Bodog Freezes Out UK Customers
The poker website Bodog have closed their virtual doors to players in the United Kingdom and Europe, who will now be unable to access the poker rooms at www.bodog.co.uk. In addition to this, the main UK Bodog casino website has temporarily closed for the overhaul, with new sign ups not being accepted. A partner brand of Bodog recently said in a statement that the website will also be removing a number of features, including the sportsbook, racebook and poker rooms.
It appears it is only players from the UK and Europe who will suffer these changes from Bodog, as the company’s licensees, Bovada have stated that the United States and Canadian versions of the site will be unaffected, and will continue to accept new players. Following the purchase of Bodog Asia, their Bodog88.com website has also been left untouched.
UK customers have been left feeling confused, as the BodogEU website recently shut down and redirected their online traffic to Bodog.co.uk. The freeze on this website has resulted in many UK players feeling dissatisfied with Bodog’s treatment of them. In addition to this, Bodog removed their services from 20 European countries earlier this year; including some Eastern European areas, parts of the Middle East and Belgium.
BodogUK stated that upon the sites relaunch there would be no poker features available. They instead wanted to focus more on traditional casino games, such as baccarat, and live dealer games. If players are not satisfied with this service anymore than Bodog informs them that they can cash out and leave with their funds.
For those wanting to stay with the Bodog brand, then they can attempt to create a new account with the Asian facing website, Bodog88.com. However, the appearance and features of the website are designed to attract the Asian audience. The organisation is set to pour most of their focus on the Asian market, much to the negligence of their UK customers. Robert Gustafsson, the Managing Director, stated “There are estimated to be at least 100,000,000 Chinese living outside China and if you then include Thai, Malay and Vietnamese expats, you have more than just a niche market but one that has been ignored by other operators despite being far and away the largest consumer group of casino games on the planet...”
He added, “Bodog.co.uk can offer a totally different product to a totally different audience and while we still offers sports betting, the all important casino customer will be our main source of revenue.” To read more about poker news check out http://www.poker.co.uk/
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