Bovada Casino - In the Grey Zone

"A pretty good casino - decent reviews from players"

Pros:
Sister to a famous Bodog Casino
More than 300 casino games including Blackjack, Roulette, exclusive Slots, Live Dealer games, Sportsbook, Poker and Racebook
South America oriented
Cons:
Weak Licensing Jurisdiction

Overview

First Impression

Bovada casino has been around for several years – they were launched around the time Bodog closed its doors to US bets (around 2011), and have doing ok since then. They have their own version of RTG (Bodog bought the source code years ago), host Rival and some proprietary games. Bovada is licensed in Antigua.

Bovada hosts not only online casino games, but sports, parimutuel betting, poker, and live games. So they offer pretty much anything to everyone.

Bovada is seemingly well established. Complaints don’t pop up too often, and when they do they are taken care of professionally and fairly.

Over the years, they have gone between Accredited and Grey Zone mainly because of a lack of a rep in the forum and the changes in gambling legislation. The bottom line is that Bovada has a pretty good reputation, and we rarely if ever receive complaints about these guys.

They claim to have payments processed by 72 hours, but this may not be accurate. It should be shorter – we are waiting for data from our Meister Minions. Bovada withdrawal limits are about $3k per week.

Please note that couriered checks are issued in a maximum of $3,000 increments. Payments over this amount will be sent out in $3,000 increments every 7 business days. Multiple pending couriered checks under the maximum may be combined, totaling up to $3,000. You are entitled to one free payment every 90 days – when using Check by Courier withdrawal option

Bitcoin: Approximately 15 minutes from when your funds are processed and deducted from your account.
Check by Courier: Approximately 10-15 Business Days via courier once your withdrawal is approved.

Deposit & Withdrawal

Accepted currencies:
ARS, B$ – Bolivars, BTC, MXN – Mexican Peso, R$ – Brazilian Real, S/- Peruvian Soles, USD
Deposit Methods:
American Express, Bitcoin, MasterCard, Visa, Visa Gift Card
Withdrawal Methods:
Bitcoin, Check by Courier
Cashout time
72 hrs
Reverse time
48 hrs
Weekend Cashouts
No
Payout limits
N/A
Locks Withdrawals
No

Payout Speed

Mobile Experience

Responsive

Bovada Casino has a pretty good selection of mobile games to include RTG, Rival, and propriety slot games, and live dealers as well.

  • iPhone
  • IPad
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

General Information

Website
bovada.lv
Software
RealTime Gaming (RTG) , Rival
Casino Reps
Bovada Service
Live Games
Yes
Loyalty program
Yes
Founded
2011
Licensing Jurisdiction
Antigua
Certified
No
No Deposit Bonus
No
Jackpots
Yes
Accredited
No
Publicly traded
No
Affiliate program
No
Mobile
Yes
Other products
Blackjack , Other , Poker , Racing , Roulette , Slots , Sports , Video Poker , Video Slots
Authorized Countries
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, United States, Venezuela
Phone contact

Available 24/7

Customer Service – service@bovada.lv
Affiliate – support@bettingpartners.com
Support Option – E-mail Entry Form, Live Chat, and Phone.
24/7 Support Line – +1 888-263-0000
24/7 Support Line – +1 866-950-3500

Contact info
service@bovada.lv

Pros

Well established

Many gaming platforms

Cons

Weak licensing jurisdiction

Verdict

Casinomeister Rating

Software
Jurisdiction
Reverse Time
Cashout Time
Weekly Withdrawal Limits
Meister Points
Responsiveness to complaints

Casinomeister's Verdict

Overall, a pretty good casino. Caveat – if you play there you are pretty much on your own. We can assist with our ADR service, but that is about it. There is no way to escalate a complaint since their licensing jurisdiction historically does not get involved with player issues.

Rating
7.5/10

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