UltimateBet Launches Satellites for PokerNews Cup Alpine in Austria

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Leading online poker site gets ready to pay out at least one $8,000 PokerNews Cup Alpine prize package each week through $500+30 Super Satellite. Texas Hold'em fans can buy directly in or qualify through lower buy-in satellites.

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UltimateBet is dedicated to providing its players with a first-class online poker experience so adding this tournament to the list of events that poker fans can win seats in was an obvious decision.

UltimateBet has always made it easy for poker players to conquer the tables. Today, they're making it just as easy for them to conquer the ski slopes. Leading online poker site UltimateBet.com today updated its tournament schedule to include qualifiers and Super Satellites for the much-anticipated 2009 PokerNews Cup Alpine. The land-based tournament poker series gets underway on March 21, 2009 at the 5-star Hotel Alpine Palace, located atop the majestic mountains of Austria. UltimateBet is guaranteeing at least one $8,000 PokerNews Cup prize package through each of its weekly Super Satellites.

"Set at one of Europe's premiere resort destinations, the PokerNews Cup Alpine promises to be a truly first-class poker tournament," stated Annie Duke, UltimateBet's Cardroom Consultant. "UltimateBet is dedicated to providing its players with a first-class online poker experience so adding this tournament to the list of events that poker fans can win seats in was an obvious decision."

"The addition of this new network to our list of satellite partners is one I am very excited about. I am looking forward to welcoming many UltimateBet players at the 2009 PokerNews Cup Alpine,"added PokerNews owner Tony Guoga, better known at the tables as Tony G.

To appeal to European players, UltimateBet has ensured that the timeslots of the Super Satellites and qualifiers are Euro-friendly. The Super Satellites kick off on January 25, 2009 and run every Sunday at 4pm ET. Online poker players can claim a spot in a Super Satellite for $500+30 or satellite into one for as little as $10+1 via qualifiers that run throughout the day.

Each Super Satellite guarantees to pay out at least one $8,000 prize package that includes:

  • 7-night hotel accommodations at the 5-star Hotel Alpine Palace
  • €1,800 buy-in for Main Event and one preliminary event
  • Additional spending money for travel and other personal expenses
  • VIP shuttle service from Salzburg to Alpine Palace and return by helicopter
  • Ski passes for each day of the event
  • Exclusive welcome party invitation

UltimateBet has scheduled the PokerNews Cup Alpine Super Satellites on a day that has a strong history of being lucrative for Texas Hold'em fans. The online poker site hosts a $200,000 Guaranteed Texas Hold'em tournament each week at 5:30pm ET. Players can secure their seat for $200+15 or by qualifying through lower buy-in satellites.

Full details on UltimateBet's PokerNews Cup Alpine qualifiers and Super Satellites can be found at http://www.ultimatebet.com. Players can get the latest news and read exclusive content from UltimateBet's pros on the UltimateBet blog at blog.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 through the CEREUS poker network. Players can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments and get tips from the pros to learn the sport or to enhance their playing strategy.

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