It’s been over 25 years since Bodog Poker burst upon the scene. Back then, there was no such thing as mobile poker; cell phones were the size of hammers, and about as smart. It would also be another 10 years before the poker boom made Texas Hold’em part of our popular culture. Here in the far-flung future, you can play

Today’s mobile online poker games are far better than anything you could have played 25 years ago. That’s because there’s more computing power in your smartphone than any ancient desktop computer could have mustered. It’s never been easier to get in the game. In this quick guide, we’ll show you why mobile poker is taking over the landscape, and how you can get your seat at the table in just a few short minutes.


Benefits of Playing Poker on Your Mobile

Mobile poker does have its limitations. If you’re trying to be a professional player relying solely on poker for your income, you’ll need to put in a high volume of hands, and for that, you’ll need a desktop or a suitably powerful laptop. You’ll also need a proper workstation, back-up power and internet sources, and a whole host of accessories like multiple monitors and input devices – maybe even one of those fancy gaming gloves.

Very few poker players fall into this category. Regardless of skill level, if you’re like most people, you just want to play poker when you feel like it. Being able to play mobile poker on your phone or tablet gives you this freedom. As long as you have an internet signal and a working device, you’ll have access to all of the games you can play on your desktop; aside from the smaller screen, the experience is exactly the same, except you’re not chained to your workstation.

Having Bodog Poker at your fingertips allows you to play poker whenever the mood strikes you. If you’re on the move and you have time between stops, you can take out your mobile and be playing in a matter of seconds. Cash games (especially Zone Poker, our fast-fold variant) and Jackpot Sit-and-Gos are perfect for playing mobile poker. And you don’t even need to play poker now to play at Bodog using your phone or tablet.

How Do I Play Online Poker on My Mobile?

Before you can get your seat at the virtual tables, you’ll need to sign up for your free Bodog Poker account, which takes only a few moments. As long as you’re eligible to play from your region, your account should be verified in no time; then you can log directly in to our mobile poker lobby from the homepage.

Newcomers at Bodog Poker will instantly receive 1,000 Play Money chips, which you can use to join the Play Money games. This is a golden opportunity to get comfortable with mobile poker. Take some time to navigate around the poker lobby, and try all of the different games you can play. If your Play Money balance dips below 500, you can request another 1,000 chips for free. By the way, this is a smart choice if you’re just learning how to play poker and you’re serious about getting better.

Once you’re happy with your Play Money experience, it’s time to step up to the plate and try some Real Money games. For this, you’ll need to make your first deposit at Bodog Poker. Depending on where you live, or where you’re travelling, you can use Visa, MasterCard or American Express to conduct your transactions quickly and securely. Don’t forget to collect our special Welcome Bonus for first-time depositors, which you can learn more about by visiting our Promotions page.


How to Deposit/Withdraw Using Bitcoin

In addition to major credit cards and other methods, Bodog Poker is pleased to do business in bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. Using cryptocurrency allows you to avoid most of the transaction fees you’ll have to pay otherwise. Your funds will automatically be converted to Canadian dollars when you deposit, so you won’t have to worry about price fluctuations.

To use bitcoin at Bodog Poker, you’ll need to get a digital wallet if you don’t have one already. A digital wallet acts like a bank account, but instead of taking money out of your bank and putting it back in, your wallet allows you to access the “blockchain” where the bitcoin is stored, and make transactions using that cryptocurrency. is an excellent resource for guidance in which wallets will best serve your needs. 

One of the most important transactions you’ll make is when you first purchase bitcoin from a cryptocurrency exchange. Again, choose an exchange that fits your overall needs; most will charge around 4% to process your Bitcoin purchase, although some will charge less and some more. To access your purchase from the exchange, select “Withdraw” or “Send” and either paste or scan your wallet’s address, then click/tap “Receive” from your wallet.

Now you’ll be able to make your Bitcoin deposit at Bodog Poker. Log in to your Bodog account and open your profile once you’re in the lobby. Click “Deposit” and select “Bitcoin” as your deposit method. You’ll be given both a cryptocurrency address and a QR code. From your wallet, click “Send” and either paste the address or scan the code, then enter the amount of your deposit and click “Send” again. This will bring up a confirmation screen, where you’ll click “Send” a third time after making sure the numbers match up. In most cases, you should see the money go into your account within 60 seconds.


Mobile Casino FAQ

Q: Does Bodog charge transaction fees on deposits and withdrawals?

A: Bodog doesn’t charge any fees when you make a deposit to your account, no matter what deposit method you use. However, keep in mind that your card issuer or other financial company might charge their own fees. For withdrawals, you don’t have to pay any fees for bank transfers, Bitcoin or Bitcoin cash. For couriered cheques, you can receive one every 30 days without paying a fee; additional withdrawals during this time will incur a processing fee of $50.


Q: What are the limits for deposits and withdrawals at Bodog?

A: That depends on what method you’re using. Credit card deposits must be between $20 and $1000, while Bitcoin deposits can be anywhere from $10 to $5000. For withdrawals by check or bank transfer, your limits are between $20 and $3000, once per seven days; Bitcoin and Bitcoin cash allow any amount from $10 up, once every three days.


Q: Can I play more than one table at once on Bodog Poker using my mobile?

A: At this time, mobile poker players do not have the option to multi-table. You’ll need a desktop or laptop set-up as described earlier, and you’ll need to download the Bodog Poker client to play.

Now that you’re armed with this knowledge, you’re ready to play your first mobile session at Bodog Poker. You can always learn more by consulting our FAQ and Help guides. Until then, we’ll see you on the felt.