Annie Duke and UltimateBet Invite Online Poker Players to Change the World

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Online poker site UltimateBet.com offers poker players a number of ways to get behind Annie Duke as she runs a marathon in support of Ante Up For Africa.

Leading online poker site UltimateBet.com today announced a unique opportunity for poker players to help support the humanitarian efforts in Darfur.

UltimateBet poker pro Annie Duke will be running in The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on June 1st in San Diego, California. The world poker champion is running in support of Ante Up For Africa, a No Limit Texas Hold'em tournament created to raise public awareness and funds for Sudan-related charities.

In 2007, Annie Duke and Don Cheadle hosted the first Ante Up For Africa event, garnering a significant amount of media attention. The Texas Hold'em tournament raised over $700,000 in support of humanitarian efforts in Darfur and attracted several Hollywood celebrities including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin James, Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines, Hank Azaria, Adam Sandler and Ray Romano.

This year, Duke hopes to beat last year's fundraising efforts and is inviting UltimateBet players to get involved in a number of ways.

Poker players can secure their spot in the marathon and race with Annie on June 1st. Poker fans that play at UltimateBet can also donate the UltimatePoints they've accumulated to Ante Up For Africa through the online poker site's UltimatePoints Store.

Complete details on Annie Duke's involvement in the race can be found at 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 players.

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