Bovada.lv is one of the oldest and most reliable poker sites that still serves the US market. The site has a long history that hasn’t always been easy to follow but, on a whole, Bovada has managed to avoid screwing over players and build a solid, trustworthy platform for online betting. It’s not that hard but many competitors have failed even those basic requirements.
Bovada is a worldwide business operation and not a fly-by-night scheme. The site relocated to www.bovada.lv after the US government seized several dot.com domains in 2011.
The company has a unique relationship with Ignition but for the time being the two sites are apparently using the same software and appear to be sharing players. Online opinion on Bovada is all over the place but the site has always been reliable for me personally. It helps that Bovada gives a great deal back to their players and their loyalty program will sometimes award trips to the Caribbean, Las Vegas and Europe to frequent customers.
While the online poker industry on a whole has contracted slightly over the last few years it’s been the opposite for Bovada as the network has been growing at a rapid rate. It helps that Bovada provides a complete all-in-one betting platform with support for online poker, casino and sports betting. That means you need just one account for sports betting, online poker and casino, which is incredibly useful
Currently, Bovada does not accept players from New Jersey, Maryland, Nevada, Delaware and Washington because of state and federal laws. Please see our reviews for other poker sites if you reside in one of those states.