Bovada Casino


Bovada Casino is an online casino derived from Bodog Casino, one of the largest brands in the Internet gaming world. They were founded after a corporate decision to give US players a separate establishment with the same proprietary games from the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group. Bovada Casino holds a license from the jurisdiction of Kahnawake and gladly accepts American players.


Bovada Casino features proprietary games that are also featured on their sister casino, Bodog. Some have been derived from Real Time Gaming software, but an increasing number of the games are completely original. Their library of video slots boasts over 20 titles, with the most popular games including Reel Blood, Witches & Wizard, and Cleopatra's Gold. However, those looking for a classic-style game are limited to a much smaller variety.

Those who enjoy table games have plenty to do at Bovada Casino. They currently offer 4 different blackjack games, 2 variants of roulette, as well as craps, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let 'Em Ride, baccarat, Three Card Rummy, and others. Each game uses top-notch graphics and can be played with virtually any size of bet.

Video poker players have plenty to enjoy at Bovada Casino as well. They offer a total of 17 different video poker variants to appease any type of video poker lover. Whether you're interested in traditional variations like Jacks or Better and Joker Poker or are looking for more extreme games such as Bonus Deuces Wild, Bovada Casino will likely have what you want. Unfortunately their multi-hand video poker selection is limited, however.


Since its inception, Bovada Casino has maintained the same level of customer support that made the Bodog brand so successful. Players with any type of issue may contact the support department 24/7 through the online live chat feature. With just a single click, you can get in touch with a representative in a matter of seconds. Bovada Casino also accepts inquiries through an online contact form, where players will get a response via email within a few hours in most cases. If you'd prefer to speak over the phone, Bovada may also be reached via a toll-free US telephone number.

Security and Fairness

The Internet can be a dangerous place, so Bovada Casino has put into place several protocols to make their players completely secure. First and foremost, the transmission of any personal or sensitive data is safeguarded with 128-bit SSL encryption, which prevents anyone from accessing your information. Bovada Casino's privacy policy also guarantees that they will never sell or give out your information to any third parties.

Genuine randomness should be something that all online casinos offer. Although Bovada Casino has apparently given sufficient proof to the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, they do not currently have any third-party audit seals posted on their website. Nonetheless, these are the same games that have been verified at the Bodog website, and we have no doubt that they are fair.


  • Large number of proprietary slots, table games, and video pokers
  • Derived from the famous Bodog brand
  • US players accepted
  • 24/7 support via live chat, email contact form, and toll-free US phone
  • Protected with 128-bit SSL encryption


  • Very few classic reel games and multi-hand video pokers
  • No third-party randomness audit seals on the website

Bovada Casino Reviews by Players


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cheiftech 23 reviews
United States
Bovada has the games I like and occasionally they offer players a bonus. I like that Bitcoin deposits are available and withdrawals via Bitcoin are offered.
They have an error on their Rival platform that Vegas Crest corrected in 2 days...12 months no fix on Bovada. You play in a game and the patterns are favorable...wilds showing up and bonus icons firing and RTP is in the 90%+ range. Continue to invest because hopefully the bonus fires and you will get paid out. For 12 months randomly an error occurs and they originally stated it was just me and my I tested it. I received the same issue on mobile, same issue on tablet, and same issue on laptop. I even verified it was not a network issue by reproducing it in a hotel as well.

When this happens here is what happens: This is the results of a live recent session on Golden Gorilla:

1. 91% RTP - Again running well...possibilities of a nice hit looking good.
2. Error occurs...bounces you out of the game. An error I have provided a screenshot that contains the exact error code.
3. Go back into the game: Wilds disappear...bonus icons hit but the payouts are less than 3x...every time. RTP drops to 64%.

This is actually good...I have 330 screenshots and RTP data points tracked. ON ALL 330 sessions the RTP drops well below 70% with many instances of 20%.

This same exact error...fixed in 2 days on Vegas Crest. Bovada...not fixing it because it obviously works for the casino. Completely unethical...if you play you not only have to defy the odds that are in favor of the casino...if you by chance begin to do well...this random error will occur on their Rival platform. They have a small selection of RTG games so you can play those, but they removed the BetSoft platform...conveniently after the jackpots were at record highs...everyone knew they would remove it before allowing them to hit.

I can provide screenshots of both the data and the errors so please do not disapprove this as a claim with no facts. I have them. Every player should be aware that not only will they potentially receive this error in the middle of a well invested session, but they will be dealing with the most unethical site online. Again 2 days to fix when reported to Vegas Crest 12 MONTHS with DATA and SCREENSHOTS provided and NO FIX on Bovada. Completely unethical and completely impacts the integrity of play.

Yes you can get lucky...if you do cash out and stay away from the Rival platform...They do payout. Sometimes they have delays with their processors, but I have found they are consistent with Bitcoin. They do have another unethical practice which is they do not allow the players to remove funds from their playable balance. If you request a stays in your playable balance until they process it...and they take their sweet time doing that hoping you will go back in and play.

Again 330 sessions showing this error occur where RTP was normal and then dips well below the worst RTP online after the error occurs.
Tamiestervee 5 reviews
United States
Why the h*** does this casino have only two stars overall ranking? They are the best real cash casino by far from my standpoint .

I've spent almost twenty G in 6 mo period on online gambling, and from my experience with the top rated ones, Bovada should be one of the first in line. Period. Besides Bitstarz- it's the only other online casino I'd recommend to a good friend. When you cash out with Bitcoin they process it within 24 hours ( if all your paper work has been processed if you've used credit cards to deposit before) I've had $5,000 USDworthof btc of deposited in my account the very next morning playing that same night--- And used my ewallet to cash out to my bank account the whole process is so easy that it makes online gambling even more addicting.

I shouldn't even say that word because I'd advise against it any day. But if you are already rocking the boat and trying out and want a good experience Bovada is your best bet
Black jack can sometimes feel cheated to you. I'd say play it from time to time but not frequently.

I feel that way about all online gambling tables with all web based casinos. ( real life doesn't feel any more different) if u get what I mean
I used to play poker here a few years ago but never won enough to withdraw.

Stopped playing poker for a while after that. Recently I've discovered how fun and addictive online casinos are. So I've taken to playing slots, blackjack, roulette etc. Bovada every once in a while would send me an email with a free chip to play with. Never turned it into anything. That is until yesterday.

Managed to take a 10$ free chip up to 700+ USD$. Which to a lot of you may not seem like a lot, but that's a great deal of money to me. So I immediately came here to see what the reviews said about withdrawing. And I was shattered. A 1. 88, I thought... sh**. I'll never see a penny of that money, that I used a free chip to obtain.

Well much to my surprise I just received a fat deposit into my BTC wallet from Bovada, THE NEXT DAY.

So all of you complaining about not getting paid, I dunno what you're on about, cause they were on the ball. I sent them an email asking about timing window, they stated, 48 hour review period, possibly more. Then once approved 15 mins for your BTC to be released. They shattered the timing for both. And I'm over the moon.

So anyone thinking Bovada is shit, give them a shot, maybe now that they're doing BTC withdrawals, it's different. Hell, I'm gonna throw a little bit back in just cause I'm so happy they honored the payment.

Sorry for the long winded review, but I feel they deserved credit seeing all the poor reviews here.
Nothing! They honored payment from a 10$ bonus chip after wager reqs were met.

If I had to complain about anything, it's the idiots that chat in the poker games. Wish you could mute them.
davebair 1 review
United States
Bovada used to be a great casino, they seemed trustworthy and had quick and reliable payouts.
The ONLY WITHDRAWAL OPTION BOVADA OFFERS IS CHECK BY COURIER. Upon receiving their check and trying to cash it at my bank, I was told that the check would have to be taken to collections, that I had to fill out a bunch of forms, and it would take 8-12 WEEKS for the funds to become available. My previous 2 withdrawals using visa fast funds WHICH THEY DO NOT OFFER ANYMORE were delayed by 2 weeks, which I was told was DUE TO TECHNICAL ERROR.

I would not recommend Bovada to US players anymore. They lie about payout times, claiming to take 5-10 days when really you will be waiting MONTHS before you see any money back. They are either not able to pay, or are having trouble sending payments to the US! Deposit money at your own risk, it is possible they no longer allow US players!

Also, their customer service is condescending.This is what they wrote to me:

"I know how frustrating it can be when a check doesn't clear as quickly as we like."

kyreecribbs 1 review
United States
Do not go with Bovada!! On everything! They say this is the best place but it's all a scam to get you bet with Bovada. These people are so sneaky and always have different spreads than other websites and they always having technical difficulties! Once you are on a winning streak somehow they will make it sour picks wont process before game time! Do not do it!
Horrible customer service! People act like they wanna fight you over the phone. Once you are on a winning streak they will find a way to slow you down. For instance say the system is having technical difficulties and your bet wont get processed before the game starts.
jeremysa 1 review
United States
Don't recommend betting any larger than 5 dollars on their slots. At lower denominations I've been able to hit several bonuses or free spins within roughly 10 minutes of each other and losing normally only about 3-4 spins in a row or a high of 7 without hitting something.
When betting above 5 though it seemed jumped to about an average of 7 spins normally and my highest was literally 23 spins without hitting anything.

On their Caesar's empire game when I finally got 10 free spins. I managed to win 4 extra free spins but still lost on 9 spins and the ones I did win were all small wins.
Chris Q. 1 review
United States
Just a chime in here, I think Bovada is One of the luckiest places to play. I won a Random Jackpot to the tune of 3000$ a couple weeks ago, the bank wire transfer was about 6 to 7 days not ten which is on average. Customer service us Top Notch unlike other casinos that give you the run around and ask for extreme amounts of documentation. Bovada Does not.

All said and done this casino should been the hundreds not 958 like it is ranked. Deposits are easy and secure.
grinder666 1 review
United States
They pay me when I win. Free withdrawal once a month. Poker is good and you can win money on zone poker if you play correctly. Tournaments and cash games seem to be legit too.
Their blackjack. On a 6 deck shoe I counted and wrote down every card that came out. Never got through 6 decks. I was playing 2 hands at $1 a hand. 16 aces to the dealer (12 of which ended up with a blackjack), 12 to me on my 2 hands (4 ended up as blackjacks). My question is - how are there 28 aces in a 6 deck shoe? Seems extra fishy to me. Poker seems legit but play blackjack at your own risk. I won't be depositing any more money with them personally.
cheiftech 23 reviews
United States
They do payout if you actually hit something. I have cashed out occasionally. Usually when it happens I am not using a deposit bonus as they are ridiculously difficult to reach the play through. Jackpots are high, but you only see the RTG platform hitting the jackpots. All the games on the BetSoft side only hit the lowest denominations.
The games are supposed to be random, but I have tracked in a spreadsheet and 9 out of 10 sessions with Aztec Treasures or Caesar's Empire and the features do not hit until almost exactly 100 spins.

When you look at their BetSoft games you will see only the lowest denominations have hit jackpots in well over a year, yet these same jackpots are hit 3-4 times a week at their site. How that can be described as random is beyond me.

Do not play the card games. You may get lucky 1 out of 20 sessions, but for the most part you are going to see the dealer get ridiculous hands in very long streaks. In their hold em game I tracked 50 straight hands where the dealer had a better hand than mine. That is nearly statistically impossible if you deal out 50 hands with a deck of cards. You get hands like pocket aces and they flop full houses routinely. The idea being you are definitely going to raise with pocket aces.

Not a plug here but I do far better at Drake and I see features hitting on first spins, second spins routinely whereas with Bovada it is like they are setup to look at the balance and not trigger a feature even for a low payout until they draw your balance way down. I played Good Girl Bad Girl for $500 and when I hit about $150 feature hit. I played with $1600 and the feature again did not hit until I was at $150. This occurred on multiple occasions. All of this designed to keep you from exceeding the play through on the deposit bonus. By the way if you play lower denominations you will see the exact opposite. The features will hit much more routinely. The moment you go to the $5 mark or higher the features become scarce and the payouts on the features are much lower.
Bob T. 1 review
United States
I am an avid blackjack player but I will warn all of you who even attempt to try your hand at blackjack in Bovada's casino, DON'T! I have played with them to the point that I can actually tell what cards I will get. For instance, on all double down hands 9 out of 10 times you WILL NOT receive a face card. That fact goes for splitting aces too. If you get blackjack then the very next hand the dealer will normally get blackjack. Another point to make is that the dealer will get blackjacks at a rate of almost 10 to your 1 and will have the hand of 20 just about every other hand. If you attempt to play black in Bovada's casino you will understand what I mean. Bovada's blackjack game is so RIGGED its not even funny.
I am EXTREMELY new too online gaming so I do not have much experience and or knowledge on but a few casinos but I will say this about Bovada. They convinced me that when you win you get your money. I put in $50 and within a matter of a couple of days I was up $1200 on slots. I decided too cash out $750 on a Friday and received my check in the mail the following Friday by Fed Ex!! Their customer service has been great.
So far nothing. Other than I am not winning as much, but that is the chances you take.
Amandasheehan 1 review
United States
I go to casinos all the time and never win.

I have been playing for about a year on Bovada. I have spent a good amount of money and many hours watching each slot game at certain times and days. I never thought the jackpots were real until two months ago when my big moment came. I hit the Good Girl Bad Girl jackpot which was a little over $11,000. No one thought I would collect the money. Bovada made me turn in credit car verification form which I was very hesitant to do.

Each week after that for 3 weeks I collected $3,000 checks and then a $2,000 something check. All the money came and was cashed with no issues. It's pretty spectacular. I have not seen any fraudulent charges and keep a close eye my bank account. Being able to watch a slot whenever you want is WAY different then blindly picking a slot in Vegas.

I would recommend not using the bonus codes to double your money because in the long run when you do win something odds are not in your favor you will be able to cash your money out until you spend 35x the initial investment amount. Putting $50 in and hitting $100+ or whatever does happen and you can cash it out immediately.

Wish everyone out there the same luck!
christopher.hyer 6 reviews
United States
Nothing in the last few months. This place is a scam now!! Must have new owners.Take your money right out of your debit card account without you ever having any real recourse to get it back.
What I don't like is being billed for times I did not play at this casino last week. Seems like a good place gone bad. This was a great place to play at one time, but the fraudulent charges are happening to myself as well.

Close your debit card down if you use one or keep up with the charges, cause they are sneaky on how they can get your money. I would highly not spend any more money unless you want to mail your cash to me, I will take It's sad that I was only taken for a little bit over 150.00 USD without my knowing about this. But how can you prove this, and yet here are others having the same problem.

Stay away from here!
Robin M. 1 review
United States
I enjoy the multiple facets of gaming on Bovada.
Have deposited thousands of dollars over my nearly 10 years of loyalty to this site. I managed to get my bankroll up to $1000.00 once. Upon request for payout, they needed proof of a debit card that was closed due to usage on their site. I ended up losing in the interim.

If you enjoy playing for the pure enjoyment of the slots, use another site. I have been playing for years and have but once built a decent bankroll. I have played out my deposit in a short time with nothing more than a two dollar bonus!

I play .40 mostly and have had better luck playing a dollar. However, I enjoy the mindless entertainment factor and Bovada managed to capitalize on this. I will however continue to lose my money on this site because I do enjoy playing poker, slots, and sportsbook.

Beware of poker as well, over the last month I have been busted out by hands that should never be played or huge pocket pairs busted by garbage on the river. I am suspicious. Until another site opens that offers these I guess I will continue paying for the private cabana in some resort.

Good luck players.
I have been playing on an off for the last several months I normally put in about $100 on a Friday and play until I lose. I only play video poker.

I finally won (+$500) and went to payout and it seems I have to play $4500 due to the bonus and only can play it on slots which I hate to play. I used the bonus labeled Casino but I guess I am not smart enough to understand that meant slots and not video poker. I have lost over $1000 and finally hit 4 aces and a kicker and they won't pay.

Stay away.
elbee 1 review
United States
I played poker in the Bovada casino for about a year, and was happy with the assortment of games, software, speed, etc. Customer service is easily accessible by phone, but...
Even if a software glitch takes your money, they won't give it back.I'm a low stakes player, and played thousand of $1 games, and a few $5 games. Suddenly my cash balance dropped by almost $100 and records showed I played in a $66 and $25 game--these error games occurred within seconds of each other. I never signed up for stakes that high. When I called customer service they said their records showed those games were played from my computer. I conceded it's possible I played those games, as I was playing multiple $1 games at the time--I played the games that popped on my screen, assuming they were tournaments I signed up for. I am 100% confident I did not accidentally sign up for these games. I sort tournaments by the buy-in amount and to accidentally click on a $66 game, I would have had to accidentally scroll down several screens even to see them listed, and not noticed the buy-in amount in the title when I clicked to join.

Bovada acknowledged my extremely consistent months-long history of micro- stakes play, and that I had never played a game for more than $10, but refused to acknowledge it might be a systems glitch and refused to refund my disputed buy-ins. After escalating to a supervisor, they offered me a ticket to a $22 tournament for my "inconvenience" but told me there was nothing else they could do. Since I have no recourse should they one day claim I played a $200 game, I requested a full cash out. I also asked that they make a note so if the glitch they say doesn't exist is uncovered, they would contact me and refund my money. They absolutely refused to to contact me even if they do discover a software glitch was responsible for the charges.
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