It seems like everywhere you look, people are playing online casino games for money – actual, real money. Online gaming has gone fully mainstream, thanks to the power of the internet and the increasingly advanced technology behind these games. It certainly helps that more and more people are choosing to play online rather than travel to a live casino, not that many of them are open right now anyway, if you happen to live in Canada.

Of course, if you want to play at an online casino, you have to put some money in your account. Over the past 25-plus years, Bodog Casino has built a reputation for fast and secure deposits, along with immaculate customer service. It’s the No. 1 reason why this is the most trusted casino in the business. We’ll show you how to deposit now and receive a casino bonus in our latest Bodog guide.


Sign Up for a Bodog Canada Account

Before you deposit, you’ll need to sign up for your free Bodog Casino account if you haven’t already. Tap/click that red Join button at the top-right of our homepage; you’ll be presented with a simple, 1-page form that will only take a few moments to complete. Then you’ll be able to access all our online games – casino and poker included, as well as Bodog Sportsbook and Bodog Racebook. We recommend taking a tour of the site and trying some Play Money games for free before making your deposit, just to get familiar with the layout and all the different services we have to offer.


How to Deposit via E-Transfer

Online casino deposits can be made several different ways. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) used to be the standard way of putting money into your account, and are still accepted at Bodog, but these companies have become more reluctant to do business in recent years. Not a problem; Interact e-transfers can be made quickly and easily, and will show up in your Bodog account shortly after you hit the “Confirm Deposit” button. All you have to do is log into your account, open the Deposit page, and choose “Interact e-Transfer” from the list provided.


How to Make a Direct Bank Transfer Deposit

Further down the list, you’ll find “Direct Bank Transfer” as one of your options. If this is your first time using DBT, you’ll need to enter your banking information. Your information will be saved and kept secure, so you can continue to make transactions with confidence. Otherwise, the process is the same as when you make an Interact e-transfer, with the same $20 minimum and $500 maximum on your deposits.


Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies to Play With

We were one of the first online casinos to accept cryptocurrency, and we’ve built on that experience to make Bitcoin the best way to move money into your Bodog account. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV are all accepted – as is Litecoin, the latest addition to our crypto menu. Not only do you get quicker turnaround times with lower fees, you also get to deposit anywhere between $10 and $5,000 all at once. We’re especially fond of Bitcoin SV (short for Satoshi’s Vision), since it allows you to make smaller, regular transactions with little or no fees attached.

In order to make transactions using cryptocurrency, you’ll need to sign up for an account at a cryptocurrency exchange, preferably a registered exchange for added security. You’ll also need a cryptocurrency wallet; we recommend using a digital wallet, one you can download onto your smartphone, so you can use the QR code reader to make faster transactions. You can learn more about how to use crypto at Bodog by reading our comprehensive Bitcoin FAQ.

No matter which deposit method you choose, you’ll qualify for our 100% Casino Deposit Bonus, where you’ll earn up to $600 in free bonus cash on your first deposit. But if you use cryptocurrency to make that deposit, we’ll match it by 150%, for up to $900 in free bonus money. Other bonuses are available for our regular customers, so make sure to check out our Promotions page to learn more.


Age, ID and How to Verify Your Account

Bodog Casino is only available for people 18 years of age and older; you also have to be of majority age in whichever jurisdiction you’re playing from. Bodog will verify your identity when you create your account. If necessary, we will ask you to provide identification, especially if you’re using a credit card to make transactions – we’ll need either a signed copy of the Credit Card Verification Form, or a scan/picture of both sides of your credit card. You’ll also need your account fully verified before you make your first withdrawal. A scan/picture of any government-issued photo ID should suffice.


How Bodog Keeps Your Account Safe and Secure

Keeping your personal information and banking information private is serious business. If you look at the address field in your web browser, you’ll see a padlock icon next to our URL; this shows that we’re using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to protect your information. We also use SSL technology to encrypt all the data you send from your browser to our secure web servers. To help improve your security even further, we recommend you clear your browsing history and empty your cache on a regular basis, which you should do no matter which websites you visit.

There’s always more to talk about when it comes to online transactions and security, particularly when Bitcoin is involved, but for now, you have all the information you need to make your first Bodog Casino deposit – and grab that tasty Welcome Bonus. Again, our FAQ and Help guides have all the details, so take a moment to read through them, and we’ll see you at the tables.