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Showing posts with label bodog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bodog. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Goodbye Cruel World (or at least USA)

Bodog decides it’s going to call it quits in the USA at the end of the year.

The Department of Justice (which by the way is kind of like calling a 7 foot man “shorty”) has claimed another indirect victim as Bodog decides to opt out of the US market when its new gaming license in the UK starts.

Bodog said: “Following recent news that Bodog UK has been granted a gambling license by the UK Gambling Commission, we are pleased to announce further developments to the Bodog brand going forward.”

After December 31st current US players at Bodog will have the option of switching to another cardroom run by Morris Mohawk Gaming.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Poker Players Alliance is in Washington DC Today

140px-PPA_logoEven though I don’t always (or lately often) agree with the direction and actions of the PPA I do support them today in Washington, especially on the heels of yesterdays astounding indictment of 10 more tiny poker and gambling sites (the most notable one being Doyle’s Room which Doyle Brunson distanced himself from a couple of weeks ago quite conveniently).
Please take the time today to go to the Poker Player Alliances TAKE ACTION page and lend support to the live people out in Washington DC today!

Keeping the Fear Alive

As far as most US online poker players are concerned, yesterday’s indictments had only a tiny effect at most.  By far the largest remaining online poker room that allows United States players is the Merge Network which includes Carbon Poker, RPM Poker, Lock Poker and several other skins.  Mysteriously they remain untouched.  Also surprisingly missing from recent persecution is Bodog, which had funds seized and was marked as “under investigation” in 2008.  So without making a big additional dent what the indictments have done is keep the spirit and feeling of “Black Friday” alive in the hearts of poker players.  Remind us that the government can step on us whenever it pleases regardless of how the public reacts (the govt. is supposed to work FOR the public right?) and also that it can ignore some pretty compelling legal issues against its cases as outlined in our recent post about Relentless Defense and their article on the legality and motivation of the Department of Justice’s actions on April 15, 2011.
According to what appears to be happening the land based casinos in Nevada will VERY soon be able to start licensing online poker for US citizens (but only against other US citizens). I have mixed feelings about this and will definitely go into it more as things develop, but mainly I don’t like the apparent corruption and synchronization between the government and these corporations.  Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bodog gets its domain back…

In late 2007 a company called 1st Technology LLC gained the rights to the bodog.com domain name and Bodog was forced to use other domains including newbodog.com and bodoglife.com.
Bodog has now finally worked out this dispute and people can access the site through the original bodog.com domain.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Texas Holdem for Fun and Profit

It's been a while since the last post on the Low Limit Holdem blog and certainly a lot has happened since last year. The biggest elephant in the room is of course the weasel-like ban on funding internet gambling sites from US sources that was tacked onto an unrelated port security bill.

Since that bill went into law late last year there are only a handful of reputable poker sites available to play at for US players Full Tilt, UltimateBet, PokerStars and Bodog Poker are among the best known sites still serving US players.and the major funding players (Firepay and Neteller) are gone from the US market. In their place are sites like Epassporte, MyWebATM, and Click2Pay.

The short and happy news is that online poker isn't going away, but the definite bad sucking news is that our legislators are engaged in some strange operation foot-bullet to make playing poker online less secure and less regulated. Take a cue from the UK and actually regulate internet gambling (including poker) and use the funds to improve the country and to provide help for the small minority of players who actually have gambling problems.

Rest assured, whatever happens with online poker lowlimitholdem.com will continue to exist and provide poker strategy, advice and discussion.