bodog Sportsbook Review

9.1 /10
Top brand in online gaming, 100% bonus offer, Best underdog odds, Unique prop bets daily.
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bodog Sportsbook Rating
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 6:41pm
The industry's leading sportsbook brand offers dynamic casino, racebook and poker room and offers HUGE bonuses at key times. Ruthless focus on customer service continues to set it apart.

EDITOR NOTE: No longer facing US market - visit the Bodog Sportsbook Review here for international playersBonuses, 9.1 – bodog employs a standard 100% deposit bonus. They offer a slew of promotions and incentives around World Series of Poker, Triple Crown and other sporting events where customers can tap bonus or promo dollars – more of a loyalty program, if you will. So while the initial bonus is modest, the overall bonus schemes are generous and reward clients.

Customer Service, 9.2 – Where others have scrimped or outsourced customer service, bodog has always gone over the top with professional, well-trained staff whether it be in Kahnawake, Antigua, Spain or UK. The edict of polite and efficient customer support has always come from management on down as this professionalism is a hallmark of bodog’s brand. They enjoy TopSportsbooks.com’s highest rating in this category.

Odds variety, 9.3 – All the standard odds on all the standard sports tells only part of the story. bodog has long been acknowledged as a leader in fantasy-style props betting (with player- and team-based fun wagers on every game every day) as well as creator of entertainment and political props such as American Idol, Odds to win 2012 Presidential Race and more. The basic international offerings of rugby, soccer, cricket and tennis are also available here, again with odds that often favor underdog bettors.

Overall Experience, 9.1 – This is a fun and welcoming place to play and that feeling rings through from the very first clickthrough to bodog. A slick site with unique and stylish imagery greets customers and wagering and game play are both top-notch experiences. Add the ‘gaming entertainment lifestyle’ feel that has permeated the bodog brand, the multiple channels and single-wallet functionality allowing money to pass easily from the sportsboook window to the blackjack table to the poker room and you have one of the best online experiences available.

Payment Solutions, 9.0 – One of the first to offer the handy Instant E-Check, this option is no longer available which creates some of the usual industry-wide challenges for depositing. All in all, ease of use has improved by leaps and bounds into 2009 with more options and ease expected in the near future. We will keep tabs on these developments. bodog accepts deposits from US customers by Credit Card and eWalletXpress, with Visa being the preferred option for their players.

Reputation, 9.1 – vendors and customers alike have 100% confidence they will get paid, although the brand took a hit in 2007 when some payment processors were shut down and money seized by US officials. The move prevented bodog from being able to promptly pay winners, which led to a firestorm of protest in the online forums. Around the same time, their domain was suddenly seized in a controversial court decision in a patent fight, forcing the company to use bodogLife.com for about a year. Payment processing has returned to normal, bonuses are occasionally hiked to HUGE levels, the domain dispute was resolved and bodog’s reputation has restored to its place of prominence.

Software, 9.0 – After running on partner platforms for the first years of its existence, bodog has since embraced a policy of building and maintaining its own proprietary software for sports and poker, buying out competitors and source codes to bring all of the functionality and security in-house. The result is one of the smoothest and tightest platforms in the industry today that ensures fast and reliable, well-encrypted access for customers. New poker product in the offing as of 2011 bodes well for players.

Stability/License, 9.2 – Formerly based and licensed in Costa Rica, bodog now boasts regulated status in triplicate in the following approved locations: Antigua, Kahnawake (Canada) and UK. The company has downsized since its heyday when promotions such as mixed martial arts feature bodogFight, bodog Battle of the Bands and other marketing ventures detracted somewhat from the core business. The company is trimmer, leaner and more financially solid and responsible, earning a high mark for overall stability from TopSportsbooks.com.

TSB Experience, 9.2 – Members of TopSportsbooks.com have dealt with bodog and its predecessor companies since about 1999. This decade of interaction and business dealings has elevated bodog to a position of trust with TopSportsbooks.com members that is unmatched in the industry. Contracts are honored, bills are paid promptly, interaction with management and staff is always marked with politeness and professionalism.

Website , 9.0 – always fastidious with brand and design, the bodog website employs the latest functionality and design elements that rival the best in any industry. Site is easy to navigate with simple delineations of Sports | Casino | Horses | Poker which invite users directly to their area of interest. The betting menu is readily available. Stats, previews are clearly linked and content is fast and well-written and clearly presented, especially some of the poker tutorial material. Site could use some revamping since its last major overhaul in 2007.