bodog.eu and sister sites bovada.lv & bodog88.com are the same but aimed at different markets. Very popular with sportsbook gamblers and casino players making for some very juicy games … Action is fast, furious and potentially very profitable.
The whole site has a bling image, very slick and from the marketing you’d think every player is an cool athlete or a sports trainer. The graphics are good, both polished and practical. Promoted heavily through it’s sportbook side of the business, players are of the loose casino / betting variety so easy pickings generally for poker players.
Seriously these casino players will call just about any bet with junk, chase long shot hands and pay off premium hands, making for a really easy money opportunity. No clever play is required here to win money, just disciplined solid hand selection as the action comes to you.
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Good: Simply one of the easiest to win cash games and tournaments online, loose casino / sportsbook players who show no regard for odds and outs. Nice simple, clean graphics.
Verdict: Players from the USA (via Bovada), Canada (Bodog.eu) and Asia (Bodog88) will find the juiciest easy to win poker games that the Bodog network are famed for. European poker players should play at the similarly loose 888 as Bodog poker room is closed to Europeans although their casino is open to everyone.
While Bodog’s anonymous tables make HUD’s useless, the simple fact is most of the recreational gamblers just don’t care and this continues to makes the games at Bodog too juicy to ignore.
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Easy Win: 9/10
The fish factor is high at Bodog sites with all the recreational gamblers dabbling with poker. They are the loosest casino / sportsbook variety due to heavy promotion to their sportsbook punters. Very juicy at the micro limits and even up to $5/10 games.
Player Traffic: 2,600 peak daily players
Still a mid poker network but growing, it’s not bad and is getting continued growth as it’s a good site with sportsbook, betting and casino businesses all with big marketing budget. Simply the easiest win poker site online.
Bodog Poker is not strictly speaking part of a larger network it’s more of a branding franchise. The Bodog network has it’s own proprietary software which it licences through it’s brands bodog88 / bodog.ca & Bovada.lv unlike other networks who licence their software to complete different brands and companies.
Bodog.ca is only for Canadians and is not open to US players but Bovada.lv on the same network is aimed at US players while bodog88.com is targeted at the Asian market.
Software & Graphics:
Slick and very functional, good info in lobby and player notes etc. Useful 3 way multi-table feature which is viewable in one screen.
The introduction of anonymous tables for all its games means that instead of unique screen names each player is assigned a table number. While controversial amongst purist and unpopular with players using HUD’s and other player tracking software (which this move renders useless) most of the casual casino players are not bothered.
While it may take away some of the social side of the game it does mean less sharks and less grinders who rely on HUD stats for them to play profitably. At Bovada you simply do not need these tools to profit – the players are so bad.
Mac Version: No
Random Number Generator (RNG): Yes, certified and checked regularly by auditing companies.
Good variety of games but players are mainly in the Texas Hold-em games.
Texas Hold’em, Omaha (Hi & Hi-Lo), 7 Card Stud (inc Hi-Lo) & 5 Card Stud.
Cash Games: Very juicy as the bulk of the players come from the casino / sportsbook side just for a bit of fun and they are not generally the best poker players – so easy money.
Tournaments: Weekly Guaranteed $100,000 ($100 buy-in). Regular WSOP & WPT qualifiers.
Loyalty & Promotions:
New players start with 50 loyalty points and can build them up for entry into tournaments. Points are accumulated on a combination of rake & time spent at the tables.
Deposit Methods: Credit Cards, Click2Pay, NETeller, Moneybookers, PaysafeCard, speedCard, eWalletXpress, VIRTUAL PIN
(Bovada) – Visa ($20), Rapid Transfer ($100) & MyPaylinQ ($20)
4.5% charge on deposits however they are the best and easiest site to make deposits at.
Currencies accepted include – US Dollars, Australian Dollars, Euro, Stirling, Renminbi, Malaysian Ringgit, Singapore Dollar, Thai Baht, South Korean Won and many others
Withdrawal Options: Credit Card, NETeller, Moneybookers, Speedcard, Check by Mail, Check by Courier
(Bovada) – Check by Mail, Bank Wire ($50 fee), Money Transfer & Rapid Transfer.
Security: Good, part of the very established Bodog brand
Customer Support: Email & phone support.