The explanation for why Bovada Poker is back is a bit ambiguous. Bovada still offered online poker games to US players. As you may know, Bovada is the sister site of Bodog and thus becoming one of the largest poker networks in the US. But then they closed and transferred its members to Ignition Casino, thus making Ignition Casino the new Bovada Casino owned by an unknown company. At the same time, Ignition Casino welcomed US players to its doors. Now Bovada Poker is back and is available in 8 countries including the US. But here’s the caveat: Bovada will not accept players from New Jersey, Nevada, or Delaware (the three legalized online casinos) due to the regulations it implemented for online poker. It will also not allow Maryland players to join either due to the same legal implications surround online poker sites. So what’s the mystery? It seems that Bovada is now on the PaiWongLuo Poker Network along with Ignition Casino and Bodog. Based in Hong Kong, this investment group bought Bodog Poker and gave it this new name.
What Does Bovada Poker’s Return Mean for US Players?
Essentially, nothing has changed other than US players can still play online poker at Bovada, but now it is akin to the likes of Poker Stars and others who were closed down by the government. Ignition Casino also continues to maintain their site, as does Bodog. The mystery surrounding all of changes recounted herein still remains.