MrElPaso Wins Bodog Poker Open IV Championship Event

Posted by Gambling News | Gambling News,Poker News | Tuesday 10 November 2009 6:11 am

Bodog Poker Open IV champion takes home top prize of $36,447.50, lands feature in international poker publication

The online poker world crowned its newest superstar Sunday night when "MrElPaso" outlasted a field of 257 players, including a number of top online poker pros, to capture the Championship Event of the Bodog Poker Open IV. Along with his first place winnings of $36,447.50, "MrElPaso" will also be featured in a multi-page spread in an international poker magazine and receive extensive coverage on Bodog and the Bodog Beat.

"With the Bodog Poker Open IV, Bodog has given online poker players of all stripes the chance to win big while garnering the exposure they deserve," says Bodog Poker Pro David Williams. "I’d like to personally congratulate ‘MrElPaso’ for his impressive victory in the Bodog Poker Open IV. His win cements his status as one of online poker’s newest stars, and I’m confident we’ll be seeing him at plenty of final tables to come."

The $500 buy-in Bodog Poker Open IV Championship Event capped off a weeklong series of tournaments at Bodog that drew a total of 2,646 online poker players competing for more than $368,000 in cash prizes, with $65,000 in additional prize money added by Bodog. The Championship Event itself featured a total cash purse of $145,790, including $25,000 added by Bodog.

Quickly establishing itself as online poker’s most popular new tournament series, the fourth installment of the Bodog Poker Open drew a number of notable pros to the Bodog.com poker tables on Sunday, including Bodog Poker Pros David Williams and Evelyn Ng, and online poker pros "nevertilt22," "UFpokerStar" and "ari." Despite the formidable field, "MrElPaso" was able to emerge victorious to take down his biggest cash to date. Finishing in second was dvbronco, who pocketed $24,419.82, and in third place was ari, who earned $16,182.69.

The Bodog Poker Open IV Championship Event final table results are as follows:

1. MrElPaso
2. dvbronco
3. Ari
4. JazzyFace
5. bklynzto81
6. naskoxx
7. ello
8. ShuMoneyTonite
9. LIVIN LOUD

The Bodog Poker Open IV kicked off on Sunday, Nov. 1, and featured two parallel tournament series: the Championship Series and the Contender Series. The Championship Series featured higher-stakes buy-ins along with $62,500 in added prize money courtesy of Bodog. Each event also awarded a T$500 seat into the Bodog Poker Open IV Championship Main Event to the winner.

Featuring lower buy-ins, the Contender Series also awarded a T$500 seat into the Bodog Poker Open IV Championship Main Event to each event winner, while the remaining final table players earned entry to the Contender series finale (T$50) held on Sunday, Nov. 8. With $2,500 added to the prize pool, the Contender Series finale gave players incredible value for their buy-in, and it was "hitchchops" who took full advantage of that, walking away with the first-place prize of $3,268.10.

With another successful Bodog Poker Open in the books, the action at Bodog continues with a full slate of online poker tournaments catering to every level of player, including Bodog’s Sunday $100,000 Guaranteed online poker tournament. Qualifiers for the $100,000 Guaranteed event start for as low as $1 and run daily.

For more details on the Bodog Poker $100k Guaranteed online poker tournament, visit: Bodog Poker.

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Upcoming Titan Online Poker Events for a Week

Posted by Gambling News | Gambling News,Poker News | Sunday 8 November 2009 10:30 am

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at 20:10 GMT
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International Team Poker League (ITPL) Super Satellite
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32Red Online Casino Short-Listed for Casino Operator of the Year 2009

Posted by Gambling News | Casino Bonuses,Casino News | Friday 6 November 2009 5:53 am

32Red Online Casino named as a candidate for the prestigious eGaming Review Casino Operator of the Year title

32Red Online Casino has been announced as a nominee for eGaming Review’s Casino Operator of the Year award for 2009. This follows earlier success in the year for the Gibraltar-based online casino when announced as the winner of Casinomeister’s Best Casino title for an unprecedented sixth consecutive year.

The award-winning gaming operator was delighted to hear the news from eGaming Review, with company CEO, Ed Ware, highlighting the nomination as further vindication for the casino’s long-held philosophy that the player experience, transparency and support come first.

"We launched 32Red in 2002 and immediately set about changing preconceptions of the online gaming industry, setting up a framework where players enjoy top casino games, bonuses and a fair and honest playing environment. Our nomination demonstrates the importance of these qualities to the gaming industry still, and are elements we plan to build on indefinitely."

32Red’s candidacy follows a year of flux in the industry caused by the global economy, with 32Red adapting to the changing times positively through an extensive and ongoing television advertising campaign, as well as sponsoring the English Championship side, Swansea City Football Club. The result has been elevated recruitment figures (as released in Q1 results for 2009), lending Ware to add, "More and more players are enjoying what 32Red has to offer and we’re positive, that come the year end of year, we’ll be in a stronger position than ever".

32Red Online Casino is a certified member of eCOGRA – gaming industry watchdogs – which monitor payout percentages and the entire casino operation to ensure a fair experience for players. Additionally, 32Red are based and licensed in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar – a widely respected gaming jurisdiction. Although UK facing, the online casino has an international player base, with multi-lingual and currency support available.

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Bodog Poker Open IV Heats Up As Players Contend For A Shot At Poker Stardom

Posted by Gambling News | Poker News | Thursday 5 November 2009 3:45 am

The road to poker stardom is underway at Bodog with the first three days of the Bodog Poker Open IV in the books and lots of prize money already awarded, including $25,000 in added money from Bodog. Both the lower-stakes "Contender Series” and higher-stakes "Championship Series" have seen impressive numbers each day, and the action is only just heating up as players contend for seats in the Bodog Poker Open IV Championship Event on Sunday, Nov. 8, when one player will be crowned champion and receive international media exposure.

"The chance to become a poker superstar and pocket some serious cash is why so many online poker players have turned out for the Bodog Poker Open IV this week, and there’s still time to get in on the action," said Bodog Poker Pro Justin Bonomo. "Every poker player wants to make a name for themselves by winning a major tournament, and the Bodog Poker Open IV Championship Event this Sunday guarantees this and more with the winner receiving major exposure in an international poker publication and extensive coverage on Bodog."

The Championship Series of the Bodog Poker Open IV continues tonight with Event No. 4 ($50 + $5 with Rebuys – No Limit Holdem). The series runs for the next two nights at 8:30pm with Pot Limit and Limit Holdem events, both featuring a $150 + $12 buy-in. Winners of these events will receive an automatic T$500 buy-in to the Bodog Poker Open IV Championship Event, held on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 4pm EST. Bodog is adding $25,000 in cash to the prize pool of the $470 + $30 buy-in Championship Event.

Running concurrently with the Championship Series, the lower-stakes Contender Series carries the same opportunity for winners to receive a T$500 buy-in to the Bodog Poker Open IV Championship Event. So far three “Contenders” have moved up to the ranks of potential champions and by the end of the week, a total of seven players from the Contender Series will have earned a shot at poker stardom by winning seats to the Bodog Poker Open IV Championship Event.

While it is the top spot that players are gunning for in each Contender Series tournament, the remaining eight final table players from each event earns an automatic seat to the Contender Series Championship Event, held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 5pm EST. The $46 + $4 buy-in tournament features $2,500 in added prize money from Bodog.

Finally, those not lucky enough to win a seat to the Championship Event in either series can still win their way in on the cheap when Bodog.com hosts a full day of satellite qualifiers on Saturday, Nov. 7.

For more details and the full remaining Bodog Poker Open IV schedule, visit: Bodog Poker.

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Vegas Red Online Casino Celebrates its 6th Birthday with HUGE Gifts for All

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Wednesday 4 November 2009 2:27 pm

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