Bodog Poker Review
|Website||Visit the Bodog Poker website|
|Bonus Code||110% Bonus
10% upfront bonus +
100% additional up to $500
|Software & Graphics||9.3|
|Ring Game Traffic||9.0|
|Bonus / Promotions||10.0|
|Deposit / Withdrawal Options||9.5|
Software & Graphics
Bodog Poker launched a brand new version of their software recently and it was much improved. The software is now feature packed and provides a quick and stable platform with good playability.
A unique aspect of Bodog's software is that it doesn't follow the conventional format of a poker table, instead the players appear to be just floating, some players love this unique style and some don't but it certainly is different.
The graphics are clean and uncomplicated and each player can assign his or her own avatar to create a recognisable presence on the software.
You are able to multi-table at up to three tables at the same time and the Bodog software deals with multi-tabling very well, allowing you various options to use. You can see all three tables in the one window by seeing 2 tables as mini-tables whilst having a main table up on the big screen, or you can separate the games out into separate full windows. You can also watch a table in "mini" mode whilst you browse the lobby.
|Score - Ring Game Traffic|
|Score - Tournament Traffic|
|Accepts US Players?|
The player traffic at Bodog is excellent especially since it operates independently and is not part of a network. During peak times you can expect to find around 4,000 cash game players and about 16,000 tournament players.
You will find all levels of stakes going on, with high traffic enjoyed at both the lower stake levels as well as excellent traffic at the higher stake levels.
The tournament traffic is driven by a good selection of tournaments, including plenty of guaranteed prize pool tournaments covered by Bodog.
The games at Bodog range from loose to very loose, it really is a good site for player toughness. This mainly results from the mass of players that join the poker room via Bodog's Sportsbook and Casino operation where Bodog is one of the biggest operators in the market.
You will often find games with the Players per Flop % in the high 60s and 70s which has got to represent a good ROI for experienced players.
Bodog Poker has excellent game variety including all popular forms of poker such as Texas holdem in both No Limit, Pot Limit and Limit varieties, Omaha Hi and Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card stud Hi and Hi/Lo and Five Card Stud.
You will find stake levels across the full range from micro limits of $0.05/$0.10 all the way up to the new $2,000 sit down tables.
Bonus / Promotions
Bodog offers one of the best signup bonus in the business with a 110% bonus. This works with bodog giving you a 10% upfront bonus (ie: it is credited to your account immediately) on your first deposit, and then gives you a further 100% match bonus based on your first 30 days of play.
The promotions on Bodog Poker are also excellent and there are always regular guaranteed tournaments that are covered by Bodog themselves along with promotions to win a place on Team Bodog for the World Series of Poker and other events.
The support service offered by Bodog is excellent and we found the response times to also be excellent and the staff to be very knowledgeable. Support is offered via email or phone and there is also quite detailed help available for common subjects on their website.
Deposit / Withdrawal Options
Bodog offers the following forms of deposit:
Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Citadel, Firepay, Moneybookers and Centralcoin.
Note that for US based players there are some restrictions on the deposit methods you can use mainly due to restrictions that have been put in place by the external companies themselves. This means that US players cannot use Neteller, Citadel or Firepay to deposit at Bodog.
Withdrawals options are Neteller, Checks or echecks with other options being developed by Bodog since the recent changes in the deposit / withdrawal options for US based players.
The rake is in line with the industry average, and has a maximum of 5% of the pot up to a maximum value of $3. Bodog poker also operates with a "no flop no drop" policy which means that no rake is taken from the pot if the hand does not reach the flop.
There is nothing to worry about with Bodog as the poker site is part of the larger Bodog operation which is the Casino and Sportsbook operation which is one of the largest and well established on the internet.
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