How can I open an account on Bovada – step by step
- If the online registration form does not load automatically when first visiting Bovada, click the ‘Join’ button.
- Enter your name, date of birth, mobile number, email address, account currency, ZIP code and create a password. Once all the information has been completed, click ‘Register’.
- After submitting the above details, Bovada will send a verification code to the mobile number provided. Enter the code on-screen and click the ‘Verify’ button.
- Next, create a four-digit security pin which acts as an additional security measure on your account.
- Finally, select from one of the welcome offers or enter your own bonus code. alternatively, you can choose ‘Skip for now’ if you want to delay your first payment.
After completing the registration steps included above, the sign-up process is complete. Bovada will send you a welcome email confirming your new account but no actions are required.
Bovada may use third-party verification services to authenticate your account information. Should these services be unable to verify your information, Bovada may request that you submit a copy of a government-issued photo ID and proof of address, for example, a utility bill dated within the last 60 days. These documents should be saved as a PDF or a JPEG and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bovada usually complete the verification process within 24 to 48 hours of receiving the documents.
Your first deposit made using a credit card is free but subsequent deposits will come with a fee of at least 5.9%. The fee percentage and total charge amount will be clearly visible when making a payment.
Note that accounts must be verified if you wish to deposit by Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash.
Click the ‘Login’ button and at the bottom of the window which appears, you will see a ‘Forgot Password?’ link. Enter your email address and date of birth, hit the ‘Send’ button and Bovada will deliver a password reset link to your email inbox.
How can I open an account on Bovada mobile?
- There is nothing unique about signing up on a mobile device compared to signing up on a desktop computer.
- The registration form you must fill out is exactly the same meaning SMS verification is still required.
- Simply tap any of the ‘Join’ or ‘Join Now’ buttons visible across the mobile site to get started.
- And then follow the step-by-step instructions included in Section 1 of this guide.
Important Terms & Conditions for new registered members of Bovada USA
Every new Bovada customer must keep their email address and password confidential, which should really go without saying in the modern age. There is however an exception to this as Bovada do allow customers to add an authorised user to their account. This is something that requires approval from Bovada beforehand and any authorised user cannot deposit using their own funds, nor add their own personal details.
Bovada will take no responsibility for the actions taken on your account by any unauthorised or authorised user.
At all times, ensure your personal information is kept up-to-date as this helps you comply with Bovada’s anti-money laundering policies, as well as protecting your own data and financial security.
How to protect my account Bovada from limiting or ban?
Customers are only permitted to open one account and this applies per household. Additional accounts may be immediately closed and all funds gained from them may be seized.
If satisfactory proof of age is not provided when requested, Bovada reserves the right to suspend your account permanently. Suspensions can also apply should a player engage in any fraudulent, unlawful, dishonest or improper activity and this includes using a VPN or proxy to hide your real location.
Should a player’s deposit be subject a chargeback or is otherwise uncollectible, all winnings made from such deposits will be forfeited and deducted from your account balance.
Can I close my Bovada LV account?
All players have the option of closing their account completely should they feel they have (or are starting to develop) a problem with gambling. Such requests are honoured as soon as possible. Customers can also request a ‘cooling off’ period which prevents them from making a deposit for a set period of time. To apply for either, email customer support stating clearly which action you want to take.
How to edit my account details in Bovada?
Click the profile icon in the top-right of the screen and then select ‘profile settings’ to access your personal details. Here you can change your email, mobile number, address, time zone and marketing preferences. Simply edit the existing information where appropriate, click save then enter your four-digit pin to confirm the changes.
How to get Bovada welcome bonus for new customers?
Bovada have a wide range of welcome offers which all new customers can claim. They can be redeemed whenever you decide to make your first deposit. After selecting your payment method, towards the bottom of the window there will be a ‘selected bonus’ box. You can change the offer you would like to redeem by clicking the ‘modify’ option. Bovada will display all their standard welcome offers but there is also space to enter your own registration code in case you have scooped an exclusive deal.
How can I make a bet on Bovada?
Click the odds button of an available sporting market to add it to your betslip.
You can repeat this for multiple selections should you wish to place a parlay or round robin (system) bet. On the betslip you can either enter your stake for any of the bet types, or the amount you potentially stand to win. Either way, the other figure will be calculated for you.
Clicking ‘Place Bet’ will confirm that wager as the additional bet review stage has now been removed.
How can I make a bet on Bovada US mobile?
To place a bet on your mobile device you can simply follow the steps listed above as Bovada are keen to keep their desktop and mobile experience very similar. The only real difference between the two is the position of the betslip. Rather than permanently featuring on the right-hand side of the screen, the mobile betslip is accessed by tapping the icon in the bottom right of the screen.
Why should I open a new account at Bovada?
- Customers can create an account and make a deposit within just a few minutes.
- A very generous refer-a-friend scheme is available to customers.
- The Bitcoin cryptocurrency is accepted.
- They have a well-designed and intuitive website.
- Sports betting, casino games and poker are all available in one place.
How to make deposits and withdrawals?
Below you can find the limited range of payment methods offered by Bovada.
|Payment Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit||Minimum Withdrawal||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Voucher||$10||$3000||Instantly||$10||$3000||up to 2-3 days|
|Check by Courier||$100||$3000||up to 7 days|
How do I activate my Bovada account?
Account activation is not something required for new customers.
Is there a Bovada mirror link?
We cannot find a working mirror link at the time of writing.
Is there a Bovada sign up offer?
Yes, Bovada have several new customer offers for new clients which will all be included on the registration form.
Can I register more than once?
No, multiple accounts are not allowed under any circumstances and attempting to do this would lead to the closure of all accounts.
It is mandatory to have an account in Bovada if I want to bet?
Yes; Bovada cannot accept bets from players that are not registered, which is fairly standard across the industry.
Can I change my password in Bovada?
Yes, when logged in simply click on your account and then select the ‘change password’ option.
Why do I need to register?
By requiring every new client to register, Bovada can ensure players using their site are of legal gambling age and live in an eligible jurisdiction.
How is my data protected?
Bovada’s website is protected by SSL encryption technology as indicated by the padlock visible in your browser’s address bar.
Although Bovada first appeared in 2011, its history goes back further than this. Bovada was formerly part of Bodog, a company founded by Canadian-Antiguan entrepreneur Calvin Ayre in 1996, which went online four years later. Over the next decade American customers gambled their money at Bodog but this changed following the rebranding in 2011. Bodog continued to exist, but for European customers only while American players were instead transferred to the Bovada.lv (LV chosen to give it a Las Vegas feel).
Today Bovada is one of the most popular poker sites in the United States. It also features a popular sportsbook, with a dedicated horse racing section and a Sin City style casino.
Bovada has an excellent ‘Help Center’ which should be the first place you head for any registration related queries. For some questions, Bovada have even gone to the trouble of making detailed videos which have been uploaded to YouTube. If you are still stuck however, customer support is on hand to assist and we have generally found them to be both helpful and professional.
Contacts for Questions
To access the link for live chat, click any article on the help section and click ‘No’ at the bottom of the page where it asks you if you found what you were looking for. Alternatively, you can email enquiries to email@example.com or call +1-888-263-0000.
You can also gain access to the Bovada community forum once your account is approved. On here, fellow players may be able to provide some sort of assistance should you have any problems.
Final verdict on Bovada registration review
Welcoming American players from 46 states, there are plenty who can sign up and get started at Bovada. We are sure that most will enjoy a positive first impression too as the site not only looks exceptionally sleek but it is also incredibly user friendly. Completing the registration form is a real walk in the park although you will need a working mobile phone in order to complete the process.
Placing deposits, claiming welcome offers and making bets are all very simple tasks too. Should you ever get stuck, there is a detailed FAQ section to turn to but failing that, knowledge members of customer support are widely available. Ultimately there is very little we can fault Bovada when it comes to the registration process. The only things we would like to see added are a wider range of payment methods and the ability for customers to place deposit limits or self-exclusion periods themselves.Overall rating: 4.5/5