Poker is Back At Bovada!
Well, it seems that the hiatus Bovada took from the poker world was short-lived. As today they announced that they have a poker platform available for play. Some of you may remember that Bovada sold its poker product to the Ignition Gaming organization in August of 2016, citing their desire to leave the U.S. market. Now, there was some rumbling that Ignition was just another shell company under the Bodog umbrella, but that was never confirmed.
Nevertheless, with today’s announcement, players at Bovada no longer have to look elsewhere for their Texas Hold’em action. To celebrate the return of poker to Bovada.lv, the site is offering a Poker Welcome Bonus to all their players who haven’t received this bonus in the past. Here is the breakdown of the bonus:
U.S.: 100% Poker Welcome Bonus up to $500 USD
Mexico: 100% Poker Welcome Bonus up to MXN 9,000
Brazil: 100% Poker Welcome Bonus up to R$1,500
The timing of this announcement is interesting, as it is right before the start of the 2017 NFL football season. This is the busiest time of the year for Bovada and other sportsbooks, so having their poker product available in September is perfect for their clients who are watching their sports bets go up in flames.
The announcement also comes after the Department of Justice dropped its case against Bodog founder Calvin Ayre. While he doesn’t claim to have any stake in Bovada, it would be an interesting coincidence that the company returns to poker in a gray market after these charges were dropped.
All the details on the poker offering are on the Bovada website. There you can see the full tournament schedule, and also learn about their version of speed poker called “Zone Poker.” As it was with their old poker room, anonymous tables are allowing recreational players to sit down without being recognized as fish by the more seasoned players.
More information to follow.
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