BoDog was one of the world’s most recognizable online sportsbetting brands. Owned by Calvin Ayre, the online betting site offered New Zealand punters the chance to wager on a wide range of sporting events, including football, rugby, tennis and basketball. Now, much to the dismay of punters from across the country, BoDog.com’s domain has been seized by the American government.
Ayre was brought up on charges of money laundering and running an illegal gambling operation. He has been indicted for the charges, but there is no word yet on how the authorities will proceed.
This is just one of the many unfortunate cases, Full Tilt Poker underwent the same treatment last year. The American government is working hard to shut down online gambling websites which operate in the country – but in the process, they are putting other nations at a disadvantage.
Now, players in New Zealand and all around the world will have to find an alternative to BoDog.com. It will prove to be quite difficult, as BoDog seemed to be at the top of its game in the online sportsbetting market.