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Bodog / Bovada Information

Network Independent Poker Room
Operating Since 1994
Servers in Antigua
Company Bodog.eu

Bodog / Bovada Online Poker Room

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How big is Bodog / Bovada?

With over 3,000 players at peak times Bodog is currently the #3 largest online poker network, and #1 for poker in the US. Americans play in a playerpool including Canada.

Is it good value?

While Bodog doesn't offer rakeback or VIP rewards there is a large deposit bonus, MTT guarantees, freerolls and a bad beat bonus on offer. The best incentive however is the simply the easy competition thanks to Bodog's global advertising and the many recreational players brought in from the casino and sportsbook brands. The tournament schedule is also the most extensive of the US facing poker rooms.

 

Bodog Poker Rakeback

VIP information on this page is accurate as of Bodog’s 2015 updates

Currently Bodog is only open to signups with an address and bank account in Canada or the United States (where the network is known as Bovada). Those players can still log in to play if traveling abroad.

Bodog and Bovada offer no rakeback or VIP program however they are home to the highest traffic of all US poker rooms, and winrates are high in the games.

The standard of play is kept on a level playing field thanks to all anonymous tables – tracking software is not supported with the exception of one self-tracking HUD for Bovada.

Bovada Poker Tournament Schedule

Tournament guarantees of up to $100k also help to bring in recreational players.

Bodog Poker promotions are infrequent, the sportsbook and casino run more regular promos however and some of those players inevitably stray over onto the poker tables.

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Canada players can download the installer from Bovada’s domain then enter their CA address in-client. Navigate to the ‘poker’ tab when downloading from the link below.

Bovada Rakeback Payments

Players receive an initial rakeback equivalent in the form of a $1,000 deposit bonus. The bonus clears at an effective 20% rakeback in cash games or 60% rakeback in tournaments.

Players earn 1 Poker Point per $1 rake paid in cash games or 3 per $1 in MTT / SNG fees. The bonus releases in 6 instalments requiring a total of 5,000 points over 60 days. For more details see our breakdown on PokerBonus.

Close behind Bodog for US facing traffic, Americas Cardroom and Black Chip offer flat daily 27% rakeback.

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Bovada Rake Structure

HEADS UP

The HU rake below applies to all 1 on 1 tables (not HU play at tables with more seats).

No. of Players Rake % Rake Increments Max Rake
2 5% $0.05 per $1.00 $0.50

NO LIMIT & POT LIMIT

NLHE & PLO games are raked 5%. Rake is collected incrementally.

$0.02/$0.05 – $0.10/$0.25

No. of Players Rake % Rake Increments Max Rake
2 5% $0.01 per $0.20 $0.50
3 – 4 5% $0.01 per $0.20 $1.00
5+ 5% $0.01 per $0.20 $2.00

$0.25/$0.50 – $10/$20

No. of Players Rake % Rake Increments Max Rake
2 5% $0.05 per $1.00 $0.50
3 5% $0.05 per $1.00 $1.00
4 – 5 5% $0.05 per $1.00 $2.00
6 5% $0.05 per $1.00 $3.00

FIXED LIMIT

LHE, O8 and Stud games are raked 5% incrementally.

$0.05/$0.10 – $1/$2

Stakes Rake % Rake Increments Max Rake
$0.05/$0.10 5% $0.01 per $0.20 $0.10
$0.10/$0.25 5% $0.01 per $0.20 $0.20
$0.25/$0.50 5% $0.05 per $1.00 $0.40
$0.50/$1.00 5% $0.05 per $1.00 $0.50
$1.00/$2.00 5% $0.25 per $5.00 $1,00

$2/$4 – $30/$60

No. of Players $20 Pot $40 Pot $70 Pot Max Rake
2 – 3 $0.50 $0.50 $1.00
4 – 5 $1.00 $1.00 $2.00
6+ $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $3.00

Bodog offers a range of mixed games, and a Casino & Sportsbook.

Bodog888, the Asian facing client, does not share the same playerpool with America and Canada.

History of Changes

  • May 3, 2011Tatjana Pasalic joins Evelyn Ng as a Team Bodog pro, we later interviewed her here
  • Dec 14, 2011 – Bodog rebrands as ‘Bovada.lv‘ in the United States
  • Feb 29, 2012 – Bodog.com domain seized and owner Calvin Ayre indicted, poker unaffected however
  • July 26, 2012 – Bodog launches its Mac compatible client
  • Aug 6, 2012 – Bodog withdraws from 20 EU countries
  • Oct 6, 2012 – Bodog withdraws from the UK, restricting poker offerings to only Canada and the US
  • April 19, 2013 – Bodog removes Skrill as a payment option
  • Aug 7, 2013 – Bodog launches its Fast Fold Poker format, ‘Zone Poker’
  • May 30, 2014 – Bovada ceases accepting signups from the state of New Jersey
  • 2015 – After software updates, players vote Bovada’s client as the best of the US friendly poker rooms

For software, payouts and promotions info check out our full Bodog & Bovada room review.

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