April 7, 2005 – Los Angeles, CA – bodoglife.com, rapidly becoming the largest brand in online gambling and entertainment, is proud to sponsor the Celebrity Poker Shootout at the 2nd Annual Treasure Island-Las Vegas Casino Night benefiting the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation. The event will take place next Thursday, April 14th at the Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:30pm.
Numerous celebrity poker aficionados including honorary Casino Queen Marge Hearn, members of the Lakers squad, Debra Messing, Shannon Elizabeth, Mimi Rogers, Will Sasso, Breckin Meyer, Chris, Danny and Jordan Masterson, Donovan Leitch, Gabrielle Union, and many more will be among the 1200 celebrities, socialites, tastemakers and Lakers fans making foundation donations to attend and play.
‘We are thrilled to support the LA Lakers Youth Foundation at this exciting event,’ said Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of bodoglife.com Sports Casino Poker. ‘Working together with Dr. Buss and the Lakers team to raise funds for the Youth Foundation’s at risk youth is an honor. Achieving this goal through our shared interest in sports and poker is a bonus.’
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the bodoglife.com Celebrity Poker Shootout will benefit the LA Lakers Youth Foundation. But beginners should not be intimidated. During the fundraiser, guests can learn how to play poker at the ‘bodoglife.com Poker Training Camp’ where the sexy Bodog Girls will be giving free poker lessons.
In addition, guests will be treated to a live show by the Treasure Island Sirens, a lounge hosted by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and A Diamond Is Forever/Diamond Trading Company, international cuisine catered by Along Came Mary, and a gift bag. 150 top VIPs will also be treated to a hosted gift buffet.
bodoglife.com is becoming a well known player in the entertainment industry, and with partnerships like the Celebrity Poker Shootout for the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation more great things are on the horizon. Over the past two months bodoglife.com was the lead sponsor of the Hawaiian Tropic Super Bowl Bikini pageant and party in Jacksonville, sponsored the Major League Baseball preview party with Razor Magazine in Phoenix, and the Silver Spoon Hollywood Buffet prior to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, CA.
In 2004 bodoglife.com was also named to the Power 25 list of online gaming companies, ranked first among top US gaming web sites by Hitwise.com in terms of site traffic, and most recently received their officially licensed trademark in the United States of America.
bodoglife.com Sports Casino Poker located in San Jose, Costa Rica, is federally licensed by the Costa Rican and UK government. One of the pioneers of online gambling, bodoglife.com is the top ranked US facing online gambling brand, recently valued at over US $1 billion, and ranked in the Power 25 online companies.