Bodog Entertainment signs television deal

Calvin Ayre's dreams are becoming a reality, or at least reality TV. Bodog Entertainment announced this week that it had reached a multi-year agreement for ION Media Networks to show several Bodog shows on their network.

That means BodogTV shows such as "Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker II" and BodogFight will reach more than 90 million homes in the United States beginning Feb. 13.

BodogFight will be the first to air on the network. Episode 1 of the weekly series will start Feb. 13 at 11 p.m. (EST), and then an encore presentation of BodogFight: USA vs. Russia, will air Feb. 17.

Later in the year, the network will bring audiences Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker II.

The Wild Card Poker tournament will bring poker players to Costa Rica to play some Texas Hold'em. Players will compete for a spot at the final table where they will be then joined by a "wild card" player chosen by Calvin Ayre who wasn't originally part of the player pool.

Last year's wild card was Daniel Negreanu. However, his addition to the final table didn't keep Josh Arieh from still winning the tournament along with the $500,000 prize.

"The agreement with ION Media Networks marks a significant step for our TV productions," said Calvin Ayre, founder of Bodog Entertainment, which runs the poker site "Now the edgy world of Bodog will be available to the largest television audience we've ever had. That news is very exciting for us."

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