It was almost inevitable that over a Million online poker players from the US would look elsewhere to find their fix, and after the FBI and Department of Justice moved in on the 3 biggest sites in the World players where shocked, stunning and left wondering what now?
However where there are losers, there are also winners, and it looks as though Bodog Poker is taking the majority of homeless poker players from the United States.
Bodog’s player number continue to increase and although speculation regarding the long term aspiration of any poker room which remains open to US players is rife, Bodog insist they are open for business and accepting US players with open arms.
Bodog does seem the logical choice many as they offer a big name World Wide, a huge sports book which is highly establish and an online casino operation. It’s Bodogs sportsbook which is the main part of the site, the poker room although unique, has never really taken off as was expected. More often than not Bodog’s Gtd tournaments fell short in numbers and saw the prize pools offer overlays of up to $30,000. This looks all set to change now that players have waited long enough before looking to get back to the virtual felt, and bodogs tables are getting busier as the days go by.
Although PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker are having their .com domain names returned to them by the DOJ they are being allowed them ONLY to issue player withdrawls fro US residents. These 2 major operators along with UB and Absolute Poker are not allowed to accept any players fro the USA, some good news is that player funds are safe and cashouts are now ongoing.
The future of online poker for the USA looks remarkably good despite recent happening and it’s sites such as bodog poker who seem to be benefiting the most. Players looking to sign up can claim a $1000 deposit bonus by using the best bodog referral number and take part in real money ring games, sit n go’s and multi-table tournaments.
As it stands today no further information regarding the regulation of online poker in the US has come forward, many industry insiders are predicting that the move made by the FBI is first step in the process of legalizing and regulating online poker with major casinos in Vegas being the possible major benefactors in such a move.