More and more bookmakers are crossing from other parts of the globe and making themselves available to the Canadian betting community. At the same time, it’s still quite rare for operators to specifically target Canada so the arrival and expansion of YouWin is a welcome sight.
You’ll find this a great all round place to play so what exactly is on offer when you sign up for a new account?
The new customer offer is a very competitive one here with $100 CAD up for grabs as a 100% match on your initial deposit. It’s a fair offer in many respects as there is no minimum deposit needed and the rollover terms are very reasonable compared with other operators.
Register for a new account with a few basic details and make that first credit. YouWin will then match it and you must play through deposit and bonus combined five times with bets at a minimum price of 1.50. It’s specific to Canadian customers too so they’re already looking out for players here.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
You can fund to and from your YouWin account with any of the main Canadian debit or credit cards but if you prefer to use aneWallet, there is a good list of these two.
Skrill and Neteller are popular all across the world while EcoPay and PaySafeCard are also added to YouWin’s roster.
On the promotions page, YouWin list the welcome offer plus details of their cashout facility. This is a very useful thing to have for any bookmaker so it’s good to see it being offered here.
Cashout isn’t exactly unique however so it would be useful to see some further promotions such as free bets or bet refunds being introduced in the near future.
YouWin Weekly Free Bet
YouWin hands out 50 CAD free bet every week to sportsbook users who place bets on NHL games. To qualify, bettors are required to place a bet of min 50 CAD on each of the game days starting with Friday. The bets are to continue on Saturday and the last one should be placed on Sunday night. Users who complete the three days of bets are entitled to 50 CAD free bet.
The promo is exclusive to players residing in Canada and is tied to the CAD currency. Free bets can only be used for betting on North American Sports, at min odds of -200 (1.5) or higher. Free bet recipients have 3 days to use the reward, from the moment they are credited on Wednesday.
The website is very good in terms of its concise nature. We mean that there isn’t too much confusing information and you don’t have to keep scrolling down for long until you get to the very bottom of the page.
The full list of sporting markets is up at the top of the page and not down the left side where most bookies place it and there are other areas such as the live chat button which is also a little hidden. Overall it’s not a complex site which is good news.
That live chat operator is available 24 / 7 and that’s how most punters like to access customer services right now. YouWin will aim to get back to you within 2 minutes if you use the live chat or alternatively, if you contact them via the dedicated customer support email address, they will look to answer your query within 2 hours.
There is a very strong bias towards Canadian sports at YouWin so you can back your favourite teams from MLS, MLB and NHL. Overall, it is a list that has been designed to attract global customers as well but North American events are well catered for in this schedule.
American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Golf, Boxing, Horse Racing, Handball, Volleyball, Motor Sports, Cricket, Pool, Cycling, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Darts, Winter Sports, Greyhound Racing, Snooker, MMA.
Virtual sports and specials markets have been made available too while Winter Sports and Horse Racing will also appeal to Canadian bettors. Overall, it’s a good and very comprehensive general list.
While they aren’t currently on any of the big comparison sites, it’s quite easy to monitor the prices at YouWin and conclude that they give great value, particularly in some of the specific markets that we’ve mentioned above.
Ice Hockey, Baseball and Soccer are among the sports where the best value can be found but YouWin are competitive in most areas and they have a lot of side markets with which to attract all customers.
In Play Options
To access the in play options here, click on the button at the top of the home page that says ‘Bet Live’. This will bring up a list of events that are in play and that you can place a bet on. Unlike some sections of the main site, this is very logically laid out and there are lots of options available at any given time.
Unlike some bookmakers, YouWin’s live betting operation covers some of the more obscure events and leagues from around the world. Overall it’s a very big list and there’s always something going on for in play bettors.
Mobile Betting and App
YouWin has a dedicated mobile site and there is also an app which can be downloaded to iPhone or an Android device. Reviews across the net are generally very positive and although we can’t find any current offers linked to it, there has been a free bet promo in previous times for those using mobile for the first time.
As for the mobile site itself, we found it very quick to load and easy to navigate around. Easier, in fact, than the main site.
Casino, Poker and Bingo
From the YouWin sportsbook, you can quickly switch to their casino page where there is a good set of slots, table games and video poker. A separate link takes you to the live casino which, as the name suggests, features live dealers for BlackJack, Roulette and Poker.
All poker games are within this section as YouWin do not currently have a separate poker operation and there is no bingo either. However, this is an excellent casino with great choices and friendly dealers.