Calvin Ayre, the billionaire playboy who founded the Bodog Entertainment Group in 1994 has announced that he will be retiring from the company. The Bodog Entertainment Group has prospered since its early days and has a hand in entertainment, online poker, and many forms of gambling. At the moment, Calvin Ayre is not planning on giving any interviews pertaining to his retirement.
No notice has been given on exactly when Ayre’s retirement will occur, although it has already been stated that Calvin Ayre will not be doing any interviews on his retirement. Ayre is expected to relax at his home in Antigua for awhile following his retirement, as well as continuing to work with his charity, the Calvin Ayre Foundation, which is devoted to helping people across the globe in education, child welfare, and social development, as well as providing assistance to animal welfare and the environment.
Calvin Ayre’s has only had a figurehead role in recent years, so his retirement will not siginificantly impact any of Bodog’s operations. A European executive team has been in charge of all of Bodog’s operations outside of North America since 2006, and in 2007 the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group took charge of Bodog’s North American operations.
Calvin Ayre maintains a blog and briefly discussed his retirement on it, saying “The same great Bodog experience will continue 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 will also not affect anyhting that you see or notice when enjoying the Bodog products and services.”