Absolute Poker and UltimateBet Usher in a Little Bit of March Madness with $220,000 Point Race

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Leading Online Poker Network invites players to compete for $220,000 in free money.

The CEREUS Poker Network continues to uphold its highly publicized 'bigger and better' promise, with UltimateBet and Absolute Poker today announcing a $220,000 Rake Race set to get underway on March 1st.

To qualify for UltimateBet's Points Race promo and Absolute Poker's Race Cards contest, online poker players must earn RAI$E Status Points at UltimateBet or FAME Status Points at Absolute Poker by playing in any real-money raked poker game between March 1st and 31st.

Every Friday in March, players will be informed of their ranking and potential prize, just so they know where they stand, and how close they are to finishing in the money come the end of the month. Rake Race players will also be able to check the leaderboard personally to see what prize they're playing for at any given time.

At the end of the qualifying period, the player who achieves the most status points through any of our poker real-money games, including ring games, Sit-and-Go's, and Multi-Table Tournaments, will emerge as the March Rake Race winner. The top 200 Status Point earners on each site's leaderboard will share in a $200,000 prize pool that includes $15,000 for the first place finisher, $14,000 for the second place finisher, and $13,000 for the player who ranks third. Players in the top 30 are guaranteed to win $1,000 and that number grows based on leaderboard rank.

An invitation to a freeroll for an additional $20,000 will be extended to the top 1,000 Status Point earners on each leaderboard.

Absolute Poker and UltimateBet transitioned to the CEREUS Poker Network in December 2008, instantly delivering the added benefits that come with an expanded player base to players at both sites. Thanks to CEREUS, UltimateBet's Points Race contest and Absolute Poker's Race Cards promotion means players across the Network will continue to reap the rich rewards of bigger promotions and better money prizes up for grabs.

Full details on both Points Race promotions can be found at ultimatebet.com and absolutepoker.com.

About Absolute Poker:
Absolute Poker is part of the CEREUS poker network and is dedicated to providing players from around the world with an online poker game experience that is second to none. Players worldwide can access Absolute Poker online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any PC or Mac and experience the best multi-player game online poker has to offer. Absolute Poker is committed to remaining the most trusted and best online poker experience, created by poker players for poker players.

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 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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