Eleven people, including CEO of offshore gambling website, face charges

Eleven people, including CEO of offshore gambling website, face charges: “FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) – Federal officials have charged 11 people, including the CEO of a big gambling website, with conspiracy, racketeering and fraud for taking sports bets from U.S. residents.”

It’s about time the U.S. Department of Justice started cracking down on the explosion of online gambling Web sites, including sports wagering, but also virtual casino and poker table sites. I’ve been a big proponent of a clampdown for a long, long time.

Too much money is lost to gambling, in general, and unregulated, unlicensed, illegal offshore gambling, in particularly. Families are destroyed and people are left to rebuild shattered lives.

I can only hope Justice continues to lay the “smackdown”, to use a popular wrestling term for a sporting event I do not watch, and vigorously pursues other founders of popular gambling sites such as Bodog.com and its Canadian founder, Calvin Ayre.


2 thoughts on “Eleven people, including CEO of offshore gambling website, face charges

  1. Gambling is as much an addiction as alcohol or drug addiction–and unfortunately, so socially acceptable. It’s becoming rampant–just look at all the online poker sites (and off line ones, too). I cringe whenever I see Wayne Gretzky (whom I have always admired) do ads for a new sports lottery.

  2. Dear Doug Mehus,

    I had located an article you had written on DMehus.Wordpress.com through a defunct link to our client Bodog; https://dmehus.wordpress.com/2006/07/18/eleven-people-including-ceo-of-offshore-gambling-website-face-charges. Though this article was written in July 2006, it is indexed in search engines allowing many searchers to easily locate your well written article, making it necessary to keep your links up to date.

    Kindly change the link to Bodog (Keyword- Calvin Ayre) from: http://www.bodog.com/about/calvin-ayre.jsp to:


    Note: bodoglife.com is Bodog’s new permanent home.

    We appreciate you updating your link. Should you have any questions, feel free to email me.


    Also I would like to apologize for leaving this in your comment thread. I tried to contact you directly through WordPress.com but the said they cannot contact users for others.

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