Canadian entrepreneur Calvin Ayre (56), who made a fortune from online gambling after founding the Bodog group, has unveiled his next venture – a $100 million, five-star resort in Antigua that will be funded from his profits in the digital currency market.
Ayre told the Guardian newspaper over the weekend that he has begun work on the upmarket tourist resort on Antigua’s Valley Church beach.
“This resort will attract a totally new market segment of tourism on the island – successful wellness-seekers who also want to have fun. The property will not be an all-inclusive destination. Instead, its amenities will be available to residents of Antigua and Barbuda and visitors alike.”
The newspaper quotes Antigua and Barbuda prime minister Gaston Browne, who said of the venture:
“We expect the resort’s novel and exciting concept to broaden Antigua and Barbuda’s tourism product and bring a new category of tourists to our islands. We look forward to working with Mr Ayre on this resort and the many other investments he has made in Antigua.”
Aye revealed that the resort will accept Bitcoin Cash at point of sale terminals on the property and through its online booking engine.