Bovada Slot Machines
Casino is the #1 choice in 2014 for many online gamblers from the United
States. No other US friendly casino operator has been in the business nearly
as long (1994). The company is based in Canada and licensed by the Kahnawake
Gaming Commission. Bovada is the successor to Bodog Casino, a result of a
domain name seizure by American officials in an ongoing legal case.
Related to Bovada
Because Bodog ran into so much trouble with the United States authorities in
2011 and 2012, it’s natural to wonder if Americans are accepted at any
casino owned by this company. As of 2013, Bovada LV ONLY allows U.S.
What’s happened is the owners have segregated gambling populations, so a
Bovada UK exists for players from the United Kingdom and Europe. This allows
the operators to tailor payment options and software support to the regional
and national laws. No one site can clear all the necessary legal hurdles, so
several sites were needed.
For the time being, Bovada is the place for American gamblers to play.
Bonuses and Promotions
The site’s welcome bonus is simple, yet large. They offer a $3,000 welcome
bonus on slots and casino games. The regular promotions go beyond the
standard freerolls, comps, and happy hours. Their Video Poker Wednesday
promotion could be worth $5,200 in prizes, while a daily promotions offers a
chance at $2,100 on your first blackjack 21 of the day.
You might need to juggle payment methods to make the site work for you. To
make a payment, you have your choice of a Visa, Visa debit, Visa Electron,
money transfer, or a bank wire transfer. To make a withdrawals, your only
options are courier check and, once again, a bank wire transfer. So the only
single method good for both deposits and withdrawals is bank wire transfer.
Language and Currency Options
You won’t have many options when it comes to language support or currencies.
The US dollar is the only currency available, while English is the only
language option. That’s straightforward and it works for most US gamblers.
Players are going to find a lot of incorrect information on the Internet
about game selection at Bovada. I found one “authority site” which suggests
only a handful of Bet Soft games are available, when that’s not the case.
Look at the official site and you’ll find games from several different
companiesâ€”and a lot more than just a couple of different slots titles.
In fact, their games come from a trio of different online gaming software
developers: BetSoft, Genesis Gaming, and RealTime Gaming. In many ways, the
domain move freed the online casino operators to make new decisions when it
came to game selections. RTG has a long-standing relationship with the site,
but adding cool new games like “Snow White and The Poisoned Apple” give
American players a welcome change of pace. And that doesn’t even consider
the 3D fruit machines available from BetSoft.
Bovada hasn’t ditched RealTime Gaming, but they have supplemented the
selection with a whole new slate of games. Good reasons exist for doing so,
RealTime Gaming Slots
When Bodog welcomed US players, RealTime Gaming was a solid choice for a
software provider. RTG is located in Costa Rica and its parent company,
Hastings Ltd, is located in Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles. In fact,
the Netherlands Antilles licenses most RTG websites. Since that tiny
Caribbean nation allows gambling companies under their flag to accept US
players, RTG became a perfectly logical choice of Calvin Ayres and his
The slots offered by the company have good graphics and the themes tend to
be humorous. Game titles like Honey to the Bee, Outa This World, and
Mid-Life Crisis are examples of some of the more humorous games. Shopping
Spree is an especially popular choice with players.
Aztec’s Treasure, Achilles, and Cleopatra’s Gold follow a pattern in slot
design by drawing on history.
It’s Good To Be Bad is one of the best ideas for a fruit machine ever.
Whenever you go on a losing streak, you get bonus money, so if you get near
the threshold for the bonus, you start to cheer for a losing spin.
Video slots from the Real Series offer a lot of progressive jackpots. The
progressives are a major attraction for many gamblers, but I sometimes
wonder if the percentage of RealTime Gaming slots with slant-top jackpots
isn’t too high.
I’ve read online forums where people complain that the company’s slot
machines are too stingy, but I believe that’s just the way progressive
jackpots areâ€”a lot of people lose so that one person can win big.
BetSoft 3D Slots
The casino now offers 3-dimensional slot machine gaming, too. The software
is provided by the Swedish game design company, BetSoft. If you haven’t seen
the 3D games from BetSoft before, you’ll be amazed at how advanced the
graphics have gotten. The designers have to make the game less realistic and
more cartoonish, or else people get a little creeped out by the experience.
The BetSoft 3D games are impressive, to say the least. Below is the full
list of 3D online slots offered at Bovada:
Some of the 2D slots are inspired. Zombies vs. Cheerleaders touts itself as
the “ultimate showdown”, as the gambler follows the exploits of Missy and
The bonus game, called the battle feature, is inventive, as all the
cheerleader and zombie symbols turn wild on one reel or another.
El Luchador Slots by Genesis Gaming
Bovada appears to be sampling games from other game design companies,
perhaps testing out to see gambler reaction. Genesis Gaming’s El Luchador
Slots is an oddball addition to the site’s fruit machine collection. While I
don’t see many other Genesis Gaming products on their site, I’m hoping to
see Bovada add Genesis games like Alaxe in Zombieland, Superb Heroes, Mount
of Olympus, Steam Punk Heroes, Samurai vs. Ninja, Monster Matinee, and