Excellent room for recreational players
Large tournament selection
Rich, easy-to-navigate software
Catering to the new and hobbyist gambler, Bodog Poker is just one of several online wager-based gaming options available at Bodog. The range of gambling opportunities provided by Bodog attract numerous inexperienced and unskilled players to the Bodog Poker room
, resulting in soft competition with many loose players in the small stakes. The software, as well, is fashioned with the leisurely player in mind, offering multi-tabling of up to four tables at any given time, and a number of customization options that personalize the online poker
Even the tables at Bodog Poker are unlike any other online poker room, conveying the feeling that one is playing a casual, multi-player online board game. Providing a more relaxed atmosphere, Bodog Poker is far less daunting to the new online poker player
who simply wants to have fun playing cards with a little money at stake to make it more interesting. Such players tend to feel intimidated by the idea of facing off against more serious-minded players, which is why Bodog Poker's online poker room
is an excellent choice for those who simply want to enjoy themselves. Of course, the incentives offered by Bodog are also an enticing draw for recreational gamblers.
Players make their first ever deposit at Bodog are automatically eligible for a 110% bonus of up to $1.100. The first 10% of the deposit bonus is instantly awarded to the player, and is immediately available for wagering. Any additional deposits made that same day, up to $1.100 all together, will also be applied to the total Bodog Poker bonus
amount. The bonus is released in tiers, as players earn poker points playing real money online poker games
at Bodog Poker. Each 10 poker points are equivalent to $1 of the bonus, and players have 60 days to clear the entire bonus.
Bodog Poker Points can also be converted into cash. As players actively participate in real money cash games or online poker tournaments
with an entry fee, they earn poker points. Once a player accumulates 500 or more poker points, the points can be converted into cash via the Account tab in the Bodog Poker software. Players can convert up to 25,000 points within a 30 day period. The Bodog Poker Points are exchanged at a rate of $1 per 100 poker points. The money is issued in the form of a bonus that must be rolled over before it can be withdrawn from the player's account. The rollover requirements indicate that USD players must earn poker points totaling 3 times the bonus amount; Euros must be rolled over 5 times, and sterling 6 times.
Numerous regular promotions
are available to patrons of Bodog Poker. From guaranteed tournaments to daily freerolls, there is always something fun and interesting to inspire online poker players to keep coming back for more at Bodog.
Every Sunday Bodog hosts a $100K guaranteed tournament that begins at 4pm ET. Qualifiers run daily starting at $1, garnering those who place with a seat in the $100K semifinal sit and go. Or players can buy in to the $100K guaranteed tournament on Sunday for $150+$12. Bodog patrons can also buy-in to daily qualifiers for the weekly $100K guaranteed tournament with 1,000 poker points, or 750 poker points on Sundays.
Bodog Poker also hosts two $1.100 freerolls
daily. It is recommended to register early as the tournaments fill up rather quickly. The freeroll tournaments also allow $1 re-buys when a player's chip stack falls below $1000 before the first break, and $1 add-ons during the first five-minute break.
Mac & Linux
The software that is privately developed for Bodog Poker provides players with a sleek, easy-to-navigate online poker client rich with the most essential features and elements for swift, convenient game play. And though it is not advertised on the front page of the Bodog Poker website, there is a Mac compatible, instant-play flash version that allows players to play at one Texas Hold'em
online cash game table at a time. However, for multi-tabling or tournaments, the Bodog Poker download
is required, and easy to install on any modern, Windows-based PC.
Geared more toward recreational online poker players than grinders or professional players, the Bodog Poker software supports up to four, re-sizable tables at once. The full screen mode is excellent for intense competition, such as heads-up play. The QuickSeat option in the lobby provides players with the fastest way to get seated at an online poker table based on three simple criteria; limit structure, game type (cash game or sit and go), and stakes. A spot light follows the action, clearly indicating who's turn it is, and a plethora of preference settings allow players to control everything from the sounds and animations to the exact color of the table.
At peak hours
The player volume at Bodog Poker is primarily concentrated in the low stakes No Limit Texas Hold'em cash games and sit and gos. Frequented mostly by recreational players and traffic flowing in from the Bodog Casino and Sportsbook, the competition tends to be quite loose at many of the cash tables.
While there are some sharks present at the Bodog Poker site, the limited number of tables supported by the software tends to be a major deterrent for grinders. Patient, small stakes online poker players stand to turn a decent profit at Bodog Poker with some basic online poker strategy
In addition to an extremely informative website that walks players through every step of the getting started process, Bodog Poker also supplies players with fast, knowledgeable customer support 24 hours a day. Players who require immediate assistance can call Bodog's toll free customer support number, available to many regions around the world. Support is also available via email. Support is available in several languages, including Spanish and Cantonese.