UB.com Rewards World Series of Poker Reps Generously

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Jul/29/2010
UB.com

One development that didn’t garner too many headlines leading into the World Series of Poker was a unique reward system offered to players represented online poker site UB.com at this year’s Main Event. UB.com set aside a special player pool with funds set aside to distribute to all players competing in the biggest tournament of the year. In total, 53 different players took part in the promotion which essentially paid the players just for showing up. The players were paid from a progressive prize pool that grew to $265,000 by the time the first Main Event hands were dealt. The promo was called “Show Up, Get Paid”, and was open to all of their online qualifiers. The only thing they had to do has wear the UB logo for the duration of the tournament, and they would receive money regardless of where they finished.

Just take a step and think about what this meant. The minimum any of the player would receive was $3,750. This means, it was conceivable that a player could have used player points to qualify for a Step 1 tournament, worked their way through the ranks, earned a free Main Event seat and then be guaranteed a few thousand dollars plus whatever winnings they may happen to earn. They are the only site known to have this type of agreement in place with their entire roster of WSOP qualifiers. The pay scale would increase depending on how deep of a run a player actually made.

For example, Christ Bolt, who finished 53rd for an official cash of $168,556 and 4 others cashed in the Main Event and thus were awarded an additional $20,312.50. Overall, it was a strong showing for UB.com as, in addition to the 5 online qualifiers who cashed, Team UB Pros Eric Baldwin, Brandon Cantu, Shawn Rice and Jon Friedberg all cashed in the big one.

It will be interesting if this successful poker promotion causes rivals to take notice and offer something similar in the 2011 edition.

Source:  www.aintluck.com

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