- US players welcome
- softest games
- action at all stakes
- direct Poker Tracker support
- Spin and Go games
- Fast Poker games
- Bitcoin payments accepted
Bovada is the North American brand of Bodog, focused on the US market. The company is a leader in this market segment and offers a wide range of games, betting and casino. A poker pool, shared with Bodog, - the largest on the continent and the third in the world. Skill level is one of the mildest in the modern poker.
The room ranks third among all of the online poker brands and boasts huge daily traffic within its products and services. The games are played in USD and the peak times fall on evenings EST. The regs/recreational players ratio dates back to the online poker of good old 2000s, and the distinctiveness of the game to a large reminds of live poker games. There is no problem finding 4 NL1k tables on a weekend with at most 1 more regular player.
In the Bodog client, there is no option to select tables, there is also no list of tables, but only the choice of limit and table type. Seating is randomly at any table, including HU tables. The main action happens at the mid-stakes NLHE. Peak time is going a lot of tables at every stake, from nl\plo5 up to nl\plo2к.
Bodog also holds JackPot SNG, stakes from $2 and up to $53. Rake is 7% on all limits.
HU games are popular either, you can get action at all the stakes up to a maximum, which is NL500 for Heads Up. The room offers great action in unpopular kinds of poker, such as FL Holdem, HU, and SNG 6-max, which is hard to find in our days.
Bovada owns rather specific software. The lobby and tables have little difference from any other poker-room, but there's a limitation of 4 cash-tables simultaneously observed or played. This is the way the room chose to hedge itself from the regulars stranglehold. Apart from 4 cash-tables, you can open up to 4 SNG tables or an infinite number of МТТs.
The Bovada client does not save hand history while playing, but PokerTracker 4 has an additional software Hand Grabber App. PokerTracker 4 can import the hand histories generated by the Hand Grabber app and store them in your database for viewing and analysis, as well as to display the HUD on your tables while playing.
The deposit can be processed via Visa (up to $ 1,000 per transaction, $ 2000 per week and $ 5000 per month).
Cashouts, identical to Bodog, are provided via: check (up to $ 3000 a week, 1 month - free of charge, the others – a $ 50 fee), bank transfer (up to $ 9500, one month - free of charge, and the rest - $ 50 fee), credit cards (up to $ 3,000 once per week. Once per month - free, and the rest - $ 5 fee).
Western Union transfers also available - the fastest (24hours), but with the highest commission, an average of 10% per transfer way. Cashout with other methods takes 4-7 working days.
Bovada is the best choice for US players looking for the softest games. Huge number of tables, coupled with low rake make Bovada clearly a priority place to play.