Bodog Poker Review

Pros
  • Weak Competition
  • Fast Growing Population
  • Best in Industry Customer Support
Cons
  • Only supports 3 tables for Multi-Tablers

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Overview

The Bodog brand and the Bodog Poker room are becoming a household name among poker players these days, after one of their sponsored players, Jamie Gold, won the World Series of Poker 2006. Bodog's owner, Calvin Ayre, is also a well known face on Fortune 500 type publications. Complete with the Bodog Girls, this company blends gambling action and sexual energy better than anyone.

Bonuses

10% instant deposit bonus up to $100. Though the matching percentage is lower than other poker rooms, the fact that you get the bonus money instantly is a definite plus for some players. No hard to clear, slow release deal here.

Player Competition

Poker players who play a large number of rooms say Bodog competition ranks somewhere between Party Poker and Pacific Poker in terms of "fishyness" with Pacific being the fishiest poker site around. This makes perfect sense when you consider that much of Bodog's traffic is sportsbook and casino type gamblers who aren't too worried about odds and strategy. They're just looking to play some cards and do some gambling.

Software

Bodog's software supports multi-tabling. A good note taking and statistics system round out an overall good software product. Not a ton of flash and bang or bells and whistles, but the software performs as it is supposed to, and you should not have disconnect or computer resource issues.

Traffic

Bodog was one of the smaller poker rooms until 2006 WSOP, as noted above. Jamie Gold's record breaking main event victory bodes well for Bodog traffic. Between the influx of new players from viewing the 2006 WSOP and the constant gambler traffic from the casino and sportsbook, low and middle limit/nolimit players should be able to find a game quite readily.

Games Offered

Texas Holdem, Omaha, 7 Card Stud and 5 Card stud as well as hi/lo variations of Omaha and 7 Card Stud are available. Tournament selection is good, with plenty of satellites to major land based events such as World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker.

Promotions

Besides satellites to famous offline events weekly $100,000 Guarantee, Bodog runs "knock out a pro" tourneys in which players can take their shots at David Williams, Josh Arieh, Jamie Gold, and Evelyn Ng...all world famous players in their own right.

Security

Deposits are encrypted over a secure network, and the Bodog card shuffle uses the latest certified random shuffle generator technology.

Customer Service & Cashout Speed

24/7 customer service through email or telephone. Timely response and courtesy by industry standards.

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