Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker to Air in U.S. on ION Television

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Bodog TV and ION Television have joined forces again to air the original Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker TV series.

Bodog TV and ION Television have joined forces once again to air the original Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker TV series. The popular series pits seasoned pros against average Joes, celebrities and a mysterious wild card competitor. Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker will air daily at 10 p.m./9 p.m. Central, starting Monday, May 28 and will culminate in a special three hour poker marathon, Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central.

"The series is unlike any other and embodies the Bodog poker lifestyle," said Bodog TV founder Calvin Ayre. "Not only did we capture some incredible poker play, we managed to capture a few intimate moments that make the series and competitors that much more entertaining."

Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker is hosted by billionaire entrepreneur and Bodog Entertainment Founder Calvin Ayre, and will feature a laundry list of celebrities and poker pros alike, including: Chuck "Iceman" Liddell (Mixed Martial Arts Champion), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), "Boston" Rob Mariano (Survivor, Amazing Race), Josh Malina (West Wing), Willie Garson (Sex in the City), Willa Ford (Musician), Mitch Allen (SR-71), Kelly Hu (Scorpion King), Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie), Michele Merkin (Foody Call) and poker pros Jennifer Tilly, Phil Laak, David Williams, Evelyn Ng, Josh Arieh, Jean Gluck, Michael Mizrachi, Lily Mizrachi, Humberto Brenes and Erick Lingdren.

While season one will be airing on ION Television in more than 90 million homes across the U.S., Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker II will be ramping up its search for the next reality TV superstar.

Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker II is a poker and lifestyle-driven reality TV show featuring 12 contestants, all of whom will be selected online via user submitted audition videos or pictures. The 12 lucky contestants will compete in true reality TV fashion, battling one another in both poker and lifestyle related challenges, all in the hopes of walking away with the largest prize in reality TV history -- $2 million.

Streaming video of season one is available for viewing and download online at, along with two exclusive semi-final table episodes that won't be seen anywhere else.

For instructions on how to submit an audition video or picture for Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker II, visit:

About Bodog Television
Bodog Television is a division of the international digital entertainment giant Bodog Entertainment. With six offices located around the globe, this production and distribution division features a diverse and growing roster of television shows. Some of Bodog Television's latest programs include: An MMA fight series, Bodog Fight season's I-IV (; a poker lifestyle and reality show, Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker I and II (http://www.Bodog.TV); an international million-dollar band search competition, Bodog Battle (, which features legendary Sex Pistols front man Johnny Rotten. Bodog Television's creator, Calvin Ayre, is recognized as a world authority on branding in the digital entertainment industry and was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling "Billionaires" issue in March 2006. For more information, contact Media Relations at 1-866-892-3371, or press @ BODOG is a registered trademark of Bodog Entertainment Group.


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