Bovada is one of very few brands operating online poker and casino gaming within the United States while being located offshore. Bovada Poker recently was acquired by Ignition Casino, which could mean something new for US poker and casino players.
Bovada is an online gaming brand that offers casino and poker gaming services online across the globe. The company surprisingly accepts residents of the United States, despite being located offshore. The Bovada brand provides an online casino as well as poker room for players to take part in their favorite gambling games. Just recently, it was announced that Bovada Poker had been sold and would be going to Ignition Casino, an unknown brand.
Bovada Alerts Players of the Closure
Little is known about Ignition Casino as they are a lesser known brand than the Bovada group. To alert players of the acquisition, Bovada released an email to all poker members. Players in the United States were sent this letter which read that Bovada had important news to share. The brand had been acquired by Ignition Casino and this means that players will have to transfer their account. Players have until the 30th of September to transfer their account. After this time frame, the Bovada brand will no longer be available. However, players will still have access to the sportsbook, casino and racebook offered via Bovada.
Bovada stated that Ignition Casino uses the same platform and features so poker players will still feel at home with the new owner. Each site will be operating simultaneously and share player pools until the transition has been complete. Poker Points earned via Bovada will need to be used by the 30th of September as they will not be carried over to the new site.
The online poker site is doing everything they can to make the transition easy on players. A FAQ section has been set up to explain the account transfer process as well as how to earn a migration bonus, Poker Point information and more.
Who is Ignition?
The acquisition was surprising to those in the poker and casino gaming industry as little is known about Ignition Casino. People are wondering why the sale is happening and what will take place going forward. Lynton Limited is the owner of the online casino who seems to have a pre-existing relationship with the Bovada brand. Each are licensed within the Kahnawake Gaming Commission and have similar looking sites.
It basically appears that Ignition has been operating as a skin on the Bovada brand. So what does this mean for United States gamblers? Will the site remain a poker room? Will US players still be able to take part? Will Ignition change Bovada to be an online casino that offers gaming to US players despite being located offshore? It seems that there are more questions than answers to be found when considering this new change, with the poker status of Bovada as well as online casino operations of Ignition to be considered.
Bovada Was Doing Well
As far as success is concerned, Bovada was doing quite well so it is odd to see the poker branch of the brand be sold to another company. Bovada Poker was actually in the third position when it comes to cash gaming traffic based on Poker Scout’s numbers and was a solid option for those who wanted to enjoy online poker, especially from the US.
The brand will continue to operate their online casino and sportsbook and many feel the poker room transition may be unsuccessful. Players of Bovada Poker enjoyed the connectivity to the other sites of the brand including the sportsbook. Sports bettors of Bovada may not bother to continue with poker gaming now that the two will not be connected.