The recent indictment by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency against Bodog for illegal gambling and money laundering means that Calvin Ayre and his three co-accused could face up to five years in prison for illegal gambling and up to 20 years prison for money laundering if convicted. The company also faces fines of up to 500 000 dollars for the same offences. The indictment alleges that gamblers in the state of Maryland and elsewhere in the United States were sent winnings from Bodog.com and this contravenes the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. It is claimed that Bodog spent millions on advertisements to attract players to its site. It is alleged that up to 100 million dollars was transferred from Bodog accounts in Europe and Canada to pay out winnings to players.
Calvin Ayre has declared that Bodog Europe, Bodog Asia and Bodog UK have not accepted bets from the United States.