Bovada Poker relaunches in the USA, Mexico and Brazil

Discussion in 'Bitcoin Poker' started by Humble Servant, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    In a move that has surprised many, Bovada have relaunched their online poker room barely a year after they shut it down. Last summer Bovada sold their poker network and software to a company called IgnitionPoker and Bovada poker players were transferred over to the new site. It was thought at the time that Bovada didn't want the legal heat associated with running a U.S. facing online poker room and instead decided to focus solely on their sports betting and casino operations. For some yet unknown reason, they have now had a change of heart and both online poker and mobile games are available again at the popular sportsbook. Traffic is still brisk at the relauched poker room because they are part of the new PaiWangLuo Poker Network, along with Bodog and Ignition Casino.

    Some are speculating that Bovada decided to reopen their poker room because felony charges were dropped against Bodog founder Calvin Ayre during the summer, who had been accused of running an illegal online gambling operation by the U.S. government. Others think that maybe the lack of online poker was affecting business at the popular sportsbook as punters were taking to their business to sites like BetOnline who offer both sports betting and poker.

    The newly relaunched Bovada Poker will now accept players from both Brazil and Mexico, in addition to the United States. However, they will not enter states with regulated markets like Las Vegas, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.

    Last edited: Oct 3, 2017
  2. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    It seems that Bovada are relaunching in more Latin American countries than just Mexico and Brazil. If you live in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela, you will also be able to play at the newly reopened Bovada Poker.

    Both the Bovada sportsbook and poker room accept bitcoin as well as regular banking options. Deposits and withdrawals with BTC are free so what are you waiting for.
  3. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

  4. EthHead

    EthHead Member

    this is good news. i use bovada for a lot of my sports betting so it was pretty annoying to have to create a different account on another website just to be able to play a few hands of poker.
  5. Terry

    Terry Member

    americas cardroom now offer deposits with bitcoin, dash, ethereum, monero and bcash so bovada need to do a little bit more work in accepting more cryptocurrencies.
  6. Lance

    Lance Member

    So I'm guessing their software is translated into Spanish and Portuguese then? Do they have multilingual customer support also?
  7. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Yes, according to their website the poker client is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin.
  8. NKOTB

    NKOTB Member

    does bovada accept litecoin, dash or ethereum? the bitcoin network is pretty congested right now because everyone is speculating on btc.
  9. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Right now they only accept either Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash (Bcash) although we are sure that they will soon also accept other coins like Litecoin, Ethereum and Monero since BetOnline and Americas Cardroom both accept a wide range of cryptocurrencies.
  10. NKOTB

    NKOTB Member

    I'm really surprised they don't welcome real money poker players from Australia given that the Australian government kicked 888, PokerStars and PartyPoker out of the country. There are a lot of Aussies looking for somewhere to play online poker these days.
  11. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Their sister site, Ignition Casino & Poker, caters for the Australian poker market

    Ignition is part of the same poker network, uses the same software, has the same promotions and welcomes players from Australia and the United State of America.
  12. 2damoon

    2damoon Member

    now that australia has banned cryptocurrency gambling, will ignition poker have to withdraw from the aussie poker market.
  13. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

  14. Pony

    Pony Member

    do bovada have a poker client for mac's?
  15. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

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