Bodog is known for being one of the older pioneers of online gambling as their history started in 1994. Over the course of their history, Bodog has made a name for themselves across the globe for their online sportsbook, casino, and poker services. However, despite their exceptional services, their name has seen some controversy in the last few years due to issues surrounding their founder, Calvin Ayr. Yet, new ownership and management have taken over, and Bodog has returned to being a respectable brand. Bodog services are known to be geared towards the Canadian and international market with the exception of those in the United States are barred from using their services. However, American players can use Bovada as a way to access Bodog's sportsbooks. Though, Bodog is known to be more popular amounts for recreational bettors due to their lower wagering amounts.
Bodog does have some of the welcome bonuses that have been seen with online sportsbooks. After registering and depositing, a 100% bonus up to $200 will be available. The bonus is not instantly credited and does require manual acceptance of the bonus in the "My Rewards" section of the cashier. Once claimed, the bonus will be credited within 30 minutes to use as Canadian free bets.
Though Bodog doesn't have any other promotions that are commonly seen on other sportsbooks. They feature affiliate program where the user can get cash rewards for referring a friend and having them actively use the site along with their "level up" Bodog rewards program. The Level up Bodog Rewards program will give a user points for every sports bet and casino bet that they make, which in simple terms mean the more active you are, the more points you'll receive, and after accumulating enough points, you can exchange them for cash bonuses whenever you desire.
The Bodog user interface is dark themed and features some specks of colors from the logos and photos featured on the front page. Overall, its extremely easy to understand and use, along with having an interesting layout that isn't too harsh on the eyes. The spirts directory is extremely easy to view, and it shows real-time updates regarding the game, the bets placed on it, along with showing if it is live. The leftmost side of the interface displays the sports along with direct links leading to other parts of the sites that players may way to access. While on the right side of the interface features options regarding language, general help, live support, and ways to contact the company and their separate divisions.
Bodog is known for their diverse and expansive betting market of spirts. A few of the more popular markets include Ice Hockey, Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, Soccer and Horse Racing. Golf, American Football, Boxing, MMA/UFC, politics, Motor Sports, Rugby League, Volleyball and Darts are also available for bettors, as is Australian Football, Gaelic Games, General Entertainment, along with a few more.
They feature the same betting odds that many other sportsbooks feature: America, Fractional, and Decimal. Though since American users based in the United States are barred, many of the Canadian and international players will probably lean more towards using the fractional and decimal options.
Unfortunately, their licenses do not allow the company to broadcast live streams of the sports and events. However, they do offer live updates for the games listed as well as real-time updates regarding information about the scores, bets, and much more.
While Bodog does not offer a specific mobile app for their users, their online site is mobile compatible. Their mobile compatibility is well-regarded among most players for its ease of placing bets along with the ability to watch live updates.
Unlike other sportsbooks, Bodog only offers three forms of withdrawing – Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin, or cheque by courier. Users should note that their methods of withdrawal may have to be the same as the methods of depositing. One negative is their lack of having additional withdrawal methods. However, many of those that play at Bodog are recreational players, so those that are offered fit with the methods preferred by the majority.
Bodog customer service is accessible 24/7 and is overseen by a professional and friendly staff of customer service representative. The best way to communicate with their support is by using the live chat option. However, there is an email option as well, but it will take them up to 24 hours to respond.
This company is licensed and regulated under the Government of Antigua, and their license is Directorate of Offshore Gaming. They value customer security and safety just as much as providing a safe haven for betting. Bodog is subjected to random security tests to ensure everything is up to par.