Bovada Hit With Cease-and-Desist From Michigan Regulator

  • Bovada’s operator has 14 days to stop accepting players from Michigan
  • The MGCB hopes that this action will act as a warning to other operators
  • Bovada already doesn’t accept any players from DE, NJ, NJ, MD, and NV
Cease and desist letter coming through mail slot
Michigan’s gambling regulator has issued a cease-and-desist letter to offshore platform Bovada. [Image:]

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) is fighting back against offshore gambling sites targeting people in the state by sending a cease-and-desist letter to the operator of Bovada. Harp Media B.V. has 14 days after receiving the letter to block Michigan residents from using the platform or the regulator will proceed with legal action.

hopes it will act as a warning to other offshore companies

Talking about this approach, MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams said that he hopes it will act as a warning to other offshore companies that violate local rules. He emphasized that the regulator remains committed to “actively monitor and enforce compliance within the state to ensure a fair and secure gaming environment for all.”

In the letter, the MGCB cited numerous violations of state laws, including accepting players without having a license to do so. Bovada has already taken flak from regulators in other states, which is why it no longer accepts users in Nevada, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.

American Gaming Association CEO and President Bill Miller applauded Michigan for taking decisive action and called on other states to follow this example.

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