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» Posted on 12 / 30 / 2015
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Bodog Sportsbook Review

Bodog was one of the first, and remains one of the best online sportsbooks in the business, launched in 1994. Play the inclusive sports betting variety and stakes range at Bodog Sports in a user-friendly, no-download environment. Deposits and withdrawals are quick and US players are always welcome.

Pros
US Players Accepted
Oldest Online Sportsbook (1994)
Proprietary Software
Unlimited 10% Welcome Bonus

Cons
Limited Sporting Events
No Live Chat Support

Summary
Bodog Sports is one of the oldest operating sportsbooks in the online gambling industry, first launched in 1994. Since that time, the supported technology – and certainly the speed – has seen great advancements. Bodog’s proprietary software has followed the trends of development, giving punters an all inclusive, well rounded online sports betting opportunity that is both user-friendly and easy to understand. He range of events available for wagering are a bit limited, but seem to cover the desires of most US sports bettors, which make up the majority of Bodog Sports populace.

Bonus
Bodog Sports has one of the more interesting welcome bonus offers around. The match percentage may seem low, but the overall value is incredible for serious punters. You will receive an unlimited 10% match bonus on your first deposit with Bodog Sports (minimum deposit $20). There is no said cap on the bonus you can receive. The only limitations are set by your chosen method of deposit.

Software
Bodog has developed and updates its own proprietary software brand, which means punters are in for a unique experience that is designed specifically to suit sportsbook fans. The Bodog Team also develops its own casino and poker room software, but it is obvious that the main focus is on the sports betting software. There is no need to download any software – all functions are available directly on the web site via Flash technology. Check out the Bodog Live feature to place bets in real time as you’re watching the event take place.

Sportsbetting Options
Bodog Sports has upped its available sporting events, having once offered a very low variety compared to major online sportsbooks. The selection is still below par with bigger sites, but covers all of the essentials, and then some, for the majority of members (mostly US players).

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Darts, Football, Futures, Golf, Hockey, Horse Racing, Mixed Martial Arts, Motor Sports, Olympics, Rugby, Snooker, Soccer and Tennis.

Others: Business/Finances, Celebrities, Futures, Poker, Politics, Television and “Weird” Wagers.

Types of Bets
Bodog Sports features a wide assortment of bet types, including live bets, spreads, money lines, parlays, teasers, prop bets, futures, quarter lines, if bets and more. Overnight lines can be placed on NFL, NCAA, NBS and MBL. Online bets can be reversed if done so before the individual deadline. The only common complaint with Bodog Sports is that lines for non-conventional events are generally posted shortly before the event. You’ll have to keep an eye out for these to get in on the action.

Betting Limitations
Bodog Sports has a minimum wager requirement of only $1 in the online sportsbook. You can also wager over the phone, but the minimum wager increases to $50. Maximum bets range anywhere from $200 on Prop Bets to $2,000 on NFL/College Football Spreads.

Payment Methods
Bodog Sports has a very limited number of payment methods to choose from. Then again, Us players make up the majority of the memberships at Bodog, so the methods available are designed to suit US punters.

Deposits: Visa, MasterCard, and eWalletXpress.

Withdrawals: Check by Courier.

Customer Support
Bodog Sports has a great customer support department that is open 24/7. Support options include email and toll-free telephone in the United States. The staff is fast, friendly, knowledgable and always professional.

Other Gambling Opportunities
The Bodog Entertainment Group is also responsible for Bodog Poker and Bodog Casino. when you open a Bodog account, you are granted access to all online gambling venues – sports, Casino and Poker.

Bodog Casino is incredibly popular, with a massive game variety and user-friendly, privately developed casino software platform. While the online sportsbook draws the most activity, Bodog Casino is a perfect distraction while waiting for your sports bets to come through.

Bodog Poker is also quite popular, but the proprietary software does not receive quite as much attention as the sportsbook and poker room, therefore is not as advanced as bigger online poke rooms. Since it is not a part of any other poker network, most players come over from the casino and sportsbook. This translates to extremely loose competition at low and mid-level stakes.

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