Miami, FL (PRWeb) September 9th 2008 — 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.

About UltimateBet
Designed with the assistance of the best poker players in the world – Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke – UltimateBet provides the best poker games available on the net. Players can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments and get tips from these pros to learn the sport or to enhance their playing strategy. UltimateBet currently has over 2 million registered players.

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