Bovada was created for USA residents who had previously played at the world famous Bodog brand, and of course new USA customers who want to enjoy the same level of quality as Bodog brought to the online poker, casino and sports betting industry.
The Bovada.lv site runs exactly like Bodog did. Same bonuses, same promotions, same games. USA residents who go to Bodog.com or Bodog.eu will be redirected to Bovada.lv with information and instructions. Non-USA residents who try to access Bovada.lv will be redirected to Bodog.eu
Bovada (formerly Bodog for USA players) has their own software, as an independent poker room. Software is just as speedy as it was at Bodog. Players can get on four tables at once. The software is easily customized to fit individual player taste when it comes to things like felt color, etc.
Players who do not like to be “data mined” will enjoy the “anonymous tables” at Bovada. Bovada and their old site, Bodog, were the first online poker rooms to feature anonymous tables, and it has been quite popular with recreational players who want to take away the advantage of the grinders who have 3rd party programs that accumulate statistics on opponents and thereby give a bit of advantage.
Bovada Poker offers Holdem, Omaha, 7 card stud, and 5 card stud. The cash game traffic is not great, but no limit holdem games are plentiful. Limit games are active up through $30/$60 or so. Very high limit and nose bleed no limit stakes are pretty bare, but for low and mid stake grinders who excel at holdem, this site is a very good choice.
We have a Bovada No Deposit Bonus of $25 for members and visitors to take advantage of. If a player goes on to deposit, they can get 110% up to $1100 in bonus dollars. The bonuses are some of the easiest clearing bonuses around.
24/7 Phone and Email support. The email support is excellent. For players who just feel the need to talk to a live person, they can call 1-888-263-0000. The email support address is email@example.com
Since Bovada is the USA facing brand, players can deposit with Visa with decent success rates. Players can also use a service listed as “Rapid Transfer”. This is MoneyGram. Money Gram is available at tons of locations, including practically any Walmart and lots of gas stations, etc. Finally, if your Visa does not work and you do not want to go down to a physical location to send a deposit off, then MyPayLinQ is available. It is a 3rd party processor that works similar to Paypal. If your Visa does not work with Bovada, then you will have a much better chance of depositing to MyPayLinQ, and then depositing from MyPayLinQ to your Bodog account.
Bovada pays cashouts to USA residents through either check by courier (usually takes a week to get the check) or MyPayLinQ, and then you can withdraw from MyPayLinQ. If you do not mind paying a stiff fee, then cashouts via Western Union are an option. Cashing out $1000 will incur a $75 fee, and cashouts higher than $1000 will cost you $150.
Bovada is going to offer the same excellent service as customers were used to at Bodog. These guys have been in business for years, and that experience translates into a very good customer experience for their players. If you are a USA resident looking for a USA poker, casino or sports betting site, Bovada is one of the best choices.
As limited as choices are for USA residents these days, it is very nice to have a brand that allows you to play anything from poker to sports to craps, all with one account. Bovada allows you to do that, and there is no drop off between products. Top notch, no matter what product you are using on their site.