June 22, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) – UB and Absolute Poker cast the net last month to catch The Craziest Last Longer Bet, with the caveat that only the sickest last longer bets would be in contention to walk away with one of two VIP prize packages for the World Series of Poker* (“WSOP*”) this July. Now the votes are in, with UB’s MANIMACK/JUSTIN74 at and Absolute Poker’s PROOF1459/SHORTSTCK all on their way to Las Vegas to play out their outrageous prop bets in Event # 54 of the WSOP*.

At UB, the 31 year-old MANIMACK (Gregg Mardirosian) issued the ultimate challenge to his buddy JUSTIN74 (Justin Leichter), a 32 year-old entrepreneur and poker player, whose grandmother taught him to play poker with pennies at the age of 4. The player who busts out earliest in WSOP* Event #54 faces the daunting task of having his losing hand and the UB logo tattooed on his body, and then having to meet and marry a girl in Vegas before being allowed to return home to Florida.

“Thanks for choosing our craziest last longer bet, and thanks to UB for putting the money into my account. I’m excited about flying out to Vegas. I’m excited about the tournament, and I’m really excited about Justin getting married,” said MANIMACK. “I’m a little concerned. Justin stays in practice, and I haven’t been playing poker much lately, but the last few days I’ve been on UB trying to shake the rust off, and I’ve been cashing, so see y’all in Vegas.”

Over at Absolute Poker, PROOF1459 (Michael Arnese) and SHORSTCK (Tom Lipko) have been longstanding poker rivals, and they were both itching to put their No Limit Hold ‘em skills to the test on poker’s biggest stage. Whoever of the two buddies from Carbondale, Pennsylvania gets sent packing to the rails first will be forced to walk home all the way from Las Vegas in under a week. If the loser can’t complete the walk within deadline, they have to pay the cost of the $1,000 entry to the winner of the bet.

The four poker adventure-seekers earned the most votes when their prop bets were put to the test with UB and Absolute Poker’s online poker community. Their gutsy, creative efforts will see them get shipped to Sin City to play out their bet in Event # 54 of WSOP*, a $1,000 buy-in No Limit Hold ‘em event that kicks off at the Rio on July 1, 2010. The VIP Vegas package includes return airfares, hotel stay, Event # 54 tournament entry for two, plus the chance to hang with the cool crowd  – Team UB and Absolute Poker pro players during their Vegas jaunt.

For full details on the competition, visit http://www.ub.com/wsop/2010/the-craziest-last-longer-bet and http://www.absolutepoker.com/promotions/wsop/2010/contests/craziest-last-longer-bet/

*World Series of Poker® and WSOP® are trademarks of Harrah’s License Company, LLC (“Harrah’s”). Harrah’s does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with, UB, Absolute Poker, the CEREUS Network or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.

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