Amazon caused a sensation in USA for the first time in the 90s. The Berlin company started online with the betting portal Wetten.de, about which there was all sorts of legal tugging. The sports betting provider has been operating under the Amazon label since 2003. In the early stages, Berliners were among the most popular bookmakers on the Internet. Over the years, Amazon had lost tremendous shine. The company was always passed through in the betting provider ranking. At times it was even suspected in the industry that Amazon would withdraw completely from the market. But things turned out differently. The online provider started all over again in 2020. New layout, new betting offer, new bonus program – Amazon has completely reinvented itself.
For us this was of course reason enough to carry out a complete Amazon test. Does the betting provider have the potential to get back into the Top10? We have taken a closer look at the USA bookmaker in all relevant categories for you. In our extensive Amazon experience, we addressed all the pluses, but also the details that could be improved.
Amazon betting offer
The betting program has been refreshed, but is still clearly geared towards the mainstream. Amazon’s former love of equestrian sport was completely shelved. The odds from the gallop and harness tracks have been removed from the betting offer. This are dog races represented amazingly extensive . The clear number “one” in the portfolio is, however, how else could it be, King Football. Amazon should therefore hit the nerve of customers exactly. When it comes to round leather, the international matches of the Champions League and the Europa League are of course in particular focus. The top leagues from USA, Germany, England, Spain and Italy follow.
But it can go much wider. Encounters from all over the world round off the soccer bets . Those who like to play extraordinary games will probably find what they are looking for in the championships in Egypt, India or Colombia. The youth and underclass football are of course not neglected either. The domestic competitions are currently covered up to the 3rd division.
Tennis and ice hockey follow in the ranking of the disciplines . Amazon almost offers a complete program in both sports. Only minimal gaps can be seen. When it comes to tennis, the Berliners not only have the high-class ATP and WTA series on the screen, but also numerous lower-class ITF tournaments. When it comes to ice hockey, Amazon is at the puck all over Europe, although the betting offer is of course led by the North American NHL. Motorsport also plays an important role for the betting provider, with Formula 1 at the top. There are a few, few disciplines such as floorball or table tennis in the frame area.
Amazon currently has a total of 25 sports on offer , which can be considered a good average and is completely sufficient for the absolute majority of users. The provider increased the depth of the betting options without reaching the best betting providers. In the popular soccer leagues, Amazon works with around 120 betting markets per game. The most important options such as the double chance, the goals over / under versions and various handicap offers are of course included.
Live betting at Amazon
In the broadest sense, live betting is a reflection of the pre-match offers. Football, tennis and ice hockey are also clearly in focus here. The usual suspects follow with handball, basketball and volleyball. In our Amazon experience, however, it can be seen that the provider is still slightly behind the market leaders in terms of quantity. The leisure weather will undoubtedly get along very well. However, if you mainly want to focus on “less important” events, you will miss the offer of your choice here and there.
The Amazon Bonus – 100% up to 100 euros
In the past, the Amazon Bonus was up to 20 euros a bit of a breeze. During the changeover period of the software, the betting provider then completely waived a welcome gift. Fortunately, this has changed. Finally there is a real Amazon Bonus again.
Let’s get started with a 100% Amazon betting bonus of up to 100 euros. If you choose the minimum deposit of ten euros at the cash register, you will receive the same amount on top and start your betting experience with 20 euros. New customers who want to redeem the maximum Amazon Bonus immediately, make an own contribution of 100 euros, receive 100 euros and then start with a betting credit of 200 euros.
In practice, sports betting is only worthwhile if it is provided with serious and high betting odds. According to our Amazon experience, this shows that the betting company can look back on many years of market presence. Amazon’s quotas have always been stable and above average . The quota key is around 94 percent, which means that the provider can be found in the upper middle field in comparison.
In very important football matches, it goes even higher. There was a slight drop in betting odds in the framing areas, but not in a dramatic form. Amazon deserves a special praise in the test for the live bets. The mathematical payment approach here is often 91 to 92 percent.
Shortly before the start of the game, there are only slight fluctuations in the odds . An early submission of tips is still recommended and brings a few additional euros here and there. According to our Amazon experience, there are no special focus on favorites or outsiders. Below we want to randomly pull out some bookmaker betting odds for you. You can make up your own mind.
In our experience with Amazon, the payment offer can be viewed as somewhat double-edged. The positive facts: Amazon supports the majority of common transfer methods. The popular eWallet PayPal, however, is no longer available, as with almost all of its competitors. It is also encouraging that all money transfers are processed free of charge. No user has to expect hidden costs. Deposits are generally possible between 10 and 1,000 euros per transaction. This applies to all payment methods.
Overall, the transfer offer is quite extensive. The bookmaker not only focuses on the main payment methods, but also has less common options in the portfolio. The Visa and MasterCard credit cards, including the associated debit versions, are of course standard. Bank deposits can be accelerated with the direct booking system of Sofortüberweisung or via Trustly. The prepaid codes of the Paysafecard can of course also be used. The eWallets Neteller and Skrill and Skrill 1-Tap are available as PayPal alternatives. There are also the options ecoPayz, giropay and zimpler.
Payments are generally made using the payment method, provided this is technically possible. For example, anyone who has paid in with the Paysafecard must normally request their winnings via bank channels. It is important that the recipient account is always in the name of the customer. Furthermore, the transfer can only be made to the account, which may have been used for the deposit in advance. The minimum payment amount is ten euros . Note: Amazon is entitled to charge a service fee of two euros for withdrawals of less than 30 euros. A maximum limit is not specified in the general terms and conditions, but can be set individually by the betting provider at any time.
The withdrawal requests are usually processed the day after the application. A Skrill payment, for example, takes between 24 and 48 hours in our experience. Bank transfers usually reach the customer within three to five working days , although Amazon itself specifies a period of six to eight working days.
It should be noted that each customer must successfully pass the legitimation check before the first profit request . Amazon checks the player’s identity using the so-called KYC documents. Every user must submit a photo ID (passport, driver’s license, ID card) and a newer address confirmation (utility bill, registration certificate).
Website and app
We come to a positive detail in the Amazon test. It is not without reason that the performance has been described as outdated, difficult, and out of date in the experience reports of recent years. The unattractive homepage was certainly the most important reason for the relegation of the online bookmaker. However, this is a thing of the past. Amazon is launching a brand new, modern website that can withstand the highest demands. We literally did a great job for the programmers. The operator guidance is very simple. All navigation routes are self-explanatory.
Basically, Amazon does not take any risks when it comes to the layout, but relies on the familiar sports betting look in a customer-friendly manner. This means that the disciplines are clearly arranged on the left edge of the picture. In the submenus you can go to the countries, leagues and competitions. Even beginners will find their way around in no time. In the betting slip, it is easy to switch between single, combination and system bets.
Of course, the tips can also be placed by any user via smartphone or tablet . Customers have access to the entire betting program on the go, without any restrictions. The mobile Amazon app also contains all important side functions. The new players can register on the go . Deposits and withdrawals can be made with just a few touches of the screen. In terms of design, the Amazon app deserves grades similar to the desktop version.
Technically, Amazon relies on an optimized website variant in HTML5 format, i.e. a web app. A download is not necessary . This has the advantage for customers that the end device can be changed at any time. It is sufficient to select the mobile homepage in the browser. The desired bets can be placed immediately after login. In the Amazon test, the app was shown to be compatible with iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone.
Service and security
The long-term presence on the market speaks for Amazon. Even if things have gone a bit haywire in recent years, the bookmaker has maintained its seriousness at all times. The brand is now owned by NEG Group Limited based in Malta. Associated with this was the change of license from Gibraltar to the Maltese supervisory authority. With the EU approval of the Mediterranean state, Amazon has now taken another step up the seriousness ladder. The approval of the Malta Gaming Authority alone is sufficient to verify the security of the online provider beyond any doubt. Furthermore, Amazon has a seal of approval from NMI + Gaming.