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Jean-Robert Bellande Out at Bodog Poker

by Poker Team

It was just announced that Bodog Poker has severed ties with 25% of their sponsored pros. It’s actually not quite as huge as that headline would indicate. Prior to this weekend, Bodog had a grand total of four sponsored pros. Today, there are three. Former “Survivor: China contestant and poker pro, Jean-Robert Bellande had his Bodog contract expire two weeks ago and Bodog has decided to not bring the outspoken player back for another tour of duty.

The announcement means that Bodog has just 3 pros now in the stables, Justin Bonomo, David Williams and Evelyn Ng. Of the three, it seems that Bonomo, who plays under the moniker “ZeeJustin” is the most highly skilled and is regarded as one of the top online poker players in the world. He has represented Bodog well as of late, winning a World Series of Poker Circuit Event back in April, and making the final table at this year’s WSOP $40,000 Buy-In No Limit Hold Em event. Ng has made a few television appearances but has yet to win a major tournament. Meanwhile, Williams last big win came at a $1,500 stud event back in 2006. So basically, Bellande fit right in, in the sense that he has not won anything of note either. In fact, he is known as much for his mouth and attitude than any of his actual accomplishments.

It is not believed that Bodog is working on signing up any new talent to replace Bellande.

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