Online gamblers have been in a bit of a pickle this week with trouble at Bodog due to a dispute over the ownership of the domain name bodog.com, causing the website to be temporarily out of action. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s back up and running now at a new address.
The problem has stemmed from Ã¢â¬Åa $48.6-million default judgment obtained by a Las Vegas company against Bodog in a patent infringement caseÃ¢â¬Â according to the Vancouver Sun. The Vancouver Sun goes on to say Ã¢â¬Åaccording to Nevada court documents, 1st Technology LLC of Las Vegas obtained a $48.6-million default judgement on June 14 against Bodog Entertainment Group S.A., Bodog.net and Bodog.com.Ã¢â¬Â
Further, itÃ¢â¬â¢s not clear why Bodog officials didnÃ¢â¬â¢t respond to the allegations, but it could be related to the US Department of JusticeÃ¢â¬â¢s war on internet gambling. There have been a number of high profile arrests of online gambling executives, especially those from the UK. So itÃ¢â¬â¢s wise for these executives to steer clear of the US.
There is more information on the case in the Vancouver Sun here and at the New Bodog website here.