Bodog is an online betting site established in 1995 in America and targeting mainly American clients. It is registered in the USA and operated under licence by the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group. Two affiliated sites are operated under the Bodog brand: Bodog Europe (bodog.co.uk) and Bodog88 (bodog88.com). The information in this review refers to the main Bodog site (bodog.com).
The site is English language only, though there is Spanish-language telephone support, and although Bodog headlines the main American sports, a wide range of others are also covered, including cricket. Accounts can be opened in one of five currencies, and the registration process is quick, simple and free-of-charge.
Betting On Cricket at Bodog
Bodog lists all sports on which it has markets alphabetically on a sidebar to the left of the screen. Clicking on cricket expands the menu to show the different events and competitions that are currently taking bets, as well as two generic options for Future and Prop bets. Selecting any of these options opens the list of markets for that event in the centre of the page.
The markets are displayed with the time of the event, and the odds can be switched between American, decimal and fractional formats. Clicking on the odds selects the bet and moves it to a virtual betting slip to the right of the screen. The slip shows any available combination bets available when two or more selections are made (parlays, round robins, etc.), and gives projected returns based on a given stake.
Bodog Cricket Betting Markets
Bodog covers all major cricket events, such as the IPL, one day internationals, the one day World Cup and Test Matches.
There are a straightforward range of future and prop bets available. These focus on outright markets for individual matches and simple prop bets such as top run-scorer or tournament winner.
Depositing and Withdrawing Funds
For non-US clients, funds can be deposited with a Visa/Mastercard debit or credit card, or through various online payment services, such as Neteller, Click2pay or Moneybookers. Deposits can also be made through prepaid cards (Digital Pin), and via bank transfer. There are no charges for depositing funds and the minimum amount is €10. Withdrawals can be made by payments onto a debit or credit card, through an online payment service, or via bank Transfer. Fees are applicable for some types of withdrawal method, and specific methods available differ depending on country of residence.
Due to a number of laws restricting online gambling, the situation for US clients is more complicated. Bodog recommends that US clients use either Digital Pin, a prepaid telephone account, or MyPayLinq, a type of e-wallet, to deposit funds. Bodog also accepts direct credit card deposits, although they cannot guarantee that deposits will be approved. Withdrawals from a Bodog account are made via courier-sent check.
Features of the Bodog Site
A nice feature of the Bodog site are the easy-to-use tabs that allow the gambler to quickly sort his picks into different types of bet such as parlays, reverses and so on. There are also multiple links to external sites offering information and statistics on some of the teams and players involved in the markets on offer.