Established & Secure.
Launched in 2011, Bovada Poker is not really a brand new poker room but a clone of Bodog Poker for US poker players. Founded and launched in 1994 by industry pioneer, Canadian Calvin Ayre, Bodog.com is a well known entertainment brand operating from Antigua and licenced for gaming by Kahnawake, Canada. Perhaps more recognised for their sportsbook and music divisions. So, you can be sure that Bovada Poker is being run along strict, secure guidelines by people who know what they are doing.
Software. A breed apart from most other online poker rooms, Bovada is rightly proud of their software - you can customise almost everything. Designed by Bodog who listened to their players and produced the goods!
There is more variety in the tournament schedule and have added Omaha tournaments, shootout tournaments, knockout tournaments and heads up tournaments.
Bovada hosts anonymous tables, no personalised avators on these tables, when you sit down at every new game you won't recognise your opponents and they won't recognise you. Just like sitting down with a table of strangers at a live casino, every time an equal playing field. Some hate this, some love it - make your own mind up.
When a hand completes are you left wondering what the next card would have been? Wonder no longer, with Bovada you have a rabbit cam to show you turn it on or off, the choice is yours.
Play up to four cash or sit n go tournaments or play up to 20 multi table tournaments, at the same time.
Love Blackjack? Play in client Blackjack and use your Bovada poker account.
The learning curve can be quite steep when you first get started with Bovada, things aren't where you would expect to find them on other online poker sites. I kept closing down the software by accident when I tried to close a tournament lobby. Do persevere with it as once you've got the hang of it Bovada is top-notch and well worth the time investigating it's many features.
Satellites and Qualifiers.
Head to Las Vegas with Bovada for the WSOP 2013 Main Event! Bovada poker players can play online qualifiers for a $15.000 WSOP 2013 prize package - this is what you'll get:
- $10,000 buy in for the WSOP 2013 Main Event
- $5,000 towards your expenses
- Bovada swag bag
- Invitation to the exclusive party
- Private suite access
Qualifiers are running now from just $1.10 - last qualifiers June 23rd.
Look forward to the $100k Anonymous Poker Series Finale
being held in Manila, the Philippines next January 2014 with a $6,600 APS prize package which includes:
- $2,000 buy in to the exclusive APS Finale
- Flight and hotel
- $700 spending money
- Bovada swag bag
- Exclusive APS party invite
There's 10+ qualifiers daily with buy ins from just $0.66 leading to the APS Satellites where the APS prize packages are won - buy in direct at this stage for $325. Enjoy top poker with the chance to win big all in stunning Southeast Asia.
Tournaments.Bovada offers plenty of daily guaranteed tournaments, with over $900k to be won every week, at buy-ins to suit everyone's bankroll. Super Sundays, with $250k in guaranteed prize pools, offer players a variety of exciting tournaments throughout the day, top favourite is Bovada's big deal Sunday 100k. The Sunday $100k guaranteed poker tournament is held every week at 4pm ET and has qualifiers that run regularly all week starting at just $1 or you can buy-in directly for $162.
Current Promotions. It's great to get a royal flush and it just got better. When you're dealt a royal flush at a real money cash game table, with 3 or more players at the table, you win yourself a Royal Flush Bonus of 50 x the big blind up to $200!
The 2nd Black Diamond Poker Open is back bigger and better than ever before! The Contender Series is over and has made way for the Championship Series of mid to high stakes tournaments, where you can buy in direct from just $22, which will run from March 10th to 24th. The kick off event has $25k guaranteed whilst the last event is the $250,000 guaranteed Main Event. The satellites are running now.
Take the sting out of your next Bad Beat by winning cash for it. If your losing hand is a full house aces full of kings (AAAKK) or better beaten by four of a kind or better in a real money cash game, not tournaments, then you're set to win 10 x the big blind up to a max of $1000! You must claim your bad beat bonus within 48 hours by contacting Bovada, call 1 866 909 2237 or email them at email@example.com , give them the hand number and table number and your bad beat bonus will be in your account within 48 hours.
The cash games at Bovada have a good amount of traffic, the highest level is $10/$20 (max buy-in $1000) where you can always find a game, but it's at the micro limits that Bovada really excels with it's high traffic and soft games. No limit cash games at Bovada are listed in the lobby as 'maximum buy-ins' instead of blinds, which can be a bit confusing at first, but there are usually plenty of tables to choose from. Texas Holdem is definitely the game of choice at Bovada, but you can also find Omaha, Omaha hi/lo, 5 Stud and 7 Stud games running at peak hours.
Freerolls. Boost your bankroll with 2 x $7500 freerolls a month - held on the second and last Saturday with a 1,000 PTS buy in, 20% of the players get paid with the winner pocketing $1,000. $7,500 freeroll sit n go qualifiers run throughout the day with a buy in of 150 PTS then, daily, at 5.10pm there's a qualifier with a buy in of 200PTS followed at 11.10pm by another qualifier where the buy in is only 25PTS. All times New York time.
Is it me or is this place full of fish? Maybe it's because alot of players are really sports and track enthusiasts giving a poker a go for a change, but most nights you can find tables with a player / flop percentage in the 60's, 70's and even 80's.
Bovada Poker Referral Number.
There has never ever been a more favourable time to start playing Poker at Bovada, because for a limited time Bovada are offering a fantastic 100% up to $1000 bonus. Claim your bonus by using the Bovada Poker Referral Number 1658328 when you register, sign up or deposit for the first time. In addition you will be invited to play in 6 x 100k New Player Qualifiers, 3 a week for 2 weeks, thus giving new players 6 free shots at getting to the Sunday $100k. These $100k New Player Qualifiers are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.35pm ET and on Saturdays at 3.05pm ET.
When you download the Bovada Software and make your first deposit using the Bovada Referral Number 1658328 you will be entitled to an 100% welcome bonus up to $1000 cash bonus. For every 100 Bovada Points you earn in the first 60 days you will receive an additional $10 in bonus, equalling 100% of your first deposit up to a maximum of $1,000.
Bovada points are earned as follows: You'll earn 3 points per $1 in tournament fees; For cash games you will collect points dependant on the rake of hands you are dealt into (rake $1-$3 = 1 point / rake 50c-95c = .5 point / rake 25c-40c = .25 point / rake 5c-10c = .10 point). Please remember that you only have sixty days after your initial deposit to earn this generous bonus which will be paid automatically within 48 hours of the expiry of your 60 day limit.
Refer a friend.
Refer a friend and earn 100% cash bonus of up to a max $100.
* For easy comparison all data collected for our exclusive reviews refers to the most popular game, No Limit Texas Holdem.