Bovada Casino Review

The Bovada Casino and the Bodog Casino are almost interchangeable.  They are both owned by the same company, have the same games, the same odds and the same play through requirements.  The difference is that the Bovada Casino is exclusively for Americans and Bodog is only offered in Canada.  The only real big difference is the welcome bonus.  At the Bovada Casino you will be able to get a $1000 casino bonus that you can claim three times.  At the Bodog Canada Casino you will be able to get at $600 casino bonus.  These are good bonuses that do not trap you into unintentionally breaking the terms and conditions of the bonus.  You will also have the option to get a poker bonus or a bonus for the sportsbook.
    This is one of the better casinos, if not the best casino, that North Americans can play at.  Making a deposit shouldn't be too hard either, because the ownership group always seems to be accepting new payment processors on a regular basis.  After making your initial deposit you will be able to play at a variety of casino games including 100+ slot machines, 18 different video poker machines and 26 table games.  You should feel confident playing here because of the security features in the software and the integrity of the ownership group.

Welcome Bonus
You will have your bonus credited to you after you have made a deposit and redeemed a coupon code.  You will not start earning your bonus until you have redeemed a coupon code at the casino.  You will have the option to choose a regular casino or a bitcoin enhanced bonus, if you are depositing via bitcoin.
    To earn your bonus you will be required to play through your deposit plus your bonus twenty-five times, which works out to be 50 times your bonus amount (25 x ($500 + $500)/$500 = 50), before you make a withdrawal.  Only slots and specialty games count 100% towards your play through requirements, all other games will count at a discounted rate, excep for craps and the live dealer tables, which don't count at all against your wagering requirements to clear the bonus.
    The casino bonus will reduce the house edge on the slot machines by 2%, which is more than half the house edge that the Bovada Casino has for their slots.  The bonus will reduce the house edge on table games by 0.4%, will reduce the house edge for video poker and blackjack by 0.2%.  Roulette, single deck blackjack and baccarat will have their house edge reduced by 0.1% while playing with a bonus here.  Only live dealer games and craps will not count towards your playing requirements.

How the welcome bonus works for different games
Slots: $500 deposit = 25 x ($500 bonus + $500 deposit) = $25000 Play Through x (96.5%) = $24125 + $500 bonus = $24625/$250000 = 98.5% pay out with bonus

Video Poker: (25 x ($200 bonus + $200 deposit)) ÷ 0.10 = $100000 Play Through x (97.8%) = $97800 + $200 bonus = $98000/$100000 = 98% pay out with bonus

Casino Games

There definitely is no shortage of casino games here.  There is over 100+ slot machines, 16 video poker machines and 26 table games.  You can use your match bonus to play most of these fun casino games.

There is a wide variety of incredibly fun slot machines here.  There are video slots, three reel slots, five reel slots, slots with progressive jackpots over one million dollars and now 3D slot machines by Betsoft.  The 3d slot machines by Betsoft are by far the best online slot machines that Americans can play.  Fan favorites such as 2 Million BC, Rockstar, Safari Sam, The Slot Father and The True Sheriff can be played here.
    You can win over $1,000,000 at the Mid Life Crisis slots, Aztec's Millions and the Shopping Spree slot machine.  There are nine other progressive slots with jackpots between $20,000 and $250,000.  Along with the progressives there is also 50 of the 52, five reel slot machines that will reward a player a random jackpot.  These jackpots are given away at the conclusion of a spin at a random interval.  The jackpots are usually between $3000 and $50,000 and doesn't require you to line up any matching symbols.
    There are also some simple three reel slot machines that are easy to play.  The most popular 3-reel slots are the Bank on it slots, Crazy Dragon and the Light Speed slots.
    You can quickly play though the bonus play requirement on any of these slot machines.  Play at the slot machines, will decrease the house edge by 2%.  That will change the pay out ratio from 96.5% to 98.5% with the new player bonus.  At that rate you can expect to lose approximately 1.5 cents for every $1 wagered.  If you were planning of wagering $66.66 per spin, you could expect to lose about $1 for every spin you play.

Video Poker
Speaking at a financial point of view, this casino is one of the best places to play video poker online.  They also have a great selection of video poker games as well including Aces and Faces, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker as well as many new and unique video poker games.  There are 16 different video poker games in total, game play at any of these video poker machines will count towards your roll over requirements.  Taking the bonus into account the pay out ratio will be 98% instead of the regular 97.8%.  This will work out to an average loss of 2 cents for every $1 that you will eventually wager.  A wager of $50 will result in a theoretical long term loss of a $1 per hand.  You can play 1, 3, 10 or 52 hands simultaneously here.

Table Games
There is a total of twenty-six table games at this online casino.  Popular games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Caribbean Draw can be played here as well as some unique casino games such as Vegas 3 Card Rummy, Perfect Pairs, Caribbean Hold'em and Super 21.  There pay out ratios will depend on the type of table game you are playing, but playing with a bonus will decrease the house edge by 0.4%.  Playing at the roulette tables, baccarat, single and double deck blackjack with a bonus will reduce the house edge by 0.1%. Note: Craps and the live dealer games will not count towards your roll over requirements. 

Deposit Options

Bodog Canada deposit options include; Bitcoin, Interac e-Transfer and credit cards.  Bovada is a casino that accepts bitcoins, but you can also use credit cards and some Visa gift cards.

Editor's Note

This is a great casino that has a strong reputation in the North American market.  Bovada and Bodog, have an established online sportsbook and online poker room as well.  I have never ran into any problems with the software, security and requesting a withdrawal.  The casino games, the casino personnel and the ownership group are all top notch.  If you are looking to play at a online casino that is operated by a group of individuals with some integrity, then this would be the casino of choice for you.
    If you are an American who likes to place bets on sports and a Mac user, you will probably not find a better casino than the Bovada online casino to play at.

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Casino War

250 x bonus


Scratch Cards

50 x bonus


Let'em Ride

250 x bonus


Caribbean Draw

250 x bonus


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500 x bonus


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