50 Seats to Aruba Poker Tournament up for Grabs This Weekend

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With the final table of the World Series of Poker* Main Event on hold until November, poker fans are feeling a little deprived of multi million-dollar Texas Hold'em action. This weekend, that will all change. UltimateBet is holding its much-talked-about Aruba 50-seat Guaranteed poker tournament this Saturday with the goal of sending a record number of players to the online poker site's signature poker event in Aruba. 

On Saturday, July 19th, UltimateBet will award at least 50 online poker players with Aruba Poker Classic prize packages valued at $8,500 apiece through its Aruba 50-seat Guarantee. 

The $500+30 online Texas Hold'em event begins on Saturday, July 19th at 5:30pm ET at UltimateBet.com. Each package includes a $5,000+500 buy-in to the 2008 Aruba Poker Classic and an additional $3,000 for travel and accommodations. 

With several satellites running daily, Texas Hold'em players can still win their way to Saturday's 50-Seat Aruba Satellite for as little as $10. 

The 2008 Aruba Poker Classic takes place from September 27th through October 4th at the Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino. Online poker fans are invited to go head-to-head with the world's best poker professionals in nonstop poker tournaments and cash games, rub elbows with Hollywood celebrities at exclusive Aruba parties, and re-energize by soaking up the sun on the world's best beach.

With more than 750 Texas Hold ‘Em players expected to play in the Aruba Poker Classic Main Event, UltimateBet is estimating a prize pool of over $4 million and the online poker site is guaranteeing a first place prize of $1 million. 

For more information on the 2008 UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic, visit http://www.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. Players can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments and get tips from these pros to learn the sport or to enhance their playing strategy. UltimateBet currently has over 2 million registered players.  

*World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah's License Company, LLC ("Harrah's"). Harrah's does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with, UltimateBet or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.


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Originally published July 17, 2008 9:40 pm EST

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