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Bodog's Philippines Offices Raided

Bodog Asia's offices in Manila, Philippines were raided by roughly a dozen officers late on Thursday night, allegedly looking to ascertain whether or not the betting franchise has been running an illegal numbers racket in the country.

Employees at the offices were interviewed by police during the raid, although nobody was taken into custody. Computers and other evidence were taken into custody by law enforcement for investigation.

Police Sr. Supt. Roberto Fajardo reportedly told various media outlets that he believed that Bodog was running an illegal numbers operation in the offices, and that they were looking for Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre, who had supposedly been in the country recently.

Issuing a statement regarding the raid, Bodog Asia said, "Part of our license agreement is not to offer services to residents of the Philippines and, therefore, we do not."

"The local police are, however, obliged to follow up the accusation and we are, of course, fully cooperating with them to quickly clear up the situation. In the meantime, some of our services are, naturally, being disrupted as our staff helps the police."

"We are confident this issue will be resolved quickly with minimum disruption to our customers.”

Bodog Asia has been in the news lately, as several former employees as well as former Executive Jan-Robert Gustafsson have been hit with criminal fraud charges. That investigation is ongoing, although an independent audit is still revealing the amount of damage that Gustafsson and the ex-employees have done.

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