Bodog Review

Bodog was once one of the biggest names in online sports betting. In 2005, the company reported hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, thanks to owning a big share of the North American market. These days, Bodog is a pretty typical “all-in-one” site, with sports betting, a racebook, casino games, and head to head poker collected under one roof. US players are no longer welcomed by Bodog Sports.

Just because they got out of the US market does not mean Bodog is any less valuable of a product. They have tons of experience in the industry, they run a promotions program that’s updated and targeted to different types of bettors, and their sportsbook is really popular and well-reviewed.

Operator Info

1-7 days Payout Speed
$6k / check Withdrawal Limit
17 Years in Business

Established 2000

Licensed By Kahnawake

Payment Options

  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin
  • Check
  • Direct Debit
  • Entroypay
  • MasterCard
  • Paypal

Bonuses & Promotions

Pay attention to Bodog’s Bonuses & Promotions page, because it appears to be updated pretty regularly. I’ve read a couple hundred of these pages, and I’m here to tell you that Bodog’s is well-written and easy to understand. Some sites hide terms and conditions in all sorts of weird places or neglect to offer them at all. At Bodog, everything you need to know about a promotion is available in a list format, and by clicking the “Learn More” link below the bonus image you can find all the nitty gritty details you need.

Here’s a quick guide to the three bonuses currently available that would be relevant to sports bettor’s interests:

$100 Sports Sign Up Bonus

First-time sports bettors are eligible for a 100% deposit match bonus worth up to $100. You’ll need to wager 5x your total deposit-plus-bonus before all the bonus cash clears to your account. It’s important to point out that all bets, odds, and sports markets are eligible for clearing this bonus, which is different from the vast majority of sportsbook promos.

Refer-a-Friend Bonus

If you refer a friend to Bodog and they deposit at least $20, you can earn 200% of that first deposit up to $100. The rollover for referral bonus cash is a totally reasonable 3x the bonus amount. Here’s a link to this bonus’ terms and conditions.

Racebook Rebates

Your weekly racebook losses are eligible for a 5% rebate, paid out on Tuesday afternoons. It’s a bit complicated to explain the whole process, so I suggest you read the terms and conditions here.

Learn more about Bodog bonuses and promotions here. If you wish to learn in detail about BetOnline banking methods, click here.

Design & Interface

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:

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Golf


Bodog got rid of all of their US-facing operations in the weeks and months preceding and following the announcement of the UIGEA bill in 2006. They still accept business from Canadians, even if some of their deposit and withdrawal methods are still incompatible with Canadian financial regulations.

All that being said – if you live outside the United States (especially if you’re Canadian), you should check out Bodog’s sports wagering options. The site has a decent lineup of promotions, an excellent variety of available sports markets, and a long history of good customer service experience.