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  • now bodog

    the u.s. gov just went after bodog

    4 arrests they are going after and closed their site...hiccup
    Poker Rule #1....Never listen to me...hiccup

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  • #2
    http://business.financialpost.com/20...dicted-in-u-s/


    This is the link to the story. I'm thinking this just another step in the US attack on online gaming. They hit the big fishes, now its the smaller ones.

    BTW, anyone know what the status of the case involving PokerStars? Last bit of public news I can remember is an amendment to the indicment calling Full Tilt a ponzi scheme.

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    • #3
      re post

      it doesnt really matter who they go after, if everything is legitimate and above board ,quite simply none of the people involved have anything to worry about

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      • #4
        Forgot to say this in the first post, but the charges are related to sports betting. There is nothing regarding poker mentioned in the article. This might not even be related to the case that caused Black Friday.

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        • #5
          .....delete please..dup. post
          Last edited by !!!111Dan; Wed Feb 29, 2012, 09:58 PM.

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          • #6
            They have been after Bodog for years due to the online sports betting,

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            • #7
              Was it completely shut down, or was it just switched to Bovada?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Stakehorse75 View Post
                Was it completely shut down, or was it just switched to Bovada?
                Bovada split off from Bodog and is being run by the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group,who operate out of Quebec. And for the rest of the companies dealing they established Bodog.eu in May I believe it was. Calvin Ayre WILL continue to operate and good luck to the US Government getting extradition on him to ever face these charges here. Maybe they can try him in absentia like they did Manuel Noriega. Asshats. This grand jury was from Maryland and everyone has been waiting for this indictment for years,far proceeding Black Friday (the sports wagering angle of it makes it a story I have followed for the duration...). Going back as far as 2003 the IRS has been angling to get Calvin Ayre and in 2008 they seized monies from 3 payment processors here in the states that serviced their US customers. I'm actually liking that this case has finally been filed because if they is any one person in the world of online gaming and sports wagering who is the most likely to tell the US Government to stick it up their collective asses and fight them it's Calvin Ayre. And I truly believe that the Feds are scared of a fight and just want capitulation. Empty suits being empty suits. Go Calvin,go. umbup:
                Last edited by Moxie Pip; Wed Feb 29, 2012, 11:21 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cairn Destop View Post
                  http://business.financialpost.com/20...dicted-in-u-s/


                  This is the link to the story. I'm thinking this just another step in the US attack on online gaming. They hit the big fishes, now its the smaller ones.

                  BTW, anyone know what the status of the case involving PokerStars? Last bit of public news I can remember is an amendment to the indicment calling Full Tilt a ponzi scheme.

                  Poker wise Bodog wasn't one of the bigger players maybe Cairn,not really sure on that. But in sports wagering they were taking in more at their peak than Stars and Tilt made on poker combined. They were far from a smaller fish.

                  As to the disposition of the Black Friday charges the last truly pertinent thing I've seen from our wonderful government on that was the opinion of some in the DOJ that they may very well walk the charges back to cover online sports wagering only.

                  I've always been of the opinion that online sports wagering WOULD be the last domino to fall before our pinheads in DC finally just give up the ghost on this idiocy and get on board with online wagering.

                  It's going to be hilarious to watch them try to defend allowing states and consolidations of several states sell lottery tickets online (which there is a big clamor for...) and simultaneously say that any other wagering online is forbidden. This won't be like lotteries good--bookies bad as it is now for physical transacting as no bookie is likely to go to court to challenge the government on this. Already established wagering sites can and most likely WILL see the profit potential as being great enough to challenge such hypocrisy and idiocy in court and have the financial wherewithal to do so.

                  Were it to even come to that. I still say none of this ever goes to court and the government itself clears the way for us to be online and regulated (and taxed of course...players and more importantly the sites) as soon as the pieces line up (right palms greased,right favors owed,right wives/mistresses swapped...I put nothing past our charlatans in charge...).
                  Last edited by Moxie Pip; Wed Feb 29, 2012, 11:38 PM.

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                  • #10
                    It's funny because bodog.com was already shut down by Bodog voluntarily from what I understand. So the government is going after them for what they used to offer, not what they currently offer. Bodog.ca is not affected in the least by this.

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                    • #11
                      Merge network is got to be worried at this point, I'm sure they are next on the DOJ's list.

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                      • #12
                        wish I still had the link, but, New Jersey was working on a deal with bovada to serve customers in NJ.

                        here, I found it
                        http://www.tightpoker.com/news/bodog...-players-3079/


                        hope I don't get banned for this 1...

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                        • #13
                          the internet can be a wonderful place...lol umbup:

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                          • #14
                            The article is dated December 2011. Talk about old news. Not really a complaint against you, Stakehorse. Just a general comment that nothing has been released since September about this case.

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                            • #15
                              No,Cairn. What eff posted to start the article about the US government going after BoDog was LAST week. The charges were filed then. Was a front page story above the fold in my local paper as a matter of fact (The Baltimore Sun).

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