Antigua Operations Not Affected by Bodog Indictment

| March 11, 2012

BodogEurope, a licenced online gaming company in Antigua, has said it would not be affected by indictments filed against Bodog.com, a Canadian company, for allegedly running an illegal sports gambling business and conspiring to commit money laundering.

The indictments were filed in Maryland, US.

The company, which falls under the BodogBrand, is said to be a separate entity in its own right and is therefore wholly unaffected by the developments as are all BodogBrand entities globally, a recent advertisement said.

It noted that this is so because the parent company revoked its licensing agreement with Morris Mohawk Gaming Group (MMGG) and its branded entities were no longer available to US citizens.

In the announcement, the company also added that Bodog UK and Bodog Asia have never taken bets from the US.

“BodogBrand became aware late on February 27, 2012 that the domain Bodog.com had been seized by US Homeland Security. The domain is not currently in use by the BodogBrand or any Brand Licensee and has not been in use since the Mohawk Gaming Group (MMGG) switched its operations from Bodo.com to Bodog.eu in May 2011,” the advertisers said.

Bodogbrand said it is currently consulting with its legal advisors with a view to having the domain returned.

Last week, the four Canadians behind the popular online gaming company Bodog.com were indicted by a federal grand jury in the United States on the earlier mentioned charges.

The accused include Bodog founder Calvin Ayre, James Philip, David Ferguson and Derrick Maloney.

The defendants face a maximum of 25 years in prison if convicted on both counts.

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