Bodog.com is sending 11 players to represent the site at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Season 5 North American Poker Championship which began today at the Fallsview Casino and Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The Team Bodog members each earned their entry into the tournament through WPT satellite tournaments on Bodog.com. They were awarded prize packages that included the $10,000 CAD buy-in, travel expenses, and Bodog.com 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 Bodog.com Poker is thrilled to have played a major role in helping our players realize their dreams," said Calvin Ayre, Bodog.com founder and CEO.
Bodog.com not only hosts WPT Season 5 event qualifiers, players can also compete for seats in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event. Last year, the site sent more than 500 players to the WSOP as well as some of their sponsored pros such as Evelyn Ng, Josh Arieh, and David Williams, who walked away the with a WSOP bracelet win in the Seven-Card Stud event.
Most notable of the team members was Jamie Gold who was crowned the World Champion after defeating thousands of players to conquer the Main Event and win $12 million.
"With the amazing success of Team Bodog at this year's WSOP, Bodog.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.
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