Originally a spin-off of the Bodog gaming brand, Bovada Sportsbook – its name a portmanteau of Bodog and Nevada we believe – is now independently owned and operated by the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group. The site exclusively serves the North American market, so from its use of USD as the primary transaction currency of its player accounts (it does directly accept Bitcoin too it’s interesting to note) to the core categories offered in its online sportsbook it should be clear if you should initially consider being buddies with Bovada to meet your needs.
Welcome Bonus & Promotions
$250 Sign-Up Bonus
50% match deposit bonus up to $250.
Bonus Key Qualifying Criteria: New online customers only, 18+. 50% match deposit bonus up to $250. Once your deposit is processed, your bonus will be available for wagering within 30 minutes. This bonus can only be redeemed on your FIRST DEPOSIT. Rollover is the total handle you would need to meet in order to be able to cash out your bonus, balance, and any winnings you’ve accrued. Whether your wagers result in a win or a loss, each wager contributes towards handle and the rollover that is required. You can view the rollover requirement for each bonus through the My Rewards page. Under ‘Available Bonuses’ you will find a list of all bonuses available to redeem and the applicable terms and conditions. Rollover is 5X the bonus amount in Sports and Horses. So to earn the headline $250 bonus you will need to deposit $500. Then in order to withdraw any winnings you must wager (bet) 5 x ($500+$250)= $3,750. There ARE wagering requirements for any winnings. You must wager 5 X (deposit + bonus) before withdrawing any winnings from the bonus.
Bovada has over many sports sections covering most sporting events that are happening around the globe 24/7.
Bovada odds are renowned.
Bovada Stats and Form
Bovada Sportsbook provides a packed stats package including match previews and articles.
Extras & Features
Bovada Live Betting
See Bovada Sportsbook site for details on Bovada Live Betting.
Layout & Usability
The Bovada site is a multiverse of betting entertainment, but just a click of its neat main menu helps you quickly focus in on its Sports (or Horses) sites to serve up your sporting options. The immediate impression whether you plump for the Sportsbook or Racebook is of a very clean and modern layout that’s both easy on the eye and intuitive to navigate through whether you access Bovada from a desktop or mobile browser.
A convenient submenu system allows simple selection of sports categories that cover the usual suspects for North American sports fans, plus a wider spectrum of options that brings much deeper coverage of the world of sport than we’ve seen at many of Bovada’s immediate competitors in the American market. Curious to dabble in Gaelic sports, e-sports or volleyball? Bovada Sports can happily oblige.
Bovada Sports is also worthy of praise in comparison to rivals such as BetOnline and 5Dimes by virtue of its smarter bet selection and placement functionality. It follows the example of leading European operators with very intuitive clicking of advertised odds to effortlessly compile a virtual, pop-up Bet Slip which can then be easily edited before finally placing your approved wagers.
It’s very quick to use and makes the whole experience significantly more fun than a lot of its main competitors. In-play betting is also well handled, and features good signalling of price changes to alert you to movements in markets that might suddenly get your juices flowing.
Mobile & Tablet
Bovada is easy to play on your Smartphone’s browser.
Deposit Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer and Bitcoin
Withdrawal Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer and Bitcoin
Bovada offers excellent 24/7 support, 7 days a week. Bovada uses Chat, Email, Web Message, Phone and Post.
Bovada Sports is undoubtedly one of the better online sportsbooks that caters for North American players. The attention to good design and intuitive user controls makes bet selection, bet slip editing and bet placement pretty much effortless, and really puts some clear water between it and its main rivals. The ability to enjoy Bovada’s other betting entertainments with the single player account is the cherry on the top, so if you’re resident in North American and looking for some online wagering fun, you owe it to yourself to take Bovada Sports for a little test drive.