Thursday, July 20, 2006

Taking His Ball and Staying Home

Like no could see this one coming:

From: "Bodog Press"
To: -me-
Subject: Conference Postponed; Rescheduled Conference Later this Year
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 19:29:00 -0500

July 19, 2006

LAS VEGAS -'s Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre announced today that the Marketing Conference would be postponed to a later date, in light of concerns raised by delegates who were expected to attend the industry's biggest event of the year.

"Bodog was receiving lots of calls from would-be conference attendees who are expressing a high level of concern over the uncertainty surrounding the U.S. government's recent actions against a company in our industry," Ayre said. "It is in light of these concerns that we have decided to postpone the Marketing Conference to a later date and at an international location. This decision also ensures that the focus of the conference will not be lost."

The annual Marketing Conference has presented opportunities for good discussion about marketing, customer service and about the growth of the online gamblĂ­ng industry.

In a letter sent to conference delegates, Ayre stated: "The actions taken by the authorities have nothing to do with our organization; we are simply acting prudently for all concerned. We will continue to lead the way in digital entertainment."

More details about the upcoming Marketing Conference will be released in the coming weeks.

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Oh, yeah, it's a direct reaction to the arrest of BETonSPORTS CEO David Carruthers at a Texas airport. For my money, Bodog's cancellation of next week's event at the Wynn in Las Vegas was as sure a bet as anything in recent days. Click here to check out Gambling911's take on the matter.

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