Review of Bovada’s Sportsbook
There are buy-in levels for everyone, and it is very possible to win a lot of money in one day for a minimal investment. Sundays and Wednesdays are especially large on Bovada, and they offer numerous special tournaments that are not available on other days of the week. Bovada is known for being a little light on the promotional side of things when it comes to their poker room. The main reward for poker players on Bovada is the poker points. The points can then be traded in for either poker tournament tickets, casino bonuses, or sports bonuses.
The sports bonus is a fresh new edition and is a great idea because a lot of poker players happen to bet on sports as well.
If we were tasked with improving the promotions on Bovada, we would implement a tiered VIP system that gives players incentive to play more. As it stands right now, Bovada is dead last in the poker industry when it comes to giving frequent players rewards, and this is a direct result of their controversial business plan of appealing to strictly recreational players.
Another way they could greatly improve the poker tournaments on their site is to bring back the tournament leader board. They used to give amazing prizes for the best poker players on the site, but they got rid of this feature back in for some reason. For example, after the latest update, the font in the lobby is now blurry and nearly unreadable from a short distance.
They also changed the tables so that they cannot be sized as small as they used to. They most likely did this to keep professional players from playing a lot of tables at once. However, this logic would be silly on their part as the site maximum for number of tables running at once is still set at One great thing about this poker room is that even though the servers crash often and tournaments get cancelled before they are finished, they successfully pay everyone the money that their chip stack was worth.
We have experienced this firsthand at least 5 times, and are comfortable in saying that Bovada will always strive to make these refunds correctly and quickly. Outside of all these flaws, we will say that the tables are aesthetically pleasing. They come with numerous options for table color, card colors, and animations. We also enjoy the rare feature called the Rabbit Cam. This is an option that anyone can utilize to see what card WOULD have come on the turn or river if the betting had continued.
While this does not serve any functional purpose, some players think it is fun to see what would have been if they stayed in the hand. Although Bovada is the number one poker site available to American players right now, they still have some improvements that they can make. While we enjoy their tournament selection, easy games and large player base, we really wish that they would improve their aging software and skimpy promotions. We fear that they are not attempting to fix the issues they have, as they mainly hurt frequent and professional players.
Their company motto has been to appeal to recreational players for quite some time now. Luckily for them, they do not have much competition in the US online poker market. This means that recreational players will most likely have a large website that caters to their needs for many years to come.
Bovada has several offers running at the moment, for both casino and sportsbook customers. The slots rollover is 25x on both the deposit and bonus. This is very reasonable given that most other casinos are in the x range. You cannot clear the offer playing single deck blackjack, double deck blackjack, baccarat, sic bo, craps, roulette or any mini game.
Everything else appears to be fair game. This is a cash back and reload bonus offer. You can later exchange those points for cash. Get paid for playing blackjack on the weekends. Make your way to the tables to play blackjack, roulette, craps, baccarat, war, etc. This is available only on Thursdays and it has a 20x rollover. This is their exclusive VIP rewards program. Members will receive weekly deposit bonus offers, personalized service, cash rewards, expedited payouts, and more.
This is good for both the sportsbook and horses race book. This has a 5x rollover. Bovada lets you use this offer in their casino, too, in which case it has a 30x rollover on both your deposit and bonus.
Earn money on every friend or family member you send to Bovada. That wraps up their current offers. But these do change often, so we recommend bookmarking their promotions page, as well as getting signed up to their email newsletter. You get one free check cash out per month. The sucky thing is they charge a 4.
This pales in comparison to some of the fees Ignition charges for plastic which starts at 5. But we understand this is difficult for sites like Bovada to do. That said, Bovada has a reputation for delivering cash outs faster than any other US gambling site. Some people might even say that — when compared to their competitors — the fact that Bovada pays their customers their winnings is impressive.
If you have any questions about banking, the games, promotions or anything else, you can reach Bovada by email or by phone at Like we said earlier, Bovada is easily one of, if not the best gambling site for American gamblers.
Unfortunately, they currently exclude players from five states as seen in the image below. Check out our full BetOnline review here. Bovada has a long, positive history of running fair bets and games. They have a reputation for paying their players, and paying them fast.
So, while Bovada does have a few shortcomings, they darn near look like benefits or perks compared to what many of their competitors offer. This review was made by: One of the tricky things about online gambling is navigating the sea of online gambling sites. Which is why we recommend Bovada. Casino Games, Variations and Mobile Options. Bank Heist Reel Crime 2: Bonus deuces wild Bonus poker Bonus poker deluxe Deuces wild Double bonus poker Double double bonus poker Double double jackpot poker Double jackpot poker Jacks or better — 1, 3, 10 and 52 hands Joker poker Loose deuces.
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Pro bookies are better off elsewhere but I can still layoff and spread on this EZ site. Richard Johns 30 May No craps! They may feel the same about me, but I was really trying to be fair and reasonable. I had a bet that was originally settled as "void", when it should have been settled as a "win"; therefore, my winnings were not available for me to bet. Eventually, it was settled as a "win" and funds were added to my account.
This poor review is not about losing money. I won some and lost some; lost more than I won. But anyone who gambles like this, knows that they are much more likely to lose than to win.
Yet they were still unwilling to work with me to resolve the matter and keep my business. My issue is with their poor customer service and poor business decision Reply. I tried to withdraw my money and my bank wouldnt accept their check.
I asked to be issued a new check or to have the money put back on my account and they said no. Essentially they just kept my money. Can only imagine how rich they've gotten by writing faulty checks and keeping the money. I emailed and called and was told theirs nothing they can do, aim just out the money Reply.
Sandy 22 Feb Reply: I have a suggestion, the same thing happened to me they refused to cash the check at any of my banks, so what i did was deposite it through the ATM and it posted to my account with no trouble at all.
Money Bags 1 Feb Reply: This site is terrible. Played with practice money to see what the big deal was, knew right away it was a scam. Complete ripoff and their customer service is terrible to boot! Dirtyrock 23 Jan I ask them to send me a copy of the locense from the company that regulates them.
They disable my account. Stay away from this ripoff of a site. They lie, cheat and steal and never process your withdrawal in the time they say they will. Billy 25 Jan Reply: I had the same thing happen to me. Stay away from this site. It is terrible and so is their customer service. I have hours of video proof and every log from my play to show how rigged their entire system is. Definitely a sham of a site.
Tommy 18 Jan Bovada is horrible save your money. Their poker is a scam. Blackjack is horrible and good luck trying to withdrawal your money. Totally bogus site save your money Reply. Blackjack Master 24 Jan Reply: All the results are pre determined based off previous betting patterns. I ask for a copy of their license from the company that regulates them and they disabled my account.
Good luck getting any money from them if you do accidentally win some money. They lie cheat and steal from their customers so play at your own risk.
Poker Legend 19 Jan Reply: Their site is horrible! Blackjack is a complete sham. They have no license from a regulated company to oversee their operation so they make the rules as they go. Playing nothing but blackjack. I have had ZERO winning sessions. Dealer averages about 6 blackjacks to my 1. This site is so rigged. They cheat and have no license from a actual regulator so they make rules as they go and answer to no one.
Stay away from this scam of a site! Stay away from this scam unless you like your money stolen. Dollar dollar bills 13 Dec Reply: This site is a complete sham.
Blackjack is so obviously rigged. Anytime you double, you get a low card and dealer gets 20 or Anytime you split, the dealer ends up beating all 3 hands or tying your hands. There random number generator has a built in pattern recognition software that pre determines each hand. I have hours of videos and thousand of hands of logs that prove how big of cheats this site is.
Their blackjack is a complete scam. They have a built in algorithm in their random number generator that they use and it basically steals your money.
First Timer 15 Dec Reply: Dealer getting 21 and 21, multiple blackjacks to my one total. I doubled down 3 times and ended up with 13 once, 15, once and 21, the one time I doubled and got 21, the dealer tied me with a 6,7, and a 8.
Talk about a complete scam and ripoff! I recommend to stay away from this site. Poker savant 26 Oct Lol!! Stay away from this scam of a site especially their blackjack tables. I had a run of 14 hands where I got dealt a hard 12, 13, 15, and 16 every hand where the dealer got dealt a 20 or How is that random, which they tell me every time I contact them about their rigged software.
Surely out of the hundred of sessions, I could walk away net positive at least once. Stay away from these cheating lying thieves. Their customer service sucks also. Whole site is a big fraud. I also know of a friend who plays. Casino goer for 25 years 25 Oct Stay away from this site unless you like people stealing your money.
The whole site is rigged and not like you would think the house gets it share at regular casinos. They create algorithms based off your betting pattern and then hit a switch and then you are screwed. They are a fraud and need to be shut down.
They are a fraud and will steal from you and laugh all the way to the bank. Tell me how random that is?! Blackjack Dealer 25 Oct Bovada is such a scam. Their blackjack is a complete joke. They are cheating thieves and will not send you any information on who regulates them. Stay away unless you like throwing away your money. Card whiz 23 Oct Stay away from this site. These thieves are such a scam!
They are not regulated by any company so they can steal and make up their own rules as they go without any repercussions. Do not play this site. Their blackjack game is a complete sham unless you like playing 12 and 13s against face cards all day. Such a rigged site! They also lie about recent winners names and amounts they put up.
So I decided to up my bet The other 4 hands they got 14, 15, or 16 and guess what While every time I got bust hands, guess what Such a rigged cheating system. There is nothing random about it. Stay away from this site! Steve 25 Oct Reply: I also had a similar situation. Every time I had two tens or two aces, I ended up somehow losing to a It seems they reel you in by letting you win on straight hands sometimes even big , then throw down the cheat hammer and steal from you the next 10 hands.
Once licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission but operating in blatant disregard for U. The poker offering at Ignition turned out to be a clone of the Bovada client, which led many to believe that the room was still under the same ownership but with the proverbial banners simply replaced.
Now, the Bovada brand is back, while the Ignition skin carries on as well. Bovada, which operated in violation of U. On Wednesday, the company sent an email to customers in the three states that offer regulated online poker in the U.