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Bodog Poker

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Bodog Poker is part of the incredible Bodog gambling and entertainment complex, an enterprise that includes a casino, sportsbook, music download site, and more. In business since 1995 and processing over $6 million in wagers per year, this U.K. and Costa Rica based company has earned its reputation for consistent security, reliability, fairness, and customer support.

Their bonuses, promotions, and contests are generous. Their gaming software is fun. In a way, Bodog is like the Microsoft of gambling companies - integrated, comprehensive and tried & true.

 
Bodog Poker OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
Full integration with the entire Bodog network - join one Bodog site, you can access them all!
Multi-tabling
Opt-in newsletter with subscriber-only bonuses and promotions
High-paying promotions, tournaments, contests, and bonuses
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
10%
  Sign-up Bonus:
N/A
  Referral Bonus:
40% (up to $200/friend referred)
  Bonus Codes:
N/A
 
Ranking Summary
  CATEGORY
Bonuses
Promotions
Software & Graphics
Game Variety/ Limits
Traffic
RATING
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CATEGORY
Competition
Rake
Customer Service
Deposits/Cashouts
Ease of Use

RATING
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Overall Grade 82%
 
   
 


Software & Graphics

Fast gameplay
Great, 3D graphics and sound
Large easy-to-read buttons
Clear display of betting structure, betting options, gaming actions, and hand strength
Players can upload their own "flag" avatars
Your stats tracked and displayed in real time - fantastic feature!
Table chat

Bodog Poker Lobby Bodog Poker Table


 
 


Game Variation & Limits
Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha (hi & hi/lo), 7-Card Stud (hi & hi/lo), 5-Card Stud
1-on-1 (heads-up) tables available
Limits from $0.05/$0.10-$15/$30
No real high stakes games
Tournaments


 
 


Traffic
Despite its size and position in the industry, Bodog's poker room gets surprisingly little traffic
Bodog customers seem most interested in their sportsbetting site
800-900 ring game players during peak hours (95% at Hold 'Em tables)
1,000-1,200 tournament players during peak hours


 
 


Competition
Bodog players come in two categories - the niche group of return players who you will be competing against the same players time and again, which allows you to learn their habits and patterns, and the transient group of non-poker players from other Bodog sites popping by and coming through for a brief respite and change of pace from their preferred gambling arena.

From the transient group of players that go back and forth between casino, sportsbook, poker room, etc., you can expect wild, careless and carefree, gambling and less solid, disciplined play

If you know what you're doing, this can be exploited
If you don’t know what you're doing, here's what you do - play tight and aggressive (meaning, fold often, but when you do bet, bet aggressively, raising rather than simply calling)
Bluffing may not work as well at a site like this
By the same token, expect to be bluffed a lot


 
 


Bonuses
10% ongoing deposit bonus
Freerolls
40% referral bonus (up to $200 per friend referred)


 
 


Rake
No flop/No drop
Approx. 5% up to $3
Discounted rakes for short-handed tables


 
 


Customer Service
Only one email and one phone number
Nonetheless, staff is knowledgeable and friendly
Website also has extensive tutorials, guides, and FAQs


 
 


Promotions
World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker satellites
Many time-based contest with large payouts
Poker Points good for entry into freerolls
$100,000 guaranteed prize pool tournaments


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Deposits - credit card, check, bank draft, NETeller, FirePay, myCitadel, Central Coin
Cashout - check, NETeller, FirePay, myCitadel, Central Coin


 
 


Ease of Use
Lobby stats are average pot & player/flop (no hands/hour, though)
Good hand history
Player notes support
And (at the risk of sounding redundant) check out those in-table player stats!