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Bovada Sportsbook Review
Bovada.lv is one of the sportsbooks which was quick to jump onto this trend, although they aren’t exactly new in the business, being around since 2011. Yes, that does mean “Experienced” in these times, when sportsbooks seem to appear every day and night. But is Bovada a fair choice, if you’re a US-based betting enthusiast?
We’ll aim to answer this question in this review, although it’s getting harder and harder. 20 or 30 years ago, the difference between brokers was made in the quality of the odds and the selection of games and sports they offered. Differences were sometimes dramatic, since information didn’t travel so quickly from one bookmaker to the other. Nowadays, the same area knows very little changes from company to company.
Basically, ignoring a few players from each ends of the spectrum, everyone has quality odds and a good selection of sports and games. This is information that is ready at one’s fingertips at any given time. That’s why customers are looking for many more services than simply providing some odds and information. They want to be able to quickly deposit and withdraw money, using their favorite medium to do so. They want professional and polite customer support, ease of access from any device, quick executions for normal and live betting, many bonuses, and an overall streamlined experience.
Sounds complicated? It is, but we’re with the players on this one: all this competitiveness in the industry only leads to progress and better services. For example, it only takes a few minutes from the moment you chose to open an account with Bovada till you start playing. The entire signup process is extremely simple and only asks for some classic contact and personal information, along with some bonus codes.
Bovada Sign-up Bonuses & Promo Codes
The first deposit takes a bit longer than a few seconds (which is the normal deposit time) because Bovada also has to credit your account with some bonus money. There are a few types of welcome bonuses you can opt for with Bovada:
Bovada Sportsbook Bonus
For new sportsbook customers, Bovada offers the classic
50% welcome bonus, up to $250. The upper limit is quite good, and the best part about it is that all deposits qualify, regardless of their size. Lots of brokers have opted to give out welcome bonuses only if the initial deposit is over $50, for example, which is not the case for Bovada. The rollover conditions are also very easy: only 5x for sports bets.
Bovada Casino Bonus
For new casino players, Bovada has an even better treat. They offer a
100% first deposit welcome bonus, but not only for the first deposit – the bonus is valid for the first three deposits each customer makes. Each bonus is limited upwards at $1,000, which means that you can technically receive $3,000 in bonus money from Bovada. That’s a lot of free money to play with! The rollover conditions are also very good: 30x.
Bovada Poker Bonus
If you’re a poker player, Bovada also has a new customer bonus directed towards you. They offer a
100% first deposit bonus, up to $500 – essentially doubling your initial money. This can mean a buy-in to at least a couple of good tournaments, as well as several hours of fun at open tables. The bonus money will be turned into real money in $5 increments, and more info about this process can be found on the Bovada website.
Although not technically a bonus by itself, Bovada offers a promotion for Bitcoin holders. If you want to make a deposit using Bitcoin, you can use one of two bonus codes to get up to 50% bonus for the sportsbook and 150% for the casino. That’s a lot of Bitcoin, on top of the normal bonuses!
* All these Bovada sports betting bonuses do not require any promo codes.
Banking Options & Cryptocurrency Transactions
Speaking about Bitcoin, we’re usually thrilled when we find brokers which accept deposits in cryptocurrency. Not only does Bovada do this, but they accept deposits in a few other cryptos as well, like Ethereum and Litecoin. We don’t even have to mention the fact that they accept most international credit and debit cards, as well as some other classic deposit and withdraw options. We do want to highlight the fact that you should be careful when choosing your first deposit option, since it might disqualify you from a few welcome bonuses.
Thankfully, this information is easy to find out on the Bovada website. One particular thing we’ve enjoyed is how well they’ve organized their sports and games around. It’s very easy to find the game you’re interested to bet on, especially if it’s from a college league. They seem to have a passion to promote college competitions, but that doesn’t mean that they ignore other sports. All the major competitions like the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB or MLS find their home at Bovada.
Bovada Customer Support
We’ve also interacted quite a few times with their customer support, mostly via e-mail and telephone. They solved all our issues quickly and professionally, although most of them were test issues. We didn’t particularly find many things wrong with how the website or the bonuses worked, so we just contacted customer support to test their skills. As mentioned above, they rose to the expectations quite nicely. We were particularly impressed with the way they handle queries around deposits and withdraws.
At the beginning of the review, we said we didn’t really have any expectations going into this process. Bovada managed to prove themselves as a worthy sportsbook, very capable of holding their own against their competitors. We were especially impressed with the quality and diversity of their bonuses, and can safely recommend them to all our US readers an extremely solid choice. Go ahead and open an account!