That’s right. The old BoDog that suddenly changed to Bovada just before Feds Indict Former Online Gambling Billionaire Calvin Ayre
Calvin FUCKING Ayre.
You thought the high stake poker players were ballers? LOL If only you could sniff the baller level of Mr Ayre.
He’s been on the DOJ hit list for nearly 15 years now. FIFTEEN FUCKING YEARS.
How does one dodge the DOJ so long? How does this happen?
The old BoDog was centrally located, or shall I say strategically, in Antigua. In fact, before the link to the pic was broken it sounds like the office was pretty damn nice. BoDog’s New Antigua head office completes renovations.
Why Antigua? Why would, what is considered a Canadian company, locate them selves on a tiny island in the Caribbean?
Just so happens that Antigua has the World Trade Organization on their side, at least one can speculate. They moved in before the UIGEA went into enforcement (remember, passed in 2006, but not until June 2010 did it go into effect.) While I’m not (nor have I heard) exactly why they moved there, but it sure seemed to work. It put up easier targets for the DOJ (the UltimateBets, Full Tilts, etc). If you want to try to find out more, there is PLENTY of info out there just Google some key words. There is even an old site: AntiquaWTO.com that has plenty of info on the online gambling haven of Antigua.
We all know how aggressively BoDog seeks the US market. They even have Sports book that feeds their poker games and a very controversial “anonymous tables” program, where they do not display player names.
But guess what…it’s working, they are growing in the US facing market and are even quick with payouts for a US site as they have recently received an A on the : February US Online Poker Payment Processing Report.
Working on his second decade of dodging the DOJ and growing BoDog into Bovada, I think its time to trust Calvin Ayre.
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