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General Information
Website www.bodog.com
24/7 Support Yes
Support Email
Payout 96.83%
Bonus Match 110%
Deposit Bonus: $1100

Bodog Poker has been around since 2004, but Bodog.com as such is something of an old man in the gambling world. Its sports book and casino opened as early as 1995, and the people behind this poker room have got a profound knowledge about the online gambling industry.

This poker room grew very rapidly at the start and its stable player base is still increasing, not least thanks to a massive advertising budget that you’re bound to have noticed. This success is not surprising at all: Bodog offers great games and has well-functioning software. If you are looking for soft Holdem games you have come to the right place. Bodog received a lot of publicity after the 2006 World Series of Poker. The $12 million winner, Jamie Gold, was playing for Bodog. At present, their poker team includes several well-known players, most notably David Williams and Evelyn Ng. Note: Bodog is one of the steadfast poker sites that welcome US players in these times of legal bickering. Kudos for that.

Promotions and Bonus Information

Sign up at Bodog using the link on this page and you get 110% sign up bonus up to $1,100! Each Sunday there’s a $100,000 guaranteed tournament, with satellites starting at $1. Bodog frequently offers value-added tournaments, where they add FREE CASH to the prize pool - an offer you simply can't refuse!

Poker Traffic

After its launch, Bodog was long one of the fastest growing poker rooms on the Internet, mainly due to aggressive marketing. Traffic has now stabilized and Bodog has landed safely among the biggest 10-15 online poker rooms. With 1,600 logged-in real-money players at peak hours (in March 2010) it’s safe to say that the site has managed to build a loyal player base. If you’re a Holdem player you won't have any problems finding a game on this site. During peak hours there’s also a decent offer of Omaha and stud games. Traffic is usually at its most intense around 7 PM (PT). After some legal brouhaha over its old domain, Bodog.com (and Bodog.co.uk) is now safely back in the hands of its rightful owners. poker room staff managed to stay on top of things.

Software & Graphics

Bodog Poker recently launched new and improved poker software. With this full-fledged version, Bodog has managed to create one of the best pieces of poker software on the internet. It runs without any delays or downtime, all games are fast and smooth, and you can customize your playing experience to a large extent. Like all good poker clients, the Bodog software allows you to take notes on other players. It also shows you all necessary table statistics, such as view flop percentage and average pot size. The statistics about your own game is better than in most other poker rooms. During the game you can keep track of how often you see the flop, your win percentage and more. After the hand is folded, you can still see your hole cards – if seeing your would’ve been straight flushes doesn’t get you off balance, that is. Bodog has taken a brave step into the modern and thrown out the classic "table-imitation" design. In line with recent research on web usability, they instead show relevant information in a readable format. The player is always seated in the center - another smart detail that improves playability. You can play up to three tables at once with a Picture-in-Picture feature. This is a limitation for the ambitious grinder who is used to working maybe as much as eight or even twelve tables in parallel. For most players, though, three tables are probably good enough. Plus, it works very well. All this combined makes the Bodog software one of the best in the industry.

Game Variety

The game variety at Bodog Poker is better than average. The games offered are Texas Holdem Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo plus the more exotic Five Card Stud. Contrary to many sites, Bodog can actually display decent action in all of the offered game varieties. Even so, action is concentrated to the holdem tables as usual – but let’s not blame individual sites for the prevalent trends in the poker world! You can play most of the mentioned poker games at full-ring or short-handed tables, but also heads up. You can choose between fixed, pot-limit and no-limit, any you are therefore likely to find whatever game you wish to play.

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In WSOP 2006, Bodog player Jamie Gold won the $12 million first prize – but how much would he get to keep? Allegedly Gold had promised a companion half of his winnings! Of course, he hadn’t expected to win millions of dollars...