Not the best year or so for Bodog. Domain struggles, downsizing, rumors of sealed indictments, severe payout issues and declining traffic have combined to essentially cripple a company that was a rising star in the poker world only a year or so ago
But nothing brings the punters in like massive amounts of cash.
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