Star Wins Review
The Daily Star has once again returned to the world of online slots and bingo. Originally a brand on the now defunct Cyberbingo Network they, along with The Daily Express, have jumped from platform to platform. They've been on St Minver and more recently the Bear Group. Both of them also closed. They've now launched as Star Wins on the Jumpman platform which means players once again have access to top slots, casino games and a variety of bingo rooms.
Star Wins adopts the typical Jumpman Gaming slots site look with the welcome offer dominating the homepage whilst featured slots appear below. A loot chest of Starburst gems plus casino icons such as chips and playing cards look quite stylish as does the fruit machine inspired red top background. There's minimal reference to The Daily Star and there is also no link back to the newspaper's online presence. Although aimed at mobile slots players, Star Wins is accessible on desktop, tablet and other handheld devices. No app is required.
Star Wins Welcome Offer
The firs deposit bonus for new players at Star Wins is the standard network offer. This time it's a deposit £10 for the chance to reveal a Loot Chest bonus. Register, login and deposit a minimum of £10 to get your reward. By opeing the Star Wins Loot Chest you can win you anything from Amazon vouchers to 500 spins on Starburst or Fluffy Favourites. Terms apply and these include a x65 wagering requirement as well as a maximum bonus conversion of £250. Note that Loot Chest wins are not guaranteed so you could possibly end up with nothing for your deposit.
Star Wins boasts a wide selection of slots from leading providers including NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Pragmatic Play, Scientific Games and Eyecon Games. As far as we're aware there's over 600 titles to choose from including progressive, daily drops and megaways. New slots that have recently been added to the site include Fruit Party, Hot To Burn, Zeus II, Lady Earth, Four Squad, Fishin' Frenzy and Reactive Mega Drop. Slots can be found by newest, A to Z, popularity and - once logged in - your most played. You will need to use the search facility to locate slingo and megways games.
Star Wins Promotions
The Daily Star Bingo newspaper game was incredibly popular back in the day and Star Wins will be hoping for a similar result. The Jumpman rooms have now gone but bingo products from Pragmatic Play and Bingo Millions are an improvement. This means players can now enjoy 75, 80 and 90 ball games. These rooms are shared with other brands including those on the Nektan platform. Joining the bingo and slots are a few table games such as roulette and blackjack. An expanding live casino section is now part of the Jumpman set up and includes Bacarrat. A few game shows and poker options would be nice.
Player promotions at Star Wins are the standard network offers. These include CashDrop for regulars and new players, Happy Hour every Wednesday and extra spins of The Mega Reel on deposits of £20 or more. Note that wagering terms still apply to these extra spins of the Mega Reel. A trophies scheme is also in play and this gives players opportunities for further turns on the Mega Reel. Players can increase their status and earn trophies by wagering at Star Wins and completing challenges. Tournaments and prize draws from slot providers regularly take place every month.
With a string of failed gaming products in their wake we'd have hoped Star Wins would have learnt some lessons. Lessons such as offering players exclusives or something different from the bulk of other brands on the same network. Instead we suspect that they'll simply be relying on their brand name to succeed. On a positive note they've at least joined a platform that seems to be developing in the right direction. There are a good selection of slots to play, bingo is improving and live casino games being added.
Most of the player depositing and withdrawal terms at Star Wins are reasonable although withdrawls now cost £2.50 and the x65 wagering on the bonuses is quite hefty. Another issue worth considering is that the welcome bonus is not guaranteed. Whilst yes you can win 500 spins on a slot, you could also win nothing. Only Sun Bingo has been remotely successful with online gambling products and Star Wins has a lot to do to get even close. We'd like to see something exclusive in terms of games and promotions.