Bodog.eu sports betting review
Bodog.eu is operated by the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group of Kahnawake, Canada, and accepts only Canadian players.
It is widely regarded as one of the most reliable sportsbooks for Canadian players and offers an attractive sign-up bonus of a 100% matched bonus up to $200, plenty of market variety, competitive odds as well as live betting on selected events.
It has been operating since 2000 though it was previously under the Bodog.com domain and has operated as Bodog.eu since 2011.
Bodog.eu is licensed in the Caribbean island of Antigua and offers betting on horse racing, poker action, an online casino as well as the sportsbook. Its customer service and payments speeds are generally as good as any other servicing this market.
A word of warning: this sportsbook is targeting the casual bettor so can be quick to limit successful gamblers it suspects of being professionals. That said, the limits are more than acceptable for your grassroots sports betting enthusiast.
History of Bodog.eu
Bodog.eu is part of the wagering empire founded by controversial Caribbean-based Canadian online entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, who rode the rise of online gambling to billionaire status in the noughties.
Bodog.eu was spun out of Bodog.com in 2011 when Ayre was indicted in the US for offering online wagering to players in the US. They had been pursuing him since the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 came into force in the US. In that year he licensed his Bodog.com operations to the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group.
Bodog.com no longer operates and the MMGG uses the Bovada.lv domain to service the United States, along with Bodog.eu for Canada and Bodog88.com in other regions.
Why bet with Bodog?
The simple reason is that it has longevity in a tough industry and a hard-won reputation for fair dealings with its customers.
Here at the World Gambling List we place high importance on certainty regarding your money, and Canadian gamblers can have peace of mind that if they win a large sum betting with this sportsbook, they will be paid without a hitch.
Bodog.eu has plenty of variety in its sports betting offerings, particularly its proposition bets, and is competitive on lines, if not always at the cutting edge.
The Bodog.eu website is slick and user-friendly and the apps are as good as any around.
Also, the customer service apartment is available 365 days a year and has always responded to our queries in a timely matter.
Why not to bet with Bodog
If there is one area in which they could improve to match up with some of the biggest bookies in the world, it is in the banking arena.
It takes just a little longer than we would like to get our hands on the cash after a win, even if we know for sure the money will turn up.
Also, it would be handy to have a few more deposit options than available now.
The betting limits could also be higher.
Is it safe for Canadians to bet at Bodog.eu
Absolutely. While it is based offshore, any possible legal problems will affect the operator rather than any individual placing a wager with that operator.
Yes, Bodog.com fell foul of officialdom, but that no longer operates and even when it did no punter was left high and dry in the fall-out. The Canadian-facing Bodog.eu has close to a flawless reputation in dealing with its customers.
Sports to bet on at Bodog.eu
Bodog.eu offers all the usual suspects when it comes to sports betting on all the major and not-so-major sports. There are the money lines, point spreads, over and under and proposition bets, such as awards winners, top scorers, first scorers etc.
Importantly, it also offers live betting on selected events, including props such as who will be the next team/player to score.
As well as covering the North American-focused sports such as hockey, American and Canadian football, basketball and baseball in great depth, it also has markets on most major sports from elsewhere in the world and will even offer betting on politics, if that tickles your fancy, and E-sports, a rapidly growing market, especially among the younger generation of sports gamblers.
The sports covered include but are not limited to:
- Football (America and Canadian)
- Gaelic games
- Hockey (ice hockey)
- Horse racing
- Motor sports
- Numbers games
- Rugby league
- Rugby union
- Table tennis
- Virtual sports
- Winter Olympics
- Winter sports
Bodog.eu bonus offers
Sports betting welcome bonus: Bodog.eu will match your initial deposit with bonus bets up to $200. So if you deposit $200, you will have $400 to start out with. Rollover restrictions apply: you will need to turn the amount over five times on sports or horse racing betting. Your bankroll can be used in the Bodog casino but that calls for a 40x rollover.
Refer a friend: Send your friends a referral link to Bodog.eu from the site and get 200% of their initial deposit up to $100. So if they deposit $50, you get the full $100 bonus bets. The same rollover restrictions as above apply but there are no limits on how many friends you can refer.
94 Club: Bodog’s VIP program which only regular players will be asked to join. Membership brings with it regular bonuses, invitations to events, cash bonuses and more.
Casino betting welcome bonus: Another 100pc match bonus but this time it’s up to $600. The play-through requirements are 25x, and craps does not count towards this requirement.
Bitcoin welcome bonus: Bodog.eu accepts the popular digital currency and will give you a 100% match bonus on sport up tp $300 and a 150% match bonus for casino play up to $900. Bonus codes are provided and similar rollover requirements to above apply.
Mobile and app betting
While there is no native app available to Canadian players, Bodog.eu is optimised for mobile devices and instant play, and the mobile casino and poker room can be accessed on any of your devices too.
You don’t need to download anything to have impressive functionality: from you iPhone for example you can open an account, make a deposit and play away.
Bodog online casino
Of course, once you have signed up to Bodog.eu it’s not just about the sports betting. Canada-based players will also have access to its online casino, live dealer games, horse racing betting and the poker room.
At last count, the Bodog.eu contained the following:
Card/table games: 18
Video poker: 21
Bingo, Keno, scratch cards etc: 15
The collection of slots is outstanding and with all good online casinos will give you access to jackpot progressive games that could land you big bucks. Be wary of course about playing these progressive games with your initial bonus bets as you may not be eligible to win the major prize in this manner.
Banking methods at Bodog.eu
The good news is Bodog.eu does not charge any deposit fees. The best methods are as follows, though there are other ways to load up your account. Unfortunately they do not accept Neteller or Skrill.
Visa/Mastercard: Minimum deposit: $20. Maximum: $1000
Interac: Minimum: $20. Maximum: $1000
Bitcoin: Minimum: $10. Maximum: $5000
Withdrawals: You can choose to have a direct bank transfer, which means the money should land in your account within 3-5 business days, while having a cheque sent out can take 10-15 days. Bitcoin withdrawals are clear the quickest: pretty much as soon as your withdrawal has been given the OK (which can take up to 48 hours) it will land in your account.
First withdrawal each month is free, after which it will cost you to have a cheque sent out. Bitcoin withdrawals are free.
Minimum withdrawal: $20 per request.
Maximum withdrawal: $3000 per request.
General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Licensed and Regulated in Antigua