Bodog Poker vs Absolute Poker

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Bodog Poker


Absolute Poker

Deposit Bonus

Bodog: Bodog Poker has a 110% Match Sign Up Bonus up to $500; 10% credited immediately. The remaining 100% will clear to your account as you earn Bodog Points playing real money cash games and tournaments. For every 3 Bodog Points you earn, $1 of your bonus will be cleared. You’ll have 30 days to clear this bonus.  

Absolute Poker: Absolute Poker has a 150% up to $500 on first deposits when you use bonus code AP500. This bonus clears at the rate of $1 per every 20 Absolute Points you earn playing real money poker and is credited to you in $5 increments. You’ll have 60 days to clear this bonus.

Verdict: The Bodog Poker bonus is better here because you get 10% up front. It’s also faster to clear, but you’ll have more time to clear your bonus at Absolute.


Bodog: Bodog promotions include the Bad Beat Bonus, the Royal Flush Bonus, reload bonuses, freerolls, satellites, guaranteed cash tournaments, leaderboard challenges, and special events like the Bodog Poker Open.


Absolute Poker: Absolute Poker promotions include leaderboard challenges with million dollar prize pools, bad beat jackpots, the Million Chip Hall of Fame promo, online blackjack points race, reload bonuses, satellites, guaranteed cash tournaments, and more.

Verdict: The promotions at these two online poker rooms are comparable.


Bodog: The unique Bodog platform provides players with exceptional features and interface design. The sleek format with dark colors offers a simple, yet classy gaming screen that is easy on the eyesight. Unique features include Spotlight on the Action, making it effortless to follow table action.


Absolute Poker: The Absolute software is frequently upgraded to accommodate the demands of players. Unique features incorporated into the platform include instant hand replay, time bank, customizable avatars, and the rabbit cam, among others. Clear graphics make this an eye-friendly design that offers up to 14 tables to be open simultaneously and is available in flash format for Mac poker players.

Verdict: Bodog claims they are a recreational poker room; therefore, they do not support multi-tabling to the extent that Absolute Poker does, as this is popular among poker professionals. Absolute Poker is an all around better software, but Bodog’s design cannot be matched in terms of graphic quality. However, Bodog is not Mac-compatible.


Bodog: The big weekly $100K Guaranteed is available to Bodog players for a $162 buy-in with lower-priced satellite feeders also running throughout the week. There are multiple other Bodog tournaments available in a variety of formats and a wide range of limits.


Absolute Poker: Absolute Poker offers more than $250K in weekly guaranteed cash tournaments, as well as a full schedule of Texas Hold ‘em tournaments. They are, however, limited in other game variations and very limited in mixed game tournaments.

Verdict: Bodog’s tournament schedule is much more complex and active than Absolute’s, but while there are a few mixed game tournaments at Absolute, there are none currently offered at Bodog.


Bodog: Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha and Hi/Lo, Stud and Hi/Lo, and 5-Card Stud; no mixed games. 


Absolute Poker: Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha and Hi/Lo, 7-Card Stud and Hi/Lo, Razz, and HORSE.
Verdict: The two rooms are pretty comparable in this category, except Absolute Poker offers Razz and HORSE.


Bodog: Bodog offers loyal players a decent incentive for frequent play. For each raked hand, up to one Bodog Point is awarded and 3 Bodog Points are awarded for each $1 in tournament fees you pay. Bodog also gives players up to 500 additional points every month for each hour they spend playing at Bodog. Points are redeemable for cash and tournament buy-ins.


Absolute Poker: The Absolute FAME loyalty status program provides advancing benefits for frequent players that include point multipliers, deposit bonuses, exclusive tournament opportunities, and more. This is a lucrative and easy to achieve rewards program. Points can be redeemed for cash.

Verdict: If you like the status ladder style of VIP rewards structure, Absolute has one of the best. If you prefer to just earn points and trade them in for cash and tournament entry, Bodog’s system is very rewarding.


Bodog: ±4,000 players 


Absolute Poker: ±20,000

Verdict: Absolute is a much larger site than Bodog, but that doesn’t mean they are better. If you prefer a closer-knit online poker club, Bodog is a great place to play because they offer many promotions that are just as lucrative as those offered on bigger networks.


Bodog: Contributed 


Absolute: Contributed

Verdict: Comparable.


Bodog: None offered. 


Absolute Poker: 30% best offer

Verdict: Absolute Poker offers rakeback; Bodog does not.  

Deposit Options 

Bodog: Credit cards, PaySafeCard, moneybookers, Click2Pay, NETeller, eWalletXpress, and Speedcard. 


Absolute Poker: Credit cards, Delta, Solo, moneybookers, NETeller, ClickandBuy, Fast bank transfer, paysafecard, Poli, postepay, giropay, postepay iDeal, CartaSi, and many others.

Verdict: Absolute offers more possibilities for online account funding, which is good for remote players who have problems depositing with the standard payment options like those offered by Bodog.


Bodog: Web-based form located on the Bodog website and support via toll-free telephone in English only.


Absolute Poker: On-site help section and email address is offered.

Verdict: Bodog offers telephone support, which is, by far, a better way to contact customer service, especially if you are an English speaking player.