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Bovada Review – USA’s Most Popular Gambling Site

Bovada are one of the most well known sports betting sites in the United States. They are also the most popular by some distance. Much of this can be attributed to their reputation for being the most reliable services out there. We are going to take a look at their credentials in this review article. If you would like to know more about the Bovada promotions please check out our Bovada Free Bets article.

The website design is high in quality throughout. Be it the casino or sportsbook it is extremely responsive, easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. What’s more, when viewed via mobile is just as good. Overall they have a fantastic platform in this respect.


Bovada are renowned for their sportsbook and it is easy to see why. There are around 30 different sports to bet on which of course includes the popular US Sports of Basketball, Baseball and Hockey. There is pretty much something for everyone as they also cover the more niche sports of cycling, eSports, UFC/MMA and Fustal. You can also bet on Politics, an are of betting that has become increasingly popular in recent years. There is a real depth to most sports with all the markets you could wish to bet on. If sports betting is your thing the chances are you will not be disappointed at Bovada.

Live Betting is also an option at Bovada and they have a very user friendly in-play platform. Updates are rapid and it is easy to navigate around, something which is crucial in the volatile in-play markets. You can even set up ‘Quick Bet’ which means you can place bets with just one click of a button. During Live Betting they also have a unique casino feature. Running along the games are a mini casino which customers may wish to use during timeouts.


The odds at Bovada are more than competitive with the industry average. It has been ascertained that recreational bettors are being offered elevated odds in comparison to the regular or professional better. Either way the odds are competitive. Below is a list of when odds are released for NFL. Bovada previously had a poor reputation for this across the board but if you take NFL as an example it is more than acceptable.

  • Points Spreads – Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
  • Totals – Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Moneylines – Fridays at 6:00 p.m.
  • First Half Lines – Fridays at 6:00 p.m.
  • Quarter Lines – The day before the game at 8:00 p.m.
  • Team Props – The day before the game at 6:00 p.m.
  • Player Props – The day before the game at 6:00 p.m.


The Casino platform on the Bovada site is impressive although it is pretty obvious that the sports book is their main area of interest. The Casino has a wide variety of games which includes 7 Blackjack games, 17 Table games, 200 Slots, 17 Video Poker games and 15 Speciality games.

Payment Methods

At Bovada you can deposit with Visa, Mastercard or American Express. This carries a charge of 4.9%. Alternatively you can deposit via Bitcoin free of charge. In both instances minimum deposits are $20. It should be noted that no fee is charged on your first deposit.

There are only two withdrawal methods which seem to encourage Bitcoin as a method. You can either have your winnings transferred into your Bitcoin account within 15 minutes (1 withdrawal allowed every 5 days) or receive a check which takes 10-15 business days. Maximum check value is $3000 whilst you can transfer up to $9500 in to your Bitcoin account on any given transaction.

Customer Services

Whilst there is a comprehensive FAQ section that is extremely helpful, you can also contact Bovada via their instant Live Chat function. Alternatively they can be emailed.


We have nothing but positive things to say about Bovada. Areas in which they have needed to improve they have done so. They are now an extremely professional outfit with huge amounts of options available to bettors.



Bovada are comfortably the biggest online gambling site in the USA. Sportsbook and Casino options aplenty.