Bodog Poker Review 2024

The Bodog Poker room is a division of the poker network called PaiWangLuo. The room itself appeared in 1994, and the owner was the famous crypto investor Calvin Ayrlm. For many years, this room has been one of the leaders in the struggle for the poker ecosystem, since the platform itself has a wide range of functionality suitable for players of all limits. Moreover, the site attracts newcomers en masse, so the fields here are very “tasty”.

  • Weak roster of players
  • Bonus system
  • Easy to use software
  • Difficulties with registration
  • Medium traffic


Bodog Poker software is proprietary. If in many other rooms in the lobby you can see the full list of tables, here is only a button to quickly find free space. This makes it much more difficult to properly select tables, but since most players are newbies, regulars here won’t have much trouble finding a table.

If we talk about the tournament lobby, then everything here is about the same as in other rooms. However, the list of players is hidden here, since all nicknames are “Player ###”. It also makes selection difficult for regs. There is no direct prohibition of software in the room, but trackers do not work here by default. At the same time, you can always launch the hand converter and activate the HUD, but keep in mind that you will only see statistics for the current gaming session – the hand-history is anonymous here.

Our Badog Poker review would not be complete if we had not mentioned the mobile version. It is not provided here, that is, downloading the client of the room and playing from a phone or tablet will not work. However, there is still a way out – you can enter the lobby through a browser and use the HTML platform. It has full functionality that works on all modern devices, so you won’t have any compatibility problems.


The traffic in the Bodog Poker room is high enough for Canada, where it is available. On average, the daily online can exceed 2000 people. At the same time, according to regular players, the weakest lineups among all networks and rooms are noted here.

The game assortment in this room is quite rich. First, you can always sit at an empty seat at the Hold’em and Omaha (including Hi / Lo) cash game tables. Limits start at the lowest and end at $ 10 / $ 20.

A feature of the room is the anonymity of all players. That is, you will never know whether you have played with an opponent before or not. Multi-tabling is also limited here – you can sit at a maximum of 3 tables. The advantage of the site is the presence of HeadsUp tables at all existing limits for any discipline.

The tournament lobby is more than passable here. Firstly, several hundred competitions start daily with buy-ins from $ 1 to $ 300, and the total amount of the guarantee exceeds $ 2 million per week. There is also a major monthly event with a million dollar guarantee.

The room features Sit-and-Go tournaments, and there are quite a few of them. Among the formats presented are HU, 6 and 9 Max, as well as turbo and hyper-turbo. Fans of the knockout game can join the PKO tournaments. Also worth highlighting is Jackpot Sit & Go, where the prize fund for a table for three players is determined randomly. Available limits are from $ 0.5 to $ 100, and the maximum prize is $ 120K.

Rake and rakeback

The room has a fixed rake for all cash tables, which is 5%. At the same time, the cap depends on the limit and the number of players at the table:

Limit Rake Cap
Heads-Up tables All $0.01 for every $0.2 in the pot $1


Pot Limit and No Limit Amount of players Cap
Up to $0.10/$0.25 (incl.) 2 $0.5
3+ $1
5+ $2
From $0.25/$0.50 to $10/$20 2 $1
3 $2
4 $3
6+ $4

Jackpot Sit & Go tournaments are charged a fixed rake of 7%, in regular SNGs it is 5%, and in multi-table tournaments the rake ranges from 7% to 10%.

Bonuses and rewards

All new players in the Bodog Poker room have access to a standard 100% bonus up to $ 1000. It is given exactly one month to wager it from the moment the first deposit was made, and the money itself is credited in batches of $ 5 for every 150 bonus points.

Bonus points are awarded for the generated rake according to the following table:

Rake Points
$1 – $4 5
$0.5- $0.99 2.5
$0.25 – $0.49 1.25
$0.05 – $0.24 0.5
$0.01 – $0.04 0.25


Talking about MTT and Jackpot Sit & Go, for every dollar of rake a player gets 15 points. If the points haven’t been used by the player, they will be irrevocably debited after 18 months from the date of accrual.

In the Bodog Poker room, the received points can be exchanged for tournament tickets at the rate of 200 points = $ 1T. All tickets are valid for 90 days from the date of receipt. The rakeback in the room is weak, as it is not designed for regular players, so it will be difficult to get a profit due to rakeback here.

Attitude towards regulars

The room considers itself to be one of the establishments in which recreational players can feel as comfortable as possible. This is achieved due to the anonymity of the tables, the lack of software support for collecting statistics, and is also limited to multi-tabling and table selection.

Nevertheless, reviews from regulars about Bodog Poker are overwhelmingly positive. All unanimously declare that there is the maximum “fish” field here.

Deposits and withdrawals

Since the main players of the room are poker players from the USA, the supported payment systems are appropriate here. You can deposit and withdraw funds using cryptocurrencies and some payment systems, for example, Interac e-Transfer, bank cards and transfers. The minimum deposit amount depends on the selected deposit method and is $ 10. At Bodog Poker, US players can withdraw any amount from $ 10 to $ 9,500 every three days. Please note that all deposits must be wagered, otherwise you will have to pay a commission of 10%. Withdrawals via cryptocurrency are available without commission, but only once a month. All withdrawals in excess of the norm are subject to a $ 50 fee.