Bodog sent out emails warning its customers that it will stop offering online poker services in 20 countries by September 2012. The email went out to Bodog Poker players in the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. In the email, customers from these countries have been asked to withdraw all funds from their accounts before August 30.
"The Bodog brand is known for its high level of customer service & spreading ourselves too thinly to try and cover a huge amount of smaller markets was proving logistically difficult. Bodog.co.uk will concentrate on growing existing markets" reads a release by Bodog Poker
In June, the Bodog Poker Network was sold to Bodog88, the brand's Asia-facing arm. Some sources suggest that Bodog is now favoring the Asian market over the European one. By the time of the sale, the company said in a press release that "the completion of its business-to-business software and the online poker industry’s acceptance of a recreational poker model will allow Bodog88 to take the business to the next level in Asia."