Bodog abruptly backs out of Colombia

News on 6 Dec 2017

Colombian players lit up various forums this week with complaints that their Bodog accounts had been closed abruptly and without warning in November, less than a year after the operator announced it was welcoming them.

Although it has yet to be confirmed, there are reports that Bovada has made a similar decision.

The first Bodog players reportedly knew of the issue was after their accounts had been closed and access to the site denied, when they received emails advising them of the fait accompli due to “changes in regulation.”

Real money gambling operators in Colombia are now subject to oversight by Coljuegos following regulatory and licensing changes in November 2016. These were followed in March this year by blacklists and ISP blocking threats, with Bodog one of many operators on the list (see previous reports).

Industry speculation in the absence of a full Bodog explanation is that these events prompted the management decision to shut down Colombian accounts.

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