The States Where Bovada is Legal
The Bovada legal states include 45 out of 50 states in America. The only states where Bovada is not legal are Delaware, Nevada, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey. Bovada is also legal in American territories like the US Virgin Islands.
Why Bovada is Illegal in Some States
Most of the states that do not allow Bovada have actually legalized and regulated online gambling. These states include Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey. However, Bovada has decided that they don't want to follow the regulations of any one state, as this might prevent them from operating in states with different regulations. Instead, Bovada continues to operate in states where online gambling is in a legal gray area.
Online gambling is explicitly illegal in both Maryland and New York. This means that neither Bovada nor any other online gambling platform can operate in these states. There are movements to legalize online gambling in both states, especially New York. However, Bovada would not be available in these states because the company would not meet whatever regulations the states come up with. Player in Maryland or New York aren't totally out of luck, however.
Alternatives for Players in States That Do Not Allow Bovada
Players who want to gamble online in New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware have plenty of alternatives. All of these states have online gambling platforms run by respected companies in the industry, such as Caesar's and MGM.
Poker players in Nevada and New Jersey can play on Caesar's WSOP.com sites. Poker giant PokerStars also offers a platform in New Jersey. Poker players in Delaware can play on Caesar's 888.com site.
All these states also have multiple sportsbook platforms available. The most trusted online sportsbook providers in these states include MGM, Caesar's, Draft Kings, and FanDuel. There are also smaller online sportsbooks of varying quality that are operated by start-ups.
Crypto-Only Sites That are Accessible in all 50 States
There are also cryptocurrency only sites that are accessible in all 50 states. Even gamblers in Maryland and New York can access these sites. These sites include Everygame and SwC Poker. Players who are considering gaming on these sites should keep in mind that these sites lie in a legal gray area. There is an element of risk to playing on these sites if you live in New York or Maryland.