Updated: 05 Feb 2018
Bodog Casino Review
Bodog Casino is fine. Nice games (200+) from not-too-threadbare developer RTG and alright welcome match bonuses up to €200 are the highlights of the day. Seriously though, how do they make two paragraphs of text load 3-4 seconds? Browsing through a FAQ like this, question by question, would be an excellent Buddhist practice. The navigation is delusively simple and clear, but in fact, you have to contact them to find important stuff that is situated dog-knows-where on the website.
- Multilingual website (whoof-whoof!);
- 24\7 live chat support available;
- Provides guides for players (guide dogs of Bodogs);
- More than ten years of operation;
- Bitcoin banking options;
- No live dealer games;
- Tricky navigation (a search dog, perhaps?).
Bodog as a brand has been around since 1994, mainly focusing on the Canadian market. Now the old dog learned some new tricks, and it features the sportsbook, poker, horse racing and casino platforms. They are licensed by the Antigua and Barbuda Directorate of Offshore Gaming.
“The website looks clean and clear, but the impression is deceitful.”
The site sometimes takes too long to load the content of the page, especially when there are many games to list. What’s more irritating is that you just can’t get any useful information from them. Like, which deposit options they support. Well, there must be some kind of FAQ, right? Sure. But not only each answer is on a separate page (and remember, it might take 4-5 seconds for the page to load and it has nothing to do with the internet connection), they are also not particularly useful. Q:“How do I make a deposit?”. A: “Click Make a deposit, choose a deposit method and enter the amount”. Holy shit, thank you SO much, that was enlightening.
Banking: When you get to those deposit and withdrawal methods, you see that they depend on your country and are limited to credit cards, Bitcoin (didn’t expect to see that one) and several local methods. Therefore, the minimal withdrawal time is three days.
Customer Support: Support options are limited to the messages through the website form (email, basically), phone and live 24\7 chat. You may find the latter useful because you won’t be able to find, say, the doggone betting limits and this page is placed in the “Help” section for some reason.
Software and Game Variety
Bodog features games from RTG. The library is pretty good, with several hundred games to choose from.
- Slots: A Night With Cleo, Caesar’s Empire, Mystic Wolf;
- Table Games: Roulette, Blackjack, Craps;
- Video Poker: Joker Poker, Jacks or Better, Bonus Deuces Wild;
- Specialty Games: Bingo, Keno, Sudoku.
Don’t forget that they have a wide range of sports to bet, and even horse racing. We wonder why they have no greyhounds racing, honestly.
Mobile and Live Games
Bodog’s website is mobile-friendly and runs smoothly on any modern device. There’s no app to download, most of the games are available right in your browser. And yes, they are soooo sloooow.
There are no live games at Bodog casino at the moment. Let’s hope they add them in the future. But they have live sports betting instead!
Bonuses and Promotions
The Welcome Dogus, sorry, Bonus at Bodog casino comes as a good old 100% match bonus on your first deposit (up to €200). The amount is ok, and the wagering requirements are x25 on deposit and bonus amount, although you have to humbly ask the support to provide a link to the corresponding page to check this stuff out. At least they do answer.
“Other promos change regularly, so be sure to check the promotions page.”
There’s also the VIP program called “94 club”, with additional benefits for high-rollers (like exclusive promos, higher bonuses, and invitations to live events all over the globe).