Friday, May 02, 2008

UltimateBet Donates Aruba Poker Classic Seat

UltimateBet Poker

Online poker room UltimateBet has donated an $8,500 Aruba Poker Classic prize package including a seat in the Main Event, to be awarded to the 2nd place winner of the Kentucky Derby Poker Championship scheduled for tomorrow. Hosting the tournament will be none other than UltimateBet's own poker pro, and 11 time WSOP Bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth Jr., along with Robert "Mr. Omaha" Williamson III.

The Kentucky Derby Poker Championship is a charity Texas Hold'em tournament that was developed to raise awareness of changes in the climate, and how they are impacting our communities; especially those that are poor and/or underdeveloped. The tournament will kick off at 8:30 p.m. at Caesar's Indiana, Saturday, May 3rd. Environmentally supportive poker players will be gathering from around the country to buy-in to the charitable Hold'em tournament for $2,500.

Phil Hellmuth Jr. and Robert "Mr. Omaha" Williams III will not only be hosting the Kentucky Derby Poker Championship, providing commentary throughout the evening, but as an added entertainment, they will both participate in the event while performing such duties.
Half of the buy-in will go towards the prize pool, while the other half will be donated to a list of charitable organizations, including the Health and Climate Foundation, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and the Robby Albarado Foundation. These organizations collectively aid individuals whose lives have been effected by disastrous climates, epidemics, as well as the homeless.

UltimateBet will be awarding the $8,500 Aruba Poker Classic Main Event prize package to the 2nd place winner of the Kentucky Derby Poker Championship. The package includes buy-in, accommodations and travel expenses. The 2008 Aruba Poker Classic is scheduled to run September 27 through October 4, with UltimateBet guaranteeing a minimum $4,000,000 prize pool with at least $1,000,000 going to the 1st place victor.

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