Bovada Will Block New York Players

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Betting site Bovada has revealed that they're cutting off players from New York as the state's gaming laws are tightening up.

The company will begin banning players from the Empire State beginning on June 21st, meaning that new players won't be permitted to sign up and existing players won't be able to play or deposit funds. The move comes after lawmakers in New York passed the annual budget with proposals to provide sportsbetting services.

Players are urged to pull their current funds out or play with remaining funds, but should not wager on sporting events that conclude after June 21st. The move isn't the first blanket ban for Bovada, who's also axed players in Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland.

We're following this story and will update readers as we learn more.

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26 May 2021 - 6:07pm

Whoa, that's a pretty big deal. I mean at least Bovada is working to stay out of legal issues... don't need another Black Friday like we got with the poker industry back in the day.

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27 May 2021 - 12:47am

Yes as mentioned they have been blocking other states for a long time. I remember a few years ago the New Jersey authorities getting publicly militant about Bovada despite the fact that they didn't even allow people from NJ to play there. It was quite embarrassing for the NJDGE who looked very foolish as they clearly hadn't done their research.

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