Support
Winissimo’s one per cent charge for making withdrawals isn’t going to win it any friends, even if the limit is low at £3 per withdrawal. Only offering three withdrawal methods isn’t great, either. There’s already a one-day delay while Winissimo processes withdrawal requests, but a further three working day delay applies for transfer of funds to take place when withdrawing to ecoPayz e-wallets – and that’s the fastest route. If you use Paypal or a UK-registered debit card, you’re guaranteed to wait at least that long and perhaps even four business days longer.
Final Thoughts on Winissimo
Winissimo looks better than most of the sports betting sites and casinos on this platform do. Sadly, it lets itself down in several important aspects of its execution. The worst of them is the fact that there are fewer withdrawal methods available here than there are at most of the Winissimo sister sites, but the casino still charges for withdrawals anyway. We’re not fans of the clauses attached to the welcome promotion, either.
Winissimo Sister Sites Player Reviews
Here are the thoughts of your fellow players about Winissimo. The reviews are all real, but we’ve paraphrased them to keep them brief.
There haven’t been any reviews of Winissimo left on any major review websites by players at Winissimo in the past twelve months. That may represent a decline in the overall popularity of Winissimo, as it used to attract reviews semi-regularly. We don’t like to bring you out-of-date reviews as they don’t provide a fair reflection of the site as it is today, but if new reviews appear in the future, we’ll list them here.