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Detailed reviews & info regarding the Pai Wang Luo Poker Network operators Bovada & Bodog Poker, Casino, Sportsbook & Racebook. Deposit bonuses, cashout time frames, state & country restrictions & more.

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Professional Rakeback Bodog & Bovada Review

UPDATED April 2017

Bodog, one of the most trusted online gaming brands in the world, has been a major online gambling site for over 23 years!  They offer a wide variety of gaming including online Poker, Sports Betting, online Horse Racing and online Casino products. Bovada is their US facing online gaming operation, and Ignition is their US-friendly poker operator. The payouts are fast and the Bodog brand is an A rated sportsbook.  On any given day you will find thousands of possible bets to be placed on every imaginable sporting event as well as hundreds of casino games from a multitude of trusted casino vendors.  The poker room is also one of the top 5 largest rooms in the world.  This is a great site for high payout slots, live dealer games, exotic betting, robust parlay options, good lines and super quick payouts.  Bodog also rewards loyalty; high volume depositing players often find themselves invited to Red Room VIP where special rewards, promotions and reload bonuses are handed out!

The Bovada & Bodog sign-up bonuses are also very attractive with a possible $1,800 worth of sign-up bonuses available when signing up through Professional Rakeback.  Please note that these bonuses do vary by country of origin and may be more or less in some jurisdictions.  For example, US gamblers are eligible for up to $3,250 in deposit bonuses.  Our poker deposit bonus is currently 100% match up to $1,000.  The poker bonus is automatically applied to your first deposit when you create your account through Professional Rakeback, others may require bonus codes.  Those bonus codes fluctuate, but when you click through our links, the most current, and largest bonus code available will be visible on-screen.  Like most online gambling sites, these bonuses have play-through and roll-over requirements that must be met before withdrawal.  Compared to the competition, these requirements are relatively middle of the pack with regard to difficulty to clear. 

Bodog accepts poker, sports, and casino players from Canada, Mexico, Brasil, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile and Colombia.  Bovada accepts sports and casino players from Mexico and the USA.

Sign up today and see for yourself.  Or continue reading on for our more in-depth reviews of the poker, casino and sportsbook.  We also take an in-depth look at the deposit and withdrawal options, costs, time frames and much more.

account creation instructions below

For players in the USA, sign up with Bovada for sports and casino, or see our Ignition Poker Review if you wish to play poker.  For all other players, please sign up using the Bodog links below. The poker player pools on Bodog, Ignition, and Bodog88 are the same - the brands are simply different for legal reasons.

STEP 1:  Clear your cookies - this is mandatory - you may not receive the maximum deposit bonuses if you fail to do this step!  Click the appropriate browser button below for instructions.

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Step 2:  If you've previously installed the Bodog, Bovada, or Ignition software, you must uninstall it now before continuing.

Step 3:  Make site selection from the banners below according to your country of residence, then click the logo or physical link provided. Please note, only Bodog and Ignition offer online poker, Bovada is casino and sports betting only!

Bovada Casino Sign Up Link   Bodog sign up link   Ignition sign up button

If you use ad blocking software the banners above may not be visible. Try clicking these direct links instead!
Bovada - USA + Mexico             Bodog - International              Ignition - USA

Step 4:  Click "Join Now" link.

Step 5:  Fill out account information - this information must be correct!

Step 6:  Contact Us with your "customer ID number" and registered email address so that we may confirm your account.  Players can acquire their "customer ID number" by emailing support or contact them on their toll-free telephone numbers.  For Spanish and Portuguese support dial 1-866-205-3353 and for English support dial 1-855-370-0600

Step 7:  Deposit and enjoy! The first credit card deposit is free, subsequent credit card deposits will incur a 4.9% fee.  Professional Rakeback recommends that all players deposit and withdraw using Bitcoin for access to the fastest, and largest payouts. If you think bitcoin is a hassle to learn and use, think again! Read our bitcoin gambling guide for step-by-step, picture-assisted help setting up your bitcoin wallets. Cash transfer deposit methods such as WU and MG > $300 are also free.

US State Restrictions:   Unfortunately, Bovada nor Ignition is able to accept new players from the following US states and territoriesDelaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York.

HUD:  Did you want to use a HUD when playing?  Unfortunately the terms and conditions of the network are restrictive and very few HUD programs are allowed.  In fact, only one has seemingly passed the test.  That program is Holdem Indicator.  Professional Rakeback offers an exclusive 10% discount on Holdem Indicator and iHoldem Indicator for you Mac users, to our players.  If you are interested in a review head over to our software page and if you simply wish to purchase it now, with a ten percent discount off the retail price of $99 USD, then all you need to do is click here for PC and here for Mac


Bodog Poker Review & Information

Bodog is part of the Pai Wang Luo poker network.  PWL network is a world-wide based poker network operating in 12 countries (USA, Canada, China, Vietnam, Mexico, Brasil, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile and Colombia.  As of February 2017, they intend to expand into more Latin American and Asian countries heading into 2020.  This network is the 3rd largest online poker network in the world behind PokerStars and 888.  The games here are the softest of all three!

Cash Games offered:
NLHE: 5NL - 2000NL
PLO: 5PLO - 2000PLO
L08: 0.25/0.50 - 30/60
FLHE: 0.25/0.50 - 30/60
Zone (Zoom): 10NL - 200NL

Heads up, six max, and full ring are the game types offered in cash play. 

Bodog Zone Poker

Sit and Goes:
Double Ups, Triple Ups, Regular, Turbo, Heads Up, 6max, 18 mans are all available.  Buy-ins range from $1 to $215.

Tournaments:
2 million dollars a week in guaranteed tournaments.  No re-entry, all freezeouts with a few rebuy + add-on events thrown in.  Sunday Major is 100k but can sometimes hit 200k.  Also they have a Mad Monday tournament series with a dozen tournaments having guarantees ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 USD.  Every two months they also run a tournament series that culminates in a main event typically having a 250 to a 500k dollar guaranteed prize pool 

Bodog tournament lobby on a lackluster Wednesday night

 



Payouts | Cashouts | Fees | General Cashier Information

The following is detailed information compiled by Professional Rakeback as regards the options available to our players on the Pai Wang Luo / Bodog networks.  These methods apply to any and all funds deposited and withdrawn whether they be from poker, sports betting, or online casino play.  For the record, Bovada is the fastest paying US gambling site available to Americans post Black Friday.  Checks up to $3,000 are delivered to US players often under five business days and in some cases as quickly as a twenty-four hour turn around time!  We keep extensive ongoing records of Bovada's current payout performance in our Monthly Offshore Gaming Cashout Report, historical data is also available.  Depositing is also quite easy and efficient, with minimum deposits for most methods a mere $20 (far less than most competing sportsbooks and casinos who offer $50 minimums).

Payout Method Information:

bitcoin is our recommended deposit option Bitcoin - BTC - Avg wait time of 15 hours.
March 2016: Bodog, Bovada, and Ignition have finally implemented bitcoin deposits and withdrawals! If you're unfamiliar with how to use bitcoin, check out our step-by-step bitcoin gambling set up guide.
One payout allowed per 7 days - clients are recommended to deposit via this method to ensure this payout method is available.
Maximum withdrawal $9,500; No fees, free!

Checks - Average wait of 4.23 business days to receive after request.
Min cashout: $20; Max cashout: $3,000
One payout allowed per 7 days.
Fee: One free per month - $50 fee per additional check

Bank Wire - Average wait of approximately 5 business days.
One payout allowed per 7 days
Min Cashout: $1,500
Max cashout: $9,500
Fee: One free per month - $50 fee per additional wire

Credit & Debit Card "Refund" - Average wait 7.3 business days.
Min cashout: $20; Max cashout: $3,000
Fee: One free per month

Money Transfer - Western Union - Avg wait of 1.13 business days to receive cash in hand!
One payout allowed per 7 days - clients must deposit via this method to have this payout method available.
NY and UT players eligible for one free $1,000 or less payout per month; all other payouts subject to fees below:
$100 to $249: $50 fee
$250 to $499: $75 fee
$500 to $999: $100 fee
$1,000 to $1,499: $150 fee
$1,500 to $2,000: $200 fee

Rapid Transfer - Moneygram - Avg wait of 1.13 business days to receive cash in hand!
One payout allowed per 7 days - clients must deposit via this method to have this payout method available.
NY and UT players eligible for one free payout per month; all other payouts subject to fees below:
$100 to $199: $20 fee
$200 to $399: $30 fee
$400 to $599: $45 fee
$600 to $800: $60 fee

Deposit Method Information:

Depositing on Bodog and Pai Wang Luo networks is easy and fast for all players.  In the USA, players have the ability to deposit via their Visa credit and debit cards, Rapid Transfer, and Cash Transfer options.  At Bodog, the Canadians can deposit via Visa and Mastercard debit cards and credit cards, BillPay services, or directly from their bank accounts using the Interac e-Transfer service.  In Latin America, deposit options vary greatly by country but bitcoin and credit card deposits are accepted in all supported countries. Please note that bank wire deposits are often times granted to high volume depositors.

All deposits via credit card are near instantaneous.  Cash transfers and bitcoin are typically credited within fifteen minutes after being sent.  Please note that it is common for cash deposits to be sent to foreign countries in South America, Central America, and Asia.  Please do not be alarmed if your WU or MG deposit is to be sent to someone in the Philippines.  That is totally normal and in no way an indication of anything shady!  Below you can find more details about deposits.

bitcoin is our recommended deposit option  Bitcoin / BTC - Crypto Currency Deposits
  Maximum deposit: $5,000 USD equivalent
  Minimum deposit: $25 USD equivalent
  Fee:  Free

Credit Card Deposits- Mastercard (Bodog only) - Visa (all brands)
Minimum deposit $20; maximum deposit $1,000.
Up to 10 deposit attempts per day (see below for credit card deposit tips)
Daily deposit limit of $1,000; Weekly deposit limit of $2,000; Monthly deposit limit of $5,000
Limits for repeat depositors can often times be raised upon request.  Simply dial Bodog at 1-877-263-6422 or Bovada by telephone at 1-888-263-0000.

Rapid Transfer - Money Gram Deposits
Minimum deposit $100; max deposit $800
Limit of one deposit per seven days.

Interac e-Transfer Deposits (Canada only)
Min deposit $20; max deposit $1,000.

BillPay Deposits (Canada only)
Min deposit $20; max deposit $1,000.

 


Sportsbook Information & Review

It all started in 1994.  Bodog, an offshore sportsbook, was born.  In the 23 years since Bodog was created, it has blossomed into a billion dollar company providing not only sports betting, but a full suite of gaming products to its customers.  Bodog brand has split and now there are two sites with which our readers should concern themselves.  Bodog handles players from Canada and Bovada, a sister company licensed and regulated in Kahnawake, handles all players from the United States of America.

Bovada Sports Bet Slip ExampleBovada's sportsbook interface is typical of American betting sites.  A clean-looking and easy to navigate text interface dominates the sports screen.  Bets can easily be placed online via any PC or Mac, or via virtually any Android or Iphone (iOS) device.  Navigating the menu and tabs is a breeze easily allowing one to place many bets within a few minutes time.  When zooming in on any specific event, the various prop bets and parlays are easily accessible for those of you with a little more gamble in you.

Bovada and Bodog offer one of the largest variety of betting options available.  Players can bet on a plethora of professional and college sports including, but not limited to American football, soccer, tennis, boxing, ponies, basketball, baseball, UFC, golf and pretty much any other sport played.  There are also many other types of events to bet on such as who will win an Oscar or a Grammy this year?  What political figure will win the next upcoming election, and much more. 

Minimum bets as low as one dollar!  ---  Go back to sign up instructions

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Casino Information & Review

Bodog sportsbook was created in 1994.  Bodog casino followed shortly there after and has been around ever since. 

At last count, the online casino at Bodog and Bovada offered over two hundred and forty-five games.  A few examples of the types of games offered include blackjack, craps, Caribbean stud, keno video slots, poker variants, reel slots, video poker, baccarat, progressive slots, bingo, scratch games, roulette and other various card and table games.  These games come from a variety of popular, safe, and well-tested software providers such as RTG, Genesis and CTXM to name a few.

The best thing about getting your gamble on at a Bodog branded company is the safety and speed of payouts.  You may have had an unfortunate experience with a scam site before, but you will have no worries with Bodog / Bovada.  These sites offer extraordinarily fast payouts to US players.  Should your parlay hit big and you immediately request a withdrawal, you will have a $3,000 USD check in hand typically in 2-3 business days and you will be able to order one each week until you are paid out.  They also offer credit card refunds up to $3,000 USD, as well as bank wire withdrawal up to $9,500 per wire for big winners and high rollers. This is one of the most legitimate and well-respected online casinos in the business, their 21 years of operation being a testament to this fact.

The casino often offers a number of themed promotions for major holidays for players to enjoy.  For example they typically offer a $317 match bonus for St. Patrick's Day and a reload bonus up to $2,000 USD on the US Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping holidays.  Let us also not forget the bonuses available to new players.  Up to three thousand dollars worth of initial deposit bonuses are available in the casino.

If you are a high roller in the casino, after a few deposits someone from the Bodog VIP team will contact you, typically by telephone or email if they can't reach you by phone.  They will inform you that you've been invited to the VIP room, dubbed "Red Room", where you will receive your own custom weekly reload bonuses, expedited cash out options, unlimited sized bank wire deposits, as well as VIP 800# and email access.

Be sure to use our sign up instructions and links above which will automatically provide you with the largest available deposit bonuses and deposit codes needed to take advantage of these rewards.


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If you are interested in playing online poker in the US market, Professional Rakeback recommends that you check out our US Poker Sites page for information on all of the poker and rakeback options available to you in your particular state or province. 


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