Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre on US 10 Most Wanted List
Calvin Ayre, the founder of Bodog, is listed among the United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Ten Most Wanted people. His photo is listed among alleged drug and human traffickers, just to name a few. His last known location, according to ICE, was Antigua, which does not seem willing to comply with a U.S. extradition request.
A synopsis reads: A federal indictment was returned by the United States District Court of Maryland charging one business and four members of an online gambling and money laundering conspiracy on charges in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. 1955, Operating an Illegal Gambling Business and Title 18 U.S.C. 1956(a)(2)(A), Money Laundering. AYRE was one of the individuals indicted in this case.
Bodog is one of the online gambling websites that continues to offer online gambling services to residents of the US. Just recently, a customer service centre located in the Philippines, was raised by local police and phone support has been offline for about a week, causing extra stress to players, though cash withdrawals apparently were unaffected.
Regulated online gambling in the meantime is being introduced in the United States on a state by state basis starting with Neveada, Delaware and New Jersey just last week.
Calvin Ayre is originally from Saskatchewan.