Bodog is packing its bags and jumping on a plane for a long weekend in sunny Ireland as it announces exclusive sponsorship of The Waterford Open 2008. The Bodog Waterford Open marks the first of many Bodog sponsored events in Europe.
The No Limit Hold'em main event is an attractive European ranking tournament being held at the Majestic Hotel in Tramore from June 12th-15th. The prize pool is an estimated €120,000 and a series of appealing side events will also run. Buy in for the main event is €500+50 and a number of online satellites are planned for the next week, which are detailed below.
Keith McDonnell, managing director of Bodog Europe said, "This is the first Bodog sponsored poker tournament in Europe and we're excited about giving our European online players a tournament where they can meet face to face and compete for some serious money and bragging rights! There will be many more Bodog tournaments across Europe to look forward to, and with our full range of services launching soon, Bodog is set to take the European scene by storm."
Players will be able to dip their toes into the Bodog lifestyle by chilling out in the Bodog Lounge and admiring the scenery in the form of the famous Bodog Girls.
If a trip to Ireland to join over 200 poker players in Waterford's biggest poker tournament takes your fancy, Bodog is running a freeroll on June 8th at 6pm GMT alongside a series of qualifiers to be held from June 8th-11th at 8pm GMT. Qualifiers are also being run in the Bodog Poker room for €50+5 with one seat being offered for every €550 in the prize pool. Players can pre-register at Bodog now.