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Bovada/Bodog Sportsbook Review

Bodog.ca Sportsbook

Bodog is a very popular online sports book in North America including Canada and the United States.  There is not a better online bookie with a better selection of NHL hockey betting options.  There are futures, team props, player props, good betting lines and live in play NHL hockey betting available at the Bodog website.
    This online sportsbooks are separated into two websites.  Bovada.lv is for the American players and Bodog.eu is for non-American players, but they are both owned and operated by the same company and they both offer the same odds and have the same games available.  Americans will be able to claim a 50% Bovada bonus up to $250, while Canadians can get a 100% deposit bonus on your first deposit up to $100 at Bodog as well as enter in a variety of special promotions during the year.
    Bodog has been online for more than a decade and has a history of great customer service and prompt payouts.  This is not to say that they have never experienced problems before, but for every problem that they had, they have always came out ahead.  Bodog is the sportsbook of choice for the casual and high roller sports bettor.  There is enough action, that the Bodog sportsbook can reduce the juice charged on the betting lines and still come out with a goo profit.  This is great for the punter and helps solidify Bodog as the place to bet on NHL hockey.

Bodog Canada Promotions

Bodog has an upfront deposit bonus for their new punters.  You will be given a bonus equal to 100% of your initial deposit at Bodog up to $100.  This bonus will be added to your players account within thirty minutes after your first deposit.  You will need to make a deposit of $20 or more to get this bonus and you will be required to play through your deposit plus your bonus three times over.  For example if you make a $100 deposit, you will get a $100 bonus, which will give you $200 to bet at the Bodog sportsbook.  Before you attempt to make a withdrawal, you must wager at least $600 first.  This might seem hard, but it is a ridiculously easy bonus to earn.  Most winning punters can have this bonus cleared within a couple of weeks of placing NHL bets.

Types of Hockey Bets Accepted

There are a variety of NHL bets available at the Bodog/Bovada websites.  You can bet on futures, individual games, team props, player props and live games.
    For the futures you can bet on the winners of each conference, the Stanley Cup winner and the six division winners.  You can also place bets on International hockey tournaments including the World Championships and the Olympics.  For individual games you can bet straight up, the puck line and the over/under on each hockey game during the season.  You can also place wagers on live games in action.  Typically the odds can change greatly depending on the score and time left in a game.  This is great if you are late to post your wager, if it looks like a team has locked in a win or if you think a team is poised to come back after a bad start to a game.
    The Bodog sportsbook also has a variety of prop bets including individual team point totals, whether or not a team will make the playoffs, NHL hockey award winners, over/under for individual player points, most wins for head-to-head match ups and a variety of fun bets such as the total fines for players/coaches/front office personnel during the entire season.

Bodog/Bovada Navigation

Bovada Website

The Bodog website is easy to navigate around.  At the top of the website you can decide whether you want to go the sportsbook, poker room, casino or the racebook.  Once you have clicked the sports button, you can select which of the many sports that Bodog has available, that you want to bet on.  The sports will be listed on the left hand side, with the most popular North American sports at the top.  From here you can narrow it down by which type of bet you want to select, such as NHL, NHL in play, futures and props.  From here all the available options will be listed along with the payout odds for each bet.

Payment Methods

At the Bodog website you can use your credit card to fund your account and if the credit card is declined, Bodog will have a variety of other payment methods to choose from.  It should be noted that it is the credit card company, and not Bodog that will decline your purchase.  The other available options include NETeller, Click2Pay, Moneybookers and a Paysafecard.

Bodog Canada Recap

Bodog and Bovada are popular sportsbooks and one of, if not the best, online bookies that is accepting Americans.  Bodog is the website that accepts players outside of the U.S., while Bovada is accepting Americans.  Americans can not sign up a Bodog and Canadians can not sign up at Bovada.  The players are segregated to help with the online banking segment for these sportsbooks.
    Americans can get a 50% sign up bonus up to $250 at Bovada.lv and Canadians can get a 100% deposit bonus up to $100 at Bodog.eu.