Bodog Poker Open Kicks Off TodayMarch 3, 2008
Over the next seven days, online poker players will be competing for huge cash prizes and major bragging rights in the inaugural Bodog Poker Open (BPO), the biggest poker tournament in Bodog history.
The action on the virtual felt in the six-event series starts tonight with a $270 buy-in No Limit Holdem tournament. To sweeten the pot, Bodog is adding $10,000 to the tournament's prize pool tonight and will add a total of $75,000 in additional money to the BPO's prize pools this week, ensuring a much bigger payday for its players and giving them exceptional value for their buy-ins.
The BPO culminates on Sunday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST, with the $500 buy-in Bodog Poker Open Main Event, where the winner will not only walk away with the top prize and be crowned the first ever Bodog Poker Champion, but will also receive an engraved Omega Speedmaster Pro watch worth $4,400
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"This is the biggest poker tournament in Bodog history, and we're letting our players know this by adding big money to the BPO's prize pools and by giving our first ever Bodog Poker Champion something special to remember his or her win by," said Morris Mohawk Gaming Group CEO Alwyn Morris. "We expect a great turnout in all of the BPO events as players compete for the cash and the glory."
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The six BPO events this week will have online players battling it out in different formats of Texas Holdem, including No Limit, Pot Limit, Limit, No Limit with Re-buys and Six-Handed No Limit. Winners of the preliminary events will win entry to the BPO Main Event in addition to their tournament winnings.
Players can buy directly into any of the events with cash or Bodog Tournament Credits or win their way in through any number of low-cost satellites running daily at the Bodog poker tables.
Date Event Type Buy-In Added
Monday, March 3 Event No. 1 No Limit $250 + 20 $10k
Tuesday, March 4 Event No. 2 No Limit 6-Handed $300 + 25 $10k
Wednesday, March 5 Event No. 3 No Limit w/ Rebuys $100 + 10 $10k
Thursday, March 6 Event No. 4 Pot Limit $200 + 15 $10k
Friday, March 7 Event No. 5 Limit $150 + 10 $10k
Sunday, March 9 Event No. 6 Main Event (NL) $470 + 30 $25k
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Bodog has its head office, and is licensed in, the Caribbean nation of Antigua. Bodog founder Calvin Ayre (www.calvinayrelife.com), recognized as a world authority on branding in digital entertainment, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling 2006 "Billionaires" issue. The Bodog group of companies (www.bodog.com) offers a host of entertainment services, including: online gaming, which includes Poker, Casino and a host of other gaming products; an international record label, Bodog Music; a million-dollar band search competition and accompanying TV series, Bodog Battle; a publishing division (with an online magazine, Bodog Nation, and blog, Bodog Beat); and an international television division, Bodog TV which produces reality series, such as Bodog Fight and Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker. Bodog does not offer 'for money' gaming services within North America. The Morris Mohawk Gaming Group has licensed certain elements of the Bodog brand for use in North America in furtherance of the marketing of MMGG's gaming services. For more information, contact Media Relations at email@example.com.
About Morris Mohawk Gaming Group
The Morris Mohawk Gaming Group is located in the territory of Kahnawake just outside Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission to offer gaming services from Kahnawake to users worldwide. Bodog has entered into a license agreement with the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group to allow this group to use various elements of the Bodog brand within North America to support the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group's marketing activities. Morris Mohawk Gaming Group is led by Olympic Gold medalist, Order of Canada recipient and First Nations' leader Alwyn Morris. For more information, visit www.morrismohawk.ca.
by Bodog PR at 1800-sports.com on March 04, 2008
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