The World Series of Poker is returning to Las Vegas this summer for the biggest poker tournament of the year. Between April 14 and June 22, Bovada.lv and Bodog.eu are offering more ways than ever before for their players to get in on the WSOP action, including offering $12K Main Event Packages and $3K Vegas Prize Packages (as well as cash prizes and bonuses along the way).
All the action in the lead up to the WSOP kicks off between April 14 and June 22:
Vegas Prize Draws – April 14 to May 11
Main Event Qualifiers and Satellites – May 5 to June 8
I am unable to play @ Bovada due to living in the UK, but a poker bud plays there exclusively. I sometime rail his cash sessions where he plays 25nl fast fold and its one soft field.
One free cash out per month. Anonymous tables, great customer support and one of the best bonus offers out there. Whats not to like? OK, the software aint great, but its no worse than Stars or any other site you can mention.
The traffic always seems fine, seldom does my bud not find a game. He also plays some 10nl @ regular speed and those games are even softer than the 25nl games.
If Bovada is an option for you and you like great bonus releases, then you could do a lot worse than depositing here.
Bovada poker is one of the best online poker rooms available today. If you are a US player you could do a lot worse. Bovada has the fastest payout record of all the US sites today. You can get a check within 1 week. or WU within a few days. They have many options for deposit and withdrawl. And getting your money for me, is a huge reason to play there. Also they have freerolls to get you started. The only thing i don't like is the anonymity of the site. you can't tell who you are playing against so no player notes. That being the only downside. They have deposit bonus like every other site. I would recommend this site to everyone. Bovada is great!
With my personal experience with various US poker rooms throughout the past couple years, I would have to say that Bovada has really evolved to be the BEST OVERALL online poker room that is available to players from the US.
The anonymity seems to be an issue for most players, and it was for me as well when I first started off. However, after playing consistently for a while now, I actually don't mind it anymore. You will adjust to realize that anonymity goes both ways. The change rings it back to the essence of the game itself, rather than who you are playing against and what you or your opponent have done in the past. Poker is observational and is an important part of the game. This doesn't change with anonymous tables, as fundamental strategies have not changed. It does have it's advantages, and so I use it to the best of my ability.
Aside from that, Bovada has really been making improvements in the past year and months. There has been a lot of action on the site recently, and it is surpassing the traffic found on Merge and WPN. SNGs are always filling up, cash games are running at any time of the day, and there is a great menu for MTTs.
I've also been very fond of their payouts. Always on time, sometimes even a couple days earlier than expected. They payout with Check, and I've never had a problem with depositing it at my bank.
Now, with all that said, Bovada is not perfect, but given the situation that we're into now after Black Friday, I can't complain. Bovada has been the best option for me.
I'll say this if you are in the US you should look into playing on here. A great site in terms of games they run, and the biggest important thing their withdrawal rate. Ive never personally cashed out on there, but I've done research, and from what I got its the fastest taking 10 days for a check and 2 days for Western Union. I don't think it offers the best in terms of software and such like the table is basic, and such, but its clear and still easy to navigate just not my preference.
Bovada has the softest games around for USA players. I really hate their software though... its almost as bad as WPN. The payouts are quick, but the fees are high. All in all, a decent site for USA players.
This site has nothing for the poor online freeroll grinder to build his bankroll on.. Offering no freeroll tourney's.. Booooo.. Also it's software uses an anonymous user login so you haven't a clue who or what size money mongrel you're playing against.. I my self would much rather know what I'm up against. So two thumbs down for Bovada.
Very solid site with a lot of sports book and casino fish that dump funds into the poker community. Good MTT schedule with no 3+ hour late reg and no re-entries. Very solid guarantees and strong sunday schedule. Zone poker is a plus as well. The only downside is only 4 cash game table max. You are able to play up to 20 MTT's at a time. Decent bonus offers and quarterly MTT series. Very quick and reliable cash outs as well.
I love this site cashout process is very quick and easy to complete. Just want some names we like to know who we are playing against. SNg's are always going which i love to play so all in all my favorite site for us USA players.
Honest and fair poker room!I have never had a problem with them or game play. This is one of the best Us gaming sites around!If i had to recomend a site to a freind or family member it would be Brovada!
One of the leaders in the United States market and provide quick payout and great options for players looking for a new site with realiablity and good traffice to create a good place to consistently play.
Overall a very good option for US players. The best thing about Bovada is there customer service. They actually have a phone number you can call and they can help you with all sort of issues, especially depositing. It's nice to have someone figure it out for you which hoops you have to jump through to get money on a site. Also, when they have issues, they are quick to respond to players and give them "freebies" to make up for it. Another suggestion I have is to make a min deposit. If you decide to play elsewhere for awhile they will sometimes offer bribes in the form of poker money or tournament tickets to get you to come back.
Gret options and welcomed site to the United States market. Always provides good traffic and had good customer service. Pretty secure sit and trustworthy and has been around for awhile. Good games and options for all types of players.Also provides a great sportsbook to bet nd have fn watching games with friends and loved ones. Makes the game way better nad creates action to your day. Enjoy playing here and hopefully online gaming totally comes back.
I play in private games here....when i make money I seem tyo lose most in the casino..i know me bad...i like the number system because i'm no longer played by my history of play ...it makes you play according to the present information you recive on the current game....In my opinion is what one should do anyways....My play changes with my enviroment surrounding ....I may be busy right then ..phone may ring...i may be in a hurry to go to the store? this format makes you play in the moment...refreshing. I do not like that there are no freerolls. boo brovada.
The first time that I deposited on Bovada I didn't like it at all.It was hard for me to get used to the concept of playing against numbers 1-whatever, I'm used to having at the very least a username to identify and associate other players in my own mind. Without that It's very different for me as far as my ability to remember who did what.However..............I deposited once more after I had an issue with Carbon poker and it kind of grew on me. One thing that I like especially is that there is no use of Poker software such as "Poker Tracker" or anything of the sort on Bovada. I like this because I've always considered programs like this to be pushing the envelope. How is it not cheating? Ok, cause anyone can download it and use it.yeah, ....try going to a Brick and Mortar Casino and pulling out a laptop to track your opponents stats as you play. They'd be dragging you're ass out of their pretty quick. Or would they consider it like they do a Cellular phone? anyway, I think it's an extra mile of an edge to be just using so casually.I definitely trust Bovada more that Carbon Poker. I like the Action more too. And after getting used to the numbers instead of names, I actually kind of started to like that aspect as well.Just wish they had more Freerolls.
Bovoda's payouts are wonderful. I cashed out on Monday and the check was delivered to my front door and in my checking account by Friday! The only thing I do not like are the number systems that they have created for the players instead of names.
I think bovada is the best site for all types of mtt,s. the cashouts are fast and have had no problems sofar. They don,t have much of a rewards system but it,s still the best plac to play in my opinion. Still trying to get used to players berating each other by number.
I am beginning to prefer to play on Bovada over playing on Carbon Poker. Carbon has better graphics and display, but Bovada seems like it has less bad beats and I like their triple ups versus Carbon's double ups. And while the players are not identifiable, I think that works to my favor with my style of play. I haven't withdrawn from Bovada yet, but some of my friends have said that the payouts are much faster on Bovada then on Carbon.
I think Bovadaa is the best of the worst available to US players. Carbone keeps sinking lower & lower in my opinion, so Bovadaa is getting more & more of my play. Yes, the software is sucky, but the games are plentiful & playable.
I have quite a few friends that like and play and making a roll for them self on Bovada. I download the software once and played a few hands, but could not get into it.
I give it 1 star for the name. Bodog and Nevada = Bovada
I haven't had a single problem and as far as suck outs go, I find this site MOST reputable. I've turned $20 into $2500 there and I don't think consistency like that is possible with truly unpredictable odds like a suck out driven site would have. Just gotta learn to fold. I like the anonymous play. Anybody complaining about that probably isn't a very good live player and needs their silly computer tools to win.
Guess its one of those love it or hate it sites. I personally hate it. I like to know who Im sitting at a table with, and the interface is still not comfortable for me. Wether Bodog or Bovada, I experienced 25% more bad beats there than at carbon for the same number of hands played. I deleted it and good riddance.
Great customer service, great payout speed, and ever increasing traffic. Ring play always has options going, and there is a good selection on tourney play with various blind structures. People will complain about the anonymous play but honestly its whatever since you wouldnt have any other options available to you in live play ie HUD and extended period(multi-session) note taking.
I don't really care for Bovada. I hear that they have fast withdrawals so that is a plus, but I don't like the anonymous player numbers and I don't like the software in general. I'll take a Merge site or Winning Network site or Bovada any day.
In my opinion this is now the best room for American players. I really like it that no one knows who I am. I'm such a passive player it hurts my table creds if people know who they are playing against. Haven't cashed out since it changed from Bodog, but then they were fast and free via FedEx. Give it a shot.
I gave it a 5 star for American players because all the research I've done it says that a cash out through Western Union takes 3 days that is super great! I hear they have a great selection of games too. Overall Bovada has done an amazing job in re-branding itself
Moving past the simple complaints about the small bugs in the platform, Bovada has at this point won the bulk of my attention and time. Great customer service, great payout speed, and ever increasing traffic.
Ring play always has options going, and there is a good selection on tourney play with various blind structures. People will complain about the anonymous play but honestly its whatever since you wouldnt have any other options available to you in live play ie HUD and extended period(multi-session) note taking.
I recently had a problem with multi accounts because of bodog/bovada. they locked my account (and since i never deposited i was fearful they would close the acc and keep my money lol) but they didnt. they fixed it and everythings good. so far so good until cashout!
Great site. I like the look and feel of it. Payout is a breeze and for me only takes around 10 to 14 days to receive. That in itself puts it light years ahead of most sites available to US players. I actually like the anonymous tables as it makes me pay attention each and every game.
I've talked to a lot of people that are creating quite a BR playing on Bovada, I myself have downloaded the software but have not played yet. After reading all the reviews and talking to other players, it might be time to check it out and see what can happen. Good luck to all!
Good traffic, fast payouts.
Slowly coming back to European markets (I'm USA, so not effected) and passing Merge in traffic.
Decent sportsbook layout and the poker is decent. SNGs are constantly filling and mtts are packed.
I give Bovada a 4.
Bovada's not bad. It's got a nice interface and a good amount of traffic. I hear they have pretty fast cash-outs too, though I'm a long way from being able to do that. I don't like the anonymous format though. I think part of poker is learning your opponents tendencies and what not.
I really let the anon. issue cloud my objectivity at first...but the more I played and became familar with the software quirks I have become more and more fond of the site...much more traffic at the PLO and PLO8 tables than Lock, Juicy, ACR, and BCP combined plus no where near as many regs as Carbon...recently began playing the 1k thru 6k GTD's and have 3 three digit cashes in last 2 weeks...all in all I'm truly liking this site...good luck all
I've played a lot of Bovada since they changed from Bodog. In my opinion, they're the best option for US players who don't use a HUD during online play. The anonymous feature can be irritating at times but I think that flaw is outweighed by how well the site is managed. The payouts are some of the fastest and most reliable for US players. And their traffic is good in comparison to other US sites. There's also not many poker sites that give you 24hr phone support. I didn't give them 5 stars bc of the anon feature and no p2p, other than that they're great.
This site has a lot of potential. There software has improved and their game offerings are some of the best on the internet for US players. Only thing I dont like is there is no username. You get a different number for every tourney you play in. So you really cant tell if you played the person before, whether he is a shark or a fish. Nevertheless I would probably rate this poker room one of the best options for US players post black Friday.
I played at bodog poker before it became bovada and noticed alot of bad beats. so i didnt play there anymore after they took out the freerolls. so then i got an emial and bovada sent me 10 bucks, so i downloaded and tryed it. i didnt like it, i dont like not knowing who you are playing against, too me its a disadvantage, also, i like stud and the tables were always emplty, so not for me. maybe its the program, i d k, i think im just too used to merge network, and i need to try something new
I wont deposit there or recommend it i just had issues well when it was bodog but soft players there easy to build a br stay away from casino lol they did have bj promo that seemed good winner got a 15k wsop package.
I really like bovada because they dont have a lot of micro tourneys there big thing is 5-20 level and that is what im after if ur playing 1 dollar games and freerolls dont come to bovada its for low to med stakes
Ok I went on Bovada to check it out. It was really wierd. From what I could tell They didnt have screen names and you couldnt take notes on players. Each player had a number between 1 and 10 depending on how many ever were at the table. and when you change tables you get a new number. I DONT GET IT. The site is based out of Canada and as a US player I though this is great because my rake would not be going overseas. but not having screen names or notes is stupid.I left the site and didnt try anything else.
would be 1 star but gave them 2 cause its Canada.
For the US there are only a couple sites that i would deposit on at this time and Bovada/Bodog is at the top of the list. they have very soft players now and you can not use huds so there is no advantage in that aspect. cash games and MTT's are soft but getting suckedout on can get to be problematic since 4 to 6 players enter every pot. otherwise fast cashouts and great bonuses are easy to clear. and support is very fast to answer all and any questions you have with no BS.
Canadians holdem scam might b over.the worst poker player on here should be able to tell that canadas a bunch of thieves.in canada they have sites to choose from and surely dont play on they ones for the US players because its not hard to figure out kahnawake or conawake is such a joke.please dont let these thieve owners have anything to do with this if feds dont put them where they belong which im sure they wont.cant wait to play some regulated poker.these canada sites should be scored in the deep negative numbers unless u work for them.fuck u kahnawake and ur fucking scam
I cant stand Bovada poker
everything about this site sucks.
I couldnt stand cake poker or the net work.
it was crap then and it is crap now.
American card room/ lock/black chip/intertops is just as bad.
cant stand them net works ether
This is a site that caters to fish. The whole idea of being anonymous is kind of annoying to me. Poker is a game of gathering information. Having a random # instead of a username prevents people from taking notes and gathering information on people. Also you can only play up to 4 tables at once. As someone who 12+ tables, this is absolutely absurd to me. I think that this site focuses on making sure the fish come back, rather than giving grinders and sharks a place to play. You also cant use HUDs here, which is another drawback for sharks. I do like their software and some of their tournaments. But I would never grind here for the reasons I mentioned above.
I play on Bovada just because there is no other options for me in the USA since I am not going to play on Merge anymore. What I like about this pokerroom is a pretty small field - you don't have to beat 75000 players to win something like on pokerstars. Maybe prizes structure could have been better but I am pretty satisfied with it.
I have been playing at bovada for 4 years now. I will say I did take a break when it switched from Bodog to Bovada but mostly because I was having software issues. They ended up sending me a we miss you bonus, and I cleared it and made a few bucks. I am not back to playing there regularly and love it. It did take a little getting used to the anonymous thing, but it really isn't as bad as I thought it would be.
To follow up with what some of the others are saying, the anonymity is ridiculous. While someone once told me that it helps you practice how to play against unknowns at a random tournament, I felt completely underwhelmed by that aspect of it. As a result, it's just one of a couple of sites I play on, but only when I see some sort of value in it.
That being said, the play is really, really bad. I can sit back in the $2 and up to $10 tournaments and wait for the nuts and get paid off a lot. I have a pretty decent track record there as a result.
I like it alot better than super rigged merge network. At least on BV I feel like I have a chance to win sometimes. Would like player names instead of anonymous numbers so you could take notes on players youve faced before. Limited graphics dont bother me at all, I play for the poker not visuals effects
Can bovada provide a real bonus, that does not require some * next to it. If so, then ok. But I doubt it. Only two freerolls a day, that will be a very huge pool of scavengers. Try and up this a bit and I may go here and deposit money.
Really, they need to provide more for their guests, and they know it. Appealing to casual players, well that just means they want the people who do not want or expect any treatments that which they otherwise should deserve.
Bovada is aimed at people unaware of better options. They offer the highest rake in the industry and the worst rewards. Their client is buggy and lacks basic features but worst of all, they don't offer real poker. Everything is anonymous and you aren't even allowed to take YOUR OWN PERMANENT NOTES. In poker, you're able to remember your opponents and adjust. You don't play someone for hours on end only to be clueless the next day. I don't think poker rooms have the policy of inducing brain damage after each session. Bovada's goal is to remove targeting of weaker players and a large part of a winning player's skill edge. If you want to play on a site where there are no big winners and perhaps no serious long-term winners at all, try Bovada. I like to focus my efforts on sites that respect the game and where I have potential to grow into a consistent winner myself. A big question I ask before joining a site is, "Are there professional players willing to play on this site and how much are they winning?" Bovada offers no transparency so that information is unavailable but knowing several professional players, I can tell you that most of them moved sites and failed to win anything significant on Bovada. It's also hard to trust a site which anonymizes and hides everything because collusion, superusers or even a faulty Random Number Generator can no longer be detected by the community. It's not just distorting the nature of poker, it's a huge security issue. Bovada's answer is "trust us," as if poker companies have always been angels that can be taken absolutely on faith. Bovada can barely make a functional poker client and they've had security issues in the past. It's unrealistic and dangerous to give up all control, transparency and security to one entity. The Ultimate Bet superuser scandal proved that much but the community was able to figure it out and restore justice. Bovada offers no upside to other poker rooms and plenty of downsides.
Since changing over to bovada,i dont like the player boxes,nor the table graphics.its like playing in a [sterile]environment.hardly any information on the players at all.the only free roll is a point buy-in,which is not a free roll in my opinion.its like playing poker at the doctors office.
I have played this site only a few times and I DON"T LIKE IT. aside from poker i like to play blackjack and this site took me threw the ringer at there blackjack table. now i am not a truck when it comes to blackjack, the cards blaintly fell in there favor. had some issues with depositing money, talked to cutomer assistance and they were no help. i have a e-mail in now to support at the site, we will see what comes of it. had trouble registering for tournaments, kept getting a error message. missed several freerolls that had over 200 people regestered for, and i get an error. graphics are good, seems to be a lot of players, just overall a poor experience for me and i will win my money else where.
1 year ago - 2012-10-23
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