Bovada Review

Bovada.lvBovada Sportsbook is unique in many ways. Along with offering sports bettors a place they can turn to in order to bet on the sports of their choice, it is also a racebook and an online casino.

One of the major features of Bovada is its ability to not only accept U.S. gamblers, but its ability to cater to them in many ways. The Bovada Casino offers players a full casino with both instant play and downloadable games they can enjoy for free and for real money.

Being that Bovada was established to be an exclusively U.S. friendly online gambling site, it has all the features a player in the United States could want in a sportsbook, racebook, casino and/or poker site. It has been offering its services to the online sports betting community since 2011, after Bodog decided to take a permanent leave from the U.S. markets.

Bonuses and Promotions

Bovada offers a good selection of promotions across all its gambling sections. As far as the sportsbook goes, new players are invited to enjoy a welcome bonus that’s good for 100% of their initial deposit into their new account, for an amount of up to $250. The bonuses can change on Bovada, depending on up and coming seasons they want to celebrate, or anything else they feel like promoting.

There are other types of bonuses as well, with a couple good examples being the mobile bonus and the referral bonus. Anyone who decides to enjoy various sections of Bovada will want to make sure they are taking advantage of all the bonuses possible in each separate section.

Payment Methods

Bovada offers payment methods those in the U.S. can make full use of. When it comes to making deposits, bettors can use their credit cards, such as Visa and MasterCards. They can also use Pre-paid credit cards. The Pre-paid cards are nice because players can purchase them at the store, or even online, and refill them each time they want to use them to make another deposit into their Bovada account.

Money transfer services, such as Western Union and MoneyGram, are also some ways players can make their deposits. Bitcoins are also now accepted.

bovada-bitcoinWhen it comes to making withdrawals from their Bovada accounts, players will have less options available to them then when they want to put money into their account. You can choose between using a money transfer service and having a check sent to you. One requirement of using a transfer service for your cashout is, you must have used that service for your deposit in order for it to be an option.

Otherwise, you’ll need to select to have a check sent. Your first check cashout each month is free, then you’ll be charged $50 per check for each extra one in that month’s period. So, try to cashout once a month.

Betting on Sports

The sports betting site has a main focus on the U.S. markets, such as NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. However, bettors will also find they can also place their bets on international markets, such as golf, tennis, soccer, etc. Soccer is an especially big market here when it comes to the international markets. College football and basketball also have plenty of markets at Bovada. Along with sporting events, Bovada will also offer bettors the chance to place bets on entertainment and political events and standings.

Bettors at Bovada will find a long list of betting options for each sport, including the standard sides and totals bets, along with parlays, teasers, if and reverse bets, and much more. Live betting and in-play betting opportunities are widely available on the American sports, international soccer and some of the other events and contests. One thing that may bother some bettors is the betting limits at Bovada can be relatively small compared to some of the other online sportsbooks.

Customer Support

Bovada does a fantastic job of standing by its bettors and players, offering them the excellent customer support they deserve. I know I need to feel that I’m on a site I can trust to get back to me quickly when I need something and Bovada is this type of sportsbook and casino. Clicking on the “help” tab will take the players to a page where they can read sectioned off FAQ pages geared toward their reason for being at the site. If they need to contact the support team, they can reach them through email at [email protected] They can also reach the customer support team by using the convenient live chat feature.


Bovada is a great place to go for sports bettors located in the U.S. However, it’s also just as good of a racebook, casino and poker site. In fact, anyone who’s looking to do more than one of these is going to love the convenience Bovada awards them. It also has a good design with nice flow to it, helpful information, nice bonuses and more. This is definitely one of my all-time favorite sites and I personally suggest it to my friends and anyone else who asks for places to go regularly.