Bovada Mobile Review

Since the Bovada brand was spun off from the well-known Bodog brand in 2011 it has become one of the top suppliers of sports betting, poker, and online casino action for players from the USA and Canada. Based in Kahnawake, Canada, Bovada is operated by the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group who bought the rights to the Bodog brand in North America and re-branded it as a separate entity, while Bodog continued in other parts of the world. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission ensures that all online and land based gambling activities within their jurisdiction are strictly monitored with games being available for independent audit, fair payouts to players, prompt payments of winnings and secure banking facilities.

Bovada operate an excellent mobile betting service on their sports betting site through the Bovada mobile betting app. The Bovada betting app provides lines for all the sports that Bovada covers, giving you the ability to make prop bets or place future bets. You can also lay parlays and teaser bets at Bovada using their mobile betting app or you can punt on their html5, mobile friendly betting site.

One of the great features of the Bovada mobile sports betting site is that can be accessed on any iPhone from version 3 upwards, or any iPad as well as most Android devices including the most popular models like the Samsung Galaxy, HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10-13, plus tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Google Nexus. This is because the site is designed using a mobile-friendly, responsive Html 5 design, which means you just need an internet enabled device to begin betting.

Once on the mobile site, you are able to create a new account if you do not have one already, as well as deposit funds. This makes the Bovada Sports mobile site a very versatile place to play, as many sites that offer downloadable apps do not allow players to carry out these functions. Creating a new account is as easy as selecting your country, entering your details, creating a password, a security question, and clicking Create Account. If you already have an account, just sign in through the link shown on the mobile home page and only one account is permitted per household.

Depositing and Cashing Out at Bovada Mobile

Depositing funds can be done by any Visa branded credit, gift, or debit card, Rapid Transfer and Money Transfer. Visa deposits are subject to 4.9% fee by Bovada and there is a $25 minimum deposit. Gift cards must be good for online international purchases, as US/domestic use only cards cannot be accepted. When using Rapid Transfer, or Money Transfer, contact the Bovada cashier first to get your transfer details, pay at the nearest Transfer retail outlet, and once you have called to confirm your payment details, the funds will be in your account in around 15 minutes.

US Dollars are the only currency that deposits and withdrawals can be made in, and you may be charges a currency conversion fee by your credit card company if using a different currency. All transactions are carried out over secure servers with 128-bit SSL protocols, with what Bovada describe as 'better than military grade' systems.

Currently, you are not able to withdraw funds using a mobile device, which due to the potential for security issues, is actually a sensible precaution. When requesting a withdrawal, you must go via the desktop site, and you can either get a check sent by courier which takes up to 10 business days, or if you deposited using Rapid Transfer, you can get a withdrawal the same way, subject to a fee of between $20 for withdrawing $100 - $200, up to $60 for withdrawals of $601 to the maximum $800.

Mobile Betting at Bovada

The range of sports that you can bet on is huge, with the mobile site homepage giving you a one-click link to Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer and Ultimate Fighting Champions, with a separate link to other sports like Tennis, Golf, Motor sports, Boxing, Rugby, Cricket and Horse Racing. The layout is very clean and clear, with nice sized buttons to make it easy to place a bet on the move without clicking the wrong tab.

Placing a bet at Bovada is a matter of choosing a sport, and a league, or division of the sport, select a line, which opens up a Bet Slip page, and then enter your stake amount. Click on 'Place Wagers’ and confirm confirm your bet. You can also choose In Play betting. All bets that you have placed can be conveniently reviewed in the 'My Bets' tab on the screen, so you know exactly what stakes have been placed where, and when they are due to be played.

Bovada Mobile Bonuses

Bonus offers for mobile bettors are the same as those provided to players at the desktop site, meaning a new player bonus of 50% of the first deposit amount, up to a $250 limit. The combined deposit and bonus amounts must be wagered three times before cashing out, and only the winnings plus the deposit amount can be cashed out, which is a normal condition for bonus offers.

There are always lots of additional bonuses here, examples being the 'Bonus U' where you place a daily bet on College Basketball for a $50 bonus, and Diamond Domination where a bonus is awarded when you place a bet on each regions' MLB team. The exact bonuses on offer vary all the time, depending on what games are considering making a mobile wager on.

Bovada Mobile Customer Support

Customer Support can be contacted by a US toll free number, or email, with Bovada aiming to answer email queries within 90 minutes, although in practice, they are usually much quicker. A test enquiry about deposit methods got me an extremely detailed reply within the hour.