Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 22, 2008
Team Bodog pro Josh Arieh proved once again that he is one of the best Pot Limit Omaha players in the world by taking down the $1,000 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha with Re-buys event at the 2008 Wynn Classic on Thursday, March 13, at the Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The two-time World Series of Poker bracelet-winner from Atlanta, Ga., beat out a formidable field of 57 players as well as a tough final table that included Pot Limit Omaha ace Ted Lawson. Along with the title, Arieh earned $59,364 for his victory.
"This kind of performance is what the poker world has come to expect from a two-time WSOP bracelet winner like Josh," says Morris Mohawk Gaming Group CEO Alwyn Morris. "We are extremely proud of his victory, and we know that this is just a taste of what 2008 holds in store for Team Bodog at the poker tables."
Considered by many to be the toughest and most skilled form of poker, Pot Limit Omaha has long been a specialty of Arieh's. He captured his second WSOP bracelet in the game when he won the $2,000 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha event at the 2005 WSOP, and in 2000, he finished second in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event at the WSOP.
Arieh's win at the 2008 Wynn Classic comes on the heels of recent successes for the Team Bodog pro in both online and live tournaments. Just last week, he finished third in Event No. 1 of the inaugural Bodog Poker Open, and in December, he took second at the main event of the 2007 WSOP Circuit New Orleans, earning himself an impressive $130,050 payday. Along with his two WSOP-bracelet wins, Arieh also memorably finished third at the 2005 WSOP Main Event. With more than $4.5 million in winnings in live tournaments during the past four years, Arieh also has several large online poker tournament cashes to his name.
As a Team Bodog pro, Arieh regularly plays poker online at Bodog where he hosts his own $3-$6 No-Limit Holdem table. Online poker players at Bodog also have the chance to take on Arieh heads-up for $1,000 by winning tournaments in the Bodog Poker room and finishing atop Bodog's Tournament Leader Board on any given week.
Poker players looking to secure a spot alongside Arieh and the rest of Team Bodog at the 2008 WSOP Main Event can do so now in the Bodog Poker Room, where Bodog is guaranteeing at least four $12,000 Main Event Prize Packages weekly through its "Main Event Semifinal" tournaments. Players can get in on the action for as little as $1 or 100 PTS. Each Main Event Semifinal will award at least one $12,000 Main Event Prize Package, which includes the $10,000 buy-in to the main event, $2,000 for travel expenses, loads of Team Bodog gear and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Las Vegas in total Bodog style, including meeting the Bodog Girls and much, much more.
For more on Josh Arieh and Bodog Poker, visit poker.bodoglife.com.
About Morris Mohawk Gaming Group
The Morris Mohawk Gaming Group (http://www.morrismohawk.com ), 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, contact Media Relations at pr(at)morrismohawk.com.
Bodog has its head office, and is licensed in, the Caribbean nation of Antigua. Bodog 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. The Bodog group of companies (http://www.bodoglife.com ) offer 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. For more information, contact Media Relations at pr(at)bodoglife.net.