Catch Me If You Can

Miller, Matthew
March 2006
Forbes Asia;3/27/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p54
The article deals with the venture of entrepreneur Calvin Edward Ayre into illegal gambling over the Internet. Ayre's Bodog Entertainment Group, an online gambling company, takes bets from 16 million customers in the U.S. and other countries. Bodog is based in Costa Rica where 150 bookmakers and customer service representatives are involved in its operation. The efforts of the U.S. government to file charges against online betting is included.


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