However, it’s now clear that last year Ignition Casino simply acquired the rights to operate a clone of Bovada’s poker software. Although they will use the same software and network, the Pai Wang Luo Poker Network, Bovada and Ignition will operate independently of each other.
Whatever the reason, the move is good news for bitcoin poker players. While Bovada Poker is essentially identical to Ignition (which also accepts bitcoin), the Bovada brand has a strong reputation as a reliable and trustworthy gambling operator, which is always an important consideration for bitcoin gamblers.
If you havn’t tried using bitcoin to play poker, now is a great time to start. More and more poker rooms are now accepting bitcoin as the currency has become increasingly mainstream. The benefits of using bitcoin include lightning-fast withdrawal speeds and player anonymity (although Bovada players can play anonymously in their popular Zone Poker fast-fold game type regardless of what currency they use).
The minimum deposit you can make with bitcoin at Bovada is $20 but the good news is they don't charge for processing deposits or withdrawals. New poker players get a $100 first-deposit bonus of up to $500 (not applicable if you played at the site before the shutdown last year).