What’s the Deal?
For online poker lovers in New York, the ability to play on Bovada has been extremely limited over the last five years. With a few exceptions, accessibility has been denied for users largely since June 2014. However, in the final quarter of 2018, the site sent out an e-mail to NY players (November 22nd) with accounts on the site which confirmed, ‘We’ve re-opened our doors to all New York State customers, bringing back our feature-rich gaming service’. Any players that formerly experienced account disabling had them re-enabled, as signified by the notification on the web platform:
With this good news for New Yorkers, state residents now have a few choices to play poker online (including Americas Cardroom and BetOnline.ag). However, there’s arguably no better option to enjoy the game than on Bovada – whether you’re a new player or a serious grinder. Below are a few reasons why:
- The mobile app is extremely well-designed, offering all the same features that are available on the PC client.
- Traffic is busy on the site, since Bovada shares its player pool with Bodog (servicing Canada and Latin America) and Ignition Casino (Australia). You won’t have to wait for a game – regardless if you’re looking to buy-in for $1 or $1,000.
- There’s a huge variety of game types available, with some formats seemingly tailor-made for mobile players. This includes jackpot sit & go’s – a 3-max hyper-turbo format where players can compete for more than 1,000 times the initial buy-in.
- The level of competition on the site is very low, so if you’re a talented player, you’ll have a good opportunity to make a buck or two. And if you’re inexperienced and want to learn the game, you’ll get to do it in an environment where you won’t be getting eaten alive by the sharks!
The mobile app doesn’t require a download – it’s entirely browser-based – so simply visit Bovada and log into your account (or sign up for one) to get playing! Good luck at the tables!