Bovada is the re-branded Bodog Sportsbook that operates strictly in the USA. Bovada had to stop using the Bodog name at the end of 2011 and moved to the new Bovada brand. Only Americans are able to sign-up to bet with Bovada, but some US state are also restricted from joining the sportsbook due to legal concerns. Bovada is operated by Meadway and the company has been working in the online gaming industry since 2007. Bovada is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Quebec, Canada.
Opening Bonus & Promotions
When you join the Bovada Sportsbook you can earn a free bet worth 20% of your initial deposit for up to $100. As soon as your 1st deposit is completed Bovada will credit your account with the free bet, which you can use whenever you want. Once you bet the free bet you get to keep the winnings only and the winnings have to be rolled over 3 times before you can make a withdrawal.
There are always unique promotions running at the Bovada Sportsbook. With the baseball season heating up right now there are a few great MLB promotions running. The promotions running at the sportsbook typically allow bettors to earn free bets or bonuses by betting on certain games. You can read the fine print of each promotion on the Bovada Sportsbook website, but for the most part the promotions are very straightforward and don’t have many terms.
Range of Markets & Odds
Bovada markets to the United States only and therefore they have an excellent range of markets for US sports. Bovada offers bettors the chance to wager on Football, Hockey, Baseball, Basketball, MMA, Soccer, Boxing, Golf, Tennis, Motor Sports, Rugby, Snooker, Darts, Cricket, Horse Racing, Olympics and Entertainment. Bovada has increased their range of entertainment markets and you can now wager on popular television shows, award shows, elections and business props at the Bovada Sportsbook.
Bovada charges $.20 juice on major sports, which is a bit more than your average bookmaker. However, there aren’t many sites that even accept US bettors nowadays, so you need to work within your options for the time being. You can choose the type of bet you want to place using the Bet Slip at Bovada and the range of bets include straight bets, parlays, round robin bets, if bets, reverse bets and teaser bets.
Bovada uses the same software that Bodog uses and therefore bettors can enjoy all of the same features. Bovada has a great live betting platform that’s very interactive. The platform shows arrows next to the odds to show you whether the odds have been going up or down. Bovada has a lot of soccer in-play markets and they also offer live betting on major US sports.
You can see live scores on the live betting platform as well and there are also some live game stats available. Bovada also offers mobile betting and the web-app is compatible with all major smartphones and tablets. All of the sportsbook’s features are on the mobile betting client including live betting. The bet slip at Bovada is where all the betting takes place. You can view the different types of bets and the potential payouts on bets you want to make using the bet slip on the right side of the screen.
Bovada has email and telephone support available to bettors 24/7. To contact support through email you need to fill-in a contact form on their website, which you can find on the “contact us” page. You can also find the toll-free support telephone numbers on the contact page at Bovada.
The only deposit options that can be used at the Bovada Sportsbook are Credit Cards, Rapid Transfer and MyPayLinQ. Some of you will only be able to use one or two of these options depending upon what state you live in. Credit card deposits have a 4.9% processing fee, so you may want to use one of the alternatives provided by Bovada.