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NewsForge: Bodog Gambles on Linux and JBoss, and Wins

Jun 16, 2006, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

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"Bodog.com is a casino, sport-betting emporium, and online poker palace. The site gets busy; during football season it takes almost 200,000 bets per week, while the virtual poker tables can handle up to 5,000 bettors at a time. Bodog started out using WebLogic and Versant on Solaris, but ran into problems when a bug repeatedly took servers down at critical junctures. Vendors didn't offer much help, but a switch to Linux and JBoss brought Bodog some much-needed relief in the form of more reliable uptime and scaling capacity.

"Bodog CTO Carl Schmidt calls it a 'fantastic story.' In late 2001, the company was going through the 'dot-com craze...'"

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