Bodog Prepares To Pull Out Of Eastern Europe
Bodog Poker have announced that players from 20 Eastern European nations will no longer be allowed to play on their site after the decision was made to concentrate on the company’s strong work in Asia at the expense of its far-reaching EU operation.
In the past week, Bodog’s customer support team have been busy emailing customers of the 20 affected countries and advising them to completely empty their accounts by August 31 – just 24 hours before the company plans to pull the plug on them completely.
According to company spokesperson, Bodog will be pulling out of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
“The Bodog brand is known for its high level of customer service and spreading ourselves to thinly to try and cover a huge amount of smaller markets was proving logistically difficult,” read a Bodog statement released on Monday. “Bodog.co.uk will concentrate on growing existing markets.”
With the company recently selling the Bodog Poker Network to its Asia-facing operation Bodog88, it is though that the brand will also be dedicating more of its resources to benefitting from the gaming industry’s massive growth in Asia, though this side of things was not mentioned in the statement.