Bovada to stop accepting new online poker players in New Jersey

online poker 33iGaming Business – Online gambling and betting firm Bovada has announced it will no longer be accepting new registrations for its online poker service in New Jersey.

Bovada offers online poker in the US state through its Bovada.lv website, but will no longer be taking new applications.

In a statement, Bovada said: “Our partner brand Bovada.lv has chosen to stop new account registrations for residents of the state of New Jersey. Existing account holders will not be affected.

“This is a decision they have taken of their own volition and they hope that their existing customers continue to enjoy all of the products and services Bovada.lv has to offer.”

The news comes shortly after the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement wrote to six US affiliates earlier this month to tell them to remove “any online gaming links that are not authorised under federal law or under the law of any state”.

As reported by iGaming Business, the Equity Poker Network also announced this month that its FullFlashPoker.com flagship online poker room would withdraw its full suite of online real-money gaming options from New Jersey, as well as fellow the regulated states of Delaware and Nevada.

Related Stories from This Week in Gambling:

  • Tribal online poker service launches in California this week iGaming Business - The Santa Ysabel Tribal Development Corporation has announced that it will launch its real-money online poker service in the US state of California next week, according to various reports. Dave Vialpando, chairman of the commission, said that the Iipay Nation of […]
  • Another American Online Gambling Ban In what has been a surprising move (considering how late in the legislative session the action comes and the lack of previous interest in the subject), Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas has filed a bill on the Senate agenda that looks to be taking up the action of either banning online […]
  • Brazil Outlaws Internet Poker in Public Brazil has a long and complicated history when it comes to gambling in general and poker in particular. The latest development, according to an article published on CardsChat*, the country has passed a law banning the playing of online poker in public. Anyone caught using their mobile […]