If the name BOVADA looks and sounds familiar, that's because it is. Bovada is the rebranding of bodog, exclusively for US players.
The owners, Morris Mohawk Gaming Group, previously had a brand name licensing agreement with Bodog Brand, which allowed them to use the name "bodog." As that license expires at the end of 2011, rather than renewing they decided to go in a different direction and re-brand their product for US players to Bovada.
As they state, "Welcome to Bovada - same operator, new name and look," US players of the former bodog site will be able to login with their existing account details with their balance transferred over automatically. The same level of service that was synonymous with the Bodog Brand is promised to continue, as is the great payment options for US players. Players can rest assured that all transactions through Bovada are safe and secure and they offer some of the most popular and successful payment methods for US players.
Whether you want to play slots, table games, online poker, bet on sports or bet on horses Bovada is the place to play for US players.
Raise your game with the best promotions for US players
Ready to be spoiled like a kid in a candy store at Bovada. Much like its predecessor bodog, Bovada is taking good care of its players both new and existing. Whether you're looking to bet on sports, horses, play online slots, blackjack, or sit down for some poker, the promotions are bountiful.
Sportsbetters need not fret, Bovada is taking care of them with a 50% free bet bonus up to $250. With the best sports odds online, Bovada makes it easy for Sports fanatics to place a bet on their favorite teams. If it's a sport, Bovada offers betting lines for it! Get ready for Saturday night NCAA football betting, Sunday NFL football betting, Monday Night Football match ups, UFC fights, Boxing, Hockey, Baseball, NBA basketball and even Tennis, Golf and Rugby.
For the horse racing lovers, Bovada Racebook is your one stop shop for everything horse betting. Offering daily betting on over 60 thoroughbred and and harness racetracks, there will always be a bet to make at Bovada Racebook. Place the usual horse bets - win, place or show, as well as the exotics - exacta, trifecta, superfecta, daily double and pick 3 and 4. Think you can predict the future? Get fixed and future odds on any event including the Breeders Cup and Triple Crown Races.
Bovada hasn't held back when it comes to rewarding Horse Race betting either. Every Tuesday at 3pm EST, players get up to 5% cashback for their Racebook play. For straight wagers, including win, place and show, get 3% cashback. Exotic wagers like Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, Daily Double, Pick 3, Pick 4, Boxes and Wheels, will get players a 5% cashback.
Forming an Account
Starting an account at Bovada is quick and easy to do. Players can quickly sign up to the sportsbook by entering some information and adding a payment method. The process generally takes less than five minutes and once completed opens up a huge range of wagering opportunities to you.
Sports Betting Options
One of the key qualities gamblers look for when joining a new sportsbook is what games are supported. At Bovada there’s a nice variety of game types to choose from, making it easier than ever to place wagers down on your sport of choice. With more than 29 different sporting event types to choose from there is something for most gamblers. From popular game types like basketball, Football and Hockey, to events like Snooker, curling and table tennis, there are plenty of options to select from.
Support for eSports Betting
eSports are quickly becoming a major source of wagering opportunities, and there are many different game titles supported at Bovada. Players can place wagers on Hearthstone matches, League of Legends, Counter-Strike Global Offensive and Starcraft II competitions. Between all these different game types many gaming fans can place wagers on their favorite teams reliably during major events.
Wagering on Worldwide Sporting Events
One of the most entertaining aspects of sports betting is wagering on major worldwide sporting events like the World Cup. This is possible at Bovada and one of the best times to get started with the sportsbook as well. If there’s a major event upcoming, consider becoming a member of the site so that you can start joining on with those wagers.
Mobile is one of the best ways to place sports wagers because you can place them while comfortably watching your favorite games. Take your phone with you to a local sports bar and you can place a wager from there. Fortunately, at Bovada mobile devices are fully supported. Androids, iOS devices and other mobile products should all work nicely with the sportsbook as long as they are newer. This means you can sign into your account, place wagers and enjoy all the features offered by the site without carrying around a laptop.
Is there a Sportsbook App?
No, Bovada does not offer a sportsbook app because the site doesn’t need one. The Bovada sportsbook platform works perfectly in a mobile web browser and makes it easy to place wagers while on the go. As long as you have access to a stable internet connection you should be able to place your sports bets from anywhere.
Using the Odds
Before placing a bet on any sort of sporting event it’s good practice to find out what the odds are around the situation. As a player at Bovada there are plenty of odds available to you for you to look through. Take a look at the different odds concerning the competing teams before placing a wager, and you’ll have more confidence in your decision overall. It’s helpful to know the odds as well because they always affect the payouts being offered for the event.
Placing a Free Bet
There is no free betting option at Bovada, but new players can enjoy a 50% deposit match bonus on their deposit for up to $250 in free money to wager with after they complete their initial deposit to the sportsbook.
The Sportsbook Limits
Bovada offers an excellent range of limits that should satisfy new gamblers and high rollers alike. It’s possible to wager tens of dollars up to tens of thousands depending on the event and what the odds are. That means you can place a wager at a level that you are comfortable with all the time, which is a nice perk of being a member of the sportsbook.
Exploring the Betting Trends
Bovada offers the latest betting trends for different events and sports types. This makes it easy to see how other gamblers are wagering and what option is worth considering. Analytical gamblers will enjoy having all this trend information available to them before making decisions and they should find Bovada to be a real joy to use for that reason.
Support for Bitcoin
At Bovada it’s fully possible to make deposits and withdrawals using Bitcoin and it’s actually encouraged as well. There is a special promotion available just for Bitcoin players at the sportsbook. Players that complete a Bitcoin deposit can get up to a 50% match on their deposit up to $500 from the sportsbook, giving them even more to wager with.
Is there a Sportsbook Forum at Bovada?
One of the pleasures of being a member at some online sportsbooks is talking wither other players at the forum. Bovada doesn’t offer a forum for any of its members, but the sportsbook works hard to create a social environment that’s enjoyable for players to be a member of. There are many independent forums where Bovada members chat as well.
For the US casino player in you, receive a generous 100% match bonus up to $2000 on Slots (code: SLOTS500) and up to $1000 on table games (code: GAMES250). Existing players are also treated to some freebies, as every week on Monday and Thursday eligible players automatically receive comp's for their gameplay. The more you play, the more comp's you receive just like they do in Vegas. The best part is there is no rollover to these comp's and can be cashed out if you so choose.
Last but not least, online poker promotions at Bovada's poker room. New US poker players are entitled to a 100% match bonus up to $1000 on their first deposit.
Refer A Friend Cash Bonus
Bovada.LV sportsbook is so confident that you and all your friends will love their service, they are offering a fantastic Refer A Friend Bonus. Anytime you refer a friend to any Bovada product, whether the sportsbook, casino, poker room, or racebook, Bovada.LV will give you 200% of your friend's first deposit up to $100 in bonus. There is no limit to how many friends you can refer and you can easily share the news on social media like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Bovada boasts one of the most solid offerings of deposit methods, with the highest success rates for US players, including major credit cards, MyPaylinQ, gift cards and money wire services. Payouts options for US players are also top notch and processed daily. The Bovada team is constantly working on new payment methods for US players to ensure success of transactions. If you ever have any trouble with a deposit, they have 24/7 customer service to assist you.
All transactions at Bovada.lv are safe and secure. Player information is protected through the use of multiple firewalls and is even internally restricted to upper level management at Bovada.
Bovada Customer Service
As Bovada will be using the same customer service team as previously at bodog, players are in luck. Quick, professional and informative customer service is just a phone call, chat or email away with Bovada.
Bovada customer service can be reached 24/7 by phone at 1-888-263-000 or for specific products:
- Sportsbook: 1-866-591-0083
- Poker: 1-866-909-ACES (1-866-909-2237)
- Casino: 1-866-234-1324
- Racebook: 1-877-GIDDY-UP (1-877-443-3987)