UltimateBet Announces Major Celebrity Presence At 2007 Aruba Poker Classic

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Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed that he will be attending the 2007 Aruba Poker Classic after winning his seat on VH1's Rock Stars of Poker.

I'm gonna have fun and hopefully not end up on the beach the first day

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian is trading his guitar picks for poker chips this September. Together with popular online poker site UltimateBet, Ian today announced that he would be joining poker's top Texas Hold'em players in Aruba for the 2007 UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic after winning his seat in VH1's Rock Stars of Poker tournament.

"I'm gonna have fun and hopefully not end up on the beach the first day," stated Scott Ian who co-founded Anthrax in 1981. "Let's rock."

The weeklong tournament featuring an estimated $2.5 million prize pool takes place at the Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino from September 29 through October 6. The celebrity announcement comes two months after UltimateBet signed Matt Savage, the industry's most respected poker tournament director, to oversee the event.

In addition to the prospect of winning large sums of money, UltimateBet's signature event offers online poker players the opportunity to celebrate their successes at the tables with their fellow poker players and with the industry's best professionals. Past Aruba Poker Classic attendees have included Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, Jennifer Tilly and Phil "The Unabomber" Laak.

Online poker players can win an $8,500 Aruba prize package for as little as $5 at UltimateBet.com. The prize package includes the $5,500 main event seat and $3,000 for travel and accommodations.

More information on the 2007 UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic can be found by visiting http://www.ultimatebet.com.

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Designed with the assistance of the best poker players in the world -- Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke -- UltimateBet provides the best poker games available on the net. Players can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments and get tips from these pros to learn the sport or to enhance their playing strategy. UltimateBet currently has over 2 million registered poker players.

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