It’s been several years now since mobile devices took over the internet. Tablets and smartphones continue to take up even larger chunks of the online market; desktop computers still have their place, of course, but if you don’t need tons of processing power, or multiple displays, you can do just about everything on your phone these days.

That includes playing online poker for real money. True, if you want to be a professional player at Bovada Poker, you should have a powerful desktop (or laptop) with at least three monitors, a dedicated internet connection with at least one back-up, and a suitably ergonomic workstation – chair, mouse, keyboard, the whole shebang. But what if you’re like most people, and you just want to play some poker whenever you feel like it?

That’s where your mobile device comes in handy. Bovada Poker is proud to bring the same outstanding poker experience to your phone or tablet that you’ll find when you log in using your desktop. This guide will show you how to play mobile poker at Bovada. Even if this is your first time playing the Beautiful Game, by the time you’ve finished reading this, you’ll have everything you need to get started.

 

Benefits of Playing Poker on Your Mobile

Chances are you’re on a mobile device as you read this, so you already know how easy it is to get online when you’re on the go. As long as you have the internet, whether it’s through Wi-Fi or a cellular data plan, you can connect to Bovada Poker and play the same games you can on your desktop; cash games, tournaments and Sit-and-Gos are all at your fingertips.

You don’t even need to download poker software to play at Bovada Poker using your mobile. Just log into our homepage, and you’ll be taken to our poker lobby, where you’ll have access to the full menu of games available at Bovada. That includes Texas Hold’em, the most popular game in the world today, as well as Omaha (the “Game of the Future”) and Omaha Hi/Lo.

Mobile poker is especially handy when you’re playing at the cash tables. Being on the go means you have some time to spare between Point A and Point B; you can use that time to log in to Bovada Poker and get some hands in – it takes only a few seconds to get those virtual cards in the air. Jackpot Sit-and-Gos are also perfect for mobile poker. These three-player tournaments give you the chance to win up to 1,200 times your buy-in, and they’re done in a matter of minutes.

 

How Do I Play Poker on My Mobile?

Before you log in to Bovada Poker for the first time, you need to get your free account. Make sure you’re eligible to play in your area, and that your smartphone or tablet is internet-ready. Then, sign up for your account using our simple form, and once you’re approved, you can log in and start playing.

It’s a good idea at this point to try some Play Money games at Bovada Poker, before you move on to the Real Money version. You’ll receive 1,000 play chips when you first sign up, and whenever your balance drops below 500 chips, you can request another 1,000 chips for free. Use this time to get familiar with the gameplay elements, and verify that your device is indeed suitable for mobile poker.

Once you’re satisfied and ready to play some real money poker, it’s time to make your first deposit at Bovada. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are all accepted, and all your transactions are both fast and secure. You can also use cryptocurrency to make deposits and withdrawals at Bovada Poker; both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are accepted.

 

How to Deposit/Withdraw Using Bitcoin

Bovada Poker was one of the first major poker sites to accept Bitcoin. Nothing beats it for security and quick turnaround times when making transactions. However, Bitcoin does take a little while to set up at first. We’ll cover all of those steps right here to make it easy for you.

  1. Get a Digital Wallet

    Before you can use any digital currency, you’ll need a “digital wallet” to hold it in. Your digital wallet is like a bank account, which lets you make deposits and withdrawals from your bank. Instead of a vault, Bitcoin is stored on the “blockchain,” an accounting ledger that is open to the public. You can use a digital wallet to access these funds; we recommend visiting cryptocurrencyhelp.com to assist you in choosing a wallet that suits your needs.

  2. Purchase Some Bitcoin

    You’ll do this at a cryptocurrency exchange, much the same as you would when converting US dollars into any other currency. Sign up for an exchange that serves your needs, and be advised that the fees for your purchase will likely be around 4% (some exchanges charge less than others).

  3. Transfer the Bitcoin to Your Wallet

    To get your Bitcoin from your exchange account to your digital wallet, select either “Withdraw” or “Send” while you’re in your account, paste or scan your digital wallet’s address, and tap “Receive” from your wallet.

  4. Make Your Deposit at Bovada

    You can deposit using Bitcoin the same way you would with any other method: Log in to your Bovada account, open your profile, go to “Deposit” and select “Bitcoin” as your currency. This will generate both a cryptocurrency address and a QR code. From your digital wallet, hit “Send” and either paste the given address or scan the QR code, then enter the amount you wish to deposit and hit “Send” again. You’ll be presented with a confirmation screen; if all of the numbers look right, hit “Send” one more time. Your Bitcoin will be converted automatically to US dollars and placed into your account, usually within 60 seconds.

 

Mobile Casino FAQ

Q:What transaction fees does Bovada charge on deposits and withdrawals?

A: Bovada doesn’t charge any additional fees for cryptocurrency transactions, and your first deposit from a major credit card is free. Additional deposits from Visa and MasterCard are subject to a 5.9% fee; for American Express, the fee is 9.9%. You can also make one non-Bitcoin withdrawal for free every 90 days. Each additional withdrawal during this time period will incur a $100 processing fee.

Q: Can I multi-table when playing Bovada Poker on my mobile?

A: You are limited to one table when playing mobile poker at Bovada. For multi-tabling, you’ll need a suitable desktop or laptop as described above, and you’ll need to download the Bovada Poker client.

Q: Is Zone Poker available on my mobile device?

A: Absolutely. Zone Poker, our fast-fold variant, is one of the best ways to enjoy playing cash poker while you’re on your phone or tablet. The instant you fold a hand, you’ll be taken to a new table and dealt a fresh set of hole cards – perfect for when you’re on the go.

 

If you have any more questions about playing mobile poker at Bovada, make sure to check out our comprehensive FAQ and Help guides. But for now, you have all of the information you need to get started. Join us for some poker—we look forward to seeing you at the tables.