Bodog Poker

  • Website: Bodog Poker
  • Software: Bodog
  • Compatibility:
    • Mac
    • Mobile
    • Windows
  • US Players: Accepted
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Bodog Poker Review

Bodog Poker for Mac is an arm of the well known sportsbook. Bodog Poker’s Mac compatible poker software is an Instant Play option which connects players to poker ring games and poker tournaments.. The Instant Play option launches right in your web browser using Flash and takes less than 10 seconds to load on a high-speed connection. Bodog’s cash games are notoriously soft, making Instant Play a lucrative proposition for Mac users. NOTE: Bodog Poker is not US friendly, and currently are only available to Canadian and Non-US players.

Bodog Poker Tournaments

Bodog Poker has a marquee weekly tournament with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. The event is held every Sunday and competes head to head with much larger guaranteed tournaments that you’ll find on sites like PokerStars and Full Tilt. The buy-in for the $100,000 Guaranteed is just $109, and it kicks off at 4:00pm ET. The field that turns out for the tournament is also usually soft. Players busy making bets on baseball and football games stray over to the poker room, throw down $100, and start playing right alongside some of the game’s top pros. Qualifiers for the $100,000 Guaranteed start at $1 and the tournament sees a $20,000 to $30,000 overlay nearly every week (which means that the guaranteed prize pool is larger than the actual prize pool,) so buying into the tournament comes with a large amount of added value. However, be advised that in order to play in multi-table or sit and go tournaments on Bodog on a Mac, you’ll need a program like Boot Camp or Parallels as the Instant Play option only applies to Texas Hold’em cash games.

Bodog Poker Games

Notoriously soft ring games are the name of the game on Bodog. With sports book players remembering that they saw poker on ESPN and it looked like fun, cash games take place in abundance on Bodog. Its Instant Play client will allow you access to the gamut of Texas Hold’em games that the site offers. No Limit Hold’em stakes range from $0.05/$0.10 to $10/$20. At the time of writing, one six-max $10/$20 table had an average pot size approaching $250. Fixed Limit Hold’em games range in stakes from $0.05/$0.10 to $30/$60. The majority of players, however, are battling in No Limit games, so expect to find a lot more action there. Mac players are unable to play Omaha or Stud on Bodog without downloading its Windows-only software and running Bodog on Microsoft Windows – and recently on Mac too!

Bodog Poker Traffic

In comparison to sites like PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and PartyPoker, Bodog’s traffic is relatively low. According to, which keeps tabs on poker room traffic, Bodog is ranked in the top 15. Expect this position to hold firm or even rise, as Bodog is one of only a handful of sites that accept customers from the United States. You can generally find around 800 real money cash game players online, and double that number during its peak hours, which are between 7:00pm and Midnight ET nightly.

Bodog Poker Promotions

Bodog Poker Open

Bodog has joined sites like Full Tilt, PokerStars, and Ultimate Bet (which host the Full Tilt Online Poker Series, World Championship of Online Poker, and Ultimate Bet Online Championship, respectively) in offering a high-stakes online tournament series. Although Bodog’s is typically smaller than its counterparts, it attracts the top online poker players in the world each time it’s offered. Bodog constantly tries to one-up itself during each Bodog Poker Open, so check the site to see when the next one is headed your way!

Bodog Flight Club

This is your chance to win your way into some of the largest live poker tournaments in the world. Winners receive event buy-ins, travel fees and spending money, full accommodations, Bodog gear, and coverage by the online poker site itself. Past destinations have included the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and its Circuit stops throughout the United States, the Latin American Poker Tour, and European Poker Tour. Also expect to find events on the Asian Poker Tour as well as other high-stakes contests around the world. This is your chance to turn a few bucks into millions of dollars.

Bodog Poker Summary

Bodog’s Instant Play option is great for Mac poker players looking for a quick fix in online cash games. If your interests lie in tournaments or Sit and Gos, however, you will have to download the full software for the foreseeable future. Try out Bodog Poker today!

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