Bodog.com sponsored Jamie Gold wins World Series Of Poker 2006. Gold has won the largest and richest game in poker history, the Main Event of the 2006 World Series of Poker. Gold was unprecedented in his dominance of the field as chip leader for an incredible four days of the WSOP tournament.
Gold, a former Hollywood agent turned television producer from Malibu, Calif., amassed a commanding chip lead during the first eight days of the WSOP tournament and sat down at the final table with a whopping $26,650,000 in chips — $8.88 million more than his nearest competitor.
Gold, who had held the lead in the World Series of Poker tournament since last Friday, won the first pot of the day and knocked out Dan Nassif shortly thereafter, setting the stage for a dominating performance to close the two-week event. After an exciting 14 hours of play, he knocked out the rest of the field, including top poker pro Allen Cunningham.
Gold’s $10,000 entry into the World Series of Poker Main Event was provided by Bodog.com, the online gaming giant and leading digital entertainment brand. Today, he competed against the eight players who remained from a field of 8,773 for an unprecedented first-place prize of $12 million and the coveted gold championship bracelet.
After winning poker’s largest ever tournament and its prestigious
WSOP bracelet, an elated Gold said, “I can’t believe it, I am very happy. It started off tough, but once I felt in control, I realized that if I continued to play my game, I would be very hard to beat.” He added, “This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my friends and family along with the members of Team Bodog.”
Gold’s two-year endorsement deal with Bodog sports book not only includes the standard tournament buy-ins and promotional appearances, but also a $1-million television production deal. The deal also includes a Jamie Gold table on www Bodog com, where Gold will play frequently, enabling other Bodog sports book players to go up against the WSOP champ.
“Jamie truly epitomizes the Bodog spirit. We are incredibly proud of his achievement and thrilled by his performance in the tournament,” said Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of www Bodog com. “This was the most exciting anddominant performance since the WSOP has grown to its current size, fueled by poker’s ever growing popularity.”
Bodog, located in San Jose, Costa Rica, is federally licensed by the Costa Rican and UK governments. www Bodog com Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre, recognized as a world authority on branding in digital entertainment, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine’s recent best-selling “Billionaires” issue.
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Bodog sponsored poker player Jamie Gold wins World Series Of Poker 2006 tournament.