Calvin Ayre 5 Years

Calvin Ayre 5 Years

May 25 marks two grand occasions, first, it’s the fifth anniversary of’s official launch as a gambling industry news site and second, it’s the birthday of our founder and namesake Calvin Ayre.

We wanted to take a moment to wish Calvin a happy birthday and a thank you for being a great boss. He celebrated in style this past Saturday with a hundred close friends at our 5-year anniversary party in Vancouver’s Yaletown district. We’ll have a video of the highlights tomorrow.

We wanted to take this opportunity to give thanks to all of the people that helped contribute to over the past five years from hosts to writers to columnists and many people who work behind the scenes.

It’s a long list so bear with me.

Video Hosts – Rebecca Liggero, Dana Workman, Angelia Ong, Tatjana Pasalic, Stephanie Raquel

Cameramen – Jom Guidotti, Carlos Ditteborn, Mandeep Singh, Rovic Pacis

Staff Writers – Steven Stradbrooke, Lee Davy, Criz Hombrebueno, Peter Amsel, Jamie Hinks, John Blaise, Lee Bell, Kirby Garlitos, Dan Taylor, Ed Drake, Eric Bianchi, Anton Fabico and Mark McKenna

Producers – Carol Tan, Emily Leeb, Evette Borromeo, Rob Peacock, Glenn Ala

Columnists – Vince Martin, Jason Kirk, Mike O’Donnell, Rafi Farber, Tom Galanis and Robbie Davies

Special Contributors – Professor I. Nelson Rose, Dr. Patrick Basham, Jonas Odman, Nick Garner, Keith McDonnell, Ed Pownall, Rob Sales and John Karlo Manauis

These are some great behind the scenes folks who helped us over the years – Carl Rivera, Patrick Viseno, Rogelio Gabiano Jr., Ednelyn Agulto, Tristan Villagarcia, Jehrome Almazan, Yancy Uy, Joey Bote, Sid Romulo, Amanda Lopez, Giron Perez, Ian Mateo, Fawn Labrie, Anthony Dohm, Shannon Middleton, Amber O’Neill, Mani Chagtai and Alfredo Abaroa.

Of course, we wouldn’t have lasted five years if it weren’t for all the great people who work in the gambling industry and choose to make their gambling news site of choice. We sincerely thank you and look forward to more great years working in and reporting on the greatest industry in the world.