Canada, Bodog and Bitcoins


The state of Quebec is currently in the process of forcing ISPs to block illegal gambling websites, the list will be created by Loto-Quebec so no conflict of interest at all!

One of the first gaming firms to reach is Bodog who it is being reported Bodog has already stopped accepting bets from Quebec. 

In what we are sure is unrelated news, Bovada have emailed their players and encouraged them to switch to using bitcoins and their affiliate platform betting partners is also actively encouraging affiliates to use bitcoin. 

Bitcoin is considered pseudo anonymous as all transaction are published on a public ledger (blockchain). As such, some of the clever chaps on reddit have identified the public wallet of Bovada and if it is their wallet they have taken over 5000 BTC (2.5million USD) in deposits since late February.