Bovada, the poker room that was previously Bodog’s US-facing site, has banned players from Maryland to sign-up or play, according to eGaming Review.
The decision comes after Maryland authorities indicted Bodog founder Calvin Ayre, along with three other individuals, over money laundering charges and the operations of illegal gambling businesses in the U.S.
Accounts on Bovada from those situated in Maryland are to be shut down. Players who are affected by this are to contact the poker site directly for handling payments. Further sources suggest that the states of New York, Utah and Washington will also have sign-ups refused.
The creation of Bovada would come after the end of a licensing agreement between BodogBrand and Morris-Mohawk Gaming Group in December 2011. This would also be Bodog’s exit from the U.S market.