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Bodog Poker Open launched

5 Mar 2008

ST. JOHNS, Antigua -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Over the next seven days, online poker players will be competing for huge cash prizes and major bragging rights in the inaugural Bodog Poker Open (BPO), the biggest poker tournament in Bodog history.

The action on the virtual felt in the six-event series starts tonight with a $270 buy-in No Limit Holdem tournament. To sweeten the pot, Bodog is adding $10,000 to the tournament's prize pool tonight and will add a total of $75,000 in additional money to the BPO's prize pools this week, ensuring a much bigger payday for its players and giving them exceptional value for their buy-ins.

The BPO culminates on Sunday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST, with the $500 buy-in Bodog Poker Open Main Event, where the winner will not only walk away with the top prize and be crowned the first ever Bodog Poker Champion, but will also receive an engraved Omega Speedmaster Pro watch worth $4,400

"This is the biggest poker tournament in Bodog history, and we're letting our players know this by adding big money to the BPO's prize pools and by giving our first ever Bodog Poker Champion something special to remember his or her win by," said Morris Mohawk Gaming Group CEO Alwyn Morris. "We expect a great turnout in all of the BPO events as players compete for the cash and the glory."

The six BPO events this week will have online players battling it out in different formats of Texas Holdem, including No Limit, Pot Limit, Limit, No Limit with Re-buys and Six-Handed No Limit. Winners of the preliminary events will win entry to the BPO Main Event in addition to their tournament winnings.

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 running daily at the Bodog poker tables.

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