Bodog will no longer be accepting European players. As of December 31st European players won’t even be allowed to access Bodog.eu, or any other Bodog-branded websites. Bodog is a vast empire, so this may be detrimental to many American players.
So why the cut-off? Their current licensing, from Morris Mohawk Gaming will be ending, and they will be granted a license from the U.K. Gambling Commission. This is huge news for the brand, everyone involved in the company is very excited about it. They actually heard the news in July that they would be granted a license, but had to wait out the remainder of their contract with MMGG.
The brand does not want to risk negative attention in emerging markets such as Asia that is why the decision had to be made to withdrawal U.S. players. A U.K. license is accompanied by added trust and credibility in the company.
What does this mean for current Bodog players? All of your funds will remain safe and they will have to option of switching to Morris Mohawk Gaming’s new brand. Mohawk will actually be launching their own brand including a online casino real money can be earned next year, licensed under Kahnawake Gaming Commission.
Bodog was one of the few casinos still allowing European players after the April 15th indictments of PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker. Bodog ranks 13th in all around online casino traffic, and 2nd among sites still accepting American players. But they do continue to be the world largest gaming brand, and founder Calvin Ayre plans to keep it that way for a very long time.