Good will is coming to Haiti these days from all walks of life. Different industries are doing their part to help out the devastation of Haiti. Calvin Eyre, the founder of Bodog, has called out those within his own industry, online gambling, to help with the relief effort.
Ayre posted on his blog that he has ordered his foundation to send GBP 10,000 to UK based Oxfam. He did not stop there, however, with Ayre going on to ask for help from others within the industry. Ayre claimed his foundation will match any donations from persons within the online gambling industry up to $1,000,000.
“It is a disaster in Haiti. I know they have had a tough go from Mother Nature recently, hurricanes and now this earthquake. I cannot help but be disgusted with the ruling elite that has driven this country down like this while, no doubt, filling their own pockets,” said Ayre in his message on his blog.
After filling in his guests on the background of the situation in Haiti, Ayre then went on to call out other members of his industry.
“That all said, the innocents as always are paying a horrendous price for this elite thievery, and I think the global online gaming community has a duty to do something,” he said. Ayre believes that the online gambling industry will respond and help the victims of the Haiti tragedy.
Bodog is one of the most recognizable names in the global Internet gambling industry. The company was launched back in 1994, and has become one of the world’s largest providers of sports and casino gambling.
With online gambling becoming increasingly popular around the world, many countries have moved towards regulating the industry. This has allowed some of the biggest companies in the industry to become wealthy, which is why Ayre has decided that the industry as a whole should help out the Haiti relief efforts.