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Bodog Players in the Money at World Series of Poker

22 July 2005

UNITED STATES – (PRESS RELEASE) --, rapidly becoming the largest brand in online gamblíng and entertainment is pleased to announce the eight members of Team Bodog finishing in the money at the World Series of Poker.

"We know our players dream of sitting across from the best in the world at the World Series of Poker, and we were thrilled to help them get there," said Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodog. "Having eight of our players end in the money is a testament to the quality of play on"

Following is info on the Team Bodog players finishing in the money:

Alex Morales, 77th, $107,950. Alex is a 34-year-old Jai-alai professional and math teacher at Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He has been married for ten years to Margaret Torre, niece of NY Yankee Joe Torre. About finishing in the money at the WSOP he says "I did it, I can't believe I did it."

Josh Prager, 96th, $77,710. Josh is an MBA who is now a tennis instructor and a semi pro poker player in Yuba City, California. His prior top finish was 37th in the WSOP circuit event in Tahoe. He says, "I was thrilled with the tournament until I lost. It was more then I could expect to get to day four!"

Joseph Chiosie, 105th, $65,360. Joseph is a 27-year-old office manager from Monroe, New York. He has been playing poker for over ten years, but just a few months with Bodog. His favorite pro player is Howard Lederer and his favorite hand is 9-7, "because nobody's favorite hand is ever good and this is mine."

Espen Saltnes, 113th, $54,965. Espen is a top European player. He has been at the final table for the Norwegian Championship of Poker, the European Poker Classic and more.

Cliff Cantor, 154th, $46,245. Cliff is a nightclub impresario from Hollywood, California and is ranked at 884 by Card Player with 235 points. His three recent final table appearances occurred at the 2004 Grand Slam of Poker Tournament III, the 2004 Winnin' O' the Green and the 2004 Poker Derby.

Daniel Quach, 190th, $39,075. Daniel is from Los Angeles and is ranked at 233 by Card Player with 784 points. His recent final table appearances occurred at the 2004 California State Poker Championship and the 2004 2nd Annual Five-Star World Poker Classic.

Pete Lawson, 275th, $24,365. Pete is from Sandy, Utah and also did well in earlier WSOP events winning $9,000 in the Pot-Limit Hold'em Final Day and $5,000 in No-Limit Hold'em Short Handed (6/Table) Final Day.

Charlie Morris, 377th, $18,335. Charlie attends the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and was Bodog's first-ever ACC Poker Champion.

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