When Bodog blocked poker information portals, it was part of a strategy employed to protect the recreational and leisure poker player from being easy prey to professional poker players. It was also part of what Bodog believed was wrong with poker today.
There’s been warning signs on the radar for some time now that the poker industry was in need of restructuring. Bodog’s decision to move in this new direction was the latest in a campaign to persuade the industry that “the narrow-minded focus on serving the needs of pro players is not only shortsighted but dangerous to continued growth.”
So we had to ask the question, “Is Bodog’s strategy to block scraping sites a good thing for the industry?” Here are the results.
In third place with 23 per cent of the votes the response was “Only if Other Poker Rooms Jump In the Water.” We hear were that is coming from, but someone has to jump in first, who is next?
Garnering 24 per cent of the votes the response was NO, as in no, Bodog’s strategy would not be a good thing for the industry.
With 53 per cent of the votes, the overwhelming response was YES Bodog’s strategy to block scraping sites as good thing for the industry.