US Players Accepted
Bovada is our #1 MMA betting site for bettors that live in the United States. Bovada just opened their doors in December 2011, but the sportsbook is owned by the same group that operated the US Bodog Sportsbook before it closed. The Bovada Sportsbook is owned and operated by the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group. Bovada is licensed in Canada by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission and it’s one of the few sportsbooks where Americans will have no issues betting on MMA.
- Top Rated UFC Book for USA
- Large selection of UFC Props
- In-Play and Mobile betting
- Great UFC Betting Bonus
- Deposit and Withdraw easily
- Competitive Early Odds
Bovada Quick Facts
- Bovada is a US only sportsbook, available in most states throughout the United States.
- Bovada is only available in English right now and you can only bet in $USD.
- Bovada has extensive coverage of UFC betting market including a lively UFC prop betting section.
Bovada Sports Betting Software
Bovada may be a new name for the MMGG, but everything else is the same as it was at Bodog. Bovada uses Bodog’s proprietary software suite and you won’t find an online sportsbook with a more functional betting platform. The great feature about Bovada is that bettors can wager on their mobile device. The mobile betting platform at the Bovada Sportsbook will allow you to bet on MMA straight bets, but you won’t be able to bet on parlays on the Bovada Mobile Sportsbook yet.
Bovada Sports Betting Bonus
Bovada has an exclusive sign-up bonus right now that you should definitely take advantage of before it’s discontinued. To claim the sign-up bonus you just need to open a Bovada account and complete your 1st deposit. The Bovada welcome bonus is a 50% free bet worth a maximum of $250. You can use the free bet instantly and need to rollover the free bet + deposit amount 3x before you can complete a withdrawal.
Bovada MMA Betting Guide
Mixed martial arts are huge in the United States right now and Bovada leads the MMA betting markets in the US. You can bet on all of the major UFC and Strikeforce events plus the odd time you can bet on other MMA promotions. I wish Bovada offered more odds on other MMA promotions, but there is no doubt that Bovada is one of the best sportsbooks for UFC bettors. Bettors can wager on straight bets including what fighter will win the fight, how will the fight end and over/under total rounds.
The betting selection at Bovada is very extensive, but one pitfall at Bovada is the MMA betting limits. For some reason the Bovada betting limits for MMA are much lower than the rest of their betting limits on other sports. You can bet $300 to $700 on most of the types of MMA bets at Bovada although MMA props have a maximum bet limit of only $200. I hope Bovada increases the limits once they have more MMA bettors, but in the meantime you may need to use multiple sportsbooks to get the action you want.
Bovada Sportsbook Banking
Since only US bettors can join the Bovada Sportsbook right now, the deposit options are limited. Players can deposit money into their account using MyPayLinQ, Visa and Rapid Transfer. Bovada accepts Visa credit cards, debit cards and gift cards. The only fee on deposits is a 4.9% processing fee for Visa credit card deposits, but every other deposit method is free.