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Editor's rating 8.9/10

Why Choose Winamax?

Winamax is the market leader in the regulated French poker market and have been quickly expanding throughout Europe. Winamax is an excellent choice for any poker player with their slick software, excellent rewards program, fantastic array of tournaments, and a weak player pool. Winamax offers a generous 100% deposit bonus up to €500 as well as numerous freeroll tournaments to first time depositors.

  • Play at Winamax through your Smartphone
  • Take the opportunity to play against the French at Winamax


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  • Round the clock action against weak competition.
  • Easy to use software with drop-down filters in the lobby
  • Compatible with PC, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, Windows Phone and iOS.
  • Most tournaments have excellent structures.
  • Expresso 3 person super turbo sit n go’s awarding up to 1000 times the buy-in.


  • 5 max cash tables instead of the industry standard 6 max.
  • Rake and tournament fees are higher than the standard due to French law.
  • Limited withdrawal options & no player to player transfers under the terms and conditions of French law.
  • French law only allows Hold’em and Omaha games.

Deposit options:

Skrill VISA MasterCard NETELLER UKash Paysafecard PayPal Ticket Premium

Software Support

Support e-mail:

Phone: +33 1 45 50 19 89

Room Info

Network: Independent
Established: 2010
Player Rake Calculation: Contributed
US Players: Not accepted
Jurisdiction: Worldwide
License: France



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  • Deutsch

About Winamax

Win up to €10K In Next to No Time With the Expresso Tournaments

If you like your poker tournaments fast, furious and with the chance to win up to 1,000 times your buy-in then the Expresso tournaments at Winamax are perfect for you.

Expresso tournaments are three-handed hyper-turbo Sit & Go games that have buy-ins of €1, €2, €5 and €10 but where the prize pool is decided at random before the start of each game. The least the prize pool will be is double the buy-in amount but it can soar as high as 1,000 times the buy-in amount!

  • €1 buy-in with a prize of up to €1,000
  • €2 buy-in with a prize of up to €2,000
  • €5 buy-in with a prize of up to €5,000
  • €10 buy-in with a prize of up to €10,000

What makes the Expresso tournaments even more exciting is the fact they are winner-takes-all so that €10,000 prize could find its way to your account! Good luck!

Winamax Review

Created in 2007, Winamax is now the home to over 2,500,000 registered players, of which more than 1,500,000 play for real money! There are usually 30,000 players connected simultaneously during peak times, with several thousand players competing in their biggest weekly tournaments.

Winamax is the dominant force in French online poker with game play available on the PC, Mac or Linux machines. Playing poker on the go is easy on Winamax with their dedicated Windows phone, Android and iOS applications. Winamax also offers play money poker on Facebook and also within their poker client.

Bonuses and Promotions

New Winamax players are entitled a generous 100% bonus up to €500 on their first deposit. This bonus is partially released in five equal 20% portions once enough miles have been generated. Miles are also used for Winamax’s VIP scheme with all players earning a minimum of 4 miles per €1 of rake. Winamax players on the highest VIP level can generate 24 miles per €1 of rake.

New Winamax customers are also eligible for a €1,000 freeroll welcome tournament. Up to 12 smaller daily freeroll tournaments are also available with a combined €10,000 guaranteed each week!

Winamax frequently offers their customers reload bonuses especially during online festivals. Their generous VIP reward scheme awards cash bonuses as well as freeroll entries. There are also cash game, sit ‘n’ go and multi table tournament leader boards that award significant prizes.

Special Sign-Up Instructions

In order to comply with the rules set by the French regulator ARJEL, the sign-up process to Winamax is different to most other poker sites. Please read the following three instructions carefully and make sure they are understood before signing up to Winamax.

1.) When a new player signs up they must do the following otherwise they will not be allowed to play in real money games, freeroll tournaments, or make a deposit.

  • Provide their date and place of birth.
  • Provide their bank account number (IBAN and BIC/Swift numbers).
  • Define certain spending and playing limits.

2.) Once an account has been created the player has three months to provide the following documentation:

  • A copy of an ID document such as a passport or driving licence.
  • A proof of bank account ownership, such as a bank statement.
  • Both documents must match exactly the details entered when creating the Winamax account.

Failure to provide this information within one month will see the account locked. If the documents are not sent within three months the account will be permanently closed.

3.) Once Winamax has received and validated all of the relevant documents, a letter containing a personal validation code will be sent to the player’s postal address. Players have six weeks to enter this code in the Winamax software. Once completed, their Winamax account is fully verified and only then can funds be withdrawn from their Winamax account.

Limits and Rake

Winamax has excellent liquidity and spreads games at a multitude of levels. No limit Hold’em cash games start as low as €0.01/€0.02 and progress to €25/€50. The buy-ins for their regularly scheduled tournaments range from €0.50 to €1,000. They also offer many freeroll tournaments for players just starting to build their bankroll.

The rake in cash games is set at around 6.50% capped at €3 for most limits. Most tournaments have an 10% fee in addition to the buy-in. The lack of strong competition more than makes up for the higher than normal industry standard rake & tournament buy-in fees. The high rake is primarily due to the site being regulated by ARJEL, the French online gambling authorities.

Software and Extra Features

Winamax owns, develops, and operates its poker network. Their software is available in a variety of different guises. Some of the features of the Winamax software include:

  • Available on Windows, Mac or Linux
  • Native Windows phone, iPhone, iPad and Android client.
  • Extensive filters to ensure you find your favourite game quickly and efficiently.
  • Full ring (9 max), Shot-handed (5 max) and heads-up tables.
  • Clear and uncluttered interface.
  • Ability to achieve special avatars through missions and challenges.
  • 3 max super turbo Expresso sit n go’s with random prizes up to a 1,000 times multiplier on the buy-in.

Customer Service

Winamax has a number of support emails available, depending on one's specific problem. Queries are typically answered promptly and accurately. The website also contains a wealth of troubleshooting information and FAQ's.