Of course, Bodog has adapted to the circumstances on the Internet after entering online – that is, customers are greeted with a welcome gift. It is positive to emphasize at this point that the Austrians did not join the general line, but that their own bonus version was developed.
It officially starts with a 100% hit bonus of up to 100 euros. If you look at the offer, it becomes clear that it is not a classic match bonus, but a free bet. The deposit value of the first deposit serves as the basis. A prescribed minimum sum at the checkout is not to be observed, whereby payments below ten euros are not possible anyway. If you want to get the ideal betting bonus, you have to make your own deposit of 200 euros. All transfer methods are considered premium-relevant. Customers are completely free.
Activation of the premium
The free bet will not be booked immediately after the deposit. A direct hit precedes a qualification. Own funds must be played through twice with a minimum quota requirement of 1.9. The customer must then contact the customer service in writing via email at [email protected] and ask for the welcome gift. The free bet will be activated within 12 hours according to our direct hit experience.
The rollover from the direct hit bonus
As usual with free bets, the bonus amount itself is not payable out. In the event of success, customers may only withdraw the winnings earned. Before that happens, however, the free bet must be turned three times with a minimum odds of 1.9.
The direct hit bonus is available once for each new customer. There is no country limit with the provider. The bookmaker also dispenses with time regulations.
Free bets are standard
We have had very positive hits in the existing sector. The regulars are never neglected – on the contrary. Almost every week, users can activate one or the other free bet. In our view, no customer should miss out on these profit opportunities. If the tips are set successfully, the betting balance can be increased risk-free. If the bets are hit against the tree, nothing happens.
Bodog’s betting offer consists of 15 sports on average. Customers can choose from up to 60,000 options every day. On the one hand, the numbers show that the bookmaker is not quite in the Champions League when it comes to secondary sports. On the other hand, the current focus on football is more than convincing. Because that is now more than extensive!
Football is logically at the top
The direct hit betting offer is dominated by king football – and this is disproportionately high. In our experience, the round leather represents 97 to 98 percent of the entire portfolio. Football fans will be delighted, the rest of the sports bettors will not be particularly happy. Leagues and competitions from all over the world have hit the bullseye. At the top of the hit list, of course, are international competitions – such as the Champions and the Europa League – followed by the national championships in England, Germany, Italy and Spain. American football fans can put their tips down to the fifth-class amateur league.
The House of Commons bets – the unique selling point
The real flagship of Bodog is the lower house football bets in Austria. Customers can bet on over 2,500 clubs in our neighboring country, right down to 2nd class. If you want to bet on a district league or district league match in your home village in Austria, you have the option to hit the bull’s eye. With this special, the bookmaker impressively outshines all competitors. The respective odds for the House of Commons are always published on Thursdays for the coming weekend.
Important: If you are actively playing football in an Austrian club, you are prohibited from placing bets against your own team. In the spirit of fair amateur sports, Bodog has anchored this important point in the general terms and conditions.
The other main sports
With such a concentration of football, it seems almost logical that there must be gaps in the other sports and that’s exactly how it is. In second place in the ranking is tennis. The ATP and WTA tournaments are fully hit without any restrictions, including double encounters. At the lower-class Challenger events, however, the betting offer is already thinning out enormously. In all other disciplines – such as basketball , handball or ice hockey – the bookmaker concentrates on the most important events, although here too a certain regional focus is recognizable.
Framework disciplines rather poor
Customers who usually challenge their luck in the side areas will not be particularly happy with the Austrian sports betting provider. Real exotic can not be found in the direct hit betting offer. The end of the flagpole has already been reached in futsal or beach volleyball. The online provider positions itself as a clear mainstream bookmaker.
Sufficient betting options available
There are sufficient betting options in the depth of the options, although the offer is not a noteworthy hit. If you want to bet on goals over / under , the handicaps , the half-time results or the exact result, you have the desired betting odds on the screen. In the most important football leagues, Bodog works with a good 60-85 offers per game. This puts the Austrians in the lower midfield. A cash-out feature has also been integrated. The discrepancy between the oversupply of games and this very clear depth of play is striking. There are competitors who offer up to 1,000 options per game in the first Bundesliga football. Here are the most important ones!
As expected, live betting with online bookmakers is dominated by football. The tips are possible down to the amateur classes. However, the special Austrian house bets are not offered in real time. The recreational players will find all the games they want live from the provider, from the Champions League to national competitions around the world.
After our direct hit experience, tennis is also quite well represented in the live center. All other sports can be seen as decorative accessories.
There is currently no live stream offer from the Austrian sports betting provider. In our experience, it cannot be assumed that anything will change here in the near future.
The betting odds
The betting odds can only partially convince in the direct hit test. From our point of view, there is unfortunately no clear line. Even the top events go up and down. In the most important football leagues, the online provider occasionally skips the 95% line. On the other hand, the Austrians remain in the same competition in another game under 90 percent. On average, we see direct hits with a quota key of 92 percent. The bookmaker does not honor the own company name at this point. There is no more than one midfield in the ranking.
The stability of the betting odds is pretty decent. We could not see any significant fluctuations shortly before the encounters in the direct hit test. There are also no tendencies towards favorites or outsiders.
Deposits and withdrawals
Overall, the transfer portfolio is very clear and unfortunately not completely free of charge. In our view, the payment modalities are worthy of criticism.
It is positive that the deposits and withdrawals can be processed via PayPal. This fact also shows that Bodog is a very reputable bookmaker. However, all other e-wallets are dispensed with. If you want to know your bank transfer to your player account within a few minutes, you can use the instant transfer service. The prepaid codes from Paysafecard and apay are also very suitable for smaller deposits. Of course, Visa and Mastercard credit cards, including the associated debit versions, are recognized. When paying by card, however, it should be noted that the online bookmaker charges a service fee of two percent.
Payouts are reliable but limited
It gets a bit confusing when it comes to payouts. Bodog expressly points out in the terms and conditions that only two withdrawals are free of charge. There are also fees. In other words, customers can only request two free withdrawals per month – in our view, somewhat weak. Each additional one has a 3% fee! Otherwise, the withdrawals run smoothly. Before the first ruling is made, customers must legitimize themselves with a photo ID and a more recent address confirmation even in the event of a direct hit.
With the online launch in 2013, Bodog not only launched a desktop version, but also a mobile sports betting app. Customers have access to the entire betting range on the go. In our experience, there are no restrictions regarding the markets and options here. Of course, live betting is also available on the go.
The functionality of the mobile direct hit app is problem-free. The betting tips can be placed with just a few touches of the screen. The operator guidance is designed to be self-explanatory. Even absolute “cellphone laymen” should be able to navigate easily through the betting offer.
Technically, the Austrians rely on the most customer-friendly version – an optimized website. The Bodog app can be called up directly via the browser selection. In theory, customers can change their smartphone or tablet at any time, they will always find the same navigation points. A download is generally not necessary. In the direct hit test, the app has been shown to be compatible with all newer devices that work on the basis of Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
Visually there are no major weaknesses in our experience with direct hits. The graphic and color design of the website is certainly a matter of taste. Overall, we give it a positive grade. The Austrians use bright, inviting colors. The white background is spiced up with a red and blue user prompting.
The functionality is given from A to Z. Bodog builds on the typical sports betting design. The disciplines are clearly arranged on the left edge of the picture. In the submenus you can go left to the countries, competitions and leagues. The betting selection is made after a maximum of three or four clicks. The betting slip is also logical and understandable. Customers can effortlessly switch between single, combination and system bets.
Service and support
The services could not completely convince us in the direct hit test. The most positive fact in the bookmaker from our neighboring country is of course that is the official business language. There are no communication problems with direct hits.
The FAQ menu is very clear. At this point, the online provider limits itself to the most important information. Detailed questions are not resolved. Basic things like the deposit and withdrawal modalities can be found in the help menu. It is also positive that Bodog explains the different types of bets for beginners. To speak of a betting school at this point would be somewhat exaggerated.
Contact by email only
The contact channels are very limited. The employees of the service team can only be reached by email. There is no live chat or telephone hotline. Customers who want to resolve a problem quickly will face an insurmountable obstacle. In order to save Bodog’s honor, it should be said that the emails are answered quickly, individually and effectively. If the bookmaker wants to jump higher in the ranking, additional improvements in accessibility are necessary.