I am really excited about my Home Game on UB
Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 26, 2009
What do guitar picks and poker chips have in common? If you're one of 20 players to secure a spot in Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian's Home Game, you'll soon find out. Leading online poker site UltimateBet today launched online poker qualifiers for its once-in-a-lifetime Texas Hold'em tournament featuring rock stars, poker pros and a $10,000 prize pool.
"I am really excited about my Home Game on UB," stated UltimateBet pro Scott Ian, who was reached for comment in the studio while recording the new Anthrax album "Worship Music," due out this summer. "With all of our crazy schedules, we're never in the same city so it's not often that I get to play Texas Hold'em poker with all my friends. UltimateBet has provided the venue for us to play together and I can't wait to welcome some UB players to the table and get to know them a little more personally."
Slated to play in Scott Ian's Home Game, an online poker tournament, are Ian, Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, Vinnie Paul of Pantera, and rock legends Kirk Hammett and Slash. Online poker players will be able to chat with the rock stars through the UltimateBet software's chat feature.
Rounding out the list of poker legends featured in the Texas Hold'em tournament are 11-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and World Poker Champion Annie Duke.
The 27-player Sit-n-Go is destined to fill up fast as online poker players are invited to secure their spot in a qualifier for as little as 33 UltimatePoints or $1. Each online poker qualifier pays out seats in the 11,000 UltimatePoints Main Event where 19 seats in Scott Ian's Home Game are at stake. The 20th seat will be offered up to VIP players through an exclusive online poker freeroll.
In addition to the $10,000 prize pool, each rock star and poker pro will have a $100 bounty on his or her head.
A full rundown on the tournament schedule for Scott Ian's Home Game can be found at UltimateBet.com.
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.