Online Poker

Bodog Gets Its Name Back

by AintLuck.com Poker Team

Bodog finally gets to have its name back.  Back in 2007, online gaming giant, Bodog.com, was forced to give up its longtime domain name and change over to Bodoglife.com after a patent infringement lawsuit filed against them by a company called 1st Technology, LLC.

Bodog, who continues to accept US based customers, is currently the 5th largest US online poker site trailing PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, CEREUS (Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet) and Cake Poker, respectively, has maintained a strong market share despite the change in domains 2 years ago.  They anticipate users being able to access the site through the original name this week just as its highly anticipated BodogPokerOpen3 gets under way.

The Bodog.com Poker Ruling

As part of the ruling, 1st Technology’s lawsuits have been eliminated, among them, allegations that Bodog used patents from their portfolio of media products with deal with data transmission methods.  There doesn’t seem to be any animosity between the two companies now that the legal wrangling has come to an end as a statement from a Bodog rep named Alwin Morris stated:

“We are pleased to have worked constructively with 1st Technology and its principals to bring an end to this protracted dispute. This resolution will provide certainty and will also allow us to continue to enhance our technology base for online gaming in order to provide our users with unfettered access to the best technology.”

This ordeal began after 1st Technology sued and won a $48 million default judgment in which Bodog made no real attempt to defend itself.  As a result, they were forced to change their name to newbodog and then bodoglife.  It is believed that Bodog will at least for the time being go by both names.

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