Bovada Esports Review
Bovada is a sportsbook with a long history dating all the way back to 1994. And is only available for American customers. They are a well-respected name in the betting industry and fully support eSports betting. Bovada is unique in that they fully support Bitcoin, a popular cryptocurrency. While Bovada also supports other payment methods like credit cards, we recommend Bitcoin since it is free from any fees. We’ll have more info on bitcoins later in the review.
You’ll find the most popular eSports titles at Bovada. Like League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Starcraft 2.
Bovada is the best choice for US based players. Bet on eSports such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Starcraft 2 and Dota 2. US players only.
- US Players only
- $250 Welcome bonus
- League of Legends, CSGO, Dota 2 and Starcraft 2
- US Players only
- Great Welcome Bonus
- Bitcoin available
- Should add more eSports
Bovada Esports Bonus Offer
New customers receive a 50% deposit bonus up to $250; this applies only to your first deposit, and you may use your bonus on any sport and wager. Quite a generous bonus and allows you to get a betting bank up quick.
Bovada also has a Refer-a-Friend Bonus. If you refer a friend to Bovada using a unique link, you receive 200% of their first deposit, up to $100. Read more at https://www.bovada.lv/refer?menu=secondary
You can always find the biggest tournaments for League of Legends, Starcraft 2, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Expect more titles to be added as they get more popular and have bigger tournaments. You’ll always find the latest LCS EU and NA matches at Bovada ready for wagering. The LCK (Korean League) and LPL (Chinese League) are also available. Smaller tournaments are also available, but usually for CSGO and Dota 2.
Available Esports Markets
Besides who will win the series, Bovada offers some special odds like how many rounds won and accurate map winner bets. If you click ‘Game view’ on the right of the matches, you’ll see what is available.
The Bovada website is optimized for smartphones and can easily be accessed and used in your smartphone’s web browser. There are currently no dedicated Bovada apps on either the Google Play Store or the App Store.
Payment And Withdrawal Options
You can deposit via credit card (Mastercard, Visa), Rapid transfer, and Bitcoin. Your first deposit is free from any fees. But any subsequent deposits are subject to a 4.9% (Visa) or 6.9% (Mastercard) fee. There are no fees for bitcoin depositing. There is a minimum deposit limit of $20. The maximum deposit are either $1,000 (Visa/Mastercard), $5,000 (Bitcoin), or $750 (Rapid transfer).
Withdrawing can be done via Bitcoin, Rapid transfer and check by courier. Bovada will cover one withdrawal fee each calendar month, if withdrawing more than once per month you will receive a $50 processing fee for each time you withdraw. Depending on your payment provider there may be additional charges. The minimum withdrawal amounts are $20 (Bitcoin), $50 (check by courier), $100 (Rapid transfer).
What is Bitcoin?
We’ve mentioned Bitcoin a few times. And you might be interested since it’s completely anonymous and not subject to any fees. Bovada is one of the few sportsbooks to offer full support for Bitcoin. Meaning you can deposit, withdraw, and make bets using Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is the world’s first fully digital currency. No one controls Bitcoin and no one prints it like you would with standard money. People around the world produce Bitcoins by running powerful computers that ‘mine’ them. What makes Bitcoin great is that it’s decentralized, meaning no bank or institution has control of your money. It’s also completely anonymous. While it is possible to view every transaction in the so-called Blockchain, there is no way to tell who is behind them.
To get started, you’re going to need a wallet to store your bitcoin in. We can recommend https://www.coinbase.com/. Coinbase also allows you to purchase and sell bitcoin and is the largest market for buying and selling bitcoin. Coinbase is easy to setup and once you’ve connected your bank account you can start buying and selling bitcoin. One bitcoin is currently worth $672.
Bovada has a full bitcoin section where they help you set it up for depositing and withdrawing on their website. For more info, please view https://www.bovada.lv/bitcoin-tutorial.
All traffic directs through an SSL (Secure socket layer) filter. The filter encrypts all your information, including payment info and any personal details. Dedicated support and security staff is always ready and monitors the website for any security breaches. Bovada offers 24/7 support over the phone at 1-888-263-0000. You can also send them a message using the contact button in the upper right corner of the website.
Bovada Company Information
Bovada is a well-known gambling company that was established in America, founded 1994. They have a headquarter in Antigua, and additionally hold a betting license from the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. Bovada is one of the few sportsbooks that will allow American customers to play using Bitcoin.