Fast tracks

Mountains of cash, beautiful women, and a nonstop round-the-world party. This is the life of Calvin Ayre, founder of the online gambling powerhouse Bodog, a company headquartered in Antigua. Shortly after university, Ayre sold everything he owned and with $10,000 to his name he created a brand that could cross over into any industry: The Bodog Entertainment Group. This year, in April, Ayre announced his retirement from Bodog. He now intends to devote his time to The Calvin Ayre Foundation, a private and independent foundation with a charter to do charitable work worldwide. Josh Dean from Fast Company magazine wanted to know why and he met him in Macau earlier this year in February where Ayre was digging for new connections and expansion opportunities for his company. You can read the whole article online or go directly to St. Lazarus district and step into Bloom Yellow (check our map here on the right side) to take the paper version and take it wherever you want. FC is a full-color monthly business magazine that reports on innovation, digital media, technology, change management, leadership, design and social responsibility. It was launched in November 1995 by Alan Webber and Bill Taylor, two former Harvard Business Review editors, and it's now owned by the Forbes 400 billionaire, John Mansueto. FC is the sister of Inc. magazine, a publication dedicated to covering growing businesses and entrepreneurs.


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