Winfinity is a new live casino provider founded in 2020 and is based in Riga, Latvia.
Unlike recent arrivals like StakeLogic and On Air Entertainment, Winfinity has been flying under the radar and only recently come to my attention.
To be honest, when I was first introduced I didn’t know what to expect.
However, after a few minutes of discussion and a quick demo, I could see the Winfinity Live Casino will be different.
Quality, Attention to Detail and Innovation all jumped out. With a healthy budget, they have created three best in class live casino games and three studios.
Innovation with the playing interface, In-play betting in Blackjack and a Bonus Buy feature in roulette, set these guys apart.
Other improvements to reduce errors and increase spins per hour should please prospective customers.
As for “Us” players? Well, we get games that run smoothly, have unique features streamed from studio environments that feel sophisticated and different from the norm.
There is a new kid on the block and with the quality of the games I’ve seen so far, they’ll be around for a while. They should give Evolution, Playtech and Pragmatic Play a run for their money.
Winfinity Blackjack is a Seven Seat game, played to Vegas Rules with 8 decks of cards. Multi-Seat play is standard. Cards are dealt from a purpose-built dealing shoe. This has an inbuilt scanner that reduces missed scans and prevents multiple card deals.
The unique feature of this game is the new side bet. It’s called “Last Chance” or “Bet-in-Play”. This side bet allows players to bet on whether the dealer’s hand will be a certain value or made up of certain cards. The payout odds change, depending on whether the bet is made before cards are dealt or after the dealer’s upcard is exposed. The side bet can be played anytime up to the point just before the dealer reveals his down card. This provides continued interest in the game even if you’ve busted out your hand.
Winfinity Baccarat is presented in a specially designed Asian fusion studio. It has a flavour of the traditional but with a modern presentation.
The game itself is played with 8 decks and has the regular side bets of Small/Big, Player and Banker Pairs. The roadmaps are presented in both Light and Dark modes.
The unique feature of the Good Roads presents the table with the best roads currently in play – allowing you to bet immediately on the table with the best roadmaps.
The playing interface is clear and concise and I particularly like the 3D view of the betting plate when betting has closed.
Both Commission and No Commission versions can be played. When the No commission version has been selected, the paytable and rules are adjusted for Banker wins with six.
Winfinity Roulette is the single-zero European version. The game has all the usual betting features you’d expect. Bets can be placed on the main betting grid, the race track and through any of the statistics. Up to the last 500 results can be displayed. Favourite bets can be saved and there is a range of pre-configured special bets you can choose from.
What makes Winifinty Rouette unique are two features. The first is something you’d probably not notice and that is how the results are read from the wheel. Most wheels use lasers to determine where the ball is in the wheel. In Winfinity Roulette the ball is tracked using sophisticated scanners which read the result in under a second, thus speeding up payouts and general gameplay.
The second feature is a Bonus Buy, where you can “buy” a selection of multipliers for a game round. You’re in control of choosing the value and volatility of the game. It’s like Lightning Roulette, Quantum Roulette, Mega Fire Blaze Roulette and XL Roulette all rolled into one!
Three Studios have been built to host Winfinity live Dealer games. They are all based in the town of Riga, Latvia, a popular location for live casino operators to be based.
Each of the three studios offers a different playing experience. No expense has been spared in building them. Everything you see in the studios is real, there is no green screen or chromakey in operation. Which makes you wonder how they manage to keep the real Olive and Bonsi trees alive!
Attention to detail is what makes these studios really pop!
The Venice Studio is so named because that is where the first land-based casino was established in 1638.
It’s a modern-looking studio built with Italian styling that contains real Italian marble, Venetian plasterwork, real olive trees and soft lightning.
The Tao Yuan studio has been created specifically for Asian players and games. The studio has two areas, with one dedicated to VIPs and High Rollers.
This is where you’ll find the Baccarat tables.
What I particularly like, is they have not gone overboard with the Asian theme and colouring. This is more subtle and sophisticated.
Backlighting is used to great effect. Colours can be changed to suit special dates in the Asian calendar, like Chinese New Year, where the backgrounds can be changed to red.
The Bar Studio is just that, a modern city bar environment where you can play Blackjack and Roulette.
The studio contains a full-length bar, with bottles of spirit on shelves and the sort of ambient lighting you’d expect in a nighttime bar.
The environment is noisier than the other studio, so provides more of a community vibe.
Apart from the sheer quality of the games, there are a few playing features that are unique to Winfinity that do not exist elsewhere.
A new take on Multipliers is given with the Bonus Buy feature on roulette. Instead of the payables being adjusted to support the multipliers, you can “buy” the size and number of multipliers you want for a fee. The game round plays out as normal, with normal payouts. If you’ve purchased a multiplier and that wins – you receive the full multiplier value for your bet. The multipliers are active on Straight-Up bets only. A non-fee version of the Bonus Buy with adjusted payouts is in development.
The Bet-In-Play or Last Chance side bet in blackjack, provides the player with the ability to bet on the outcome of the dealer’s hand during gameplay. Last Chance is played before the dealer has received any cards, while Bet In-Play is played after the dealer has received his cards. The payout differs between the two as you’d expect. This side bet can be played even when you’ve lost.
Although Winfinity is a new kid on the block, the background pedigree of their staff is impressive. Several key roles have been filled by ex Evolution and Playtech employees, giving the team years of practical experience from leading operators.
The attention to detail is impressive, almost too much, but if you’re trying to make the best product why not do the best you can in every part.
The Training Academy is the first in Latvia to be officially licensed by the Riga City Council Education, Culture and Sports Department. This allows Winfinity to issue officially recognised diplomas to those that pass their extensive training program.
As for licensing, Winifinity goes live with casinos licensed in Curacao first. When the Malta Gaming Authority and UK Gambling Commission Licenses are in place, we’ll see a wider rollout of their games.