Take Up Annie Duke's 'Apprentice Challenge' To Win Your Way to Aruba and Share in Thousands of Dollars Worth of Prizes

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UltimateBet Celebrates Annie Duke's Celebrity Apprentice Debut with Points-based online poker promotion that rewards regular players at the leading online poker site

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I'm thrilled that UB has put together a promotion allowing their players to play along with me on my Apprentice journey. I'm looking forward to spending some one-on-one time with the winner in Aruba 2009!

UltimateBet's got your Sunday nights sewn up with a satisfying TV/poker combo, so break out the popcorn and kick back to catch UltimateBet poker icon Annie Duke in the new season of NBC's smash hit reality series Celebrity Apprentice, Sundays at 9:00pm E.T.

To celebrate Duke's selection in the all-star TV lineup, UltimateBet is mirroring the season two run of Celebrity Apprentice with an online poker promotion scheduled for Sunday's at 10:00pm E.T., tagged Annie Duke's Apprentice Challenge; it's a points-based buy-in tournament series that will award one lucky poker player with an $8500 prize package for this year's Aruba Poker Classic.

So, while Annie Duke will be playing to raise funds for charity of choice Refugees International, you can play along at home in Annie Duke's Apprentice Challenge online poker contest, with the ultimate aim of securing a little piece of Poker paradise, a $5500 seat for the 2009 Aruba Poker Classic plus $3000 for travel expenses.

"I'm thrilled that UB has put together a promotion allowing their players to play along with me on my Apprentice journey. I'm looking forward to spending some one-on-one time with the winner in Aruba 2009!" said UltimateBet Card Room Consultant Annie Duke.

A special Freeroll, held on Sunday, March 1 at 10:00pm E.T. , marked the on air return of the Celebrity Apprentice, and awarded the top ten finishers (HUNTERBUB, JWLJ, MRSLITTLE, SHEFATHER, CARD33SHARK, WILDBILL24, JAYR7710, PAULSCHUBERT, HARD_DRIVE, AAAHHHAAA) with automatic entry to Annie Duke's Apprentice Challenge Main Event.

Here's how you can join them in the race to Aruba, plus share in thousands of dollars worth of other online tournament entries:

Main Event - Sunday, May 18th at 8:30pm ET

Buy-in - 5,000 UltimatePoints

  •     1st Place - $8,500 Aruba Poker Classic prize package
  •     2nd through 5th Place - $100k Deep Stack entry
  •     6th through 10th Place - $40k Sniper Saturday entry

There's also several ways to secure your spot in the Main Event through the easy-to-enter qualifiers:

1) Sunday Satellite - Beginning March 15th at 10:00pm ET
Buy-in - 500 UltimatePoints
*Guarantees to pay out one seat in the Main Event

2) Daily Qualifiers at 7:30pm and 9:30pm ET
*Guarantees to pay out one seat in the Sunday Satellite

3) Sunday Qualifiers at 2pm, 4pm 6pm, 7pm, and 7:30pm ET
*Guarantees to pay out one seat in the Sunday Satellite

Find out what's in the cards for Annie every Sunday on NBC at 9:00pm E.T., and an hour later at 10:00pm E.T., test your own fortitude at the poker table in Annie Duke's Apprentice Challenge, from now through until Sunday, May 17 inclusive.

For the next 11 weeks, Sunday nights are all about Annie. Watch one of the most competitive players in Poker, as she shifts her focus from calling the shots at the felt to impressing the reality show's ultimate arbiter, Donald Trump, all in the name of charity. Discover how Annie Duke fares in the high-flying world of big business and how long she manages to avoid the ultimate bad beat - hearing The Donald deliver the two most feared words to slip from his lips "You're Fired!"

Full details on Annie Duke's Apprentice Challenge can be found at 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 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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