UltimateBet to Send Record Number of Online Poker Players to Aruba through Giveaway Contest

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Online poker players are invited to compete in month-long contest for multiple shots at free Aruba Poker Classic prize packages from UltimateBet.

Best of all, winning an $8,500 Aruba Poker Classic prize package is as easy as relaxing on the beach under a palm tree.

If your local drugstore runs out of sunblock this weekend, blame UltimateBet. The online poker site today announced a promotion that promises to give away a record number of seats to the 2008 Aruba Poker Classic, UltimateBet's signature island poker tournament.

"In an effort to make this year's Aruba Poker Classic the best one yet, we're sending a huge number of UltimateBet players to the island tournament for free," stated Annie Duke, UltimateBet's Cardroom Consultant. "Best of all, winning an $8,500 Aruba Poker Classic prize package is as easy as relaxing on the beach under a palm tree."

The Ultimate Aruba Givaway promotion hits the site on the heels of two back-to-back WSOP* leader board contests where online poker players battled it out for spots in the Main Event just by playing the game they love. The new Ultimate Aruba Giveaway promotion works the same way as the two World Series of Poker* contests, only instead of Vegas seats, Texas Hold'em fans will be competing for $8,500 Aruba Poker Classic prize packages.

To qualify for the online poker promotion, online poker players must simply play in any real-money poker Sit 'n Go, ring game or multi-table tournament at UltimateBet.com between June 20th and July 17th and climb their way up the Aruba Giveaway leader board.

At the end of the qualifying period, the poker player who has earned the most RAI$E status points will automatically secure an $8,500 Aruba Poker Classic prize package featuring the $5,500 Main Event buy-in and $3,000 for travel accommodations.

Players ranking 2nd through 70th on the leader board will play in an exclusive freeroll that features a prize pool of seven additional $8,500 Aruba Poker Classic packages.

Those eight prize packages are just the beginning. On Saturday, July 19th, the online poker site is holding a 50-seat Guaranteed Tournament where at least 50 Aruba Poker Classic prize packages will be won. Players ranking 71st through 225th on the leader board will win their spot in the $500+30 tournament. Those ranking 226th through 1025th will play in a freeroll where hundreds of seats in the 50-seat Guaranteed Tournament are on the line.

The 2008 Aruba Poker Classic takes place from September 27th through October 4th at the Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino. With more than 750 players expected to play in the tournament, UltimateBet is estimating a prize pool of over $4 million and the online poker site is guaranteeing a first place prize of $1 million.

More information on UltimateBet's Aruba Giveaway can be found at http://www.ultimatebet.com.

About UltimateBet

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.

*World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah's License Company, LLC ("Harrah's"). Harrah's does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with, UltimateBet or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.


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