Bodog vs Sportsbook Poker
written by: John
Bodog: Bodog’s 110% Match Sign Up Bonus gives you 10% of your deposit up front and the remaining 100% for you to clear, up to $500. Simply earn Bodog Points at real money cash games and tourneys to clear the remaining bonus. Three Bodog Points will clear $1 of your bonus, but you must clear the bonus within 30 days.
Sportsbook: Sportsbook Poker gives a 100% Deposit Bonus to new players up to $500. Use Sportsbook Bonus code FIRST100 after you register and deposit (but before you play) in the “Rewards” section within the cashier under “Deposit Bonus” to claim the bonus. Bonus payments are made in $10 increments for every 167 points you earn playing real money poker (1 point is worth $0.06 of your bonus). This bonus is good for 90 days.
Verdict: Bodog is always a little better in terms of the deposit bonus because you get that initial 10% up front. However, you have three times as long to clear your bonus at Sportsbook Poker.
Bodog: Bodog offers the standard promotions like the Bad Beat Bonus, the Royal Flush Bonus, freerolls, satellites, reload bonuses, and guaranteed cash tournaments. In addition, they host exciting and competitive leaderboard challenges and other special events such as the esteemed Bodog Poker Open.
Sportsbook: Satellite events run freely to such live events as the Irish Open and other live event poker tournaments. Qualifiers run constantly for events like these. Additionally, many monthly promotions are hosted by Sportsbook Poker that are linked with the Gold Chip frequent player program.
Verdict: Sportsbook Poker has more promotions because they are on the Cake Poker Network, which tends to have a lot going on all the time in terms of promotions.
Bodog: Bodog’s unique poker platform allows for a highly customized online poker experience. The clean table design makes it easy on the eyes and special features like Spotlight on the Action make it easy to follow the game. The design is classy and the system is complex with plenty of features and options to optimize your game.
Sportsbook: While not the flashiest of online poker rooms, the software was deliberately designed by poker players for poker players to create a user-friendly platform that focuses on functionality. The graphics are realistic, the lobby is simple, and the games run smoothly. What more could you ask for? There are also some unique features like the player grading option that lets you rank other players with a colorized grading scale to help you keep tabs on the fish and the sharks.
Verdict: These two software programs each have their own unique selling points. You are going to get a rewarding online poker experience at either one of these poker sites when it comes to software.
Bodog: Bodog offers a weekly $100K Guaranteed Sunday tournament as its largest tourney. The buy-in to this event is $162, but you can satellite in via qualifiers that run all week long. There is also a very active tournament community at Bodog that fills the multi-formatted scheduled tournaments daily.
Sportsbook: Sportsbook Poker offers a $100,000 guaranteed weekly tournament in addition to a monthly $250K tournament and more than $5 million in guaranteed prize pools every month. They also offer unique and alternative tournament formats like Kamikaze tournaments, Lightening tournaments, and Bounty tournaments.
Verdict: Sportsbook has more guaranteed tournaments and fuller tournament schedule to offer than Bodog.
Sportsbook: Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, and 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo.
Verdict: Bodog has only one additional game, 5 Card Stud. Neither offer mixed games or razz.
Bodog: Bodog’s simple yet lucrative players rewards program awards 3 Bodog Points for every $1 in tournament fees paid and up to 1 Bodog Point for cash games hands, depending on the rake collected. In addition, you can earn points for hours spent online actively participating in Bodog poker, up to 500 Bodog Points per month. Bodog Points can be redeemed for cash or tournament entry.
Sportsbook: Sportsbook Poker’s Gold Chip giveaway and Gold Card Race offer many opportunities for players to cash in on their frequent player points. Gold Chips, which are the same as player points, are redeemable for tournament buy-in and cash.
Verdict: Both Bodog and Sportsbook Poker offer a very rewarding point system for frequent and loyal players. Both offer cash back for player points.
Bodog: ±4,000 players
Sportsbook: ±8,000 layers
Verdict: Sportsbook Poker, being on the Cake Network, is going to have more players at any given time, but Bodog has plenty of traffic anyway.
Bodog: Credit cards, moneybookers, Click2Pay, PaySafeCard, eWalletXpress, NETeller, and Speedcard.
Sportsbook: US players must use VISA or MasterCard to fund their accounts (and MasterCard is not a viable option for cashing out at any online gambling website). All other players can choose from the following: moneybookers, NETeller, UseMyWallet, and Cash Transfer.
Verdict: Bodog offers more deposit options for US players, and non-US players, as well, for that matter.
Bodog: Online email form accessible via the Bodog website and toll-free telephone support is available in English only.
Sportsbook: Sportsbook Poker offers customer support via email, telephone, or live chat 24/7.
Verdict: Sportsbook offers a lot more options in terms of customer service.