Bovada Poker has reopened its virtual doors to online poker players in the U.S., and extended its online poker operations to include Brazil and Mexico.
Last September, Bovada – the biggest online poker room for U.S. players in the post-Black Friday era – [geolink href=”https://www.usafriendlypokersites.com/bovada-pull-plug-online-poker-september/”]pulled the plug on its online poker operations[/geolink] and migrated its player pool to Ignition Poker. Although the site continued to provide a sportsbook and online casino for US gamblers, that was the last we thought we would hear of Bovada Poker – until now.
Yesterday, Bovada has announced it will again be offering online poker to players in the U.S. and – for those who have never had an account with the site before – offering a new player 100% welcome bonus up to $500. The offer is also available to new players from Mexico (100% up to $9,000 MXN) and new players from Brazil (100% up to R$1,500).
What´s the Difference between Bovada and Ignition?
Not a lot. The two sites will both operate on the Pai Wang Luo Poker Network (formerly the Bodog Poker Network) along with Bodog.eu – which accepts Canadians players and recently expanded into Latin America – and Bodog88.com, which provides a service to players in China and Vietnam. Players from all four sites will play in a shared pool for cash games and poker tournaments.
For players in the U.S., as far as the online poker product is concerned, there is nothing other than the branding to distinguish one site from another. The advantage of having an account with Bovada Poker is that players will have access to the site´s sportsbook – a service currently not available on Ignition Poker – but it will not be possible to be logged into the poker client from both sites simultaneously.
What about the New Bovada Poker Bonus Offer?
The new Bovada Poker bonus offer is only available to players who have never registered an account with Bovada before. Therefore, if you joined Ignition Poker after last September, it is likely you will be eligible to take advantage of the new Bovada Poker bonus – even if you have already benefitted from the Ignition Poker first deposit bonus.
The bonus consists of a 100% match on first deposits up to $500. It is cleared by earning points for contributing to the rake deducted from cash games, or for paying a fee to play in a poker tournament or Sit & Go game. Initially, you only need to earn 15 poker points to clear the first $5.00 of your bonus, but the clearing requirements get progressively tougher as you reach the maximum bonus.
Other Bonuses Available to New Player
Further details about the new player poker bonus offer – along with more information about the opportunities available at the site – can be found in my [geolink href=”https://www.usafriendlypokersites.com/bovada-poker/”]Bovada Poker review[/geolink]. However, that is not where the new player bonuses come to an end. In addition to being eligible for a first deposit poker bonus, new players who create an account with Bovada Poker will also be eligible for casino deposit bonuses.
The value of the casino bonuses depends on whether you deposit into the casino cashier using dollars or Bitcoin. For players depositing in dollars, the casino bonus is 100% up to $1,000 on each of your first three deposits. For players depositing in Bitcoin, the casino bonus is 150% up to $1,500 on each of your first three deposits. Players depositing in Bitcoin can also take advantage of a 50% bonus up to $500 on their sports betting action. Further details of this excellent offer, plus the Bovada Casino bonus codes you need to use when making each deposit can be found in my [geolink href=”https://www.usafriendlypokersites.com/online-casinos/bovada/”]Bovada Casino review[/geolink].