They have been one of North America’s favorite betting site for over 20 years now and Bodog just seem to get stronger. They supply all the basics that Canadians need including a good choice of markets plus good infrastructure and the ability to play in $CAD.
If you’ve yet to sign up here, we took a closer look to see if it’s worth your while adding Bodog to your gaming portfolio.
Sports Markets and Odds
A good package of sports is covered on the Bodog website and it starts with the favorite North American leagues of MLB, NHL, NFL and NBA. Those options are included in the following, full list.
Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, American Football, College Sports, CFL, Badminton, Boxing, Cricket, UFC / MMA, Horse Racing, Handball, Golf, Rugby, Tennis, Motor Racing, Soccer.
OK so it’s not a huge list but it’s got all of the popular Canadian betting options and is only really missing the most obscure niches – who really wants to bet on Chess anyway? Added to this schedule is a growing set of markets for eSports while novelty markets from politics and entertainment are also included.
Bodog are on a small handful of odds comparison sites and if you can find those, you’ll easily see how strong they are on all sports – particularly those MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL markets.
Bonuses and Promotions
Any bonus is always subject to change so please make sure the details are up to date when you sign up. Usually there is some kind of a welcome deal on offer at Bodog and it works as a match on your initial credit. Check the actual deal on Bodog’s website.
Once on board, the promos keep on coming with a loyalty program that works through many levels of rewards and there is also a refer a friend deal. Check the terms and conditions for full details but this really is one of the best sites for offers from start to finish.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
Bodog is one of the few North American sites to take Bitcoins but if you’ve yet to embrace the Blockchain, don’t worry as there are many more conventional ways to get on board. They start with the main Visa and Mastercard providers and also include Interac e-transfers.
Unfortunately for eWallet users, there are no options for Neteller, PaySafe and the rest. This can be an issue with Bodog but, after 20 years of trading, they seem unwilling to address it so hopefully you will have at least one method of getting on board.
Bodog Mobile Betting
As we’ll see very shortly, Bodog are very hot on live betting so we really think you should consider their mobile betting package. You can start by checking out the mobile site which is a faster moving example of its static counterpart.
The same ease of navigation is here so it’s quick to find a bet and the site should load immediately if you have a fast internet connection to back it up.
If you have space on your phone then we recommend downloading the Bodog app if you possibly can. Once it’s installed there, you can quickly and easily access it and find all the sporting events you want in a shorter space of time. It still has that same great functionality and it’s completely free to use.
You can, of course, bookmark the mobile site and find it more quickly but the app is the speediest option and it’s a great service over at Bodog.
Bodog Live Betting
For those who like to bet in-play, we suggest checking out Bodog before anywhere else. That’s because their live betting options are more ‘immediate’ than most. What we mean is, it’s possible, in the NFL, to bet on the next gameplay – incomplete pass, TD etc.
Bodog therefore have what is arguably the fastest moving set of live markets in the industry. Odds are competitive and, away from that NFL example, there are calmer and slower options for most sports. Overall, it’s a great live package so be sure to check it out.
Having a 24/7 live chat operator is a big bonus in the modern day and it’s good to see that Bodog have employed this service. This is the quickest and simplest way to find answers to your questions but the alternatives are speedy too.
Bodog have a customer support email and they promise to reply to any queries within 15 minutes. That’s a bold claim but one that reviews suggest they live up to so this is another very positive area of their operation.
We often say that a bookmaker needs to offer more than just accessibility in order to attract Canadian customers. Being based in North America helps because that generally means we get more coverage of our favorite sports and leagues. Beyond that however, we need some offers, a choice of additional markets and great prices every day.
Bodog really tick all the boxes in this respect and they offer much more with that great live sport coverage. With a welcome offer and loyalty deal, you’ll feel like part of the family from day one and those cracking day-to-day odds should see you stay on board for some time.
We’d really like to see more funding options being introduced but this is just a minor point and shouldn’t deter you from signing up and enjoying everything that Bodog has to offer.