Bodog Run Out of Ayre

Bodog Run Out of Ayre

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Bodog founder and self-proclaimed international playboy Calvin Ayre has announced his imminent retirement from Bodog, as well as stepping back from the public limelight to pursue a more private life.

Bodog founder and self-proclaimed international playboy Calvin Ayre has announced his imminent retirement from Bodog, as well as stepping back from the public limelight to pursue a more private life.
According to reports on Cardplayer, Ayre will not be conducting any interviews about his retirement, and no fixed date for the retirement has been announced.
Here’s what the man himself said on his own blog:
You’ve likely heard the rumblings and rumors….and for once…..it’s true…I’m packing it in! Well who am I kidding, if you’re reading this now you know that for the past few years I’ve been pretty focused on jetting around the world to exotic places and filming crazy (stuff) for this blog. I was really more of a brand ambassador for Bodog the past while anyway – but it was fun while it lasted.
In 2007 ownership of Bodog in North America was taken over by Alwyn Morris and Morris Mohawk Gaming Group, and starting in 2006, Bodog hired up a mostly European team to run their now solely non US facing operations so me retiring won’t have any effect operationally….the same great Bodog experience will continue exactly as it has in the past. I just won’t have cameras shoved in my face all the time and I won’t have to do all the grueling travel. My retirement also will not affect anything that you see or notice when enjoying the Bodog products and services.
To all the staff, vendors and advisors that have been part of the Bodog development I want to extend sincere thanks for not only the hard work and dedication but the lessons and good times I have experienced and can now take away with me. I wish you all continued success and if we bump into each other on a white sand beach or maybe the streets or bars of my home base of Antigua please come say hello.
I’m going to focus my time on a balanced private life and The Calvin Ayre Foundation which I am truly passionate about.'
The Bodog Entertainment group has expanded beyond a simple sportsbetting and poker site, having also been involved with music recording and prize fighting.



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