Several Bovada players in the U.S. reported over the weekend that they had trouble accessing the online casino. According to tweets made by Bovada Casino on Friday, many of the players in question appear to utilize Comcast as their Internet service provider.
We are aware that some of our players using particular ISPs, such as Comcast, are unable to access our site. (1/2)— Bovada Official (@BovadaLV) March 29, 2014
But according to a release by Comcast on the company's online forums, recent claims that "Comcast is blocking" Bovada are incorrect. In the forum, Comcast Vice President of Internet and Communications Engineering Jason Livingwood states that Comcast "is not blocking that or any other site and would not do so." According to Livingwood, the issue experienced by users over the weekend was likely an issue with the site owner's DNS servers or records. Bovada noted on Twitter over the weekend that players could resolve the issue by updating their DNS servers.
We don't know the full extent of the issue and are doing our best to identify a resolution. We'lll keep you updated as we know more. (2/2)— Bovada Official (@BovadaLV) March 29, 2014
Dan Podheiser has covered the gambling industry since 2013, but he has been an avid poker player for more than a decade, starting when he was just 14 years old. When he turned 18, he played online poker regularly on U.S.-friendly sites until Black Friday in April 2011.