Bodog (Casino, Poker, Sports Betting, & Horse Racing): Review

Established in 2007 using it’s own proprietary software, Bodog Casino is operated by Bodog Europe / Bodog Gaming, and is registered under the jurisdiction of Barbuda and Antigua.

What makes Bodog Casino so interesting is that it is well-known but has certainly had it’s fare share of legal complications as far as selling the company, figuring out the law regarding restricted countries, and having its domain name seized. However, that being said, it has not affected the popularity of this site and users continue to come back for more.

It is important to come back to the fact that Bodog Casino is registered under Antigua and Barbuda jurisdiction (located in the Caribbean). However, it is operated by Bodog Europe / Bodog Gaming.

Since this casino is licensed, restrictions apply to certain countries — however, Bodog has more casinos under their name that are basically the same exact casino as Bodog.eu, but allows players from Canada and the U.S., for instance, to play at these sites, which are operated and regulated in U.S. friendly territories.

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Casinos Owned/Run by Same Operator

  • Bovada Casino (best for U.S. players)
  • Ignition Casino (U.S. friendly)
  • Cafe Casino (U.S. friendly)
  • Joe Fortune Casino
  • Slots.lv (U.S. friendly)

All of these casinos have good records, have a great client base and are of similar quality to Bodog.

U.S. Players Accepted?

While U.S. players cannot play at Bodog.eu (just like Canadian players cannot play at Bodog.eu), American players play at a Kahnawake licensed site called Bovada, which we have reviewed in depth already. Canadians can play at the Antigua regulated site which is run by Bodog Europe. Other players can also play at Bodog Asia.

The short of it is, while the sites are different than Bodog, the actual games, bonuses, and software are essentially the same (and in the case of Bovada), they are held in high regard by players.

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Currencies Accepted

  • USD
  • GBP
  • EUR
  • CAD
  • BTC (Bitcoin)

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Platform(s)

  • Proprietary
  • Realtime Gaming (RTG)
  • Rival Gaming

An interesting fact about Bodog is that unlike the large majority of RTG (Realtime Gaming) casinos, Bodog Casino does not license the software and games. Bodog actually bought the source code to the RTG platform and established its own proprietary software based on it.

This means that Bodog.eu has most of the older RTG games as well as a ton of its own creation — this does mean that they don’t release the newest RTG games as they become available, since they use an RTG “offshoot” software of their own. However, while you may not get the newest the day after the release, there are seriously high quality games on Bodog and the casino does an excellent job in making RTG games their own by coding it themselves with their purchase of the RTG platform source code.

Deployment

  • Download
  • Instant Play – Flash Form
  • Mobile

Mobile

  • Browser-Based Mobile Gambling (Full Access)

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Games

Bodog offers four sections to their gambling site which will appeal to just about anyone: the Casino, Sports Betting, Poker, and the Horses.

Casino

The Casino has a breadth of games to choose from, from the hottest slots to cards.

  • Slots (200+)
  • Blackjack (7 Blackjack Games and Variants), including but not limited to:
    • Blackjack
    • Perfect Pairs
    • Single and Double Deck Blackjack
    • Zappit Blackjack
  • Table Games (17 Table Games and Variants), including but not limited to:
    • American Roulette
    • Baccarat
    • Blackjack
    • Caribbean Hold’em
    • Caribbean Stud Poker
    • Craps
    • Classic European Roulette
    • Pai Gow Poker
    • Vegas Three Card Rummy
  • Video Poker (17 Video Poker Games and Variants), including but not limited to:
    • Loose Deuces 1 Hand
    • Joker Poker (and 1, 10, 3, 52 Hand variants)
    • Jacks or Better (and 1, 10, 3, 52 Hand variants)
    • Double Bonus Poker 1
    • Double Double Bonus Poker 1 Hand
    • Double (and Double Double) Jackpot Poker 1 Hand
  • Specialty Games (13 Specialty Games), including but not limited to:
    • Keno
    • Tiki Treasure
    • Penguin Payday
    • Sudoku
    • 30-Ball Bingo & 80-Ball Bingo
    • American Bingo
    • Beach Bums
    • Gunslingers Gold
    • European Bingo
    • Cast for Cash

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Poker

The Poker section of Bodog has some big-money tournaments, promotions, and everything from:

  • All-In Percentage Feature
  • Select Card Design
  • Customize Your Table
  • Multiple Language Software
  • Card Animation
  • Hand History Viewer
  • Downloadable Complete Hand Histories
  • Instant Heads-Up Rematch
  • Multi Entries for Zone Poker
  • Single Session Player Notes
  • Rabbit Cam (tells you what the next card would have been if it had been dealt)
  • Play Between 1 and 15 Tournaments
  • Anonymous Tables
  • Mobile Poker
  • Zone Poker
  • In Software Casino Games (incl. 3D, progressive slots, video poker, roulette, blackjack, specialty games, and more)
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Poker

Sports Betting

The wonderful thing about Bodog is it’s variety. Not only can you play poker, slots, and the full range of casino games, but you can enjoy Sports Betting and Horse Racing as well. There is a dedicated section to the Sports Betting site, which is fully-functional and allows you to bet on just about any sport and any game both before games and live.

Sports Betting

Sports Betting

Horse Racing

There is also a dedicated section to play the horses on Bodog. This, too, is a fully-functional betting site that can get you involved in small races, large races, huge jackpots, and everything in between.

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Horse Racing

Banking

Accepting USD, EUR, GBP, and Bitcoin (BTC), Bodog and its affiliate casinos offer the most popular currencies to bank with.

If you are new to using Bitcoin as a gambling currency, Bodog has a short and helpful manual on how to purchase Bitcoin and deposit Bitcoin so you can play at Bodog: https://www.bodog.eu/bitcoinhelp?menu=secondary

Depositing

You can deposit money to your Bodog account in the following currencies (without paying a conversion fee):

  • US dollars
  • Canadian dollars
  • British pounds
  • South African rands
  • Euros
  • Bitcoin

Deposit methods include:

  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Rapid Transfer
  • Bank Wire
  • MyPaylinQ
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Bitcoin
  • EWallet (Moneybookers, Neteller, Skrill, Xpress, Click2Pay, etc…)

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Withdrawing

Unfortunately, one of the cons of Bodog as a Bitcoin casino is that you only have two choices in cashing out:

  • Check/Cheque by Courier
  • Direct Bank Transfer

You may be asked to complete a Credit Card Verification Form or Bank Account Verification Form if you use these methods during banking.

For the best knowledge of each option, take a look at the following link which provides you with the forms as well as Bodog’s Bank Transaction Agreement, Credit Card Transaction Processing Agreement, as well as eWallet Terms of Agreement.

Weekly Withdrawal limit is $3,000 per week. This is much better than most other traditional and bitcoin casinos online and offers a much better operation of the banking system and customer satisfaction.

Note that each customer can withdraw up to $3,000 per week, but you are only eligible for one free withdrawal per calendar month. Each additional payout will cost $40 in processing fees.

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Operator and Jurisdiction

Operator: Bodog Europe / Bodog Gaming

Jurisdiction: Antigua and Barbuda

Provably Fair

Bodog does not appear to offer provably fair technology for their games, but the website has a solid reputation for fairness and is regulated.

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Welcome Bonus

  • 150% Bitcoin Welcome Sign Up Bonus
  • $600 in Casino Bonuses – Upon Signing Up (100% first deposit match for up to $600)
  • $1,000 – Poker Sign Up Bonus (100% first deposit match for up to $1,000)
  • $200 – Sports Bet Sign Up Bonus (100% first deposit match for up to $200

Bodog has a lot of positives going for it — it is true that Bodog Casino was not always a bonus hunter’s delight — but there are times when they really follow through and offer a great bonus (such as right now!).

Promotions

Promotions

In addition to the welcome bonuses for the Casino, Sports Betting, and Poker sections, Bodog offers a variety of promotions you can take advantage of.

Site Promotion

  • Refer a Friend

Casino Promotions

  • Mobile Casino Offer
  • Casino Rewards
  • The Hit and Draw
  • Table Game Tuesdays
  • Hot Wednesday
  • The Thursday Double

Poker

  • Royal Flush Bonus

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VIP (94 Club)

  • Bodog also offers members with a VIP club called “94 Club.” You get double the standard cash rewards as well as exclusive offers, weekly bonuses, and are invited to live events.

Be sure to check Bodog’s latest promotions at their Promotions subpage: https://www.bodog.eu/promotions?menu=secondary

It is also important to check that link and click on each promotion in order to read any Terms and Conditions that may apply so you know how to take advantage of the promotion properly.

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Signing Up

Signing up with Bodog is the same as signing up at the affiliate sites of Bovada and Ignition Casinos. Simply head to the casino and click on “Join Now.” A window will appear based on the location of your IP address. It will tell you if Bodog is available in your country (i.e., if you are allowed to sign up).

For example, the box appeared and as I am based in the United States, it stated that I would not be able to sign up. Remember that while U.S. players (among players from other restricted countries) cannot play at Bodog, there are affiliate sites at the beginning of this review that do accept U.S. players.

Registration itself is easy: provide your name, email address, mother’s maiden name, date of birth, phone number, password, postal code, and certify that you are of legal gambling age. If you are primarily a Bitcoin gambler, you may not like that you must provide so much personal information upon sign up.

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