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Ignition Casino Buys Bovada Poker

Ignition Casino Buys Bovada Poker

Bovada has sold its online poker services to little-known Ignition Casino.

According to an email sent to Bovada customers, poker accounts will have to be transferred to Ignition by September 30, but Bovada’s sports book, casino and race book products will be unaffected. It’s unclear if Ignition will continue to offer poker to U.S. players, and it’s also unclear who owns or controls Ignition.

The move came as a surprise to many analysts, but Ignition Casino uses the same software platform as Bovada, and Bovada promised that there will be no change to the features offered at the site.

Ignition is owned by Lynton Limited. Both Ignition and Bovada are licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, and both sites currently share poker player pools. Lynton Limited has three gambling domains that are licensed by the KGC: IgnitionCasino.eu, CafeCasino.lv, and Slots.lv.

Bovada Poker is third-largest international online poker room in terms of cash game traffic, according to PokerScout.com. The company was set up and run by Morris Mohawk Gaming, and began operating and accepting U.S. players after the U.S. Department of Justice moved to shut down U.S. play on offshore sites in 2011—otherwise known as Black Friday.

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