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Bodog Rebranding for US players

Vamping up or completely altering their existence to better suit the need of US players is the current Moto of Bodog Casino these days. Recently releasing a statement that Bodog will now be operating at a completely new site titled Bovada. Hosted on a domain that mirrors graphics similar to Las Vegas the Morris Mohawk Gaming group who have been the official licensee of Bodog in the united states since 2006 will no longer be associated with Bodog.eu.

Though the license agreement does not expire before the 31st of December U.S. gambling aficionados are informed that looking for the previous site will only land them at the restricted access page at Bodog.eu.

For those of you who have been regular visitors of the European version of Bodog, rest assure that your funds and account balance will be safely transferred to the new location and you can access it using your existing account details and password. Wishing Bodog a successful new year, the rebranding doesn’t conjure up much of a surprise as the Morris Mohawk Gaming group though boasting quite a history together had declared earlier this year that the Bodog name will be unavailable after 2012.

Bodog enthusiasts who were regular at the European site have already been informed of this drastic yet refreshing change. Players are also advised that due to the construction of the newer version from the older one, the transition process does involve the immobilization of both the websites but not to worry all gambling activities will recommence by 11:00 am ET on December 14th 2011.

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Online Gambling Paid Off in Casino during Super Bowl

Super Bowl represents the biggest wagering event of the year for professional, amateur and occasional gamblers. The Super Bowl is the single most bet-on sporting event in the world, drawing three times the number of bettors than any other single game.

Super Bowl gambling takes place in casinos, homes, offices and online on Internet sports-books all over the country, and even around the world. Even people who do not usually engage in sports betting can be found participating in Super Bowl gambling.

Online Gambling was just one of the things available to do as you back to watch the New Orleans Saints pull off the upset win over Indianapolis Colts Payton and Manning the on Sunday. There were almost 106.5 million people who participated in this year’s Super Bowl and several of them enjoyed the huge winnings. While many new players who had signed up for an account on Bodog.com, they got a big win not because they wager on the Super Bowl but because of joining Bodog.com.

During the game on Super Bowl Sunday; all the players enjoyed poker games like black jack, craps, slots and Roullete and Bodog Casino announced so many winners. There was a player from Texas who won a huge prize of $34,419 while playing Caribbean Stud Poker. And the other player from Florida won a prize of $20,124 by playing delighted Garden Slots. While a player from Connecticut who won a enormous prize of $90,000 while playing Caribbean Stud Poker and was announced as a biggest winner of Bodog Casino.

As we all know that NFL football season is finished and will be back in the next season, so we will be transitioning our coverage to college basketball and NBA action.

But if you want some entertainment and extra fun along with money minting opportunities without stepping out of your home then there are several online casino games available from Bodog.com Casino.

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Bodog online casino riddled with big winners this month

The Bodog casino has always produced great players who have excelled in their gaming at the online casinos. Some players have frequently been earning huge jackpots all the way at the Bodog and making history. The player who has succeeded the most in making money is a German casino player, Edmund S., who won over $166,000 playing slots and roulette..

Edmund started collecting this huge bankroll at the Aztec’s Treasure online slots, which is known to offer a big payout when betting the top wager amounts. The fabulous virtual slot machine offers free spins which can re-accumulate and the payouts during those free spins are unbelievably huge, especially because the winnings are tripled.

So the more you wager the bigger your wins during the free spins feature and that’s how Edmund made it big at the Bodog online casino. Even after minting so much money Edward was encouraged to play more and he moved over to the roulette tables, where playing European roulette brought his casino worth to a combined total of $166,915.

This victory was not only achieved by as there is a list of winners from the Bodog casino. This time the ladies were also in full action and were represented by Patricia C. from Florida, who won a combined total of $38,300 playing Diamond Dozen and Tally Ho online slots. Along with Patricia C. Michelle S. won another combined total of $36,966 playing Enchanted Garden and Double Bonus Poker.

The list of winners is quite endless since the Bodog casino provides quality gaming which is bound to tempt any player. Now making money at the Bodog is not so difficult because the progressive jackpots have risen to over $763,000 for Shopping Spree slot and Mid-Life Crisis slot and $509,000 and change for Jackpot Piñatas.

The Bodog casino is amongst the finest online casinos and every aspect of gaming at the Bodog is enjoyable.

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Online Bodog Casino website gets a facelift

The Bodog Casino along with sports book and poker room, is always surprising its players, and this time it has a new format for its website. The facelift of the home page could tend to confuse the players, although once they get used to it, it will all be worth it.

The new look of the Bodog online gambling website is quite intriguing. Unlike the previous welcome page, where the current betting events and bonuses over crowded the page, the new welcome webpage is much more organized, providing a good image to the player and giving him a clearer overview of the services offered at the gambling casino.

This new change of the website also concurs with the recent celebration of the 15th anniversary in the online gambling industry, along with the warm welcome of Canadian gamblers. With the new interface future and existing players can quickly decide what they want to do by one look at the page; whether to play at the poker room, visit the famous online casino or place some sports bets at the quality sportsbook Bodog runs.

Another addition to the Bodog casino website is the payment method list which is a small list of accepted ways to fund your gambling account at the website, something previously missing from Bodog.

With over 15 years of outstanding casino services in the online gambling world, the Bodog online casino and other gambling services are some of the most trusted all over the world and draw yearly crowd in around millions. So even if initially the players get lost in the website they need not worry because the casino has lots in store for everyone.

Also, the players should not forget that all customers of the Bodog online casino will continue getting 10% bonus on every deposit they make with the prestigious gambling company, an offer that will not change with the looks of the home page.

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New weekday specials from Bodog Online Casino

The Bodog Online Casino is set to intrigue its online casino player yet again with an exciting treat of gaming specials. The Bodog.com Casino is now providing the Dirty Martini Tuesdays and Blackjack Wednesdays which are going to be weekday specials for players from Aug. 25th to Sept. 30th.

When it comes to the days of the week, Fridays and Saturdays have traditionally been among the favorites of casino players especially because of the weekend hype. Now however this is about to change because your favorite online casino is doing something special to enrich your Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a special offer.

The Bodog Dirty Martini Tuesdays & Blackjack Wednesdays mean an extra $150 or $1,000 cash! All you have to do is play Bodog’s Dirty Martini online slots machine or Bodog online Blackjack for your chance to win this fabulous amount. Every week the Casino will hand out 24 $150 casino bonuses; 12 for the 10,000th and 30,000th spin in Bodog Dirty Martini and 12 for the 100,000th and 200,000th hand played in online Blackjack.

That’s not all the casino has to offer, as players that are able to win the weekly raffle qualifiers receive $1,000 so the more you play, the more chances you have to win.

So who wouldn’t want to win a little extra money playing their favorite online casino games? Stay close to the Bodog Beat where you can find out that who got lucky and won a little extra money playing in our Dirty Martini Tuesdays & Blackjack Wednesday’s weekday special promotion.

Get ready for the action-packed, fun filled, thrilling and money minting Tuesdays and Wednesdays, only at the Bodog Casino, where everyday it feels like Vegas!

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Bodog.com domain brand is Back

We are excited to announce that the Bodog.com and Bodog.co.uk (for Euro players) domains are once again home to the Bodog branâ„¢s operations in the U.S. and U.K. respectively. As previously mentioned, Morris Mohawk Gaming Group, the exclusive licensee for the Bodog brand in the U.S., gained ownership of the domains after finalizing an agreement that also resulted in the resolution of all pending patent litigation against the brand.

According to Bodog, June 11th, marks the day that the renowned Bodog.com domain name is officially back. The 2009 NBA Finals are set for Game 4, but what is even bigger news for the best online sportsbook Bodog is that the domain name Bodog.com is now back just in time for the Game 4 NBA Finals picks and predictions. Bodog.com, the undisputed online sportsbook champion suffered a huge blow when it lost its domain name, Bodog since then continued to prosper after resorting to BodogLife.com.

Re-launching the Bodog.com domain is just the tip of the iceberg. The Bodog brand celebrates its 15th Anniversary this year. It continues its expansion into Europe and Asia as well as opening soon to Canada. Conversion rates have been at their highest levels in the past year. Players receive payouts within days.

Not only is Bodog.com celebrating their relaunch of Bodog.com they have also reached a huge milestone recording their 3 millionth player account. That is 3 million satisfied players and whether they are making MLB picks, NBA Finals picks and predictions or playing poker at one of Bodog.com’s hundreds of scheduled and sit-n-go poker tournaments; one can guarantee players will continue to join the ranks making 2009 a banner year for Bodog.com.

On the other hand, Bodog Casino, powered by RTG and fully integrated into a one-for-all account, has become one of the popular casinos that still accept U.S. and Canadian Players.

The online sportsbook Bodog.com boasts, without question one the best online poker client (Bodog Poker) available and has continued to set the standard for online poker rooms across the globe.

The official return of the Bodog.com domain and Bodog’s list of achievements heading into the 2009 NFL football season will only insure that Bodog will remain one of the best online sportsbooks available to online wagering enthusiasts.

Bodog.com control goes back to Bodog

As reported breaking news on Poker daily, Bodog has gain control of Bodog.com, which was its original domain name since its launch. This happened as a result of the patent infringement lawsuit settlement between online sports book, casino, poker room and 1st Technology, LLC

Till to date, both domains I-e Bodog.com and BodogLife.com are operating individually, and there is no domain redirect from either side. According to a recent press release by Morris Mohawk who owns the marketing rights of Bodog in North America

“This settlement ends the series of 1st Technology’s lawsuits addressing the alleged use of patents in the 1st Technology portfolio. The settlement also resolves 1st Technology’s judgment collection efforts.’ Patents for what the press release calls ‘advanced media products’ are included in the settlement and deal with transmission of data through mediums such as telephones, WiFi, and cable”

Back in 2007 Bodog lost the domain as part of the patent infringement lawsuit, which resulted in quick actions from the company to transfer its operations to another domain. Alwyn Morris, the head of Morris Mohawk Gaming Group is realistic to move on with the business as usual after the settlement, according to him “We are pleased to have worked constructively with 1st Technology and its principals to bring an end to this protracted dispute. This resolution will provide certainty and will also allow us to continue to enhance our technology base for online gaming in order to provide our users with unfettered access to the best technology. ”

Arrangements between Bodog and Morris Mohawk for the marketing rights in North America region started in September of 2007, after just one month Bodog found itself on the loosing side of a $48 million default judgment and they quickly moved to newbodog.com and later on to bodoglife.com.

More interestingly the case might head to the Kentucky Supreme Court as no indication has been provided about “whether bodog.com will replace bodoglife.com in the suit”. The case involved the seizure and potential forfeiture of above 140 Internet gambling domain names in Kentucky, which has bodoglife.com specifically listed, but bodog.com is not there.

Bodog Siezed More than 24 Million Dollars

A two-year IRS investigation into Bodog Sportsbook and Casino has resulted in the seizure of more than 24 million dollars from two payment processors.

On January 24 and February 19, 2008, the IRS siezed about $14.2 million from JBL Services, according to court documents filed in federal court in Baltimore. And on July 2, it seized about $9.87 million from ZipPayments. The money seized from JBL Services was being held in bank accounts at Wachovia Bank, Regions Bank, Bank of America and Sun Trust Bank. The ZipPayments money was in Nevada State Bank accounts. Both companies are accused of processing payments for Bodog.

Bodog says the seizures haven’t affected business for the popular online gambling site.

“Not one single player failed to get paid when this processor (JBL Services) was disrupted,” Alwyn Morris, chief exectuive officer of Morris Mohawk Gaming Group, which assumed ownership and operation of Bodog in North America in mid-2007.

“Customer deposits are safe and every player has and will always be paid,” Morris added, while acknowledging the challenges that working in the American market presents. “All operators outsource payment processing functions to third parties and these payment processors are subject to regulatory constraints wherever they operate, and, occasionally in the U.S., are subject to legal action because of the uncertain legal environment there.”

According to court documents, Bodog first appeared on the IRS’ radar in 2003, when the IRS Criminal Investigation division “conducted interviews” regarding Bodog founder Calvin Ayre. But a formal investigation into Bodog.com didn’t begin until 2006.

During the course of the investigation, IRS Special Agent Randall Carrow became intimately familiar with the ways the online casinos handled paying their customers.

“Because of various developments (Department of Justice prosecutions and new federal legislation), it has become more and more difficult for Internet gambling web site operators to move money into and out of the United States,” Carrow said in an affidavit supporting the seizures.

“To continue to make ‘payouts’ to gamblers, some Internet gambling operators have begun using money processing businesses in the United States,” Carrow explained. “Based on my training and experience, I know that, typically, the gambling web site operator will send a U.S. processor a check or wire transfer of a relatively large sum of money, usually hundreds of thousands or million of dollars. The processor then distributes the money to individuals, either by check or electronic transfer of some type. None of the transfers identify the money involved as gambling proceeds.

“Bodog, through various entities, has been sending money to various processors in the United States, using several different business names, including MPS Processing Ltd., Direct Channel LLC, JBL Services, EGALO and ZAFTIG Instantly Processed Payments Corp., dba ZipPayments.com.”

Carrow’s investigation really began to pick up steam toward the end of 2006. After an informant helped link a payment processor owned by Bodog founder Calvin Ayre to Bodog’s deposit system, and establishing the different Bodog owned and/or affiliated companies used for payments, including credit card transaction, the IRS used an undercover agent to places bets at Bodog.

The undercover agent opened an account on Dec. 21, 2006, and placed bets on two football games. By January of 2008, the undercover player had placed more than 40 bets, and wagered more than $3,500.

In February of 2007, the undercover agent requested a payout of $1,500. In March, he received a check drawn from a Direct Channel bank account with Mercantile Bank and signed by M.G. Scott. The check bounced, and in April, Bodog sent a replacement check.

According to Carrow’s affadavit, through a combination of more withdrawal checks, forensic accounting and “cooperating individuals,” the IRS tracked a payment chain back to Bodog and companies owned by Ayre or Bodog, and then back down to other payment processors including JBL Services.

Another “cooperating individual” at JBL Services admitted all of JBL’s money came from Bodog, and the IRS moved in.

Carrow later discovered that a state gambling control board was also investigating Bodog. Carrow found a similar accounting chain when an undercover agent requested a payout from Bodog in April of 2008. The check from Zip Payments arrived in May, and Carrow traced the chain back to Bodog.

Bodog denies that all the ZipPayments money seized belongs to them. “This is simply false,” Bodog said in a statement.

source: casinocity.com