According to sources circulating around the web, Bodog has parted ways with 70 of its London staffers, as a move some are calling “part of a restructuring effort.” As quickly as rumors and speculation surfaced a spokesman for the company spoke with EgR magazine to clear the air, stating,
“In the UK we have undertaken a long period of market analysis and we are now starting to adapt our product to fall in line with those findings. “We feel we now have a better understanding of what the UK customer wants and the focus now is on re-structuring our business to be better placed to put that information into practice,” he added.
This news follows a release that as of last month a Costa Rican business process outsourcing company that worked closely with Bodog closed its doors.
“A Costa Rican based business process outsourcing company (BPO) providing services to the Bodog Brand has expedited its closure after fears it will be wrongly associated with the Bodog.com Indictments. After the brand licensing agreement with the Bodog Brand and Morris Mohawk Gaming was terminated in December 2011, along with ever increasingly restrictive economic conditions in Costa Rica, the BPO had already started to make plans to wind down its operations.
The plan was for a gradual shut down of operations to minimize disruptions to their staff. But the closure was expedited after its management feared the mainstream media reporting of the indictments could result in the BPO wrongly being caught up in the proceedings.
About Bodog Brand
Created in 2005, the Bodog licensing enterprise is a branded venture capital and licensing organization is administered in Manila, Philippines.
BodogBrand.com holds the global rights to license the Bodog brand across all sectors, with a mandate to partner with and/or license the brand to carefully selected licensees to accelerate partner growth, while simultaneously extending the Bodog brand into new and adjacent markets. Current BodogBrand.com licensees are involved in an array of products and services worldwide, including online gaming, music, and other entertainment properties.
Reported by Maggie B.