RE: Bodog Adds Bonomo, Boots Arieh

by , May 9, 2008 | 10:20 am

It has been brought to my attention – *ahem* – that Josh Arieh and Bodog parted ways amicably and by way of a mutual decision. At least that’s what Arieh said in a PokerNews interview.

“Luckily I have been smart with the money I’ve earned in the last five years in poker and not being sponsored won’t keep me away from the tables. It was a great three-year run with Bodog. Angela (Josh’s wife) and I have met a few of our closest friends through Bodog and it probably wouldn’t have been possible if I weren’t with them. I won the Calvin Ayre Wildcard Poker event because of my affiliation with them. I’ve got nothing but kind words to say about them… they were a stepping stone in my life and now I’m ready to move on to bigger and better things that I know will present themselves to me.”

Okay, okay. So Bodog didn’t boot Arieh. I still have my doubts about what went on behind closed doors, but that is solely my opinion.

4 Comments to “RE: Bodog Adds Bonomo, Boots Arieh”

  1. BJ Nemeth

    “… I won the Calvin Ayre Wildcard Poker event because of my affiliation with them. …”

    I hope he means he *entered* the Calvin Ayre Wildcard Poker event because of his affiliation with them. If he *won it* because of them … well, that would be a problem. 🙂

  2. Haley

    Yeah, I believe he just miswrote there and I didn’t catch it. On the earthquake scale that’s a tremor too small for anything but the seismometer. Non-, repeat, non-story. 🙂

  3. BJ Nemeth

    I knew it had to be something like that, but I just figure he misspoke it. That’s why slander is more forgivable than libel — it’s so much easier to screw up your words in the moment when you’re talking, and not even realize it.

    I just like pointing it out because I find it funny; hence, the smiley face. 🙂

  4. Jason B

    Well the good thing for Arieh is he can get sponsored by pokerstars or fulltilt. Personally, except for his perfomance in the ’04 WSOP ME, he really doesnt have much of a tv personality. He has a few skins on the wall, but nothing about him makes me anymore interested in him as a player than any random “joe” at a table.