Bodog Poker: Betting with Bonuses

There aren’t too many things in this world that are more fun than playing online poker for real money—and it’s even better when you get really good at it. Learning how to become a winning player takes a little bit of talent, and you need some time to develop those poker skills; that’s why it’s so important to make sure, right from the get-go, that you’re collecting all the free bonus money that Bodog Poker has to offer.

We’re not talking about chump change, either. Bodog Poker has some of the most generous bonus packages in the business, giving your fledgling bankroll a boost when you need it most. This quick guide will show you how to collect as much bonus money as possible when you deposit and play now at Bodog.

How to Deposit and Play Poker Online

Before you can play online poker at Bodog, you’ll need to open your free Bodog account if you haven’t already. Once you’re approved, either download our industry-leading poker client to your desktop, or log in directly to our web app using your mobile device. Try some free Play Money games to get used to the software, then make your first deposit once you’re comfortable.

We highly recommend using Bitcoin to make your transactions at Bodog Poker. While other deposit methods are available, Bitcoin (along with Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV) ensures that your transactions will go through almost instantly, with far less to pay in fees. If you’re new to cryptocurrency, you’ll need to sign up for an account at a registered cryptocurrency exchange and download a digital wallet (preferably to your mobile device) before you’re able to move funds quickly and securely between your bank account and your Bodog account. Click or tap here to find out more.

How Bodog Poker Bonuses Work

Here’s another good reason to use Bitcoin when you play online poker at Bodog: bigger bonuses. Every new player automatically qualifies for our 100% Welcome Bonus, giving you up to $1,000 in bonus money on your first deposit. But if you use Bitcoin, you’ll qualify for larger bonuses as well. Our Promotions page has all of the details for you.

Once your deposit is verified, you’ll have 30 days to play poker and collect Rewards Points. For every 150 Rewards Points you rack up, we’ll add $5 in bonus cash to your account, until you’ve either reached the amount of your deposit or cleared the full $1,000. You can keep track of how many points you’ve earned by viewing the My Bonuses page in the poker client or web app.

Best Online Poker Strategies

There are two simple ways to earn as much bonus money as possible within that 30-day period: play more hands, and play higher stakes. You can increase your volume by playing Zone Poker, our fast-fold variant, where you get a fresh set of hole cards the instant you fold. You can also play multiple tables at the same time, up to two tables for Zone Poker, four tables for standard cash games, and 15 tables for tournament poker. For maximum volume, try two tables of Zone and two more of regular cash poker.

If you’re new to online poker, or you’re still putting together a winning strategy, don’t push yourself too hard when you’re chasing down that bonus money. Play a simplified strategy where you fold marginal hands, so that you don’t have to make as many decisions per minute – brain fatigue is real. You should also start playing at one table, then add a second table if and only if you’re comfortable with the first. Keep adding tables incrementally until you’ve found your sweet spot. And never play at stakes that are too big for your bankroll; as a rule of thumb, you should have at least 20 buy-ins in your Bodog Poker account for cash games, and 100 buy-ins for tournaments. The games are generally more difficult as the stakes go up, so again, if you’re a beginner, start small and work your way up.

How to Withdraw Poker Winnings

If you do very well at the tables and you have more buy-ins than you need for your chosen stakes, withdrawing your funds is just as easy as making deposits – especially if you use Bitcoin. All you have to do is retrieve your digital wallet’s address code to move money from your Bodog Poker account to your wallet and then to the cryptocurrency exchange, where you can convert BTC to CAD. Poker is a game of luck as well as skill, but if you have enough of both, you can build a pretty sizeable bankroll playing online at Bodog. Keep working on your strategy and collecting those bonuses, and we’ll see you on the felt.