Find out in this Bodog Poker Review how we rate BodogPoker.com. Play Poker at US friendly poker room. New software out this week with great play features
Pay In / Cash Out, Account Management at Bodog Poker
Bodog Poker Security & Reputation
Customer Service & Help Facilities
Systems and Software at Bodog Poker
Bodog Poker Gameplay
Site Traffic at Bodog Poker
Bodog Poker Level of Competition
Tournaments and Freerolls at Bodog Poker
Poker Game Variety Available at Bodog
Bodog Poker Bonuses and Player Rewards
Bodog Poker, part of Bodog Entertainment, is licenced in Kahnawake, Canada. Bodog also holds gambling licenses in Antigua and the UK. Bodog Entertainment is one of the world's fastest growing online media and digital entertainment companies. Around since 1994 Bodog has built up its great reputation for customer service and quick payouts.
A licensing agreement is in place between Bodog & Morris Mohawk Gaming Group for operations & marketing of gaming in North America. Morris Mohawk Gaming Group is located in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, & is licensed to offer gaming to users worldwide.
Bodog Poker's rake is about average for the industry - they rake a maximum of 5% or $3. A no flop, no rake policy applies.
Bodog Poker, Casino, Sportsbook and Racebook uses SSL encryption for online security and their back office processes protect access to your personal and financial data. These guys are pros and have run successfully for over a decade so security (and anti collusion / anti fraud) measures are important to them - and protect you.
Designed in-house, Bodog Multiplayer Poker software is unique.
The download is 31.8MB (about industry average). No Instant Play version is available. The single wallet across sports/poker/casino, etc is fully integrated and you can retrieve your eCash balance, deposit, cash-out or change details anytime.
Bodog Poker customer support is available 24x7 by telephone + 800 1004 2004 or by email (email@example.com). Good FAQ, game rules, player and pro tips and a forum are available on site.
Bodog Poker software is ultra simple and plays very quickly. Multi table play
for up to 3 concurrent tables is available at Bodog but Bodog Poker is not be our top choice for multiple table play. (e.g. Carbon Poker is better). Picture in picture or Multi-window table views are available though. Good features include separate areas for dealer announcements and table chat, Quick Seat in the lobby gets you into a game ultra-fast, the folded hands display - what would have happened, The ability to custom-colour your table (see image below). Bodog Poker also gives good table stats for analysis and the ability to tag & annotate players.
NEW: Bodog Poker's latest software version features full screen mode, fully resizable tables, embedded chat and game details and on-demand player tools. Mac-ready client available too.
Get a 10% bonus on your first deposit at Bodog Poker - this offer is uncapped so if you make a large deposit you can earn a large bonus. You can't withdraw from your Bodog account until you clear your bonus requirements: earn 3 Bodog Poker Points for every bonus dollar issued. i.e. if you earn a $100 bonus, you must earn 300 Bodog Poker Points before placing a withdrawal. Bodog Poker Points are rewarded based on your amount of play in the poker room & the level of stakes at which you play. Very standard across the industry.
NOTE: PokerLabRat.com tested 170 poker rooms this quarter and failed or rejected 93% of them. Bodog Poker passed with 90 out of a possible 100 points.
This review is not the formal site analysis, just a high level summary of the key aspects we like and don't like about Bodog Poker.
Bodog Poker Room
NOTE: USA residents will be redirected to Bovada Poker (Bodog rebranded especially for the USA market). Sorry, No Canadian or Costa Rican players at Bodog Poker - USA Players are still warmly welcomed!
$100K GUARANTEED Every Sunday
Win your buy-in from $1 or 400 poker points - Is there a better way to spend your Sunday afternoons than winning your share of $100,000 + Prize Pool?
TURN YOUR POKER POINTS INTO CASH: Add to your bankroll, double your cash rewards if you earn more than 2000 points in July
ROYAL FLUSH BONUS
Celebrate your Royal Flush! Bodog is awarding Royal Flush holders with 50 X the big blind to a maximum of $200
Bodog Poker offers a range of ways to fund your online poker account. DEPOSITS - The minimum amount you can deposit is $20. Deposit by Instant Check, NETeller, Click2Pay, Moneybookers, Speedcard, eWalletXpress, PaySafeCard, NUcharge, Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard), Debit cards: Switch, Solo, Delta, Maestro, Checks, Checks (FedEx or Mailed)
WITHDRAWALS - Bodog has recently changed it's payout policy: you get one free payout per calendar month regardless of the payment method or the amount requested. Any additional payouts incur a $20 fee.
Bodog Poker is one of the largest fastest growing poker sites but is stand alone - not part of a poker network sharing player traffic. They are and offer reasonable traffic 24x7. Best player volumes occur in peak US times with around 4-6,000 real money ring game players and 15-18,000 tournament players seated. No wait for tables, lots of choice at most stake levels, esp no limit Texas Holdem.
Bodog Poker attracts lots of newcomers to poker, keen to learn as the focus
at Bodog.com is on digital entertainment in general rather than just poker. We've found the fishing great during our last quarterly testing at Bodog, but you need to tag and avoid the more frustratingly useless players. Lots and lots of table chat and slow players at times too. At the mid to higher level tables and in any game except Texas Holdem the play gains complexity and becomes more competitive.
Bodog Poker offers good tournament play opportunities including Freerolls,
Sit 'n' Go and Multi-Table with Limit, pot-limit, and no-limit options across a range of table stakes from $0.01/$0.02 to $30/$60. Lots of good value guaranteed tournaments plus satellites into most major international poker events. e.g. a $100,000 Guaranteed 4pm Sundays: Buy-in: $100 + $9 or enter via satellites from $1.
The games offered at Bodog Poker are: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud, Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo and Five-Card Stud. No-Limit, Pot-Limit, and Fixed-Limit game options too. You can play Full-table games, short-handed or at heads-up tables.
Last page update: April 15, 2012
-OR- For a limited time, you can earn a 110% deposit match to $1100. Just make a deposit for an immediate upfront cash bonus of 10%. Then for every 10 poker points you earn in the next 30 days, Bodog will give you an extra $1 bonus up to a 110 percent match of the first deposit to a maximum of $1100. All new real money players also get 6 exclusive free shots at Sunday's $100K Guaranteed. See the PokerLabRat.com Poker Room Bonus Comparison for more details.
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Bodog Poker - WHAT's HOT
US players from all States welcome (but at Bovada.lv - you will be redirected), a great reputation for payouts and fairness for over a decade, a full-on online site (incl. sports & racing betthing, plus casino), lots of younger players=good fishing
Bodog Poker - WHAT's NOT
Currently limited to 3 concurrent games, fairly "plain pack" 2D graphics, attracts a younger crowd so lots of BS and hype in table chat
You can customise the felt colour of your Bodog Poker table (above)
"Picture in picture" play for 3 concurrent Poker tables (above)
How Bodog Poker Points Work:
Rake: You earn up to 1 poker point per raked pot.
Tournament Fees: You earn 3 poker points per dollar in tournament fees.
Time Spent Playing: You earn an additional 1 poker point per hour of play.
USD: 3 Poker Points per bonus USD
EURO: 5 Poker Points per bonus Euro
GBP: 6 Poker Points per bonus GBP
RAND: 0.5 Poker Points per bonus Rand
BODOG POKER - OVERALL RATING
Bodog Poker offers far more than a good, safe online poker room. As part of Bodog Entertainment you get access to a wide range of online gambling entertainment through the one account including a stylish casino, top US sports betting and horse racing at all major US and International tracks. There's always something new.
Bodog Poker is a busy poker room with lots of safe action for those who wish to learn to play poker right through to players with top skills making good money. A good choice of games, Pro tips, a well done poker blog & poker forum also give you the chance to learn more.
Bodog Poker powers an exclusive site for American players called Bovada (kind of Nevada and Bodog mushed together)