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Arye Shrugs Off Raid

15 Mar 2006

COSTA RICA – As reported by the CBC News: "Saskatchewan-born billionaire whose Costa Rican mansion was raided by police on the weekend is calling the raid a 'golden opportunity' to promote his internet gambling business.

"Calvin Ayre was on the cover of Forbes' 'world's wealthiest people' issue last week and the business magazine says he's worth in excess of $1 billion US.

"It's a long way from the pig farm near Lloydminster where he spent his early years, although Ayre, 44, insists he hasn't changed much.

"…Gambling is illegal in Costa Rica and it was reported police thought Ayre was hosting a poker tournament.

"However, Ayre said he was actually hosting a wrap-up event after shooting the latest episode of a realty TV show – about poker.

"…Police did not arrest Ayre, but he said they confiscated his laptop computer and ate food put out for his guests…"

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