BOVADA SPORTSBOOK REVIEW
When Bodog’s brand was removed from the United States in 2011, license holder MMGG continued to offer gaming under a new brand — Bovada.lv. So new players who see the Bovada name and wonder if it’s a safe and reputable place to play, the answer is an emphatic ‘yes.’
Not much has changed at Bovada: they have the same excellent poker software and tournaments, a wide array of fun sports betting options and props, along with exciting casino and racebook options. It’s the same owner, just a new brand. So while the Bovada name is somewhat new, the people, software and integrity dates back more than a decade.
Name your sport and Bovada will put you in the middle of the action with competitive odds and an industry-favorite sportsbook platform. From NFL to NBA, MLB to NHL, you can bet on just about any sport at Bovada. When it comes to betting on major events such as the Super Bowl, March Madness or Kentucky Derby, there are countless live betting options and prop bets available to wager on. Bovada truly has it all and it’s no wonder it’s ranked No. 1 by our sportsbook experts, but also on many online sportsbook review sites such as TopSportsbooks.com.
The bonuses have actually improved under the new flag (Canadians can continue to access the Bodog brand via Bodog.eu) to 50 percent in the poker room, 50 percent in the casino and a free 50 percent bet bonus in the sportsbook.
If you prefer to use bitcoin, Bovada offers plenty of great bonuses for first-time bettors. Their 100 percent up to $250 welcome bonus is a great value if you make a bitcoin deposit using the code BVSBITCOIN50. However, you must roll over the bonus before you can make a withdrawal. Their terms indicate a five-times rollover for sports betting or horse betting, and 30 times for casino games.
Looking to bet the big bucks? They have a bigger bonus for the Bovada high rollers, which is 150 percent up to $1,500 and can be used up to three times using the code BVCBITCOIN150. The bonus is subject to a 25-times rollover and you will not be able to request a withdrawal before you complete the requirement.
The Bovada.lv sportsbook provides all of the best point spread, moneyline and OVER/UNDER lines that sports bettors crave, but also fun and entertaining future bets and prop odds that keep things interesting. The Match Previews section offers access to an exclusive database that offers free matchup stats, trends and other statistical analysis to help bettors make informed decisions.
Casino and poker fans get the same great service and odds. Plenty of games, tables and options are available for those looking to try their luck. If you’re looking to place a wager on the Kentucky Derby or Breeders’ Cup, their racebook is a dream come true. Check out our Bovada Racebook Review for a full analysis of their horse market. You don’t even need a separate account; you can log in with your existing Bovada account and select which market you want to bet on.
Betting online continues to make great strides in terms of safety and convenience and bonus offers and Bovada, licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, is striding ahead of the competition.
At Bovada, they offer a user-friendly mobile betting site with no download required. Simply go to bovada.lv/mobile on your mobile device and you’re ready to bet. Their mobile site is fully compatible with iPhone and Android devices.
Through the mobile site, you can make a deposit to your account and place any bet available through the desktop site. This includes betting lines on all major sports such as the NFL, MLB and NBA, various props and futures, parlays and teasers and even live in-play betting.
At Bovada you can bet on live sporting events through Bovada Live. The odds are dynamic and change constantly based on the game plan and the bets being placed by the masses.
At Bovada, you can bet on every play, every at-bat and every possession. For example, in baseball you can wager on the outcome of each at-bat; whether he will hit, strike out or walk. In football, you can bet on whether the next play will be a complete or incomplete pass, a rush, or a turnover. They have live prop bets as well to keep things fun and entertaining. There are so many betting options it’s almost a challenge to choose a play to wager on.
When live betting at Bovada, the minimum bet is $1 and the maximum live bet is $100. Placing a bet is easy. Simply click on the LIVE icon next to the game to launch the Bovada Live bets for that game. Select your wager amount and click the bet you want to place and you’re done. Now just wait for the play or at-bat and hopefully collect your winnings.