St. Johns, Antigua (PRWEB) July 19, 2008
As the final cards were being dealt at this year's World Series of Poker* in Las Vegas, three Bodog online poker players were already being dealt seats to the 2009 WSOP* Main Event. The three seats are the first to be awarded by any online poker site and were won in the final tournament of the Bodog Poker Mini Series, a 25-tournament series mirroring the Holdem events at the World Series in Las Vegas but with buy-ins equal to just one percent of the actual buy-in of the WSOP* Main Event.
The three players, "pokerfanx789", "dudix" and "Boswan," were each awarded $12,000 VIP Prize Packages to the 2009 Main Event and the chance to compete for millions as a member of Team Bodog.
"Team Bodog players had an amazing run at this year's series in Las Vegas, and we're already gearing up for next summer by awarding three seats to the 2009 Main Event," said Morris Mohawk Gaming Group CEO Alwyn Morris. "The three winners of our Bodog Poker Mini Series are guaranteed an experience like no other in Las Vegas as they compete for a shot at poker stardom and millions of dollars."
The 27-player final tournament of the Bodog Mini Series consisted of the top four players on the series' Tournament Leader Board, 18 players from the Semifinal qualifier and five selected from a random "wild card" drawing of players who had entered at least three Mini Series events. The Final Table took place on Thursday, July 10, and the top three finishers were awarded $12,000 Main Event Prize Packages with the rest of the final nine players receiving T$109.
With buy-ins ranging from as low as $10+$1 up to $100+$9, the Bodog Poker Mini Series was an exceptional value for players of all skill levels and is just the latest offering from Bodog that guarantees online poker players the absolute best value for their tournament dollars. Over the course of the series, Bodog played host to 3,376 online poker players and paid out a total of $107,000 in prize money.
Next summer's Main Event is just one of a number of tournaments held around the world that poker players can qualify for through Bodog. From the WSOP* Europe in London to events across Europe, Asia and North America, Bodog's Player's Choice packages give winners the opportunity to play in some of the most exciting and exotic locations in the world in total Bodog style.
For more details on all of the Bodog Player's Choice packages, visit http://poker.bodoglife.com/tournaments/overview.html.
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. The Antiguan-based 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 Me dia Relations at pr @ morrismohawk.com.
Bodog has its head office, and is licensed in, the Caribbean nation of Antigua. The Bodog group of companies (http://www.bodoglife.com) offer a host of entertainment services, including online gaming, which includes Poker, Casino and a suite of other world-class gaming products. Bodog does not offer "for money" gaming services within North America. For more information, contact Media Relations at pr @ bodoglife.com.
*World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah's License Company, LLC ("Harrah's"). Harrah's does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with, Morris Mohawk Gaming Group, Bodog or any of their products, services, promotions or tournaments.