ChrisInCT
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December 14th, 2011 at 7:44:15 AM permalink
I rcvd an email this AM about the operator for BODOG no longer offering online gambling services. The new operator which has acquired the BODOG accounts is BOVADA. Anyone have any further details about this? I know the Wizard has been a long time endorser of the BODOG operation - in fact, it says so on the right hand side of this screen... ;-) Does the endorsement hold true for the new operator as well?

-Chris
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December 14th, 2011 at 8:13:24 AM permalink
I think I'm allowed to talk about this now. It was a closely guarded secret for a while. Bodog is splitting off its American customers to Bovada. Everything is in transition today. Account balances for US players will transfer over. Hopefully you'll be able to do everything you want later today.
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December 14th, 2011 at 8:13:42 AM permalink
It seems to work in Europe, but access is blocked for IP addresses from the United States.
ChrisInCT
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December 14th, 2011 at 9:08:54 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I think I'm allowed to talk about this now. It was a closely guarded secret for a while. Bodog is splitting off its American customers to Bovada. Everything is in transition today. Account balances for US players will transfer over. Hopefully you'll be able to do everything you want later today.



Okay, great. Do you still stand behind your endorsement of this service? I've come to trust your judgement a great deal.
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December 14th, 2011 at 9:51:54 AM permalink
Quote: ChrisInCT

Okay, great. Do you still stand behind your endorsement of this service? I've come to trust your judgement a great deal.



Thanks for your trust. Yes, I stand behind both of them.
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December 14th, 2011 at 9:58:15 AM permalink
Quote: sam76

New company? New rules? Or just a new name? Does the BOVADA.LV website extension really mean that they are based in the Eastern European nation of Latvia or do they just want everyone to think that it stands for Las Vegas?



Looks like it's the latter:

[Domain]
Domain: bovada.lv
Status: active
Changed: 2008-09-23T13:41:24+03:00

[Holder]
Type: Legal person
Name: Your Whois Privacy Ltd.
Email: hostmaster@safenames.net
Fax: +44.1908325192
Phone: +81.335435523, +44.1908200022
Address: PO Box 5085, Milton Keynes, MK6 3ZE, United Kingdom
RegNr: 06611092

[Tech]
Type: Natural person
Email: tec@safenames.net
Fax: +44 1908 325192
Phone: +44 1908 200022

[Registrar]
Type: Legal person
Name: Safenames Ltd
Email: billing@safenames.net, sam@safenames.net
Fax: +44 1908 325192
Phone: +44.1908200022
Address: Safenames House, Sunrise Parkway, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, MK14 6LS, United Kingdom
RegNr: 3802179

[Nservers]
Nserver: dns1.imagestore.lv
Nserver: dns2.imagestore.lv
Nserver: geodns1.imagestore.lv

[Whois]
Updated: 2011-12-14T12:12:26.538361+00:00
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December 14th, 2011 at 11:11:05 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I think I'm allowed to talk about this now. It was a closely guarded secret for a while. Bodog is splitting off its American customers to Bovada.



Very unfortunate choice of name. In Spanish the word "Bobada" (close enough) means something like "idiocy."
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December 14th, 2011 at 11:26:22 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Very unfortunate choice of name.



I was just thinking along similar lines. Bovada? Really? Thats the best
they could come up with? It sounds like a product name, like the
new Chevy Bovada. I would have used a tough sounding Americanized
name like Shanks, or Killa. Killa Casino has a ring to it.
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December 14th, 2011 at 11:59:32 AM permalink
The organization is still the same. They already handled the US customers out of Montreal and everybody else somewhere in the UK. As I understand it, this is pretty much just a name change.

However, this was all above my pay grade, I just knew they were going to split off the US customers in December, I didn't even know the name of the new casino until today. So take what I say with a grain of salt.
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December 14th, 2011 at 12:13:58 PM permalink
I too think it's a weird name. Then again, I thought Bodog, eBay and Google were weird names too.

Does "vada" mean dog in some other language?

Personally, I think Bovada is a brand of wristwatch, or vodka.
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