With the 2010 World Series of Poker nearing the home stretch, players around the game may feel that the year’s best action is drawing to a close. Not, so, if Bodog has anything to say about it.

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the new Bodog Mini Poker Series. For only $11 ($10 + $1), players will be able to take their pick from 13 different events, each with a substantial guaranteed prize pool. Don’t want to spend the cash? Bodog is also offering satellites featuring a 100 BPP buy-in, each of which will give away at least five seats, guaranteed. Registration is already open, having begun on June 23. The first tournament event kicks off on July 5th, with events running all the way until the 17th.

Once the regular tournaments have finished, Bodog will host two more big events: The Mini Poker Series Semifinal and Final. In order to qualify for the exclusive Final, players must meet one of the follow criteria:

1. Finish in the top 10 on the Tournament Leader Board

2. Play in each of the 13 qualifying events

3. Finish as one of the top 18 in the Semifinal

4. Take first place in a qualifying event

Points will be awarded to the top 30% of the finishers in each and every Mini Poker Series event, which could result in some nice gains for those strong enough to stake a claim on the tournament leader board. But we know what you’re really after – the big prizes. Bodog hasn’t disappointed, mounting an impressive array of rewards.

1st place: 2011 WSOP Main Event seat ($12,000 prize package)

2nd and 3rd place: BPO V Prize Package (buy-in to every event in the BPO V to be hosted in the fall of 2010)

4th to 9th place: $162 tournament ticket for entry to the Sunday $100,000 Guaranteed

These are some pretty good offers, we’d have to say. What better way to get a head start on your 2011 poker goals? Think about it – the winner of this event will have almost a whole year to hone their skills before hitting the felt in Vegas.

In order to play these great games, you’ll need the latest version of the Bodog Poker software. Check out our review and free Bodog download here, and don’t forget to check out their great 110% up to $1,100 first deposit bonus! Once you’ve got the client up and running, check out their website for more information on this exciting promotion from Bodog.