Bovada Reestablishes its Online Poker Services

Bovada shut down its online poker room more than a year ago but luckily, its team has made the decision to bring it back around. It is open for gamblers from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru and of course – the United States. Black Friday turned out to be very advantageous for Bovada, because the websites used it to provide US poker players with its very own version of online poker after other sites, such as PokerStars stopped delivering it. This transformed Bovada and its twin site Bodog into a leading online poker network and straight up the biggest US provider of the beloved gambling game.

Bovada’s Story

Either way, last year, Bovada closed its poker room, moving both its business and players to Ignition Casino. From that point on, Ignition basically turned into Bovada, since it was utilizing the exact same software, and harboring Bovada’s former players. The name was all that was different. The mystery was revolving around the sale itself; not much was known regarding the owner. Regardless of this shaky bit of history, Bovada has now made a comeback, adding 8 countries from Latin America to their ever-expanding list. A future aim of Bovada’s team is the Australian market, according to many fans. In truth, Australia could be considered in some ways, an unlikely choice, because of their laws restricting online gambling, which drove out Party Poker and Poker Stars out of there. These laws will be enforced from September 1 and will demand the presence of a license with gambling websites. As of yet, online poker licensing doesn’t exist and the websites are forced to leave in order to protect themselves from becoming illegal. Bovada will be allowing United States customers but it will not be operating on Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey territory. These places are in possession of special online poker restrictions. Of course, Maryland will also be omitted from the long list, simply because of its black sheep reputation in terms of governmental interference and legal problems.

The PaiWangLio Poker Network is a Hong Kong investment group, which recently acquired the Bodog Poker Network and soon enough, Bovada will join them. As a result, many are speculating that the team of Bovada has come to consider the transfer of the players to Ignition Casino as a mistake, since the original room is being rechristened. Passionate poker players can expect to experience all over again all the great poker pleasures and comforts, which Bovada used to provide on its own not such a long time ago.