There is a change coming about in the gaming licensing operations in the US.
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission had come together and it is forcing Bovada along with other online licensees out of US. This has come about before the sale starts for the online poker site in the US which is in the unregulated sector. The deal that is being talked about will keep Ignition Casino as well as Bovada out of the US market.
Bovada announced in August that it would sell off its poker operations to Ignition Casino, a deal which will come through by September 30th. Poker would no longer be on Bovada site, but the customers would be able to access the race book, casino and sports book products that the site offers. The clients of the poker room would be would have their accounts moved to Ignition Casino. The platform for poker used by Ignition Casino is the same as Bovada uses.
The same tournaments, mobile poker and Zone poker along with anonymous tables would be offered. There would also be a weekly lottery as Bovada used to host previously.
There has been a new development in this scenario. The licensor for Bovada as well as Ignition have struck up a deal with the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. This commission is working with the division of Gaming Enforcement in the state which will keep both ventures from having customers from US since September 30th. The gaming commission has asked for the licensee to only accept players out of US states as doing the reverse of that would affect the integrity and reputation of the gaming commission. If an operator decides to engage in such an activity they would be denied. The existing licensees are advised to change their operations accordingly as per the directive issued by the Commission as non adherence to the same will result in termination of their license.