Bovada was established by MMGG in 2011 right after their leading brand Bodog was forced out of the US. Serving a very market-strategic role, they mainly focus on the American market and as of very recently on the Asian as well. Building upon Bodog's reputation, they offer one of the most popular poker rooms in the States along with a rich slot library, featuring anything from classic three-reel games to the latest story-telling i-slots. New players will be excited to find a truly unrivaled sign-up offer but won't be as excited on the way out. Bovada have some of the heftiest withdrawal fees in the entire iGaming industry.
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Signing up for Bovada
Creating an account with Bovada Casino only takes about a minute. In a single-page form, you’d have to provide basic account and personal information. Name, date of birth, email and password. You’d also have to verify your phone number and select an account currency. Keep in mind once selected, you won’t be able to change it afterward. So make sure you chose the currency you’re planning to make payments in to avoid any currency exchange fees. Once you enter all information, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Follow the link to activate your account and you’re ready to go.
New players get to double their initial deposits with two match bonuses up to a staggering $3,000. The first one is capped at $1,000 and so is the second one, but it can be claimed twice. The staking requirements are quite low for such a big offer – only 25x the amount of the bonus and all but Live Dealer and Craps games contribute towards the requirements.
Bitcoin deposit bonus
Newcomers depositing bitcoins get an even bigger deposit boost of up to $3,750. Again, the first three deposits get doubled up to $1,250 each and the wagering requirements remain the same – 25x the bouns.
Slot players will be delighted to find a dozen 10-minute races running on a number of games every single day. The rules are simple. Gather as many points as possible within the time limit and top the leaderboard to win up to a $20 bonus prize. Once the bonus is played through 5 times, players can withdraw their winnings.
Players get to choose between two account currencies USD and bitcoins, and unfortunately, the only alternative to e-wallets are vouchers, which can be used for depositing and withdrawing funds. All withdrawal requests are processed within 48 hours, meaning card payments may take up to 5 business days to get cleared and bitcoins – up to 48 hours in total. Withdrawal fees, however, are quite disappointing. First non-bitcoin withdrawals within 90 days are free of charge, but any additional is charged with a fixed fee of $100. Bitcoin withdrawals are free only when all funds have been played through. Otherwise, players are charged with a 10% fee.
Games & Software
The slot collection Bovada has to offer counts about 300 titles, the majority of which are developed by the Finnish game studio Rival Games. They are best known for their pioneering storytelling series As the Reels Turn, which unfold a soap opera story over the course of three games, each of seven or so episodes. Players progress through the storyline by going through a number of bonus games, which unlock new characters and increasingly engaging ways of winning. There are of course plenty of more conventional slots like the futuristic Cyberpunk City featuring a random progressive jackpot, the comics romance Forbidden Slot that is brimming with free spins and Gold Rush Gus, featuring three jackpot games.
The Virtual Casino offers a dedicated section for Blackjack players with popular titles like Classic and Classic Double Deck Blackjack, as well as the casino’s special extended version Zappit Blackjack. In the Table Games section, players can further find popular Roulette tables, incl. European and American Roulette, as well as Craps, the oriental Teen Pati, and Caribbean Stud and Caribbean Hold’em poker with jackpot pools.
When it comes down to Poker, Bovada is probably one of the biggest Poker Stars rivals with tons of busy tables for Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo. It features a great desktop client with many special features like table switching after folding and automatic calculations of the winning odds that make it an excellent choice for beginners and advanced players alike. The Live Casino is equally attractive offering over a dozen low- and high-stake Blackjack tables, complemented by a couple of European and American Roulette tables and a few Baccarat rooms, incl for Super 6.
As the Reels Turn Episode 1 by Rival Games – a five-reel game with 15 paylines, featuring Casino El Paradiso symbols that further unlock the story. Ivan the fish awards ten free spins in combinations of three and during the bonus phase, there is a 3x multipliers on the winnings.
Cyberpunk City by Rival Games – a slot with five reels, 20 paylines and a progressive jackpot. The Red Wild symbol triples all winnings, the Cyborg is an expanding wild that lands only on reel three and the female punk symbol can randomly trigger the jackpot.
Forbidden Slot by Spinomenal – a slot with a 5×3 grid and 15 paylines featuring free spins and many multipliers. Winning combinations with wilds can multiply the bet by up to 10x and scatter combos give ten free spins along with up to 3x the bet.
Gold Rush Gus by Rival Games – a visually pleasing cascading slot with gold and silver coins being the high-paying symbols. Occasionally, non-winning spins will trigger a respin shuffling the grid. Collecting green or red gems triggers the mini-jackpot and blue-white gem drops the major jackpot.
Golden Buffalo by Aristocrat – a five-reel slot with 1024 ways of winning and plenty of free spins. The mountain symbol is wild and lands on the third reel only, substituting for all symbols, and the gold coin symbol drops up to 20 free spins in five-of-a-kind combos.
Mobile App Download
Bovada runs on very light-weight web software to make up for the lack of mobile apps for Android and iOS. In other words, there is a trade-off to be made – slightly slower loading times compared to a native app, at the expense of a full-fledged game library. Given the high-end technology used by the casino’s software developers, all games are well-optimized for mobile play and everything from slots and table games to the live casino runs effortlessly on wide range of devices.
Even though a Bovada mobile app cannot be found on Googe Play, testing showed that the mobile version of the website works well on Android smartphones and tablets running OS 5.0+.
Bovada offers only sports betting app on the App Store, but players with iPad, iPhone or iPad running iOS 6.0 can experience the casino without performance issues on the go.
Bovada offers a very rich Knowledge Base and highly professional 24/7 customer service over email, Live Chat or phone. The casino shares its call center with Bodog and even though the phone number below is not listed on the casino’s website, it is the fastest way of addressing any player issues.
Where is Bovada available?
The casino's main markets include the US, Canada and China.
Is there a desktop client?
The casino offers standalone software for poker players only.
Is the Bovada app on the App Store legit?
All mobile apps bearing the casino's name are provided by third parties and are not official.
What are the withdrawal limits?
The minimum withdrawal amount for Bitcoin, vouchers and fiat currencies is $10 and for checks - $100.
Can I withdraw in bitcoins?
Yes, even players who made non-bitcoin deposits can withdrawal in bitcoins but would need to open a crypto wallet first.
Can players exchange funds?
Yes, the casino has a community feature allowing transfers between players via Zelle.
Is there back betting?
Yes, players can bet on other players when there is a yellow outline on their seats.
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