Online Casino Sends First Player to World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2010
Leading online casino Bodog.com has become one of the first sites to hand out a seat in next summer’s World Series of Poker in Las Vegas after recently completing their Mini Poker Series promotion.
With 13 events preceding the grand final, Bodog customers were able to earn a place in the last tournament of the series by either placing in the semi-final tournament or by securing a place in the top ten of the competition’s overall leaderboard.
In total, 82 runners took their seats in the series’ curtain-closer and in the end it was regular online player John “Getn_Outa_MI” Ormsby who came out on top and won himself a $12,000 package to next year’s World Series.
The 25-year-old Michigan resident is no stranger to success on Bodog’s site, having spent the past four years grinding out a profit on the limit Hold’em cash tables, but the seat in the 2010 WSOP will be the first time that Ormsby has ever played in a Series.
“I hope to go out there early and play in a couple of other events first,” said Ormsby of his preparations for Main Event. “I was in Vegas years ago when I was younger, but it was before I played poker. I know there are lots of juicy cash games around town to play in during the WSOP and I’m looking forward to it all.”
However, despite winning his seat in next year’s Big One, Ormsby was keen to stress that poker would remain nothing more than a hobby. “I think it’s every poker player’s dream to win a WSOP bracelet, but I don’t see myself playing poker professionally. I would rather keep it as a hobby at this point,” he explained.