|In the past, Bovada/Bodog has stubbornly resisted all calls to respect the country’s Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006, but now seems to have revised its usually defiant stance on the issue. As Kevin Horridge from casino.org, explains: “It’s certainly an about-face from a company that has always dug in its heels in the face of anti-gambling legislation, stubbornly persisting in offering bets to Americans, despite federal legal threats and domain seizures.” According to PokerScout, Bovada is currently the largest US-facing poker site with around 1,350 cash game players over a seven-day period, followed by Merge (425 players), Winning (260), Chico (260), and Equity (160). Bovada’s exit from Nevada therefore means its ex-customers will have to seek their poker action on the state’s most popular regulated online poker site, WSOP.com. However, they are likely to find the experience a lot less satisfying for now, as WSOP.com has just 140 players at any one time, while Nevada’s second site, Ultimate Poker, has just 60 players. It is believed Bovada’s exit from six US states represents an attempt by the company to head off potential litigation from authorities further on down the line. It has been suggested Bovada may also be trying to limit the kind of damage done to its reputation as that experienced by such companies as PokerStars and Full Tilt.