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10 August 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – (PRESS RELEASE) -- What's the dream of any celebrity poker player? A seat at the World Series of Poker's Main Event for a chance to win $10 million and the title of 2006 World Series champion., the most recognizable brand in online gambling and entertainment, is sponsoring several celebrity poker aficionados who will seek to add "poker champion" to their already impressive resumes.

Team Bodog's celebs, including comedian Brad Garrett, celeb DJ DJ AM, actors Mekhi Phifer ("ER", "8 Mile"), Matthew Lillard ("Scooby Doo"), Roger Cross ("24"), Paul Johansson ("One Tree Hill"), Dax Shepard (starring in the upcoming film "Idiocracy" with Luke Wilson), Victoria Pratt (ABC's upcoming series "Day Break") and Bodog Music artist Bishop Brigante, will add sufficient star power to Team Bodog, a diverse group of online players who each won one of the 700 seats Bodog was giving away to the WSOP. The team is led by Bodog-sponsored poker pros David Williams, Josh Arieh and Evelyn Ng.

"As popular as poker is now, even celebrity players dream of winning the World Series of Poker," said Calvin Ayre, founder and CEO of "With over 400 WSOP Main Event seats, including celebs and pros, Team Bodog will be a force that's sure to dominate the tables."

The WSOP Main Event begins Friday and culminates on Aug. 10.

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