After finishing seventh in the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event and earning US$158,355, it’s pretty clear that Jay Tan is one of poker’s rising female players. That said, Bodog Poker figured that it was a no-brainer to re-sign her for another year.
Tan was quite happy about the contract extension as she said, “Becoming a sponsored player has always been a dream and to do so well in my first year was an unexpected bonus. I feel very at home with Bodog and look forward to carrying on where I left off.”
Bodog Network President Jonas Odman also looks forward to continuing his company’s relationship with Tan. “Jay has had a great year and is a natural in front of the camera as well as at the felt,” Odman said. “She is an integral part of the ongoing Bodog Poker story, which has seen us create the only network made in Asia with the emerging Asian player in mind. We are thrilled to have her back on board for another year and hope she can light up the WSOP in the same way she did the Aussie Millions.”
Like Odman alluded to, Bodog has been reaching out to the Asian community more often in recent years. And having poker players like Jay Tan on board is a critical part of this operation.
After all, Tan has especially become well known around the Macau poker scene, where she’s collected a number of tournament cashes. She took fifth place in the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Event, which earned her a US$40,622 score. The Hong Kong native also placed second in an APT Macau NL Hold’em tourney, which resulted in a $12,559 cash.
Tan has collected $252,707 in tournament winnings in her three-year career – with $164,676 of this amount coming within the first three months of 2013!