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Bovada Poker has a grand welcome bonus for new players and online card games in Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7-Card Stud and 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo, plus daily poker tournaments and Tournament Series with large prize pools!
Not many “new” poker rooms like Bovada can boast a consistent turnout of over 35,000 players since its grand appearance in late-December 2011, but then Bovada online poker isn’t really all that new.
If you get the feeling that Bovada poker seems pretty familiar, it’s because it is.
Bovada poker is a successful North American rebranding of the online poker powerhouse Bodog Poker.
While Bodog Poker may still be available to the rest of the world, Bovada is now the new home for US players looking for their favorite Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and 7-Card Stud online poker games.
Since it’s not technically a “new” poker room, Bovada online poker gets to skip the growing pains that come with growing a player base and getting its name out there.
All US poker players who had a Bodog poker account were automatically transferred over (relatively painlessly) to Bovada poker.
And because of that start-up player base, Bovada maintains high player traffic, solid and competitive tournament turnout, and plenty of high-stake action.
It’s important to note that while US players can only play at Bovada, players from around the world are not excluded—which makes for an even bigger player pool.
Bovada Poker Room Promotions.
On the promotions front, Bovada Poker is making it a priority to grab new players. And if you haven’t created an account, now is the time to grab some unique offers; the latest offers are listed in our poker bonus section.
Almost all deposit match bonuses are paid out gradually, over the course of your play at cash tables and tournaments.
Current players enjoy:
- Monthly Reloads,
- Bad Beat bonuses,
- A competitive Royal Flush bonus,
- And the ability to earn Poker Points on all real money play.
- The poker points are then available to turn back in to cash.
Bovada Poker Room Tournaments.
Bovada Poker, like many online poker rooms, has 24/7 tournament play with exclusive tournaments. Like the Black Diamond Poker Open and its $750,000 prize pot, to the weekly $100,000 Guaranteed poker tournament, which features satellite buy-ins for as little as $1!
It’s no wonder Bovada Poker pulls in such a lovely player retention rate.
Bovada Poker tournaments include:
- Omaha Tournaments
- Shootout Tournaments
- Heads Up Tournaments
- Knockout Tournaments
Bovada hosts several freeroll tournaments as well, including the $7500 Poker Point Freeroll tournament offered twice a month.
Bovada Online Poker Features.
For better or worse, Bovada online poker remains on the Bodog poker software, which means you’ll get the benefits of being able to record your statistics, resize a table, and play multiple tables at once; although only up to three at a time (during this review).
You may also enjoy the separate windows for dealer announcements and player chat as well as the “Quick Seat” feature which gets you in and at a table within seconds of logging in.
One of their latest additions is the Anonymous Tables feature, which lets you “start a game fresh each time you sit down.”
Just before Bodog poker changed to Bovada poker, the “Rabbit Cam” was introduced; a feature that allows you to check what your next card would have been after the flop or turn, but before the river:
- If a hand of poker completes after the flop; the turn card will be shown.
- If a hand of poker completes after the turn; the river card will be shown.
Some players can argue that there are stronger poker software out there, but they might also concede that the pull of a popular online poker room (with its higher stakes, heightened entertainment value, and consistent player turnout) outweighs any real deficiencies.
Bovada online poker is available in a download version (PC only) as well as a Mac-friendly Flash-based browser version.