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August 25th, 2019 at 12:19:43 AM permalink
Quote: MichaelBluejay

Ron44, here's my honest take of Bovada. They're not perfect, but there's no better casino serving most of the U.S.



You say you can play their games
for free with fake money. Not their
live games you can't. You can play
the exact same feed on other casinos
for free, but not Bovada.
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August 25th, 2019 at 3:57:58 AM permalink
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lso, I would greatly appreciate feedback from members regarding good or bad experiences with payouts, etc.



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August 26th, 2019 at 11:43:15 AM permalink
I thought I saw a blackjack player who was banned from so many actual casinos, playing online from another country. Either he swears too much or wins too much, probably both. Playing online allows him to be away from pit bosses.

In other trends, people come to Vegas to play poker tournaments online.
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August 26th, 2019 at 1:20:00 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

I thought I saw a blackjack player who was banned from so many actual casinos, playing online from another country. Either he swears too much or wins too much, probably both. Playing online allows him to be away from pit bosses.

In other trends, people come to Vegas to play poker tournaments online.

???
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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August 26th, 2019 at 1:22:31 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

???



If you have to be within the confines of Nevada to play with a legit IP, then why not Vegas? More hotel rooms than anybody.

Unless I'm misunderstanding the online poker laws.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 6:15:41 AM permalink
I was talking yesterday with a friend who opened up an account with Bovada a few months back and was complaining about one of their policies. He said that he wanted to withdraw his winnings but was informed that if he wanted to take it in currency, rather than bitcoins, there would be a $100 withdraw fee. This didn't sound right to me but I haven't done any on-line gambling with any of the sites so can't comment. Is this correct and if so is it typical?
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January 2nd, 2020 at 8:32:17 AM permalink
All you have to do is Google "Bovada withdrawal" and you get this:

https://www.bovada.lv/help/general/withdrawal-fees

There, it says that check withdrawals are free every 90 days. If you want a check more frequently than that, then there's a $100 fee each time. Otherwise, Bitcoin withdrawals are free.

The reason for this is that North American banks don't want to touch online gambling money because of the legal gray area, so it's hard for online casinos to get and keep bank accounts. Once a bank figures out that an account is related to online gambling, they shut it down. It's difficult and expensive for North American casinos (outside of the tiny handful of regulated states) to keep trying to open new bank accounts. I sell advertising on my site to Bovada, and years ago they stopped sending checks and wires and will pay me only by Bitcoin. I'm not thrilled about that, but I understand the position they're in, so I can't blame them.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 8:57:03 AM permalink
Quote: MichaelBluejay

All you have to do is Google "Bovada withdrawal" and you get this:

https://www.bovada.lv/help/general/withdrawal-fees

There, it says that check withdrawals are free every 90 days. If you want a check more frequently than that, then there's a $100 fee each time. Otherwise, Bitcoin withdrawals are free.

The reason for this is that North American banks don't want to touch online gambling money because of the legal gray area, so it's hard for online casinos to get and keep bank accounts. Once a bank figures out that an account is related to online gambling, they shut it down. It's difficult and expensive for North American casinos (outside of the tiny handful of regulated states) to keep trying to open new bank accounts. I sell advertising on my site to Bovada, and years ago they stopped sending checks and wires and will pay me only by Bitcoin. I'm not thrilled about that, but I understand the position they're in, so I can't blame them.



Thanks for the info. I'll pass it on to my friend. I can't access the Bovada site myself... I get a message "We currently don't offer services in your area" which prevents me from seeing anything including the Help page.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 9:34:55 AM permalink
Where exactly are you?
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January 2nd, 2020 at 10:10:08 AM permalink
New Jersey
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