$1 Million UBOC Poker Championship and Super Bowl Giveaway

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Online poker spotlight shifts entirely to UltimateBet this weekend as leading online poker site puts more than $1 million on the line

The felt is shaping up to be a lot greener at UltimateBet.com this weekend. The leading online poker site hosts the final $1 million Guaranteed UBOC Championship Main Event and gets ready to give away 10 tickets to this year's Super Bowl as part of its Wild Cards promotion. The two events are expected to attract a record number of online poker players looking to capitalize on two lucrative prize pools.

"This is an enormous weekend for online poker players who love to win," stated Annie Duke, UltimateBet's  Cardroom Consultant. "With over a million bucks on the table plus 10 Super Bowl tickets on the line, UltimateBet once again delivers on the promise of an ultimate poker experience."

The final UBOC Championship $1 Million Guaranteed tournament kicks off on Sunday at 5:30pm ET. Hosted by Phil Hellmuth, the Texas Hold'em tournament has already attracted a number of the world's best online poker players. Slated to play in the tournament are Annie Duke, Michael Binger, Tiffany Michelle, Adam "Roothlus" Levy, James "PokerPro33" Campbell, "Hollywood Dave" Stann, Scott Ian, PokerH0, and Debo34. The buy-in for the No Limit Hold'em tournament is $1,000+50 and online poker players looking to secure a seat can satellite their way in through lower buy-in qualifiers.

UBOC 2009, which kicked off on January 9, is UltimateBet's biggest online tournament series yet. Featuring 22 guaranteed events, a final $1 million Main Event, and close to $2.5 million in guaranteed prize pool money, the 10-day series has attracted players from across the globe. But as big as UBOC is, it isn't the only attraction at UltimateBet this Sunday.

As the battles for the AFC and NFC championship titles heat up on network television, NFL fans can tackle their way to one of five pairs of midfield Super Bowl seats by playing in UltimateBet's Wild Cards tournament. The Wild Cards Main Event gets underway at 8:30pm ET for $500+30 and the top five finishers in the Texas Hold'em tournament will walk away with two Super Bowl XLIII tickets each plus $1,550 for travel and accommodations.  Lower buy-in satellites are open leading up to the event.

Online poker players hoping to conquer both tournaments can warm up in UltimateBet.com's $100,000 Guaranteed tournament on Sunday at 2pm ET. The buy-in for the Texas Hold'em event is $500+30.

Full details on UBOC and UltimateBet's Wild Cards Super Bowl promotion can be found at UltimateBet.com.