Pulls the Plug After 12 Years

calvin ayre says goodbye, a top online gambling industry news source, has ceased operations after more than a decade in the business. The announcement was made by the website’s founder Calvin Ayre.  

In the announcement, Ayre explained that he would shift his concentration and resources to the cryptocurrency industry and a new website.

News Highlights

  • halts updates; site stays up
  • Bodog founder concentrates on cryptocurrency
  • Ayre promotes Bitcoin SV, CoinGeek

The End of

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Ayre launched in 2009 after having established himself in the online gambling world as the founder of the Bodog casino brand.

He had made billions as grew from a sports gambling site to a full sportsbook, poker room, and casino.

It became the top internet wagering destination in the 2000s before legal issues caused Ayre to sell the site and retire from the gaming business. Ayre branched out into several other enterprises, including martial arts fighting, real estate, and a music label.

CalvinAyre in the Online Gambling Industry

He created to give readers straight talk about an industry he believed had been coddled by other gambling information sites. became known for its news authenticity and experienced writers who conveyed reliable information on various aspects of the industry. Each of those writers said goodbyes at the site in the lead-up to the closure announcement. In his departing message, Ayre said:

I didn’t invent online gambling, but I saw its potential early enough to help shape the industry in ways that allowed it to emerge from the shadows into the mainstream.

Calvin Ayre

The site featured daily articles on all aspects of the industry and source lists and informative, entertaining podcasts. will remain up for an undesignated period and will leave its archives accessible, as confirmed by Calvin:

My primary focus may have changed, but you never forget your first love. So for those who came looking for archived gambling articles, they live on here.


Calvin Focuses on Cryptocurrency

Ayre’s shift in focus arises from his longtime involvement with Bitcoin and Craig Wright, a computer scientist and cryptocurrency pioneer. Wright claims to be the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator, and founder of Bitcoin.

The Bitcoin Trend

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Because digital currency is one of the favorite payment methods for online gamblers, it was natural for Ayre to become interested in the Bitcoin trend.

For years, Ayre used his website to speculate about the future of Bitcoin. Upon releasing Bitcoin SV (Satoshi Vision), he characterized it as the only technology that remains true to the vision Satoshi outlined in his famous white paper.

The entrepreneur put his money and influence into Bitcoin Cash, a derivative of the original Bitcoin. In 2016, Wright announced that Ayre had invested $30 million in his cryptocurrency business. 

All Bets on CoinGeek.Com 

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In 2017, Ayre acquired and relaunched it as a digital currency news website. He also established a Bitcoin Cash mining operation, which would become one of the world’s largest. promotes itself as the first media to report all the information in BSV (Bitcoin Satoshi Vision). The site offers Bitcoin guides and cryptocurrency news and analysis.

 Calvin Ayre Bets of Cryptos for the Future

Calvin Ayre has earned a reputation as a pioneer of digital-age commerce. Even though cryptocurrency information websites have been around for years, Ayre’s latest move should put CoinGeek at the top of the field.

We’ll miss’s bookmark as a trusted internet gaming source. But online gamblers, especially lovers of real money online casinos, will still be able to turn to OUSC for the best in information and trends

About the Author
Karen Esposito

Karen Esposito - Reviewer / Editor

Gambling enthusiast, with a passion for table games like poker and blackjack. You can find usually find her investigating the latest games and industry updates.