Bodog Calvin Ayre Exonerated By U.S. Court

Published Friday, July 14, 2017 -
Bodog Calvin Ayre Exonerated By U.S. Court

The online gambling industry is global and therefore difficult to navigate sometimes because of politics and changing laws. There is justice finally for some with the US Department of Justice dropping all charges against online gambling pioneer Calvin Ayre and the Bodog internet betting enterprise.

Five years have passed since the US Attorney for the District of Maryland filed charges of illegal gambling and money laundering with conspiracy against three individuals, Bodog and Calvin Ayre. The alleged wrong doing noted offering gambling services and products was between 2006 and 2012.

Chief Judge Catherine Blake of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland recently dismissed all of the felony charges against the Bodog enterprise and Calvin Ayre. All of the charges against the other individuals were also dismissed.

The confiscation of the domain by the Department of Justice will be returned to working order for a $100,000 onetime fee with no restrictions which was anted up by friends of Mr. Ayre.

An estimated $67 million USD was also seized by the US government from third party payment processor’s accounts and it will be kept by them according to the settlement deal. None of the accused claimed these funds saying the funds were the US gamblers stuck in the treasury vault. Bodog immediately made restitution to any of its customers who were impacted by the confiscation of these online gambling funds. The resolve that Calvin Ayre and Bodog have had fighting the US government shows that the industry has integrity and it is possible the US may be coming around to owning up to its WTO debt to Antigua and Barbuda with this solution. asked exonerated Calvin Ayre the man his thoughts on the settlement, “I don’t see this settlement changing anything, as I’m happy with my life the way it is. I’ll continue to focus on being an online gaming industry analyst, a tech investor and a philanthropist. But most importantly, I’m just going to continue enjoying life to the fullest.”​



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