Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 2, 2008
UltimateBet.com has sweetened the pot for online poker players looking to make a difference on planet earth. The online poker site today donated a 2008 Aruba Poker Classic prize package to the Kentucky Derby Poker Championship, a charity Texas Hold'em tournament created to raise the awareness of climate change and its impact on all communities, particularly those that are poor and underdeveloped.
The Kentucky Derby Poker Championship takes place at Caesars Indiana on Saturday, May 3rd at 8:30pm. Poker players can buy in to the tournament for $2,500.
The charities that will benefit from the tournament's proceeds include the international Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre, the Health and Climate Foundation, and the Robby Albarado Foundation.
The second place finisher in the charity poker tournament will secure the $8,500 Aruba Poker Classic prize package featuring a Main Event seat and money for travel and accommodations. The 2008 Aruba Poker Classic takes place from September 27th through October 4th. With 750 players expected to descend on the island for the 2008 Aruba Poker Classic, UltimateBet.com is anticipating an estimated prize pool of over $4 million. The online poker site has announced a guaranteed first place prize of $1 million.
The Aruba prize package won't be UltimateBet's only presence in the tournament. Phil Hellmuth, one of the online poker site's top pros, is slated to host the charity event.
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.