Thursday December 5,2013 : BODOG FOUNDER ON U.S. WANTED LIST
Ayre accused of illegal online gambling and money laundering.
Calvin Ayre, the high profile founder and current franchiser of the Bodog online gambling brand remains a wanted man in the United States, it appears from the ten most wanted list on the Homelands Security Investigations list at
Ayre's picture and brief profile appears alongside one woman and eight other men who are variously accused of a range of crimes that includes drug running, kidnapping, human trafficking, serious fraud, conspiracy to export sensitive military technology, illegal immigrant smuggling resulting in death or injury, child porn, document fraud and other serious criminal offences.
In Ayre's case, detailed at, he is listed as wanted for "Illegal Gambling Business, Money Laundering," with the detail given as:
"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."