Is YouPlayWePlay scam? Read our YouPlayWePlay.com review 2021 to find out!
Launched in 2006, YouPlayWePlay.com has continually strived to make a name for themselves in the challenging world of lottery syndicate operators. Many years later, they are still going strong and trying to keep up with the competition. In this YouPlayWePlay.com review, we will look at what this site has to offer and if it is worth signing up as a player with.
How Does It Work?
YouPlayWePlay.com operates in a way that almost all other lotto sites that offer lottery syndicates do. It allows you to pool your money with a bunch of other international players to improve your odds of winning. This is done by purchasing a large number of lottery tickets and merely sharing the winnings between all involved if there is a win (50 people to be specific if we look at each syndicate group hosted by the site).
To play, you will need to register a player account by providing all your essential details. From here, you will be able to log into the site and access the Member Center. Here, you will be able to choose which lotteries you would like to enter syndicates for, how many draws you would like to play in (or if you would like a subscription), and how many lines you would like to play in.
Amazingly, unlike other websites, YPWP (as it is commonly known) allows you to choose your own numbers to be played. This is usually not done considering that there can be so many different people in a syndicate, but we think this is a great touch.
Once you have selected your syndicate and completed the payment, you can relax and wait to hear from the site if you have won. All tickets are checked automatically by the website, and you will be notified should you be a winner.
Is YouPlayWePlay.com Legit or a Scam?
We honestly do not think that this site is a scam. For one, it has been in existence for quite a few years and is still going strong. As a standard, any site that is a scam will usually fold relatively quickly and then relaunch under some new name later on. Also, when looking online at user reviews of the site, we were impressed by the relatively good rating that the site has on TrustPilot—something that is not generally easy to achieve.
So, we do think that this is a legitimate website that can help improve your chances of winning a decent amount of spare change from the lottery. However, as you’ll find out below, whether you should bother playing through via it is a totally different story.
Because the site is based in the UK, it comes as no surprise to us that it is only really UK lotteries that are supported. These include UK Lotto, EuroMillions, and Thunderball. If you are looking for any other international lotteries, then you’ll have to look elsewhere.
As good as we think this site may be, the site itself is (for lack of a better word) horrid. It looks like it was designed back in 1996 or possibly even when the Internet was first invented and hasn’t been updated since. The user interface is awful and squeezes the entire site into the centre of your screen—creating a properly ugly experience that you will not be sad to leave.
This could all be excused if the site was easy to use and navigate. However, knowing where to go is almost as bad as what the site looks like. After we eventually managed to register an account (using a registration form that we are sure the Roman Empire developed) it took us almost ten minutes—and about three Google searches—just to discover how to add a ticket to our account.
The experience is so bad that it actually made us instantly question whether or not the site is good anymore or why anybody would want to play through it when there are so many great alternatives that are easier to use and don’t make you want to look away when you see them.
From what we can tell when looking through the member forum, there are no additional extras offered by the site. All that you can do is join a syndicate and then leave as quickly as you can before the site takes you back in time.
The site has a decent number of payment options available. These include:
- Diners Club
- Carte Bleue
For withdrawals, it appears that only Skrill or wire transfer can be requested.
How to Claim Your Winnings
One of the great features of the site is that you will not need to claim any of your winnings on your own. Instead, the site will claim all winnings that may be owed to you on your behalf and credit them to your player account. The downside to this is the timeline in which this will happen.
The site only makes payment of winnings four times per year—once per quarter. This means that if you win an amount in the first week of a new quarter, you may have to wait three whole months to get your winnings. It is possible to request for your winnings to be paid out before the end of the quarter. However, this will subject you to an administration fee of £2.50 per request.
The site has a pretty useless slideshow that supposedly explains how things work. To make up for this, there is an online ticket system that allows you to submit support requests. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com or visit the relatively decent FAQ section.
If you are really looking for help, there is one place that we highly recommend going—the Policies and Procedures section of the site. This area is only available once you have logged in but holds answers to almost any question you may have and outlines everything that the site does.
There were no welcome bonuses or promotions that we saw when reviewing the site.
Rules and Regulations
The site allows play internationally and does not specify any regions where players are exempt from making use of the site. What it does state, however, is that all players need to be a minimum of 16 years of age—the minimum legal age to play the lottery in the UK—and that you should only register if you know that it is legal to do so in your region.
YouPlayWePlay.com Review Conclusion
As far as online syndicates go, YouPlayWePlay.com offers a decent range of lotteries at a reasonable amount of 50 players per syndicate. What we cannot look past is the site itself, as there is NO reason whatsoever for a website in 2020 to look the way that this site does. Not only is the design of the site so outdated that it would not look out of place in the dungeons of the Queen’s palace, but the site is almost impossible to navigate, and we would not be surprised if most new players simply threw in the towel and went somewhere else after their first minute of trying.
If the people behind YouPlayWePlay.com can sort out the actual website that they offer, then it could be a strong contender against the many trusted lottery websites that already exist. Until then, there is just no way that we can justify playing through one of its syndicates—no matter how much your odds of winning may improve.
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