Saturday, January 26, 2008

UltimateBet Gos All-In for American War Vets - Online Poker Tournament

Online poker room UltimateBet and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian are teaming up to support America's war veterans and their families. The popular online poker site today announced that Scott Ian will be representing Ultimate Bet in Operation: All-In, a charity No Limit Hold'em tournament featuring poker players, celebrities, and mixed-martial-arts fighters playing poker together with the aim of raising money to help injured soldiers.

"We're thrilled to be a part of this worthy charity poker tournament," stated spokesperson George MacLean. "And there's no better celebrity poker player to represent us at the tables than Scott Ian."

Scott Ian is no stranger to raises, all-ins, bluffs and everything else Texas Hold'em. Last year, the Anthrax guitarist traded his guitar chips for poker chips to play in VH1's Rockstars of Poker. He finished first in the event, beating out Sully Erna of Godsmack and winning a seat in the 2007 Aruba Poker Classic tournament.

It was in Aruba, while spending a week with 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and legendary world champion Annie Duke, that Ian sharpened his poker skills even further. He plans to use the valuable poker tips and tricks he learned from the two UltimateBet pros to finish first in the charity event.

Operation: All-In takes place at The Joint--located inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino--on Saturday, January 12 at 1pm. The 150-player tournament costs $550 to enter and features a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. All additional money earned from the event will go straight to the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

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