Online Poker Reaches Another Milestone

Published February 1, 2006 by OCR Editor

Online Poker Reaches Another Milestone

With the Awards season in full swing, online casino bettors are anxiously looking forward for the Oscars while overlooking another important award ceremony taking place this month.

Bodog is co-sponsoring the first ever Player of the Year Awards ceremony, scheduled to take place on February 15th at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The game of poker has been setting records not just at online casinos, which have been registering a record number of new poker players, but also outside the virtual confines of the online casino. It seems like everything that poker touches turns into gold.

Sells records of poker accessories and merchandise have skyrocketed these past few years, especial this year. Poker is also the game that commands the most attention as far as TV coverage. Poker tournaments, such as the World Series of Poker continue to have huge ratings. Tournaments have also been registering record numbers in terms of attendance. The most popular game inside and outside the online casino, has finally got the recognition it's so richly deserves. Inspired by the Oscars, among the awards that will be handed out at the Player of the Year Awards ceremony is the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hosting the event is Emmy award winner Brad Garrett, who is known for his role as Robert Barone in the hit TV show Everybody Loves Raymond. Garrett is quite the poker legend in his own right. The actor began his love affair with poker since the days he was working as a comedian in Vegas. Over the years, Garrett has honed his poker skills winning various poker tournaments.

See also

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The Poker Channel Reaches Across Europe


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