In July a major announcement was made by Bodog Poker to leave the U.S. market. The announcement was made not long after the DoJ’s handing down of indictments to the major U.S. facing online poker sites. Today, Bodog announced that their Bodog.eu will now be rebranded as Bovada Poker and will be accepting U.S. online poker players.
The new website will be run by the former license holders for Bodog in the United States, Morris Mohawk Gaming Group (MMGG). Bovada will be connected to the main Bodog network as well just like how other poker big multi brand poker rooms share databases.
Residents of the U.S. will be required to download the new Bovada Poker software from the website. Bovada will be for U.S. poker players only but through the database share will be able to play against players throughout the world. U.S. players bankrolls, usernames and passwords will be moved to the Bovada Poker site so if you have already registered at Bodog, all your information will remain the same.
In a Bodog press release it says:
“The Bodog brand is confident MMGG’s customer account information and funds will continue to remain safe and secure, as it has done since MMGG entered its original agreement with the Bodog Brand in 2006 and we would like to wish MMGG the greatest success in its new venture.”
The Bodog Poker Network is expecting only a minor influence in traffic and says they only expect minimal disruption while Bovada comes online. This is the email sent to some players:
Bodog.eu is changing — New Name, New Look, Same Great Service
The Morris Mohawk Gaming Group’s (“MMGG”) brand licensing agreement with the Bodog Brand is expiring at the end of this year and as a result MMGG will no longer be offering its services using the bodog name or from the website, bodog.eu.
From today, December 14th, MMGG will continue to operate as it has for over 4 years, just under its new name, BOVADA, at www. bovada.lv
Your account and balance has automatically been transferred to the new website and you are able to log in to the site using your existing account details and password.