UltimateBet is now home to a couple of online poker's most talented and most respected players
Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 2, 2008
UltimateBet has scooped up another one of Texas Hold'em's best. The online poker site today announced that James "POKERPRO33" Campbell will join Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy on its month-old Star Players team.
"UltimateBet is now home to a couple of online poker's most talented and most respected players," stated Annie Duke, UltimateBet's Cardroom Consultant. "Our growing Star Players team is proof that UltimateBet is in a class of its own."
The married 25-year-old poker player from Worcester, Massachusetts wasn't always one of the biggest forces in online poker. Armed with a degree in finance, Campbell's business card read "financial planner" for six months prior to discovering a better way to make money with numbers.
After finishing first and third in two poker tournaments one random Sunday for a combined win of $50,000--a figure greater than his yearly salary at work--Campbell made the decision to switch careers.
Campbell cites leaving his career in financial planning to pursue a fulltime poker career as one of the biggest risks he's ever taken. A review of his accomplishments reveals that this particular risk has paid off.
In 2007, Campbell earned approximately $500,000 playing professional poker, including $200,000 in an online tournament that featured over 7000 players. Since starting his career in poker, POKERPRO33 has won over $200,000 in live tournaments and millions of dollars in online tournaments.
In May, UltimateBet signed Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy and created the new division of players reserved for those who possess a high level of skill, exhibit lots of integrity and are well respected in the world of online poker. Like Josephy, Campbell is one of poker's most revered players.
Campbell can be found playing online poker at UltimateBet under the name POKERPRO33 and will be featured in a variety of future promotions on the site. Online poker players can employ UltimateBet's free UltimateBuddy software to discover where POKERPRO33 is seated and instantly join him at the tables.
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.