is still running and business is as usual! For information on the Bodog Poker software, please visit our FTR Bodog Review! You can still sign up through FTR and play poker at Bodog.
Bodog.com lost their domain in August 2007. Calvin Ayres explained the situation on the NewBodog.com site as follows:
Welcome to the new (temporary) Bodog. As you may know by now, Bodog.com is experiencing a technical issue impacting our players' ability to access our website.
This is the result of a legal dispute over the ownership of the Bodog.com domain name. We are fighting this dispute. We are confident that we will win, but until all is settled, I do not want our battle to interrupt your play.
So, I present you with newbodog.com. You won't notice very many changes: same website, same brand, same product, and same service. Just a new domain name.
We are working to resolve any remaining issues on the temporary site as soon as possible, and fully expect to have our original site back up shortly.
I sincerely apologize if you were affected by our interruption and assure you that I will update you soon.
This news is a bit frightening to some people, especially those with lots of money on their website. On August 28th, 2007 many people tried to log in to their accounts at Bodog, only to be shown a 404 page error. There has been much talk on different websites on why this has happened. Bodog lost its domain name on August 28th after being sued by Scott Lewis of 1st Technology LLC. Lewis filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Bodog founder Calvin Ayre. In the lawsuit Lewis claims to own the rights to the structure of the wagering software that is used by Bodog. This is the first time in history that a ruling of this nature has occurred, and Bodog was forced to wipe the website Bodog.com.
It is said that after Lewis filed the lawsuit, Bodog failed to respond. We are not sure why they chose to ignore it, but after they did not respond, Lewis won by default in the court and was awarded $48 million. This whole situation might have been avoided had Ayre and Bodog responded sooner, but now they are faced with some serious problems that will definitely impact future profits. As said above, this news is frightening to some and many missed sports wagering opportunities while the site was down. This is something that Bodog is trying to solve. Bodog is confident to fight back and win this dispute and claim that all will be returned to normal shortly. Until then newbodog.com will replace their old bodog.com website and everything seems to be running fine.
Bodog's support team is still working hard to answer any and all questions you may have. They are currently being flooded, but are trying to get back to everyone as soon as they can. If you do have a concern to file, please visit the New website.
Currently, there are no problems playing at the Bodog Poker room. You can still login and play as usual. Even when visiting the new site it displays "There are 4126 players at our tables right now," so it isn't having an impact on their poker traffic. There are no changes to the new website, gameplay, or software, so the FTR Bodog Review is still up to date. The only changes are the domain from Bodog.com to NewBodog.com. You can still sign up at through FTR to take advantage of the deposit bonus and entry to the FTR333, as our links have been updated!
See the full review of Bodog Poker here!