I can report that Bodog’s user interface is attractive, easy to use, and responds quickly. I wish I could say the same about Bodog’s mobile services, which won’t even display correctly on the large display on my iPhone. I attempted to contact customer service on this issue, but they insisted it must be caused by a setting on my phone and not their service.
What’s great about Bodog’s design is that you won’t remember it at all. That’s because it’s designed intuitively, the design itself is spare, with easy-to-read text, and a layout that lines up with what you’d expect. Bodog’s design follows the industry standard in every way, from listing markets on the left to one-click betting options on its bet slip.
Is it a particularly gorgeous design? No. I like that big events and special promo announcements pop up in the center of the screen while I scroll for games and bets, and I like the use of a set of simply-designed tabs along the top of the bet slip so that I can switch easily between lines and odds formats. I’m not particularly into prop bets, but a link to them (and a link to the site’s live betting options) are one click away from the main betting slip.
About that bet slip – it works really well for my needs. When I click a check box to place a bet on an event, my bets are tallied automatically, and I can alter my risk amount, win amount, or form a parlay with a single click rather than any complex navigation or having to pick from a long and confusing list. I noticed that the bet slip stayed consistent regardless of where I visited on the site – even when I clicked over the site’s attached casino, I was able to return and keep working on my existing slip.
Bodog operates a nice Live Betting feature, but nothing compared to the bigger names in the business. You can’t watch the games via a live stream, though the site provides a graphic representation of the game so you can follow along as your bet plays out.
Here’s the list of live betting markets available on the day I visited to write this review: