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Bodog comes to Canada – will it fuel the regulation of online gambling there?

Sep 28, 2009

Bodog is an online gambling supersite which runs a complete online sportsbook, a professional poker room, and popular online casino. Recently, Bodog started accepting Canadian players. While Bodog has been letting US players enjoy their services for many years, they were not open to accepting Canadian players because they ran a call center out of Vancouver, and they wanted to avoid any conflict with the Canadian government.

Bodog recelty relocated their Canadian operations from Vancouver to the Kahnawake Reserve in Quebec – an independent region that is home to numerous online gambling websites. Now that Bodog’s operations are out of reach of the Canadian government, they have opened their gambling websites to Canadian players. Additionally, their online sportsbook added more focus on popular Canadian sports, such as NHL hockey and CFL football.

David Baines, a columnist for the Vancouver Sun, believes that the move could push the Canadian government into regulating internet gambling. Right now, millions of dollars each year are leaving Canada’s economy and ending up in the hands of offshore gambling companies. Baines supports the current efforts in the US to regulate and tax internet gambling, and believes that Canada would do well to follow their lead.

Bodog’s selection of online blackjack games is excellent. They run half a dozen variations of the game, including Pontoon, Face Up 21, and Super 21. More than 100 other excellent casino games complete the site. New players can claim a 10% welcome bonus – this sounds tiny, but there is no upper limit, so it has amazing potential. More importantly, the bonus is blackjack-friendly, with all games but Pontoon counting towards its wagering requirements. Bodog’s excellent VIP program tops things off nicely, offering great benefits for all players.

Have a look at the Bodog Casino website– it says a lot about the quality of services they offer. When you’re ready, sign up for a new account with them, make a deposit to claim their outstanding welcome bonus, then sit back enjoy high-class internet gambling at its best!


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