Bovada, the re-branded version of Bodog Sports available to Americans, has a couple of cool promotions running right now that will interest basketball fans who are looking for a place to make some bets at. Bovada is very large when compared to other online bookmakers. New players at Bovada can take advantage of a first deposit bonus, earn a free college basketball bet credit and win free prizes. I will provide an overview of each in this post. If you are not from the United States please visit our comprehensive Bodog review or any of our other basketball sportsbook reviews.
Bovada Sportsbook Welcome Bonus
Online sportsbooks do not generally offer large first deposit bonuses like poker rooms and casinos. Bovada is offering a 20% welcome bonus in 2012. The maximum bonus is $100, which is pretty generous when compared with the industry average. Bovada will credit your new account with this bonus after you have made your initial deposit. It typically takes 30 minutes of less for this to happen. You can wager this bonus money right away and the clearance requirements are pretty lax.
You will only need to wager 3X the amount of the bonus to officially clear it. Bovada gives new players 30 days to meet the requirements but most people tend to clear it in a week or two. It is important that you clear this bonus before you request a cashout. Visit the links below to learn more about the Bovada sportsbook or to visit them directly and open your new account.
Free $25 NCAA Basketball Prop Bet Credit
Bovada is currently running a free prop bet promotion on NCAA Mens basketball games. To qualify for this promotion you simply need to play five prop bets on college basketball. The free basketball prop bet has a maximum value of $25 and it will be based on how much you bet. If you place five $10 prop bets you will receive a sixth $10 prop bet for free. Placing five $20+ prop bets will earn you a free $25 prop bet. This gives you the ability to turn $100 into $125.
Win Bets, Cash, Prizes & A Free Trip To The Bovada Party
Bovada is running daily prize drawings in 2012. There are a number of prizes available. This promotion is running until 02/13/2012 so you still have plenty of time to win a prize. The top prize is a trip to the Bovada Party, a private party hosted by Bovada for contest winners. This includes airline tickets for you and a friend plus 3 nights stay at a luxurious hotel.
They are also giving away free sports bets, cash and other prizes via daily drawings. There are several ways to enter yourself into the daily drawings:
- Place $25 on any sport or horse racing in a day and you will receive one entry.
- You will receive one entry per depositing friend you refer to Bovada.
- Earn 25 Bovada poker points at Bovada Poker.
- Wager $250 in a single day at the Bovada Casino.
The smaller weekly prizes include things like a $25 free bet credit at the casino, entry into a $25,000 poker freeroll and free sportsbook credits.
There are also some guaranteed prizes that you can earn each week. If you bet $100 or more on the Superbowl from 01/30 to 02/05 you will receive a free $25 casino credit. This promotion offers basketball bettors a great reason to try out Bovada’s popular poker room and/or their award winning casino.