Bovada is the new USA online gambling platform for Bodog, and was developed for USA players exclusively. Bodog began alerting business affiliates that they intended to separate their USA and non-USA player traffic in the fall of 2010, with their new Bovada brand launching towards the end of December. Previous USA Bodog customers found that their accounts had been seamlessly moved over to the Bovada brand, and all they had to do was log in and it was business as usual. Another thing that remained the same is the banking suite, which features the same USA friendly deposit methods that Bodog offered, including Visa, Money Transfer, Rapid Transfer and MyPaylinQ.
The look and feel of the new Bovada gambling site closely mimics that of Bodog, with similar design and navigation. There are enough differences to remind you that you are indeed at a brand new gambling site. Like their sister site, Bovada features a full service casino, poker room, sportsbook, and racebook. One of the obvious differences is when it comes to the poker room. Bodog has always offered a flash poker option, whereas Bovada features a download only poker platform. Game selection, wagering schematics, and software performance at Bovada Casino match that of Bodog, while Bovada Poker offers some cool new features that set it apart. The sportsbook betting lines and wagering options are extremely similar to Bodog.
The Bovada brand also has their own bonuses and promotions, including some savvy grand opening special promotions. Feedback on the Bovada gambling site has thus far been very positive, and their player traffic is reported to be gaining momentum very quickly, which is not surprising based on the number of online gambling sites abandoning the USA market recently. When a trusted brand such as Bodog launches a site specifically designed to cater to USA players, its bound to attract a lot of attention.