Bovada Casino Review

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Bovada has been in the online gambling industry for more than 15 years. They’re not without their flaws, but they do a good job in the areas that count the most.

  • They pay players. Fast, too. Recent reports suggest payments hitting mailboxes or bank accounts within a couple weeks.
  • Their support is fast, friendly and helpful. They achieve this even without live chat.
  • Bovada offers more than 150 casino games. What helps them stand out from their competitors is the variety of games they have, thanks to working with 2-3 software companies.
  • They offer action on more than a dozen sports and entertainment markets. In addition, they have live betting, props, straight bets, parlays and more.
  • Bovada is mobile-friendly for both their sports betting and casino.

 

Bovada Casino Games

Bovada’s casino is strong. What we like about them is there are lots of game variations that you won’t find elsewhere. And they’ve only gotten stronger in this area as they’ve brought on additional software partners and upgraded their site.

They seem to have fewer blackjack variations than I remember seeing from them in the past. Even then they offer more than the likes of Top Bet, and have just as many as BetOnline and Planet 7s.

What we like about their slots section is all the variety. You’ll be able to choose from options like:

  • 3 and 5-reel machines
  • Classic slots
  • Video slots
  • Slots with bonus rounds
  • Progressive slots
  • Slots with features (wilds, cascading wilds, free spins, multipliers, etc.)
  • 3D slots
  • Themed (movie, book, game) slots

And loads more.

Bovada Casino Bonuses

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Bovada has several offers running at the moment, for both casino and sportsbook customers. Here’s what they got, and the details for each one.

  • 100% Match Bonus up to $1,000 for Casino (Redeemable 3X)
  • 50% match up to $250 for Sports
  • Bitcoin Welcome Bonus: 150% Match Bonus up to $1,500 (Redeemable 3X) in Casino
  • Bitcoin Welcome Bonus: 50% up to $500 for Sports
  • Sports: 50% Match Bonus up to $500 Bonus Code: BVSBITCOIN50
  • Casino: 150% Match Bonus up to $1,500 (Redeemable 3X) Bonus Code: BVCBITCOIN150

You can redeem both offers up to 4 times, for a max of $2,000 for slots and $1,000 for other games.

You’ll need to meet the rollover requirements for each bonus before you can take advantage of the next one.

The slots rollover is 25x on both the deposit and bonus. This is very reasonable given that most other casinos are in the 35-50x range.

The ‘other games’ has a 40x rollover. You cannot clear the offer playing single deck blackjack, double deck blackjack, baccarat, sic bo, craps, roulette or any mini game. Everything else appears to be fair game.

Bovada Casino Deposits

Here are the deposit and withdrawal options Bovada accepts.

For deposits, you can use:

Visa/MasterCardHas a 4.9% fee and a $20 minimum deposit.
Rapid Transfer (MoneyGram)Deposit between $100 and $800. This has a $12-$20 fee.
 
Visa Gift Cards

For withdrawals, you can use:

Check by Courier
Bitcoin
 
Bank Wire
Rapid TransferOnly available if you made your deposit by Rapid Transfer.

You get one free check cash out per month. Every payment thereafter will cost you $50. The max you can cash out per check is $3,000.

The sucky thing is they charge a 4.9% fee on credit/debit card payments. This pales in comparison to some of the fees Ignition charges for plastic (which starts at 5.9%), but is still relatively high considering that most rooms (outside the US) don’t charge anything for debit/credit card payments.

Other than that, it’d be nice to see more banking options. But we understand this is difficult for sites like Bovada to do.

That said, Bovada has a reputation for delivering cash outs faster than any other US gambling site. Right now they’re time frames are in the 7-10 day range. That’s impressive when you consider they have far more customers and cash out requests than their competitors.

Some people might even say that – when compared to their competitors – the fact that Bovada pays their customers their winnings is impressive.

Bovada Casino Support

If you have any questions about banking, the games, promotions or anything else, you can reach Bovada by email or by phone at 1-888-263-0000.

Unfortunately, they don’t have live chat. But they’re one of the few gambling sites who reply to messages so fast live chat isn’t really needed.

Bovada Conclusion

Bovada has a long, positive history of running fair bets and games. They have a reputation for paying their players, and paying them fast. They have integrity, too, which they’ve shown by removing potential fraudster Betsoft’s games from their site.

So, while Bovada does have a few shortcomings, they darn near look like benefits or perks compared to what many of their competitors offer. They’re that strong a gambling site.