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Ready for some real action? One of the best and the most respected online casinos in the US is there for you! Bovada went online in 2011. It’s operating under the Kahnawake license, thus it’s fully legit. Bovada is, actually not only a casino, it comprises an online casino, a live casino, one of the best top-tier poker rooms in the biz and a betting parlor. When they say they got everything we, gamblers, need at one place, they mean it. Literally!
What’s the deal?
Bovada has loads of games. Literally, loads: over 300 titles actually. All of them are by the best and the most trusted providers, like RTG, Betsoft or Rival. Those have earned their reputation, and we may totally rely on their products to be fair, random and glitch-free. There are all possible kinds of slots, table games, including video poker, and specialty games. Their selection of slots is truly impressive, also at Bovada there is probably the best selection of progressive jackpots ever!
But as we have mentioned earlier, Bovada is not only an online house, here you may find a live casino as well. Thanks to lifestreaming techs, you may feel like you are playing at a land-based casino. Sensations are the same, but no need to drive anywhere from the comfort of your own house.
At Bovada’s live casino you may gamble round the clock. Here, you may play pretty much any game the good-old brick and mortar house can offer. So, you may spin a French or an American roulette, or you may join the Blackjack table. Speaking of which, there are several Early Payout Blackjack tables. Also, there is Baccarat and Super 6.
As for the live casino interface, it’s extremely gambler-friendly. When you enter the casino page, you may see all the available tables, their limits and you see your dealer right away. You may even choose your place at the table before entering the room. We loved this idea to give you all the info on the table beforehand, and calling the dealer by his or her name, it’s so classy!
There are plenty of games and plenty of tables, but the best thing is the range of limits — it’s huge! When we say huge, we mean it. You may pick a table with a $1 limit, if you’re cautious. Or if you are having a lucky day, maybe a table with a $5,000 limit would be hot for you?! All you need is to click on an icon and see how everything goes!
Boring Basics 101
How to join all the fun? Pretty easy. First, the registration. Fill in the form, it takes about a minute or so, and you are good to go. Then, there is a deposit. To make a payment you have to go to the cashier’s section of your casino account and choose the way that suits you best. Here, we have a brief description of all the banking methods Bovada provides its gamblers.
Our list is nowhere near being full, because the banking options depend on where you are playing from. So at your cashier, you might find some other ways that suit you better. Just have a look!
|Banking Method||Limits||Processing Time||Fees|
|Visa (Visa Gift Card)/MasterCard||$20 - $1,500||several minutes||The first transaction is not charged, all the rest come with a 5.9% fee.|
|American Express||$20 - $1,500||several minutes||9.9%|
|Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash||$10 - $5,000||within an hour||no fees|
|Secure Voucher||$10 - $3,000||within an hour||no fees|
|Direct Bank Transfer||$50 - $450||check the statement||check the statement|
Also, banking via Zelle is possible, but there isn't much information on it on the site. All we managed to discover is that Zelle transfers are fast and there is no fee. But as you would be required to use LBTC wallet, check if they charge any fees. Just in case.
|Withdrawal Methods||Limits||Processing Time||How often||Fees|
|Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash||$10 - $9,500||within an hour||once in 3 days||no fees|
|Check||$100 - $3,000||up to 15 days||once in 90 days||no fees|
|Voucher||$10 - $3,000||24-48 hours||no limit||no fees|
Please note, if you request a withdrawal by a check more often than once in 90 days, then the transaction will incur fees. The processing fee for all non-BTC withdrawals on top of the one allowed withdrawal per 90 days is $100. Plus, there are some bank fees. How much depends on your bank in the first place, so better request that information beforehand.
Perks and yummies
Bovada’s perks are endless and extremely generous.
|Bonus||Total Limit||Wagering Terms|
|100% Match Welcome Bonus on the first 3 deposits||up to $3,000||standard rollover terms|
|50% Match Betting Parlor Welcome Offer on the first deposit||up to $250||5x on sports and horses and 30x for the casino games.|
|125% Match Bitcoin Welcomу Offer on the first 3 deposits||up to $3,750||standard rollover terms|
|75% Match Bitcoin Promo for the bookie fans||up to $750||5x for sports and horses, and 30x for the casino games|
|200% Match Refer-a-Friend Bitcoin Deal||up to $100 (extra $25 if your friend deposit in BTC), and a free entry to the $1,000 Weekly Freeroll poker tournament||5x in sports, 5x for horses, 30x at the casino and 30x for reward points earned in Poker per bonus dollar|
|100% Match Bovada Poker Welcome||$500||There is no rollover. But you would have to unlock the bonus by playing poker for cash.|
Don't forget to meet the rollover requirements. They are rather moderate at Bovada. The standard terms are: 25x on both, the bonus and the deposit sums. Not every game contributes the same towards meeting those goals:
- Slots’ wagering contribution is 100%.
- Table games contribute only 20%.
- Video Poker and some Blackjack machines contribute only 10%.
- All single deck and double deck blackjacks, roulettes and baccarat contribute only 5%.
- Live Casino and Craps are usually excluded from meeting the wagering terms entirely!
See how good Bovada is in bonuses?! But the coolest of all the perks is the VIP lounge with its unimaginable perks. As there are no details about the loyalty program on the site whatsoever, we can’t really share anything with you. We may only guess there are plenty of unique promo offers, no deposit fees, payout priority and many-many more perks. To join, one has to have an invitation! Now, we believe, those are on your Christmas presents wish-list, right?
In a nutshell
What bothered us the most? Bovada has the most unusual way of providing information. Really! They have huge FAQ and Help sections full of information, but it’s scattered all over the place. It takes a whole bunch of time and persistence to find something you need. But it’s doable: practice makes perfect! We particularly enjoyed video instructions for beginners! Immensely detailed and clear. Bovada’s Gambling Community is also fantastic: join in to share your experience or ask for a piece of advice!
What did we enjoy the most? First, the variety of games is fantastic. Have no idea how much time you would need to try all the machines at Bovada! But it is a long-long time! And when you finish, there still will be two betting parlors, a poker room and a live casino left! Variety is Bovada’s middle name!
We loved the way banking is organized: fast, secure, and the fees are low. We were simply mad about their promos with moderate playthrough requirements! We were and still are mad about pretty much everything about Bovada! Hope you have stopped reading this article by now and are already gambling at Bovada. Catch you later there!