Monday, 1 August 2011

Online Poker Bodogto Leave U.S. Market

Bodog is said to be out from us market at the end of this year. Today, things are looking even grimmer for Americans who hoped to continue their online poker careers away from the Big 3 poker sites: Bodog has officially unveiled plans to exit the U.S. market by next year.
Full Tilt’s Black Friday woes have extended into the European market, in which UK and U.S. players have been barred from real money play as a result of legal entanglements involving licensing fees and jurisdiction.
A previous announcement stated that Bodog has officially become the very first bookmaker to receive the approval of the UK Gambling Commission, something that will allow them to operate in full compliance of new regulations in the UK. Patrick Selin, the CEO of Bodog UK, said that the UK enjoys an “immeasurable” level of trust and credibility within the online gambling industry. Apparently, Bo dog’s decision to leave the U.S. market for good is an effort to completely solidify their credibility in their primary European region.
It will mean the end of the Bodog era in the US but Morris Mohawk Gaming has been operating the brand in the US Market for the past 5 years so other than a name change it should be business as usual for US punters."Either way the days of Bodog Poker and Sports book operating in the U.S, are numbered and represents another blow to U.S. players as sites slowly continue to drop from the U.S. Market

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