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Reason I like Bovada #3:

One-stop shopping

Let me share my experience at another online casino whose name I won't mention:  I wanted to try out their free-play games, and they made me sign up for an account.  That was annoying, just for free-play, but actually most casinos make you register, so they can annoy you by email to pressure you into depositing real money.

I didn't get to choose my own username, they assigned one, and it was long! An astounding twelve digits of mixed numbers and letters.  There was no way I'd be able to memorize it, I'd have to write it down.

After trying out the free-play games I decided to deposit money and play for real.  And guess what? I had to register a separate account to play for real.  They assigned me a brand-new twelve-digit username.  Great.

Shortly thereafter they started offering play-in-browser games.  That's convenient, so I wanted to get in on that.  Guess what?  Yet another username.

And guess how they handle they money they give you as a matching bonus on your deposit?  You guessed it, another account.

Okay, now let's fast-forward to Bovada: One account gets you everything.  And I mean everything.  Real money, fake money, bonuses, you name it.  I didn't get to choose my account name, but at least it's easy to remember.

And if you want to play for free with fake money, you don't even need an account at all.  For example:

Play for free, no B.S.
One click and you're in.

All in all, I think Bovada is the best bet for U.S. players.


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Gambling problem?
  1. Call the 800-522-4700 hotline or get online help
  2. See these horror stories.
  3. Know that Parkinson's drugs encourage gambling.

Practice Gambling Online


Bovada

Here's why I think Bovada is the best place to practice gambling online:

  • No registration required! (Find that anywhere else.)
  • Games play right in your browser.
  • Mac-compatible.
  • Play with fake money, no credit card needed.
  • No popup windows, no spam, no B.S.

Here's what they've got for in-browser games:

Table Games
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Roulette, Single 0
  • Let ‘em Ride
  • Pai Gow Poker
  • Tri Card Poker

  • Blackjack, Single Deck
  • Blackjack, Double Deck
  • Blackjack, European
  • Caribbean Hold’em Poker
  • Caribbean Stud Poker
  • Roulette, Double 0
  • Three Card Rummy
  • Video Poker
  • Bonus Poker
  • Bonus Poker Deluxe
  • Bonus Deuces Wild
  • Deuces Wild
  • Double Bonus Poker
  • Double Double Bonus Poker
  • Double Double Jackpot Poker
  • Double Jackpot Poker
  • Jacks or Better
  • Joker Poker
  • Loose Deuces



  • The Wizard of Odds

    The Wizard's games have a unique feature: they let you know if you played the wrong strategy. A great tool for learning.



    Hit or Stand

    Tests your knowledge of Basic Strategy for blackjack. Very nicely done.