The online poker room, Bodog, has announced that they are now accepting Canadian customers. While the site, which was founded in 1994, has been largely popular and one of the largest online poker website, the site did not accept Canadian players because of businesses in Canada that would not be protected from governmental intrusions. The Canadian government has recently changed this stance, allowing Canadians at a new site bodog.ca.
This site will be incorporated with Bodog Europe and will allow Canadians to play in online poker tournaments. Bodog Europe is headed up by Keith O’Donnell. He said, “Canadian players will be able to access a Canada-specific product suite from www.bodog.ca starting in the Fall of this year. I aggressively renegotiated the Bodog Europe brand license agreement to acquire the rights to the Canadian market earlier this year and I would expect the Canadian market – extremely technologically literate, sports lovers, and a very significant poker base – to be a huge success story in 2009 and 2010.”
Canadian Bodog players will also be able to place bets on the website’s sports book and casino, which feautres a myriad of games to choose from. As a promotion, Bodog is doubling Poker Points for players who earn at least 2,000 points in the month of September. Afterwards, Bodog will deposit the bonus points into the player’s account.
This comes during a busy month for Bodog. They have already launched a new online poker network – Bodognetwork.com. Also, they are celebrating their 15th anniversary with a $15,000 Freeroll tournament.
– Update, Monday, September 21
Bodog’s 15 Days of Poker begins today, which is capped off with a $15,000 Freeroll tournament on October 15, 2009.
Bodog’s casino has over 80 games total. A lot of these games are the myriad of different slot machines, but they also offer almost any table game and video poker machine that you can think of as well.