Bovada Review Rating Details
Bovada Casino makes use of various gaming software providers such as Realtime Gaming, Betsoft and its own Proprietary software to power its gaming platform. The software is available in the Download or Instant Play. The instant play software is convenient for two reasons; you can start plying immediately and it cuts out the risk of downloading potential malware.
The highlight of Bovada’s software package is the recent addition of its Betsoft games. Players have become accustomed to the usual RTG game library which at times can be dull and drab. While Betsoft with its innovative no-download games has given Bovada a much needed shot in the arm. The games are innovative and flushed with state-of-the-art customization features like Auto Play, game speed as well as table and lobby settings.
Software and Special Features
The sites employs the latest security features such as SSL that ensures that personal and financial information remains under lock and key at all times. The software of Bovada is available in the Download and Instant Play. The latter version is ideal for Mac users. Players who wager in this format must ensure that Adobe Flash Player is installed on their computers first.
Bovada Casino offers a game variety of more than 220 plus games. The internet casino uses three software providers to power its gaming platform. Each respective software not only brings its own unique blend of games to the table but offers superior graphics in terms of game play and takes the overall entertainment aspect to an entire new level.
Although the amount of games offered are a bit on the low side the quality of the games more than make up for this. Games than can be played are 3D slots, Vegas-style table games (baccarat, blackjack and craps), video pokers, progressive jackpots and speciality games. A sports betting, poker and horse racing section is available to non-casino players too.
Apart from the usual RTG games players must be on the lookout for the 3D slots powered by Betsoft. They offer exquisite graphics and some of the best slots in the business. Each slot has its own customization features such as audio, Auto Play and game speed settings.
*When it comes to playing table games there have been complaints by players stating that the longer you play all bets made favours the house. The moment you start making bets of $25 plus it favours the house considerably.
A $600 welcome bonus package is offered to all new players. Bovada offers slots players a bonus of up to $400 and table game players a bonus of up to $200.
The slots bonus of up to $400 be claimed by using the following coupon: WELCOMESLOTS.
The table game bonus is 100% up to $200. To claim this bonus use the following coupon code: WELCOMEGAMES. To qualify for either of these bonuses a deposit of $20 or more must be made first.
Bovada Casino not only caters to new players by offering them a decent welcome bonus package (up to $600) but offers its loyal players cash back incentives and loyalty points based on wagering activity. Regular players will be updated via the casino’s newsletter with regard to its latest promotional offers. The operator also offers loyal players comps on selected games.
Let us have a look at the wagering requirements for the slots and table game bonuses respectively.
The slots bonus is up to $400 is a match bonus of 100%. Before a cash out can be made the bonus and the deposit amount must be staked 25 times. If one takes the total deposit amount into consideration this is steep indeed.
This is why we say so: Marc deposits $1000, Bovada gives him an extra bonus of $100. He can now wager with $200. However, the wagering requirements states that he must stake 50x$200=$10,000 before he is allowed to make a withdrawal. Only slot games count 100% towards the completion of the wagering requirements.
The table game bonus of 100% up to $200 must be rolled over 80 times before a withdrawal is permitted.
This is how it works: Calvin deposits $100 he receives an additional $100 he can now play with $200. Before a withdrawal is allowed he must wager 80x$100=$8,000.
*The following games do not count towards the completion of the wagering requirements: Single and Double Deck Blackjack, Baccarat, Sic Bo, Craps, Roulette, and Blackjack in the poker software.
Bovada Casino offers various progressive games each with its own progressive jackpot. Randomly triggered progressive games are offered by The Real Series slots and some poker progressives.
*At the time of writing the various progressive jackpots were: Food Fight $940,000, It’s Good to be Bad, $193,000, I.R.I.S 3000 $168,000, Shopping Spree $1,5+ million, Mid Life Crisis $1,5+ million, Let ‘Em Ride $33,000, Jackpot Pinantas $481,000, Super Diamond Mine $155,000 and Caribbean Stud Poker $78,000.
Not many deposit and withdrawal options are offered. Deposits can be made via Visa, MasterCard, Rapid Transfer and Money Transfer.
When using Rapid Transfer as a deposit option $100 is the minimum deposit and $900 the maximum deposit per transaction. You will be charged a fee of between$12 and $20, this depends on the amount sent. You will be reimbursed by Bovada for fees more than $300. It can take up to 30 minutes before the cash appears in your Bovada account.
When using Money Transfer as a deposit option $100 is the minimum deposit amount and $5000 the maximum amount per transaction.
Withdrawals can be made via Courier Cheque. Bovada Casino states that it will try its best to process all withdrawals within a 2 week period. Cheques will be mailed via Federal Express. Cheques will be processed in instalments of $3,000 and takes between 5 to 10 business days.
Withdrawal using Money Transfer. $100 is the minimum withdrawal amount and the maximum amount is $800.
When using this withdrawal method the following fees are charged:
The customer support at Bovada is satisfactory to say the least. Players can contact it 24/7 by filling in an online e-mail form or telephone.
Unfortunately a live chat feature is not available on its website which is a huge disappointment to us. The site also offers a ‘Help’ section which addresses all issues pertaining to internet gambling.
*Bovada states on its website that it will reply to all e-mails within 90 minutes.
Bovada does not list the average payout percentage for all its casino games on its website although it claims that its software is regularly audited by a third party.