Bovada Poker is part of the Bodog brand which includes an online sportsbook, online racebook and online casino. Bovada has a gaming license from the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, located in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, Canada. Bovada Poker was launched in late 2011, but uses the same poker software as Bodog, which has been around since 2004.
Here’s the real deal about the “New Name”: In December 2011 Bodog moved all their US poker players to the new brand “Bovada” which seems to be a combination of the words BOdog and neVADA. So now they have their own US brand which can concentrate with helping players in the USA. It was a very smooth transition with very few player complaints. The software is identical to Bodog, just a different name. The reason for this move was probably due to their Bodog UK gambling license. Basically they separated the Bodog brand from the US market, at least on paper! But we all know the truth that it’s clearly still Bodog.
Bovada Poker Software and Games
The Bovada poker software allows you to make use of helpful features such as player notes, statistics, the ability to block from chat and hide avatars. You are able to customize your game by resizing tables, choosing your table felt color or playing in full screen mode. You are able to play up to four tables at one time. Make use of the Quick Seat option to get you seated and playing in no time.
Players can choose from a good selection of online poker games including Texas hold’em, Omaha, Omaha hi/lo, seven card stud, seven card stud hi/lo and five card stud. There are cash games to suit everyone from $2 to $2,000. There are multiple types of tournaments offered every day, including turbo tournaments, re-buy tournament, guaranteed prize pool tournaments, satellite tournaments, qualifier tournaments and freeroll tournaments.
Bovada Bonuses and Promotions
New players at Bovada Poker can grab the 100% match deposit bonus on their first deposit at the poker room up to $1,000. In addition, new players are given access to six exclusive free shots at the Sunday $100K guaranteed tournaments. If you earn 2,000 points or more in one month, Bodog will double your monthly total. Nothing lessens the sting of a bad beat than a bonus for just that – enjoy the rewards of the Bad Beat bonus. If you hit a Royal Flush, Bovada will award you with 50 x the big blind up to $200. For only 25 poker points you can qualify for the $15,000 freerolls. Every Sunday you can take part in the $100,000 guaranteed for as little as $1. You will earn poker points just for playing at Bovada. These points can be accumulated and then converted into cash.
Customer Service Support
If you have any questions when playing at Bovada Poker you can access the FAQ section on their website. If you do not find the answer to your question in that section or you require more help, you can contact their customer service team which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can be contacted via email, telephone and instant live chat.
You can make a deposit at Bovada Poker via a number of convenient methods. These include Credit Card, Money transfer, Rapid transfer and MyPaylinQ
Cashouts can be made by Check, bank wire, Money transfer or Rapid transfer.