Not surprisingly, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Ayre have substantially different views as to what's going on here. A statement from U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein made it sound like justice had been done:
“Sports betting is illegal in Maryland, and federal law prohibits bookmakers from flouting that law simply because they are located outside the country [note: Eyre is originally from Canada and is currently living in exile].”
"I see this as abuse of the US criminal justice system for the commercial gain of large US corporations. It is clear that the online gaming industry is legal under international law and in the case of these documents is it also clear that the rule of law was not allowed to slow down a rush to try to win the war of public opinion."
And from here, we're not totally sure what happens. Ayre went on to say that the indictment "will not stop my many business interests globally that are unrelated to anything in the US and it will not stop my many charity projects through my foundation," and we're not even 100 percent sure what kind of effect this will have on Bodog itself. As The Baltimore Sun noted:
Last year, [Bodog] stopped offering online access to United States residents, though it transitioned customers to a new site, Bovada.lv, according to reports. That site was still operational Tuesday.