Bodog

At a Glance

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Sign-up Bonus10%
Max Bonus$1000.00
LocationCosta Rica
Founded1995
Web SiteBodog
SoftwareDownload
U.S. PlayersYes

Ratings

Software7
Competition8
Game Variety6
Cash Game Traffic6
Tournament Structure8
Tournament Traffic6
Rake Amount8
Sign-up Bonus7
Player Bonuses7
Promotions7
Support9
Cash In/Out8
Average Rating7.25

Pros

  • Loose players
  • 10% Reload bonus at any time
  • Bonuses credited immediately
  • Guaranteed tournaments often have overlays

Cons

  • No fixed limits over $30/$60
  • No high-stakes NL or PL
  • Canadians can not play
Visit BodogSummary - Avg. 7.25  Bodog Poker is the young add-on to a sportsbook and casino that has been around since 1995. Although the poker traffic is not heavy, the traffic is full of loose players and you can expect the traffic to grow from Bodog's aggressive advertising. The software provides two ways to multi-table: open two or three tables in invidual windows; or play with one table showing in large view and the other one or two tables showing in miniaturized view within one window. The software's lobby presents a "console" view with notebook tabs for access to different areas such as cash games, tournaments, your account, and preferences. Bodog runs daily tournaments with guaranteed prize pools that often have significant overlays. Your first deposit gets a 10% bonus and subsequent redeposits do as well. Bonuses are credited immediately and easily cleared.
Visit BodogSoftware - 7  Play moves along fairly quickly in Bodog's upgraded software. The software provides two ways to play up to 3 tables at a time: keep all tables in one window or open individual windows. In the one-window mode, each table is placed on a notebook page, and you switch from one table to another by clicking the notebook tabs. If you have a monitor with a resolution of 1024x768 or greater, you can use Bodog's "Picture in Picture" (PiP). With PiP, the currently active table is shown on its notebook page and the other 1 or 2 tables are shown miniaturized in a column on the left. You can click on a miniaturized table to make its notebook page show the table full-sized. Most players who multi-table will prefer individual windows. The software has a "QuickSeat" feature that lets you select your limit structure, cash game or sit-and-go, and limit amounts, and then the feature finds a seat for you. Options let you control what information shows on the tables. The right column on each table's large view contains game details, player chat, statistics, and notes. Players can upload images and you can turn them off.
Competition - 8  Bodog has some of the loosest games online. Full tables with 50% of players seeing the flop are common. And many players like to go all-in with only a pair.
Game Variety - 6  The games offered are Texas Holdem, Omaha Holdem, Omaha HiLow, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud HiLow, and 5 Card Stud. The Omaha games come in all limit structures, fixed, no limit, and pot limit. There are some 6-max tables, and Texas Holdem has heads-up tables. Full tables for no limit and pot limit Holdem have 9 seats and the fixed limit tables have 10 seats.
Cash Game Traffic - 6  There are 1,000 to 2,000 cash game players during peak times.
Tournament Structure - 8  In multi-table tournaments with smaller buy-ins, starting chips are $1,000 and the blinds increase every 12 minutes. With larger buy-ins, starting chips are $1,500 and the blinds increase every 15 minutes. In both cases, there are enough blind levels to allow skillful play without being forced all-in early in the tournament.
Tournament Traffic - 6  There are 2,000 to 3,000 tournament players during peak times. You have to wait a while for the sit-and-go tournaments to fill up but the competition is soft when the action starts.
Rake Amount - 8  The rake is the standard 5%. The maximum rake for 6 or more players at fixed limits $3/$6 and up and no limit or pot limit $.50/$1 and up is $3.00. Smaller limits have smaller maximums. And fewer players have smaller maximums. Bodog has a no-flop-no-rake policy.
Sign-up Bonus - 7  The sign-up bonus is 10% with no maximum. Most online deposit methods have a maximum on the amount you can transfer at one time; so, your deposit method may determine your maximum bonus. It is easy to clear bonuses on Bodog.
Player Bonuses - 7  You can deposit more money at any time and receive a 10% reload bonus. The reload bonus is added immediately to your money available for play. You can accumulate Bodog Poker Points for raked pots, tournament entries, and time played. You can then enter special tournaments with your Bodog Poker Points.
Promotions - 7  Bodog runs satellites for seats at the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour events. There is a weekly tournament with a $100,000 guarantee that frequently has an overlay (more prize money that paid entries). Bodog runs satellites to the $100,000 tournament daily.
Support - 9  Bodog has email support and a toll-free telephone number. The email support is quick and responsive.
Cash In/Out - 8  Make deposits via Neteller, Firepay, CentralCoin, myCitadel, eWalletXpress, Visa, Mastercard, instant check from your bank account, or bank wire. Withdraw via instant check to your bank account, Neteller, Firepay, check by courier, check by mail.


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