UltimateBet Lets Players Live out their Wildest Dreams in Aruba

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Players in the island poker tournament can use their UltimatePoints to buy food, upgrade their hotel room, hang out with celebrities and take part in several unbelievable Aruba experiences.

Poker players should get ready to feel like a kid in a candy store. UltimateBet today announced that players at the 2008 Aruba Poker Classic will gain exclusive access to a host of sweet merchandise, experiences and adventures while at the Aruba Poker Classic: all it takes is a few UltimatePoints.

"We've been telling online poker players that this year's Aruba Poker Classic will top last year's successful land-based tournament and today we're doing one more thing to deliver on that promise," stated Annie Duke, UltimateBet's Cardroom Consultant.

For the first time since the Aruba Poker Classic began in 2002, players are able to buy food, rent cars, upgrade their suite at the Radisson, hang out with poker pros and celebrities, and live out their wildest dreams using the UltimatePoints they've accrued playing at UltimateBet. The online poker site has added several items to the UltimatePoints Store and the UB Auctions website where players can buy and bid on a variety of incredible experiences including:

Access to an invitation-only party in Phil Hellmuth's penthouse suite

18 Holes of golf with Phil Hellmuth

Harley Davidson guided tour of Aruba

Island helicopter tour of Aruba

Dinner with Phil Hellmuth

Room upgrade to Plaza Club suite

Private casino cash game table

Dinner at various Aruba restaurants

Online poker players at UltimateBet earn UltimatePoints by playing in raked hands in cash poker games, by playing in real money tournaments and Sit and Go tournaments, and by playing real money Blackjack.

The 2008 Aruba Poker Classic takes place from September 27th through October 4th at the Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino. This year's island tournament has already attracted some of the biggest celebrities from the film, music and poker worlds including Don Cheadle, Scott Ian and Phil Hellmuth. UltimateBet is estimating a prize pool of over $4 million and the online poker site is guaranteeing a first place prize of $1 million.

More information on the Aruba merchandise and experiences can be found at UltimateBet.com.