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June 23, 2021

He said he will live in Antigua

Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre retires from online casino business

(US).- Calvin Ayre, the founder of Bodog online casinos, has decided to retire, having already sold off most pieces of his empire. Most of Ayre’;s recent work has been as the face of the company, selling his image as a playboy living the life of luxury.

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yre sold the North American brand of Bodog to Morris Mohawk Gaming Group, located outside Montreal in the Indian territory of Kahnawake, last year. An operational team of executives has been put in place to run Bodog’s European and African casinos, and to follow up on plans for South American expansion.

Since riding the crest of the online gambling craze, Ayre has made headlines for continuing business in North America when many other didn’t, and for flaunting his wealth a la Hugh Hefner or Richard Branson, traveling with a squad of Bodog Girls in private jets to tropical paradises.

Ayre says his retirement is designed to allow him to live a quieter life at his home in Antigua, and to promote his charitable eponymous foundation.

The day may still come where Ayre wishes he had not so frequently thumbed his nose at the US Justice Department. Even though the laws against online gambling may hopefully soon change, government agents have long memories and would love to prosecute Ayre for his actions when the law was not favorable.

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