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Internet Gambling Mogul's House Raided

Law, 2006-03-13, by TwoGun

Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodog Entertainment Group, had his Costa Rican mansion raided on Friday during the taping of a poker TV show. The show, which was previously set to air in April on Fox Sports Network, was slated to feature poker pros such as Michael "the Grinder" Mizrachi, Josh Arieh, David Williams, and Erick Lindgren.

It is reported that Ayre's compound was raided due to complaints by neighbors who felt the poker party being filmed for TV was too raucous. The compound is a 3.5 million dollar 10,000 square foot mansion. Computer equipment from Ayre's home was confiscated while Ayre himself was released shortly after being detained.

At this time, no charges have been made against Ayre, a Canadian citizen said to be worth more than one billion dollars. More about this story can be found in this Forbes Article.

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