The US government’s homeland security department has blocked a gambling website operated by West Bromwich Albion shirt sponsors Bodog.
The gaming firm’s stateside online operation was halted by government agents on Monday and the news was announced on Bodog founder Calvin Ayre’s website.
The site now states that the domain name has been seized by the Homeland Security investigations department.
Bill Beatty, a spokesman for the Bodog chief, alleged the move was part of a government plan to abolish all online gaming sites to clear the way for the big Nevada-based casinos to enter the market.
Bodog also claimed that the site had not been operational for almost a year and its UK operation, which sanctioned the Baggies’ £2million two-year sponsorship deal, has never taken bets from the USA. Its lawyers are working to reclaim the webpage.