June 19, 2009 (CAP Newswire) — Two of the Internet’s leading online poker destinations, UltimateBet and Absolute Poker (both part of the Cereus poker network) are reporting that their collective bad beat jackpot has passed the $600,000 mark, bringing the total jackpot prize money for the year to more than $8 million.

“Since the inception of the Bad Beat Jackpot at Absolute Poker and UltimateBet 23,432 players have shared in a staggering total of $39,515,899.93 in jackpot dollars,” states a news release from the company. “So far in 2009, $8,455,556.65 in Bad Beat Jackpot winnings have been handed out across both online poker rooms. When the next Bad Beat Jackpot hits, this figure will break the $9 million mark.”

"Someone's about to pocket another huge jackpot," commented Annie Duke, UltimateBet's Cardroom Consultant. "Imagine winning more money than most people make in a year of their working lives. We're ready to award hundreds of thousands of dollars in jackpot money by losing a hand of Texas Hold'em. It's unbelievable."

This is sure to make these sites even more popular with players. As affiliates, it’s a great time to promote them. For info on the affiliate program, please click here. To read the original news release, click here.

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