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Online gambling site’s founder announces retirement

25/4/2008
Bodog Entertainment is a huge, industry spanning resource for online gambling, sport, and entertainment. Calvin Ayre, the founder of the company has announced his retirement, presumably to enjoy the billions of dollars he is now worth. There is talk of further charitable work through his foundation, and a base where he will stay in Antigua.

Since 2007, he has been in a predominantly ceremonial role as the face of Bodog after transferring ownership of Bodog in North America to the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group. An executive team has been in charge of Bodog Europe and Africa, and there are also plans to extend to Latin America.

Located near Montreal, Canada, the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group offers gaming services from Kahnawake to users worldwide.

“While it has been great fun to live my life in front of the world's cameras and online though my blog, I am looking forward to a more private and meaningful period of giving back and working to support the Calvin Ayre Foundation”, said Ayre.

Calvin Ayre launched Bodog in 1994 after selling all his belongings. With merely $10,000, he started Bodog online, which has burst into the public eye, and is now a multi-billion dollar company, and a mainstay in the industry.

In addition, Ayre formed the Calvin Ayre Foundation, an independent and private foundation that performs international charitable works. The foundation provides millions of dollars and man-hours to events and organisations such as, the LA Lakers Youth Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Animal Avengers Organization amongst others.

Stephen Holder
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