Originally Posted by BodogBecky
You know what, you are right- I could have sworn the Forbes article title was covered in the Playboy article. Anyway, check out the 8 minute mark of the CTV W5 documentary on Calvin Ayre (http://calvinayre.com/2010/05/01/business/the-jackpot-ctv-w5-documentary/)- the Forbes article title situation is mentioned, and it is mentioned again towards the end of this Racing Post interview (http://calvinayre.com/2010/04/25/sports/racing-post-chats-with-calvin-ayre-on-betting-window-feature/). I'll look for some more- these mentions are just off the top of my head.
Read the racing post interview. All it says is that there was an article, and has calvin claiming it was inaccurate. I'm looking for a legitimate source that shows it was made up.
If in fact it was made up there should be many articles pointing to that fact as the writer would have been dismissed. Forbes would not stand for that and I am sure would have retracted any and all falsehoods. The story would have been covered by the NYT, WSJ and many others as reporters making up falsehoods in major US publications and newspapers tends to be a big deal around here.
Not to mention, if it had been proven false, you would have the links memorized as you'd be handing them out right and left. I'd be shocked if you point me to anything other than calvin-speak claiming he was quoted out of context. Clearly all we are left with are counter-allegations.
But, like I said, that's your job, to hawk his brand.
So hawk away. I'm looking forward to it.
p.s. Not to mention, if it was really all false Ayre would have sued for slander/libel - and you would have mentioned that, so I assume he didn't. Is that because he can't prove it? or unless, oh wait, he's too worried about getting arrested to step foot in this country and would have to come here to do so.
I like playing poker on his site as much as the next guy, but it's pretty clear to anyone that the sportsbook, taking bets that originate on US soil, is clearly a lucrative, yet illegal activity. I could give a fling F about that, but it doesn't exactly give the guy the moral highground or the benefit of the doubt as to telling the truth.