St. Johns, Antigua (PRWEB) February 22, 2008
Online poker players will be competing this March for some serious cash, not to mention serious bragging rights, when Bodog hosts its inaugural tournament series, the Bodog Poker Open (BPO).
Starting on Monday, March 3, the BPO will feature five preliminary events, all leading up to the series' championship, the $500 buy-in BPO Main Event, held on Sunday, March 9. There, the inaugural Bodog Poker Champion will be crowned and walk away with the top cash prize and an engraved Omega Speedmaster watch.
Always eager to sweeten the pot for its online poker players, Bodog Poker will add a total of $75,000 in additional money to the BPO's prize pools, creating a larger prize pool to each tournament and giving players an exceptional value for their buy-ins.
"We're excited to finally give our online players a tournament series where they can battle it out for some major bragging rights and serious money," said Bodog North American CEO Alwyn Morris. "While there will be more Bodog Poker Opens, there will only be one 'first' Bodog Poker Champion, and he or she will have the cash and champion's Omega Speedmaster watch to show for it."
Each of the BPO's preliminary events will feature a different buy-in amount and format of Texas Holdem, including No Limit, Pot Limit, Limit and Six-Handed No Limit. 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 starting on Monday, Feb. 11. Winners of the preliminary events will win entry to the BPO Main Event in addition to their tournament winnings.
The tournament schedule for the BPO is as follows:
Date Event Type Buy-In Added
Mon., March 3 Event #1 No Limit $250 + 20 $10k
Tues., March 4 Event #2 No Limit 6-Handed $300 + 25 $10k
Wed., March 5 Event #3 Rebuy $100 + 10 $10k
Thurs., March 6 Event #4 Pot Limit $200 + 15 $10k
Fri., March 7 Event #5 Limit $150 + 10 $10k
Sat., March 8 N/A Satellite Day Various N/A
Sun., March 9 Event #6 Main Event (NL) $470 + 30 $25k
For more details on the inaugural Bodog Poker Open, visit http://www.bodoglife.com/poker/tournaments/bodog-poker-open.html.
About Morris Mohawk Gaming Group:
Morris Mohawk Gaming Group is located in the territory of Kahnawake just outside Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and is licensed there to offer gaming services from Kahnawake to users worldwide. Morris Mohawk Gaming Group is led by Olympic Gold medalist, Order of Canada recipient 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, visit 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 pr @ bodoglife.net.