As a followup to yesterday’s post, it seems that Bovada did in fact do more than just ban players from Maryland. Players in Maryland received emails yesterday telling them that they could no longer play at Bovada and would have to cash out immediately. Without any announcement from Bovada, players from three other states are also affected.
Bovada is no longer accepting new players in New York, Utah or Washington State. Players that attempt to sign up for Bovada in those states get an error telling them that residents of their state cannot register. Players with existing accounts in those three states are not affected, at least for now. Washington residents have no options for online poker. If they do not already have an account at an online poker room, they are out of luck. Players in Maryland and New York are also running out of options for online poker.
As much as the people involved with Bodog and Bovada like to be in the press, they have been noticeably absent here. There are no posts on Calvinayre.com about this. There has also been nothing announced through social media. Forum representatives have not made any comments either. This is part of what has caused so much confusion. The few sources that could be contacted were only saying that Maryland was blocked and that nothing else was affected. Hopefully there will be some sort of official announcement in the near future from Bovada.