WinStar, owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation, has a host of casinos throughout the state of Oklahoma, and its flagship operation in Thackerville draws a huge crowd from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and is highly visible with major sponsorships, including at AT&T Stadium.
In terms of square-footage, WinStar World Casino and Resort is the largest casino in the world, coming in at over 500,000 square feet. To put that in perspective, the average Walmart Supercenter is approximately 179,000 square feet. So, WinStar World Casino and Resort is nearly the size of three Walmart Super Centers – that’s a lot of space.
WinStar brings that heft into the social casino space with WinStar Social Casino, a product available to everyone in the United States, even in states where casinos – online or otherwise – are not legal. Let’s explore WinStar Social Casino and see how it stacks up.
|Plenty of casino offerings||No option to withdrawal|
|Nice welcome offer|
As your welcome offer, WinStar will give you a 400% bonus. These chips will be instantly credited to your account upon completion of your first purchase.
If you have a WinStar Loyalty Card from one of their land-based locations in Oklahoma or Texas, you can gain another 10,000 free chips for linking your Club Passport to your social casino account. Through your social account, you can earn credits that can be redeemed at the property, so it's worth doing so.
Like other social casinos, WinStar will give you up to 2,800 chips daily, simply for logging in and using the site. The more consecutive days you login, the higher your bonus will be. It starts with 500 on Day 1 and goes all the way up to the maximum of 2,800 chips, awarded after 24 consecutive days. If you fail to login one of the days, you will go back to Day 1.
All bonus chips can be used on any game available on the WinStar Social Casino site.
Registering at WinStar Social Casino is easier than ever. The purpose of the social casino is to connect via social media. Thus, you can sync your Facebook profile with WinStar.
There is a way to register outside of this, though. To do so, you simply need to provide your username, email, password and consent to the terms of service. Again, another very fast way to sign up.
Players do not actually wager real money on WinStar Social Casino. Players can purchase virtual currency though if they want, with prices ranging from $9.99-$999.99. These can be purchased using credit cards or PayPal.
As far as withdrawals, we could not find a way to withdraw anything, which makes sense as this is a social casino with no real money being exchanged.
WinStar Social Casino is available on desktop, mobile web browser and via apps for both Android and iOS. This is a great feature about WinStar Social Casino because a lot of social casinos do not have mobile apps.
On desktop, at the top of the screen, there are links to the different kinds of games offered and the promotions page. You login/register in the upper-right corner. Afterward, you can access the drop-down menu to view your balance, history, messages and any notifications you may have.
On the home page, there are more links to the specific genres of games as well (more on that in a minute). Once you may your game type selection, those populate the page with graphics.
Lastly, on the right side of the screen are links to buy virtual currency, your messages, a place to recruit friends and see the latest winners on the site.
The mobile app is set up similarly, though everything is horizontal on the phone to allow for more space on the screen. For a mobile app, this is one of the best we’ve seen for online casinos of any type, and people agree with a 4.2-star rating on iOS across more than 4,000 reviews. The biggest difference is the drop-down menu is in the upper-left corner of the screen as opposed to the right on desktop.
There are a range of betting limits at WinStar due to the varied games offered.
On the eTables, the minimum ranges from $20 in coins for Roulette Royale to $100 for Hi-Lo Solitaire and Fortune 52. Maximums can be quite high, including up to $20M on Fortune 52. Video Poker and Keno titles typically have a minimum-maximum range from $200 to $150K, though there is some variance.
Additionally, there are different minimum and maximum amounts associated with slot games. For example, on African Diamond there is a $75 minimum and a $15K maximum in gold coins per line. For high stakes slot games such as Double Ruby, the lowest is $450 and as high as $45K per line.
The tournaments have a range of entry fees as well:
The best way to find the betting limits is to go to each game that you’re interested in and you’ll find the minimums and maximums on each title.
The main social media presence for WinStar Social Casino is its Facebook page. WinStar is on Twitter, but it is more for the brick-and-mortar facility.
On Facebook, there is a social casino specific page with over 11,000 likes. What is more important than the likes though is the engagement on the page. Each post has hundreds of interactions, in terms of more likes or comments/shares. This allows for users to interact with one another and make friends with each other in the game, where they can exchange gifts. Also, players can get bonus coins for referring friends.
Being a social casino, a lot of the customer support is done online and through social media channels. For example, you can message WinStar Social Casino directly on Facebook to address issues.
At the bottom of the home page, there is a link to a Responsible Gaming page that brings you directly to the National Council of Problem Gambling, which has plenty of information about problematic gambling and resources, especially on a state-by-state basis.
It is hard to say anything negative about WinStar Social Casino. There is everything you would want and more, especially with an intuitive interface on desktop and mobile. The game library is full of different content and the social media/online presence allows a plethora of ways to stay connected and make new friends.
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