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We have received news of several of our visitors that they have been doing great with Bovada s we thought it was time to review this sportsbook. Bovada.lg has been around since 2011 but comes from a much older sportsbook. It is the brainchild of Calvin Ayre who started the popular sportsbook, Bodog.
Bovada came about as a solution for North American Sports bettors as it only takes U.S. players. It is owned and operated by Morris Mohawk Gaming Corporation and holds its license out of the Kahnawake territory in Canada.
As one of the larger offshore sportsbook in the industry, Bovada has no need to offer large bonuses to entice players to bet with them. Their reputation for being a financially strong company with competitive lines says it all. However, they do offer some pretty good seasonal bonuses of up to 50% Cash Bonus and 100% Free play bonus.
Special Sign-Up Bonus
50% Cash Bonus
Regular Reload Bonus
As expected from a large sportsbook, Bovada offers several banking methods for deposits and withdrawals and these include: Credit Cards(Visa, Mastercard, American Express), MoneyTransfer, Bitcoin and Check by courier.
At the start of the NFL Pre-season, we received an email from Bovada with an offer that we just could not refuse. We got a 50% cash bonus for our $500 deposit and we thought it would be a good way to test out this online sportsbook.
Bovada has recently adopted the Bitcoin banking method and is their preferred methods for both deposits and payouts. This suited us just fine as it seems like many sportsbook have that same attitude since it is a convenient and anonymous method to make a deposit that only takes a few minutes to do.
Once we had our deposit in, we called in to make sure we received our bonus and it only take a moment before we could see the money in our Bovada betting account.
After losing our shirts during the NFL pre-season, we finally started to make some progress and by NFL Week 13, we were up about $3k. Which was excellent news as it allowed us to test their how fast it their payouts really are.
What we liked the most about Bovada is their mobile platform which is pleasing to the eyes and easy to use. We just wish they would have better odds and come out with them a bit earlier. Other then that, we had no complaint.
Asing for a $2k payout was fairly easy since we had rolled over our bonus at last 100 times. Once they had our Bitcoin transfer number, it took less then 48 hours before we saw that we had received our Bitcoin payment.
Throughout the whole payout process, the clerk was very professional and courteous.
Will we continue to play with them? Yes we certainly will. We do wish they had higher limits so we will recommend them as a good sportsbook for recreational players.