May 16th, 2005 – Beverly Hills, CA – Starlet and poker player Shannon Elizabeth rocked the tables at GQ and Calvin Klein’s 2nd Annual Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament on Thursday May 5th. Elizabeth ended up a respectable 6th in the tournament and donated her w’nnings to the Peace Games. Leading online gambling site bodoglife.com sponsored Elizabeth’s seat in the tournament.
The last woman at the final table, Elizabeth was knocked out on an especially bad beat. With pocket Jacks, professional poker player Chip Jett called her all-in with K-7 off-suit and drew a King on the turn.
‘I just love playing poker and it’s even better to win for charity,’ Shannon Elizabeth declared. ‘I’m excited about my newfound relationship with bodoglife.com, too; I play on their site all the time.’
‘We are thrilled to have a female celebrity player of Shannon’s caliber represent us at the tables, noted Bodog Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre. ‘Women players are a growth area for us, as the number of female poker players we have is currently growing at over 500 percent per year and we expect that significant growth to continue.’
bodoglife.com is becoming a well known player in the entertainment industry, and with the help of celebrity sponsors like Shannon Elizabeth, more great projects are appearing on the horizon. Over the past few months, bodoglife.com has sponsored the LA Lakers Youth Foundation 2nd Annual Casino Night – donating $50,000 to the charity, the Hawaiian Tropic Super Bowl Bikini pageant and party in Jacksonville, and the Major League Baseball preview party with Razor Magazine in Phoenix. bodoglife.com is also hosting a star-studded Casino night in Cannes, as well as the 2005 Indy 500eXtreme VIP Pre-Race Party set for Saturday May 28th in Indianapolis.
bodoglife.com Sports Casino Poker located in San Jose, Costa Rica, is federally licensed by the Costa Rican and UK governments. One of the pioneers in the field, Bodog is the top ranked US facing online gambling brand, with highest site traffic amongst US gaming web sites according to Hitwise. Bodog is valued at over US $1 billion and ranked in the Power 25 online companies by eGaming Review. bodoglife.com Poker & Sports Marketing Conference, www.bodogconference.com, will take place in Las Vegas July 6 & 7, 2005, attracting the leaders of the online gambling industry.