According to Gambling911, a District judge in Baltimore ordered the federal government to keep $9.67 million of the $9.87 million seized from Nevada bank accounts of gambling giant Bodog.

The forfeiture order was the second big one involving proceeds attributed to Bodog, according to The first, involving some $14.2 million seized in early 2008 from accounts in banks in the southeastern U.S., was finalized last year. The once dominant Internet gambling and poker firm has fallen on rough times over the last year. Its colorful founder, Calvin Ayre, remains in hiding after abruptly retiring from Bodog last spring. The firm's poker room barely maintains a top 15 position among all leading "real cash" sites. And while Bodog seems to be slowly getting its act together in terms of proper payout structuring, the company has had a difficult time taking in new deposits.