Winward Casino

Overall Score: 9.0/10

One of the largest, oldest online casinos in business since 1998. Based in Costa Rica, Winward Casino is one of the best online casinos out there. I was impressed with the large bonus, fast payout, and accurate gameplay.

House Edge: 9/10
House edge is 0.40% for single hand blackjack.

Payment History: 10/10
Winward casino was one of the fastest casinos to pay me. I made a deposit through my Firepay account, and they are one of the few online casinos that will pay winnings directly to your firepay account. They held my winning for 48 hours, then credited my Firepay account for the original amount. My winnings were delivered the next day. No forms required to process winnings, which is very nice given the inconvenience of all those forms. Great payout process at Winward Casino.

Accreditation: 10/10
Interactive Gaming Council, Gambling Commission, Electronic Gaming Commission.

Bonuses/Comps: 10/10
Introductory bonus of 100% on first 500 dollars for an amazing free $500. This is the best 100% offer from a reputable casino on the net. Net Gaming Casino has some of the lowest wager requirements of 12 times the bonus and the deposit. All blackjack games count towards the wager requirements. The bonus money is not added to the account until you have played your original deposit 12x’x or lost 95% of your original deposit. The bonus money will have to be wagered 12x’s as well before you can make a withdrawal.

Graphics: 7.0/10
Winward Casino uses flash software for all games. Although the gameplay is fast, the fgraphics and feel of the game leave something to be desired. The load up is slow on my DSL connection, and I suspect even slower on dial up. Management assures me they are working on improving this aspect of the casino.

Customer Support: 9/10
Excellent support. 24/7 toll free phone support, email support, fax support. Operators were friendly and promptly responded our questions. Email response very fast.

Blackjack Rules/Variations:
Single Hand Rules: house edge 0.40%. Rules: 4 decks, original bets only lost with blackjack, double any 2 cards, can double after split, dealer stands on soft 17, up to 1 split (no resplits), no surrender, 1 card on split aces. No multihand currently available.
Minimum wager $1/ Maximum $500

Banking: 9/10.
Accepts credit cards, Firepay, Netpay, Wire transfers. Winward casino was able to pay me with firepay all of my winnings without a fee. My credit cards were not accepted after registration, but some of my friends had credit cards that were accepted. No forms were required to send in prior to my cash out.

What We Have to Say:
Great odds, world class service, and odds better than AC make this a must play casino. Winward Casino’s 100% match up to $500 is currently the best in the business.