Bovada Closes Washington State Accounts04/10/2012
Bovada, the U.S. brand for the Bodog Network, closed the accounts of all Washington State players today. Last month, Bovada placed restrictions on player accounts in Washington State. They stopped allowing new player registrations, as well as removing the ability for players in the state to deposit. The same was done for players in Utah and New York. On the same day, Maryland player accounts were closed. Now Washington State players are experiencing that same fate. Below is the email sent to Bovada players.
Due to continuing difficulties finding and maintaining acceptable payment options, we have been forced to make the difficult decision to stop offering our services to residents of your state.
As a resident of Washington, your account has been closed to further activity. Your balance remains safe and in place – simply contact us prior to April 30th to arrange for a payout via the most suitable method. Past this date we cannot guarantee an immediate availability of options for payments to your state.
Please note that due to this decision we expect an increase in payout requests and this may delay receipt beyond our standard 15 days. We always honor our payouts so rest assured you will receive your funds.
We recommend you contact us by phone at 1-888-263-0000 at your earliest convenience and assure you we will do everything we can to service your state in the future.
There are no more online poker choices for players in the State of Washington. All major online poker rooms have stopped accepting new players from the state, or outright banned them.