Ayer and Alwyn Morris (Credit: Bodog Entertainment
Calvin Ayre (born May 25, 1961 in Lloydminster,
Saskatchewan, Canada) is the Founder of the Bodog
Entertainment Group, which he launched in 1994.
A resident of Antigua, Ayre was featured as the
cover story for Forbes Magazine's 2006 Billionaires
1996, Calvin Ayre reached a settlement without
a hearing with the British Columbia Securities
Commission for violations of the Securities Act,
S.B.C. 1985, c. 83. The violations are in relation
to Calvin Ayre's management of Bicer Medical Systems
Ltd., in 1989, his first year out of university.
after university, Ayre sold everything he owned
and with $10,000 to his name he started the Bodog
Group of Companies. Originally envisioning the
creation of a software company, Ayre instead set
out to create an organization and brand that could
cross over into any industry: The Bodog Entertainment
Life – Calvin Ayre Foundation
in 2005, the Calvin Ayre Foundation, headquartered
in Antigua, is a private and independent foundation
with a charter to do charitable work worldwide.
With Ayre as Chairman, the Foundation has pledged
millions of dollars in support of individuals,
communities and charitable organizations throughout
the world. Included among those charities are
the Fisher House Foundation, the LA Lakers Youth
Foundation, the Humane Society, the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation, the Animal Avengers Organization,
and the Sean McCauley Hope Foundation for Pediatric
Calvin Ayre Foundation’s own initiatives
include the Sponsor a School Project, which provides
students living in underdeveloped nations opportunities
for a quality education, and the Sponsor a Family
Project, which provides financial support for
the immediate families of sponsored students.
Ayre Announces Retirement from Bodog
Ayre, the internationally noted billionaire playboy
founder of Bodog, will be retiring from his largely
ceremonial role as the face of Bodog.
he will no longer be involved in Bodog operationally.
In mid-2007 he successfully transferred ownership
of the Bodog brand in North America to the Morris
Mohawk Gaming Group. Internationally Bodog has
put in place a very competent and significantly
European executive team that is already managing
Bodog Europe and Africa and plans to further expand
to Latin America.
will be taking some time to himself in his home
in Antigua and will continue to support charitable
opportunities through the Calvin Ayre Foundation.
noted, “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.”
Morris Mohawk Gaming Group
Morris Mohawk Gaming Group (www.morrismohawk.com)
is located in the territory of Kahnawake just
outside Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and is licensed
by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission to offer gaming
services from Kahnawake to users worldwide. Morris
Mohawk Gaming Group is led by Olympic Gold medalist,
Order of Canada recipient and First Nations' leader
Alwyn Morris. For more information, contact Media
Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
has its head office, and is licensed in, the Caribbean
nation of Antigua. Bodog (www.bodoglife.com) offers
online gaming, which includes Poker, Casino and
a host of other gaming products. Bodog does not
offer ‘for money’ gaming services
within North America. For more information, contact
Media Relations at email@example.com.
Ayre official website
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