About Winamax

Winamax is a Paris-based company dedicated to online poker and sports betting. Its main shareholders and founders, Alexandre Roos, Christophe Schaming (Lycos, Caramail) and Patrick Bruel (singer, actor, World Poker Champion) have combined their know-how around the Internet community and the online gaming industry.

Poker and sports betting

With almost two-thirds of the market share (2022 data), Winamax is the leading poker site in France. In July 2018, the company launched on the Spanish market, where it is growing day by day. Available on PC, Mac and mobile devices, the Winamax app was the first in the world in this field: regularly updated, it has been the best on the market since 2010. In 2014, on the eve of the football World Cup, Winamax opened its sports betting site, and has since been able to make a difference in a very competitive sector, thanks in particular to a humorous tone and great odds. After Euro 2021, Winamax became the leader in sports betting in France.

A large community

The Winamax spirit is that of a large community 7 million players strong in France and Spain, who have been meeting since 2006 on our social networks and Winamax YouTube channel.


Winamax was the first operator to receive approval from the French Online Gaming Regulatory Authority (ARJEL, which has since become the National Gaming Authority) in June 2010. Winamax guarantees its players maximum security, from the funds deposited in their accounts to the protection against fraud and the integrity of the card draw.

Responsible gambling

Winamax offers a comprehensive programme of protection, prevention and anti-gambling: a ban on minors, rigorous monitoring of players' gambling habits, the obligation to set betting limits, and the possibility of self-exclusion.

Why play on Winamax?

Winamax is...

  • An online poker and sports betting site that can be accessed both on your computer (dedicated software for Windows, Mac or Linux) and your smartphone and tablets (iOS, Android and Windows Phone). You can also play directly from your Internet browser.
  • 100% free poker games (Freerolls and Play Money), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for all levels, and Real Money tables open to all types of players, with entry prices ranging from 5 cents to €1,000. Every month, Winamax guarantees over €10 million through hundreds of tournaments held at all hours of the day and night: Sunday Surprise, Main Event, La Fièvre, Grand Tournament...
  • A Welcome Bonus for players who have just joined the Winamax community: up to €250 (bonus to be unlocked) on the poker tables, and the amount of your first deposit in Freebets up to €100!
  • Permanent exchanges between the site and its players, thanks to 24-hour customer support and a daily presence on our social networks.
  • Expresso: a revolutionary poker format for fast-paced games where the prizepool can reach €1 million in just a few minutes!
  • A VIP area and an online Boutique. By playing poker or placing sports bets, players accumulate loyalty points called Miles, which can be used to buy gifts ranging from a simple card game to a luxury car, tournament tickets, clothing, books or high-tech equipment.
  • Weekly or monthly Challenges rewarding the most assiduous players: over €240,000 shared out every month in bonuses on all Winamax game formats (tournaments, cash-game, Sit&Go, Expresso...)
  • Large, festive and popular live poker events in France and abroad (Paris, Dublin, Marrakech, Lloret de Mar...), accessible thanks to low-cost online qualifiers running throughout the year.
  • News from the biggest international poker events (WSOP, EPT, WPT...), all year long, thanks to reports, videos and live broadcasts, where we follow closely the members of Team Winamax as well as the other French and international stars of the circuit.
  • Great odds on sports betting, offered on the biggest competitions and special promotions for the bigger sporting events.

In short, Winamax is an essential reference for the European community of poker and sports betting enthusiasts.

Team Winamax

Created in 2007, Team Winamax has quickly become a major player in the biggest international festivals, earning the title of "Europe's most successful team". With victories on all the major world circuits (WPT, EPT and WSOP), the team is now made up of fifteen members from France, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Portugal, who have together won more than $58 million in live events. From French ambassador Patrick Bruel to Adrián Mateos Diaz, a young Iberian prodigy who was already a three-time world champion at the age of 24, to Kool Shen, a legendary rapper who has proven his talent at the highest level, all types of competitors are represented.

More than just a group of pros, Team Winamax is a family, united by a desire to share and help each other, but also by bonds of friendship. Together they work to progress towards the top of the leaderboards, whilst passing on their knowledge to the community.

Recognised by their peers as being among the best players on the circuit, our Team pro still likes to stay close to our amateur players, with whom they meet around the tables or for a drink, during our live tournaments organised in France and Europe. When they are not on the road, Team Winamax members share their experiences on their Winamax blogs and pass on their knowledge via the Poker School through commented videos, live broadcasts or in the flagship series Inside the Mind of a Pro.

SA with a capital of 2.542.740,31 €
BP 20464
75327 PARIS CEDEX 07
RCS PARIS 492 155 932