Bovada Poker Review 2019

A veteran in the online poker industry, Bovada Poker first launched under predecessor brands back in 2004.

Bovada Poker is open to US Players except in states that offer regulated online poker such as New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware. They are also cut out of Washington and New York states and possibly a few others so make sure your state isn’t on the restricted list before signing up. Despite these limitations, Bovada Poker posts some the highest player traffic for US-facing poker rooms.

Tournaments

Bovada Poker’s tournament offerings are quite substantial and many of them offer guaranteed prize pools. Just a few of the guaranteed tournaments offered daily at Bovada Poker include:

  • $50 buy-in $25,000 guaranteed tournament
  • $75 buy-in bounty tournament with $10,000 guaranteed
  • $10 buy-in deep stacks tournament with $1,500 guarantee

And that’s just the tip of the poker tournament iceberg. If guaranteed tournaments with a wide range of buy-ins are for you, then Bovada Poker should be your poker room.

We didn’t even mention the big guarantee that Bovada Poker delivers on Sundays. Every Sunday Bovada bumps up the guaranteed prize pools with a $150 buy-in $100,000 guarantee, a $250 buy-in $50,000 guarantee and a $50 buy-in deep stack tournament with a $30,000 guarantee.

If you prefer sit and go tournaments Bovada Poker has tons of tournaments starting up 24/7 to meet your needs. They’ve also added Jackpot Sit and Go tournaments as well. Jackpot Sit and Go tourneys are like regular sit and go tourneys amped up on steroids. It starts with only three players, 500 chips per player and blinds that go up every three minutes. Oh, and it’s also winner take all.

Bonuses & Promotions

If you’re looking for a bonus on your first deposit at Bovada Poker you’re in luck. On your first deposit you’ll receive a 100% bonus up to $500. You convert you bonus to cash by playing at the tables, and thanks to Zone Poker you can speed up the process to collect your bonus sooner.

Banking Options, deposits

To get that bonus you’re going to have to make a deposit of course. So what deposit options does Bovada Poker offer?

If you’re old school, Bovada has you covered by allowing you to deposit via credit card with Visa and Master Card. If you’re more technologically inclined you can also deposit into your account with Bitcoin. Using Bitcoin is fast and easy and Bovada will take you through it step-by-step to make sure your crypto is deposited quickly and safely.

Once you start winning, you’re going to want to withdraw some cash. Bovada Poker makes getting your winnings out quick and easy. If you’re making your deposits with Bitcoin you can quickly and easily withdraw as Bitcoin as well. And it’s almost automatic it’s that fast. If you’re not into crypto you can also get your cash as a paper check via courier or through a wire transfer. Unfortunately it won’t be as fast as Bitcoin though.

Cash Games

Bovada Poker’s cash game selection offers the usual fare with Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo. The limits are the usual as well with limit, pot limit and no limit available. The stakes start cheap at 2 cent/5 cent and range much higher up to $10/$20 if you’ve got a bigger bankroll.

One of Bovada Poker’s best features is Zone Poker. It’s their version of fast fold. If you’re playing in a Zone Poker cash game as soon as you fold you’ll be taken to a new table and immediately dealt into a new hand. This allows you to play a ton of hands extremely quickly.

Mobile Play

Thanks to their mobile play app you can take Bovada Poker anywhere on your mobile device. There is no actual app to download but Bovada Poker can quickly and easily talk you through the steps to save a shortcut to their site on the home screen of your mobile device. Then you just tap, launch and you’re in the game.

On mobile you can play cash games, zone poker and jackpot sit n’ go tournaments. There’s no multi-table support yet, but hopefully that’s coming soon down the line.

Software

The newest upgrade to the Bovada Poker software has delivered one of the slickest looking and easiest to use software platforms in the online poker industry. They offer smooth ultra-customizable tables and multi-table functionality allowing you to play up to 15 tables at once.

Bovada Poker also has anonymous tables. Unlike many other poker rooms which give you a static screen name for everyone to see, Bovada Poker is completely anonymous. At the table you’re just a seat number and that changes every time you sit down at a different table. This keeps you from being hunted and remembered by the sharks if you’re still one of the fish at the table figuring out the game.

Bovada Support

As a veteran of the online gambling game Bovada was one of the first in the industry to offer 24/7 phone support to their customers. And, they still offer it to this day. Since then they’ve also upgraded their support offerings with email and live chat as well.

It’s unlikely you’ll ever run into a problem playing on Bovada Poker but you’ll have peace-of-mind knowing that if you do need help it’s just a phone call or click away at all times.

Bovada can be contacted through the form on their site or by phone. Here are the numbers:

  • General: 1-888-263-0000
  • Poker: 1-866-909-2237
  • Casino: 1-866-234-1324

Bovada is available 24/7/365.

I’ve contacted their support staff before in the past using their form. They have always been fast to get back to me.