Online Poker

More Information on New Bodog Pro

by AintLuck.com Poker Team

Perhaps not to anyone’s surprise, the only early buzz surrounding Bodog’s decision to add relative unknown Amanda Musumeci to its tiny stable of online pros is the fact that up until this week, not many knew who she was. In fact, the event has been met with such apathy and indifference that there is nary a single post on poker forum twoplustwo.com.

Last night, pokernewsdaily.com became the first to offer any information about Musumeci. She has played at virtually all of the major online poker sites. On Full Tilt Poker, UB.com and PokerStars, she goes by the handle manderbutt. On Bodog, her screen-name is Bodogmander. She has had some success in some of the large online tournaments. Her highlights include a 3rd place finish on Full Tilt’s $150K guaranteed for a $26,000 payday and came in 5th on a PokerStars Sunday Million for $15,000.

She got her start in poker while studying at Kutztown University in Philadelphia. She started of small, earning enough money playing sit and go’s and multi-table tournaments to sustain her undergrad lifestyle. When she graduated, a friend of hers convinced her to play in the Aussie Millions event where she met budding poker pro Anna Wroblewski. The two hit it off, and impressed by Musumeci’s game, Wroblewski offered to stake her and offered her a place to stay at Barry Greenstein’s condo in Las Vegas.

Bubbling with confidence, she said of her new “pro” status,

“A vast amount of online poker experience, a huge network of online friends who also play poker, intelligence, youth, determination – and it probably doesn’t hurt that I’m cute. I say that modestly, of course. This decade is definitely going to be HUGE for women in poker, and it’s great to see that Bodog is growing along with the new trends and demographics in the game.”

The last statement is sure to make some twoplustwo posters giggle as Bodog has turned to a relative unknown to grow their brand. Whether the questionable strategy works remains to be seen.

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