April 22, 2008

Ayre retires as Bodog looks to new territories

Calvin Ayre, founder and chief executive of Bodog, has announced that he will be retiring from his “largely ceremonial” role as the face of the betting and gaming operator.

Ayre will not be involved at an operational level with Bodog anymore. This follows on from his transfer of the ownership of the firm to the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group in mid-2007. Recently, Bodog has been setting up its UK and European operations, with hopes of expanding into South America in the near future.

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

The Morris Mohawk Group is headed up by Alwyn Morris, the company is located just outside the Kahnawake territory in Canada and is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.