No, Jeff Bezos hasn't moved into the online casino business (at least not yet). Amazon Slots refers to the Amazon rainforest theme of the property, which features characters that look a bit like something you might see in Angry Birds frolicking in colourful backgrounds.
It's quite a nice-looking site, and has also been around for some years now. It's part of the Jumpman Gaming family of UK online casinos, a company that dates back about 10 years now and has dozens of smaller-scale slot parlour properties such as this one online.
So what makes Amazon Slots special? Aside from the appealing look, it offers a trophy system (which can lead to real rewards) and a good variety of ongoing promotions. Today's post will clear out the underbrush so you can see exactly what it has to offer.
Available Games and Software
Slots and bingo are the main attractions here, but Amazon Slots does also have a very small collection of casino table games.
The total game collection clocks in at about 900, and all but about 20 of these are slots. Among the featured slots here are Medallion Megaways, a six-reel slot from Fantasma Games that boasts over 46,000 ways to win, and the relatively new Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs. The game collection is a nice overall mix of interesting games from smaller publishers and the bigger-name licensed titles that really catch people's attention. There are about 40 progressive jackpot games as well, headlined by Microgaming favourite Mega Moolah.
There are also 10 bingo games, several of which run daily. There are two free games, though the prizes are only £1 and £5. The big kahuna here is Bingo Millions, which has a top prize of £1.5 million to the lucky winner.
The casino game collection is quite thin, but there are two varieties of blackjack and 20p roulette if you care for a little change-up. Two varieties of live roulette are also on offer.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
Visa, Maestro, MasterCard and Paysafecard are accepted here, as you would expect. Amazon Slots is a bit thin on e-wallet support, however, accepting only PayPal for deposits. The minimum deposit is £10 with any of the above methods.
Withdrawals are available by all of the above methods save Paysafecard, and possibly MasterCard depending upon your issuer's terms. There is technically no withdrawal minimum, but you will have to place a special request with the support staff to withdraw any amount under £10.
Safety and Security
Amazon Slots makes use of eCOGRA for dispute resolution, which is always good to see.
Bonuses and Player's Club
Amazon Slots has a couple of offers for new players - a first deposit bonus package that includes free spins, and a "double cashback" offer available during your first month of play.
A minimum deposit of £10 with a new account lets you spin the Mega Reel, which can return a variety of prizes. Most of these are free spins at various slots, with the largest prize being 500 spins at Starburst. It's also possible to win a £10 Amazon gift voucher, but the most likely prize is 20 free spins at one game or another. There is a 65x wagering requirement as well as a cap of £8 winnings for each 10 spins you receive.
How does the "double cashback" offer for new players work? Amazon Slots players get an automatic cashback percentage depending on their tier level in the loyalty program. For your first 31 days, that cashback amount is doubled. You'll start out with 1% cashback with this bonus, and can move up to 2% at the second tier level and eventually 20% if you become a VIP within your first month of play. The best news is, there's no wagering requirement attached to the cashback that you receive - it's a pure loss rebate!
Since we've mentioned the first month cashback, we might as well cover the loyalty scheme. There are five tiers, and your daily cashback amount goes up with each tier - 0.5%, 1%, 3%, 5% and 10%. You also get an increasing amount of free spins per month with each tier, ranging from 5 to 20. And each tier gets their own unique birthday bonus gift. Once you hit the maximum tier, you'll get another free Mega Reel spin for each deposit you make that exceeds £20. Just keep in mind that any free spins you get do have that 65x wagering requirement attached to them, and there is a £250 maximum winnings cap.
Interestingly, your initial tier placement is based on your deposit amount that month rather than your play. You'll need to deposit at least £101 to get to the second level, and at least £5,000 to get to the highest level. However, there is a monthly wagering requirement to maintain your tier level. This is equal to the minimum deposit for the Expert and Pro levels, but it steps up to £5,000 for the VIP level and £20,000 for the Legend level.
There are some other ongoing promotions to take note of here. If you have the largest single spin win amount in a given month, you'll get a bonus £50 dining voucher. From 3-7 PM on Wednesdays is Happy Hour, which brings additional chances to win free spins.
And then there is the trophy system, a collection of 200 achievements to unlock through various activities on the site. Each new level reached earns you another Mega Reel spin, and collecting all 200 nets you a free Amazon voucher.
Is Amazon Slots Worth It?
The usability and design are great, and the slots collection is just fine for a player who wants a good variety and a pleasant experience. The bonuses are so-so due to the high wagering requirements and low winnings caps, but the daily cashback offers can be a considerable boost depending on how you play. Bingo players will also no doubt enjoy the regular free games even if the prizes are small.
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