THE TOKE: Bodog Awards POY, Ardebili wins at the Borg, A. Dikshit Losing Ground, and Mariah Carey Is Loose

June1 : : Can‚Äôt Beat Bodog.  As we learned at the WSOP, nobody throws a show like Bodog.  So I‚Äôm sure the wonks at Card Player feel like they hit the nut flush when Bodog signed on to sponsor their Player of the Year Awards Show Gala event.  Aside from the surely omnipresent Bodog Babes (exhibit A, pictured right), Calvin Ayre and crew are first class all the way when it comes to event presentation.  Card Player

: : WPT Borgata is All Ardebili.  With seven cashes in major events this year, Al Ardebili has been establishing a solid rep on the tournament scene.  And last week he broke through as the WPT‚Äôs latest million dollar winner.  Ardebili conquered a final table that included John D‚ÄôAgostino and Kathy Liebert for the title.  Poker Pages 

Mcarey02: : Bad Run for Online Poker? Only someone worth gazillions of dollars could proudly go through life with a name like Anurag Dikshit.  So for his sake, let‚Äôs hope Party Gaming‚Äôs recent slide is more about the increased competition and less about people worldwide abandoning online poker (we‚Äôre betting on the former).  Electric News

: : To those who lost, Shake It Off.  It‚Äôs no Fantasy.  There are some grinders grinding their teeth today after Mariah Carey took them for $27,000 this weekend at poker.  While it was likely more a mix of Carey playing too many hands and the guys not respecting her play, Carey commented that her, ‚Äú‚Ķlow cut dress put some of the guys off.‚Äù  We can buy that.  Digital Spy

 

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