Bovada continues to limit its restrictions on U.S. players with a ban on all accounts from the state of Washington. Players will now have until the end of this month to withdraw their account balances.
Bovada - the Bodog Brand's U.S. facing operation - has announced a ban on all accounts from the state of Washington, according to several reports coming out in the past 24 hours.
The decision was announced to players in an email yesterday, which cites "continuing difficulties" in finding suitable payment options as the reason behind the ban.
Players with Washington accounts will now have until the end of this month to withdraw their funds, the email added. After this, there will be no guarantee that funds can be successfully withdrawn.
The ban on Washington accounts follows a series of restrictions on U.S. players from Bovada, including similar blocks for customers in Maryland, New York and Utah earlier this year.
Bovada is run by as an independent entity of the Bodog Brand by the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group.
The site has managed to stay in the U.S. market following American authorities' crackdown on online poker
one year ago, and has represented one of two networks
still open to Americans, Merge being the other.
Bovada has however been feeling the heat from authorities lately, and not least after Federal prosecutors in Maryland unsealed an indictment against Bodog in February this year.
February's actions came after a long undercover investigation by Federal authorities. The resulting indictment entailed the seizure of the dormant Bodog.com
domain, as well as it named four high-ranking Bodog officers, including founder Calvin Ayre.