Bovada Casino Review
Bovada Casino is an online casino established in 2007 with games supplied by Realtime Gaming, Rival Gaming, and its own proprietary software. It is operated by Salmon River Technologies Ltd. Last updated: September 25, 2017.
Bovada Casino Bonus Offers
- Code: NEWWELCOME
- T&Cs apply
- Other Information:
- This bonus may be claimed up to 3 times.
- Allowed Games & Wagering Requirements:
- 100% (50xB) → Slots
- 60% (84xB) → Baccarat, Blackjack, Table Poker, Video Poker
- 5% (1000xB) → Roulette (American), Roulette (European)
- Always check the full terms of a bonus at the casino before claiming.
Review of Bovada Casino
Many punters will likely know Bovada as the former Canadian Bodog franchise. In 2011 Bodog split its operations in two, in the process transferring all of its American players to the site now known as Bovada, while continuing to operate for players from other jurisdictions under the Bodog name. In the time since, the casino has changed a little, adding its own games and maintaining a poker software client.
Software and game selection
Bovada offers its casino games in an instant play format through its slick and attractive website. The casino's games are powered a few different developers, such as Realtime Gaming, Rival, and the casino's own in-house software. It must be said that the RTG games are starting to look dated though, as Bodog previously purchased the developer's source code which granted them RTG's library at the time of the purchase, but none of the newer RTG games released since that time.
However the real attraction are the non-RTG games. Bovada has a few of its own slot machines that are unique to the site such as El Luchador, Zombies vs Cheerleaders and Ares the Battle for Troy, and on the whole they look more polished and modern in comparison. Players looking to win it big will be happy to find that Bovada is offering 51 progressive games with varying jackpots. The largest as of the writing of this review is Mid-Life Crisis, which boasts a jackpot of more than $1.5 million.
Games offered on the table side include Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and various forms of table poker. These are mostly similar to the table games offered at RTG casinos, so should be instantly familiar to anyone who has played at one of those. The games play smooth enough, but it is fair to say that they are more utilitarian than flashy, lacking the pop factor that we have become accustomed to seeing at other casinos.
Banking and customer service
Banking options at Bovada are limited for the casino's American-only clientele, with the casino currently only accepting Bitcoin, Visa or Mastercard for deposits. As is usual for Americans, withdrawals are also limited, with the casino paying out via Checks or Bitcoin. In recent times the casino has been engaged in a concerted campaign to encourage its customers to use Bitcoin for reasons of speed, cost savings, and anonymity.
In terms of withdrawal timeframes, my experience has shown that you can expect to wait anywhere from under a day to around 2 weeks to receive a payment from Bovada, depending on the method that you choose. Bitcoin withdrawals for verified customers are sometimes paid within 24 hours while the best I have seen with a check was one that arrived at my door two days after withdrawal. This was just about the best I have seen from a modern casino serving Americans, though on other occasions a check has taken up to two weeks to arrive. You can be confident that you will be paid as Bovada has an established reputation for always paying winners, but such is the difficulty in transacting with Americans these days that withdrawal times can be variable.
Customer service is available 24/7 though the site's telephone or email system. I was a bit disappointed to see that there was no instant messaging option, although I did get responses within a 24 hour timeframe by using the email option, and the phone support is handy if you have an urgent need to speak to someone.
Overall Bovada is one of the best casino options for American players, as the site is specifically designed and run for Americans only. The withdrawal speed is among the best in the industry for Americans and the unique in house developed games mean that you will be able to play something that you haven't already seen at 50 other casinos. Recommended.
Bovada Casino Jackpots
These are the current progressive jackpots at Bovada Casino as recorded by our casino jackpots tracker. Click a jackpot name to view detailed statistics, jackpot graphs, and win records.
|Caribbean Stud Poker||$81,085|
|Jackpot 5x Wins||$65,267|