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Bodog Poker tables get Warped
Sexing up poker's image is a tough job, but Bodog is always ready for the challenge. Pairing Texas Hold'em with punk-rock music festival the Warped Tour is the poker room's latest effort.
Bodog Music is hosting its annual poker tournament today at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J.
There musicians will hit up what Bodog is promising will be the tour's hottest after party of the summer by competing with their traveling staff in a rock star game of Hold'em as the cameras roll. Players will compete for prizes such as the desired Apple iPhone, poker tournament must-have, Bose noise-canceling headphones and a custom poker table with a Bodog chip set.
The 80-player event will be caught on film by Fuse TV, which is filming the tournament for its Warped Wednesday programming.
Although it's sure to be in step with Bodog's laid-back image, expect nothing but the highest standards at the tournament, which will feature an experienced team of tournament directors and dealers. Also on the job: the infamous Bodog Girls to further the rock-star experience.
Upon arriving at the event, players will be greeted by the beautiful and, traditionally, scantily clad Bodog Girls who'll be dishing out the poker site's swag bags. After that, participants at the event are invited to enjoy an open bar and food.
Bodog has proclaimed last year's event a smashing success after the tournament was won by Split Fifty guitarist Josh Bodwell. This year, expect bigger crowds, rising antes, higher stakes and an exciting Bodog Entertainment Warped Tour 2007 Poker Tournament, the site said in a release.
"We are excited to bring our poker tourney back to the Warped Tour this year. By all accounts it was a highlight of last year's run," said Bodog founder Calvin Ayre in a statement. "With the Vincent Black Shadow playing and the swag bags we have been handing out, our involvement with Warped is even greater, but it wouldn't be complete with out the poker tourney for the bands."
The Warped Tour is a music festival that is performing across the U.S. and Canada this summer featuring some of the biggest names in punk rock. Performers such as New Found Glory, Bad Religion and K-OS will be taking the stage in New Jersey today.