With the World Series of Poker on the horizon, Team Bodog is beginning to take shape. And in the early stages of building this group that will represent the online gaming giant, this team is very red, white and blue, indeed: All 32 online poker players known to be representing the Bodog brand in the next World Series hail from the United States.
Within this group going to Las Vegas, Chicago ends up getting nicely represented, with six Team Bodog members. The states of California, New York, New Jersey, and Arizona each have placed two players at the WSOP Main Event through Bodog Poker. Professionals named to the team to accompany the online players include Evelyn Ng of Toronto, who won $250,000 in 2006, and long-time Bodog player Amanda Musumeci of Philadelphia.
Ironically, while American gambling laws are currently stacked against online poker sites in the United States, more Americans are gaining entry to the world’s biggest poker tournament via online tournaments than ever before, it seems.
And 10 more U.S. players may be joining Team Bodog this weekend. Players can enter the Bodog Private Main Event Qualifier on Saturday, June 12, in order to gain entry to Bodog’s WSOP Main Event Satellite tournament on Sunday, June 13, which will send 10 winners to Las Vegas for the World Series. Enter the password “3 seats” to buy in to this exclusive tournament for just $5.
Should players not qualify in Saturday’s exclusive tournament, a buy in for Sunday’s WSOP Main Event Satellite may be purchased for $500. Ten top finishers will receive a prize package of $12,000 apiece, representing the $10,000 ante into the World Series of Poker main event plus $2,000 in travel expenses.
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