Niagara Falls, Ontario (PRWEB) October 25, 2006
Eleven online poker players will don the black and red of Team Bodog at the North American Poker Championship, October 25-29, and one of them just might become poker's next TV superstar and millionaire. The televised-tournament, held at the Niagara Fallsview Casino and Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is the only Canadian stop on the 2006 World Poker Tour (WPT) and will give the 11 amateur Team Bodog members, each of whom qualified on Bodoglife.com, an opportunity for big-time TV exposure, cash winnings and a chance to play with the Pros.
Each of the 11 Team Bodog players earned their entry by winning one of the many WPT satellite tournaments offered online at Bodoglife.com. As a member of Team Bodog, the qualifiers are rewarded a prize package that includes the $10,000 CAD tournament buy-in, travel expenses, and Team Bodog gear.
"It's every amateur player's dream to be on television sitting across the table from some of the best players in the world at a WPT final table, and Bodoglife.com Poker is thrilled to have played a major role in helping our players realize their dreams," says Calvin Ayre, Founder of poker powerhouse and digital entertainment giant Bodoglife.com, and host of the popular poker and lifestyle television series, Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker, which aired on Fox Sports Net (FSN) earlier this year.
With aggressive tournament schedules and an array of bonus programs, Bodoglife.com Poker continues to lead the industry with its multitude of products. Bodoglife.com's poker room community enjoys huge tournaments with guaranteed prize pools of $3.5 million.
In addition to its WPT satellite qualifiers, Bodoglife.com also hosts regular qualifiers for the World Series of Poker, and in 2006, sent more than 500 players to the World Series of Poker who walked away with a combined $15 million in winnings. Team Bodog professionals Josh Arieh and Evelyn Ng performed especially well, but it was David Williams and the newest Team Bodog member, Jamie Gold, who stole the headlines. Williams, a bracelet holder and one of the top money winners in poker history, won the 7-Card Stud event, taking home over $160,000, while Jamie Gold was crowned the World Champion by taking the coveted main event and winning $12 million.
"With the amazing success of Team Bodog at this year's WSOP, Bodoglife.com Poker has proven that it's an effective training ground for players who eventually graduate to playing and winning tournaments at land-based casinos," says Ayre.
Check out http://poker.bodoglife.com/ for the complete Bodog.com Poker experience.
About Morris Mohawk Gaming Group
Morris Mohawk Gaming Group is located on the Kahnawake Reserve outside of Montreal, Canada, and is licensed there to offer gaming services from Kahnawake to users worldwide. Morris Mohawk Gaming Group is led by noted Canadian sportsman and First Nations' leader Alwyn Morris. The Bodog brand is operated for gaming in North America by Morris Mohawk Gaming Group under License. For more information please see http://www.MorrisMohawk.ca
Bodog, with its head office located in Antigua, is licensed in the United Kingdom and Antigua. Bodog Entertainment Founder Calvin Ayre, recognized as a world authority on branding in digital entertainment, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling 2006 "Billionaires" issue. Bodog (http://www.bodoglife.com) offers a host of entertainment services, comprising: 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. For more information, contact Media Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BODOG is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. Bodog Gaming is operated in North America under License by Morris Mohawk Gaming Group.
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