22 Oct

Bovada Review

Customer service
Pros and cons
Great value on underdogs
Attainable bonus
Easy to use sits
Never the first site to post odds
• Straightforward deposit options keep things simple
• Reliability is a strong-suit
• Easy to avoid fees
• Extensive line selection
• Very mobile-friendly for betting on the go
• 50 cent minimums on some wagers
Customer service
• Phone support personnel speak 6 languages
• Helpful customer representatives
• Easy to use site with lots of extra features


Deposits and withdrawals and simple
Incredible track record for payouts
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The Bovada bookmaker was founded not so long ago - in 2007, thanks to a prestigious license for official activity from the Canadian commission of Kanawak. In 2011, the office underwent a small rebranding and a change in development strategy. The appearance of the site has changed; the resource has become available to European players; The bonus system has modernized and become more attractive. The rating of bookmakers noted these positive changes, having awarded Bovada with additional points.

Deposit Options

The Bovada bookmaker accepts only American dollars, whether we like it or not. There are very few ways to replenish the deposit and withdraw winnings. You can replenish your account using Visa bank transfer or Bank Transfer electronic payment system. And it is possible to withdraw money only through Bank Transfer and Check. The minimum bid amount is 1 dollar. The maximum is indicated only for American football - one of the most popular sports, and it is limited to $ 1,000.

Withdrawal Methods

The Bovada bookmaker offers its customers a classic range of gambling services: sports betting, online casinos, slot machines, races. In total, you can find 20 sports on the site, as well as political, entertainment events and award ceremonies. The live betting department is poorly presented, but the Bovada bookmaker boasts a detailed painting of American football. True, the maximums on it are significantly reduced - the highest rate is $ 1,000.


Fairly standars bonuses available
Strong advantages to financing with Bitcoin
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New customers of the Bovada bookmaker get a guaranteed bonus upon registration - 50% of the amount of the first deposit. The bonus can reach a maximum of $ 250 - it all depends on the amount by which the beginner replenishes the account. The bonus system is only valid for residents of the United States. A reload or referral bonus is not provided in the sports betting section, however from time to time the Bovada office holds promotions and sweepstakes. In addition, the loyalty program allows experienced players and regular club customers to win more and better.

Sign-Up Bonus

New players (USA) can receive a solid 100% welcome bonus in the amount of up to $ 250 at the Bovada office. And for his wagering, just scroll through the score 5 times. But you can get 500 dollars. Only in this case it will be necessary to replenish the account via Bitcoin, and the bonus rate will be 50%. There is also a referral program in the office. For each customer brought up to $ 100.

The Bovada bookmaker has a whole set of welcome bonuses for new players that apply to sports betting, casino games, horse racing and poker. As part of this offer, new users can receive a bonus of 50% of the amount of the first deposit. The maximum bonus for sports betting is $ 250. For wagering, bonus funds must be put in a 5-fold amount.


The Bovada bookmaker is “profiled” only in a few specific markets (USA, Mexico, South America), so almost the entire “globe” is blacklisted on the BC website. For example, players from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus or any other country from the former USSR will not be able to open an account here. If you try to register on the Bovada website with a forbidden location, the site will simply send you “nafig” saying that your country is RESTRICTED here. Judging by the feedback from American players, registration is standard here. In any case, we do not recommend opening an account with Bovada, unless you are a resident of the “right” country.

Bovada's Sportsbook

A leading sportsbook for a reason
Excellent betting experience overall
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Usually bookmakers in the US market are simply fixated on the NBA, NFL, Major League Baseball, NHL and student sports and cover only a dozen sports in general. But Bovada compares favorably with many other bookmakers in its niche. At the time of writing, about 20 categories for bets were available here. Bovada customers can bet on politics, cycling, entertainment, rugby, badminton. So the line is rather “European”.

The bookmaker Bovada rather densely illuminates football. Here you can not only bet on the match of the Champions League or top European championships. The office covers even “minor” ones like the Estonian championship, a dozen Asian leagues and even the championships of some African countries. Moreover, in the Bovada office you can work with normal painting. About 40-50 markets are offered for key matches. Moreover, there is even a special rates market, a scorers market, combined bets.

The odds in Bovada are pretty good. In some markets you can find combinations of 1.93-1.93. The average margin for BC is 4.5%. The minimum bet in the office is $ 1, the maximum bet is $ 1,000, and the maximum win is $ 100,000.

Live Betting

Not all offices in the American niche allow live betting. And in the Bovada office this section is developed at a fairly good level, even by the standards of European bookmakers. Every day, the office offers at least 200 events for bets. There is a whole live center with its own scoreboards and convenient display of markets. You can set up one-click bidding, as well as sound notifications. Odds are updated very quickly, so the line almost never breaks.

The pre-match line of the Bovada bookmaker is not rich. One should take into account the “pro-American” profile of BC, because of which the emphasis is shifted towards the popular American football, baseball, and basketball in the USA. The prematch featured about twenty sports disciplines with a relatively poor list of events. Popular games in Europe are not given enough attention.

Unlike most American sites, Bovada offers pretty decent conditions for real-time betting. A lot of events from different sports disciplines fall into the live line, though with mediocre painting. Direct video broadcasts of events on the site are not provided, but there is an informative match tracker. The live platform is stable: quotes are updated in a timely manner, and bids are issued promptly. By the level of Live coefficients, the section in Bovada BC is slightly inferior to the pre-match line.

Bovada Odds

According to the level of offered coefficients, Bovada is not a leader in its segment. Acceptable quotes can be found in top football and status tennis tournaments. In other sports (with the exception of baseball and American football), the margin on the outcome of events reaches large values. 

Hockey: Popular in North America, hockey is characterized by mid-range premafs. The outcome of the NHL regular season games comes with a margin of about 5-5.5%. In less popular leagues, this figure increases to 6.5%.

Tennis: Tennis Premier League odds are above average. The margin on the outcome of matches in major tournaments is 4-4.5%. Less status competitions ITF and Challenger go with a margin on outcomes of about 5.5%.

Martial Arts: Pre-match in boxing and mixed martial arts cannot boast of high quotes. The margin for the outcome of title fights in boxing reaches 7%. The bookmaker invests about 6.5% of the margin in the outcome of fights in the framework of UFC tournaments.

Additional Offerings: Bovada Poker, Casino, & Racebook

Bovada always had a very good poker game, lots of action, lots of variety and an excellent platform. This remains the case today. Since they have the most traffic in the online poker room for players from the USA, there are always many options, and anonymous tables make these offers fair for everyone.

The casino is also great. New easy-to-use games are updated and often added with high-quality graphics. If you want to bet $ 2, or $ 5, or $ 10 to win a race, the Bovada racing book will help you.

Bovada SportsBookk does not allow some exotic bets, the minimum bet on bets is several times higher than on the track, and they limit winnings on certain bets with high risk / high reward. In addition, their policy is to pay comforting amounts at the racetrack if you come across exotic things that no one won on the track (unlike the industry standard, which assigns the entire pool minus takeaway). Those who bet on sports and play poker should have no problems, and people playing in the casino and the hippodrome will also be satisfied.

Customer Service

Comprehensive FAQS boost customer service experience
Calling directly still your best bet
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Our interaction with Bovada customers over the years has been very good. They have a very useful and detailed FAQ section, offer help by email, live chat and phone, and seem to be able to correspond in different languages. However, the first person with whom you will chat, chat or write by e-mail, most likely, will not be able to offer anything other than published promotional materials.

Chat support usually comes to you pretty quickly, but as soon as you get someone through chat support, they don’t respond very quickly. If you have something other than a general question, calling you best is best. Our advice? Do not be afraid to ask for a manager. Caught in the hands of someone who is higher in the food chain, your problems are solved much more efficiently and satisfactorily.