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 and is registered under the jurisdiction of Kahnawake. Last updated: January 20, 2015.
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- Code: SLOTS500
- Other Information:
- This bonus may be claimed up to 4 times.
- Allowed Games & Wagering Requirements:
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- Code: GAMES250
- Allowed Games & Wagering Requirements:
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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 we know now 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 others from Betsoft, while still maintaining a sportsbook and poker software client. The question is: do these moves still make Bovada a premium site to wager at, or does it get lost in the shuffle?
Software and Games
Bovada offers its casino games in both a download and instant play format through its slick and attractive website. The casino's games are powered a few different developers, such as Realtime Gaming, Betsoft, 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. But by far the pick of the 80+ slot games at Bovada are the 3D Betsoft games, which really do provide a fun experience for the player. Animations in these games are generally smooth and full of character and create a great playing atmosphere that is head and shoulders above the other games offered. Take a look at the little Alien who mans the spaceship console in Arrival, or the randy tribal chief in Aztec Treasures for example.
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.
As a short aside, I have played with and am quite happy with Bovada's poker client. The software offers a great variety of games to play, and the popular software boasts more than 1000 cash players at a time on average.
Banking and Customer Service
Banking options at Bovada are limited for the casino's American-only clientele, with the casino currently only accepting Visa, MoneyGram, or Western Union for deposits. As is usual for Americans, withdrawals are also limited, with the casino paying out via Checks, MoneyGram, or Western Union.
In terms of withdrawal timeframes, my experience has shown that you can expect to wait anywhere from a couple of days to around 2 weeks to receive a payment from Bovada, irrespective of the method that you choose. The best I have seen was a check that arrived at my door two days after withdrawal, which is just about the best I have seen from a modern casino serving Americans. 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 recent addition of the fresh new Betsoft games has injected a bit of life into what was at one point looking like a tired old library of games. 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.
|The Glam Life $1||$33,650|
|The Glam Life 10c||$32,101|
|Treasure Room 50c||$31,831|
|At the Copa Suave 5c||$25,720|
|Treasure Room 25c||$23,608|
|One Million Reels BC||$21,659|
|At the Copa Mediano 50c||$21,570|
|Treasure Room 5c||$21,128|
|Slots Angels 25c||$20,158|
|At the Copa Suave 25c||$18,601|
|The Glam Life 50c||$16,239|
|The Glam Life 2c||$15,962|
|Mr Vegas $1||$15,434|
|The Glam Life 25c||$14,871|
|Mr Vegas 50c||$14,505|
|Slots Angels 5c||$12,192|
|The Glam Life 5c||$11,828|
|Slots Angels 50c||$11,412|
|At the Copa Suave 50c||$10,783|
|Good Girl $1||$8,591|
|Jackpot 5x Wins||$7,942|
|Bad Girl 50c||$5,274|
|Good Girl 50c||$4,343|
|Bad Girl 25c||$3,471|
|Mr Vegas 25c||$2,897|
|Good Girl 25c||$2,702|
|Mr Vegas 10c||$2,080|
|Jackpot Cleopatra's Gold||$1,370|
|Mr Vegas 5c||$1,367|
|Bad Girl 2c||$675|
|Good Girl 10c||$566|
|Good Girl 5c||$505|
|Mr Vegas 2c||$487|
|Good Girl 2c||$104|