Several European players at Bodog.co.uk were sent an email by the betting giant over the weekend stating that the casino will cease operations in their areas.
The email sent by the sportsbook, casino, poker site, and racebook read:
"Starting 30 August 2012, Bodog.co.uk will no longer process transactions in your jurisdiction."
"We recommend that you withdraw any balance you may have in your account by 30 August 2012. Minimum withdrawal amount is $/€/£10. After 30 August, we will adjust your balance to 0 to protect your funds. To withdraw your balance after 30 August, you will need to contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org."
"Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."
A statement by Bodog to internet news source Infopowa on the issue read:
“The only countries affected are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan."
"We feel it is better to concentrate on our strengths and where we can offer the best product. The Bodog brand is known for its high level of customer service & spreading ourselves too thinly to try and cover a huge amount of smaller markets was proving logistically difficult. Bodog.co.uk will concentrate on growing existing markets.”