Comcast VP: Comcast is not blocking Bovada

31 March 2014
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. 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.

Dan Podheiser

Articles by 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. Since graduating from Emerson College with a degree in journalism in 2010, Dan has worked as the sports editor for a chain of newspapers in Northwest Connecticut and served a year as an Americorps*VISTA, writing and researching grant proposals for a Boston-based charity. Originally from South Jersey, where he still visits occasionally to see his family (and play on the state's regulated online poker sites), Dan lives in Brighton, Mass. with his wife and dog.