Reviewing Bovada couldn’t have been any easier due to the fact that Bovada isn’t new to the industry. Bodog announced in 2011 that the entire brand would be exiting the US market to focus on other markets. The Morris Mohawk Gaming Group was running the operations for Bodog.eu until their brand license expired. The MMGG was forced to move to a new brand and chose Bovada, but I want to make it clear that players will have the same experience as they did on Bodog due to the software remaining the same.
Bovada is a new name, however it is backed by one of the leaders in the industry - check out all the great benefits of this site:
- Site Established in 2011
- Get 100% Bonus up to $1000
- US Players Accepted
- Specializes in Sports, Poker, and Casino
- Great Traffic Pool
- Minimum Deposits in Low Increments
- Reputed to Maintain Great Customer Service
If you’ve ever gambled at Bodog before you’ll immediately recognize the software when you visit Bovada. Old Bodog.eu accounts still work on the new Bovada site and new players from the United States are welcome to join as well. Bovada is strictly operating in the US market right now although that will change in 2012, as Bovada has expansion plans in South America and other regions.
Bovada Bonuses & Promotions
Every gambling site offers bonuses and promotions to attract new players and retain loyal players. Bovada is no different from their competitors and players can expect to earn various bonuses and promotions while gambling at Bovada. Right now the only promotions running at Bovada include a weekly racebook rebate plus a bad beat + royal flush jackpot in the poker room.
- Bovada Sportsbook Bonus – 20% Free Bet up to $100 Max with a 3x Rollover.
- Bovada Poker Bonus – 100% Bonus up to $1000 (Earn Poker Points to Clear Bonus).
- Bovada Casino Bonus – 100% Bonus up to $500 (Slots) or 100% Bonus up to $200 (Other Games).
As you can see from the list above Bovada offers sign-up bonuses to everyone. There are no bonus codes needed for the poker or sportsbook sign-up bonus, but there is a bonus code needed for the Bovada Casino bonuses. The bonus code for the slot bonus from Bovada is “Slots500” and the bonus code for the regular casino bonus is “Casino200”. Bovada Poker will release the poker bonus as you earn Poker Points and it takes a total of 5000 Poker Points to release the entire $1000 bonus.
Bovada Sportsbook Guide
Sports bettors will be able to start betting online with Bovada for as little as $1 per bet. Bovada lists the betting limits in their help section and most types of bets have a maximum bet of $500 or $1000 although there are a few exceptions. Not only can bettors use the online sportsbook to place wagers, bettors will also be able to wager on their iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device. Bovada also has one of the top live betting platforms where bettors can wager on sports as they’re being played live.
Bovada is a US centric sportsbook and therefore the sportsbook focuses on US sports more so than others. Bovada offers sharp low juice lines for the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, NCAAF, NCAAB, UFC/MMA, Boxing, Racing, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Snooker, Darts, Cricket, Rugby, Horse Racing, Entertainment and several other sports. You can place every type of bet imaginable using the simple Bet Slip located at the top right of every page of the Bovada Sportsbook (Moneyline, Point Spread, Parlay, Teaser, Props, Futures & Others).
Bovada Poker Guide
Bovada Poker runs on the same software that Bodog Poker uses and the quality is excellent as long as you don’t mind some of the new features that have been implemented such as the 100% anonymous poker room. Poker players won’t have any idea who they are playing against at Bovada Poker and this is designed to make the games better for casual poker players that simply want to have fun rather than grind the tables for hours on end.
Five poker games are available at Bovada Poker including Omaha (Hi & Hi/Lo), 7 Card Stud (Hi & Hi/Lo) and Texas Holdem. You can play fixed limit poker, no limit poker and pot limit poker games at a range of stakes (Micro – Medium). The traffic pool at Bovada is great and you can play poker 24/7 without worrying about not finding a game. Bovada Poker is great for cash game players and tournament players, as there are numerous MTT’s and big freeroll tournaments held every month in the poker room.
Bovada Casino Guide
If you live in the United States and want a true Las Vegas experience from an online casino you should check out Bovada. There are only about 125 games in the casino, but many of the games (Slots / Video Poker) are unique to the Bovada/Bodog casino. You won’t be able to play some of the slots and video poker machines in any other casino than Bovada if you live in the United States. Players will still be able to play their favourites including dozens of great table and card games.
Bovada Casino provides many of the games in an instant play flash casino although to enjoy the full suite of games you should visit the Bovada site and download the software to your computer. You can play every game at Bovada for real money, but some of the games can be played with play money as well including slots, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, war, sic bo and more. Read over the game guides at Bovada if you need to refresh your memory on some of the rules of a certain game.
Bovada Customer Service
When the MMGG operated under the Bodog brand in the USA they built a reputation of offering great customer service. The same support team will be coming over to provide 24/7 customer service for players at Bovada. There are multiple toll-free phone numbers you can call, there is a live chat system that you can use and Bovada also provides an online contact form. If you don’t need immediate assistance you can fill-in the quick contact form and Bovada support will email you back as soon as they can.
Funding and withdrawing money from your Bovada account is simple due to the all-in-one cashier. You can move funds freely around the poker room, casino and sportsbook at Bovada. The deposit options provided at Bovada right now include MyPayLinQ, Rapid Transfer, Visa (Gift Cards, Credit Cards & Debit Cards). Withdrawal can be processed through MyPayLinQ, Rapid Transfer or Check only. Checks take a few weeks, but you’ll receive your payments on time like clockwork from Bovada, which is what counts the most. Minimum deposits are extremely low and there are no fees unless you deposit using your Visa Credit Card (4.9% Fee).