Bodog online receives UK license safety

Online casino and poker provider, Bodog UK, has been granted new licenses from the UK Gambling Commission to ensure their future in the UK market

Online casino and poker provider Bodog, and their website, has been given extra security for the coming months after being ranted a remote and non-remote gaming license from the Gambling Commission, meaning that it will be unaffected should government proposals laid out yesterday ever come to pass.

The site, which is operated by Bodog UK and the most recent addition to Bodog’s licensee portfolio, has revealed that it will now utilise its new British remote casino and sportsbetting license exclusively.

In addition to this revelation, Bodog UK has stated it plans to take full advantage of their newly granted non-remote license in order to strategically position itself on the high street, and “launch an assault on the bricks-and-morter business.”

“Holding a licence granted by the world’s most robust and respected regulatory regime is a huge spring board from that Bodog UK can launch from,” said Patrik Selin, Chief Executive Officer for Bodog UK.

“The credibility and trust that the UK already enjoys in the online gaming industry is immeasurable. To be able to launch Bodog UK with these licences in place is a huge bonus for us and not only will it benefit our customers but will also allow us to attract the best talent in the industry to work with us.”

This news comes just as the UK’s Minister for for Tourism and Heritage, John Penrose, had announced that he intends to put forward proposals that would see casino and gaming operators selling or advertising in the British market would be required to hold a similar domestic license to that Bodog has subsequently obtained.

“The UK has always been at the epicentre of the global gaming community and the decision to enhance that reputation by creating a new and fair licensing structure that levels the playing field for operators while at the same time maintaining the UK’s consistent high standards in consumer protection is one that is wholeheartedly supported by Bodog UK,” read a statement from Bodog UK.