Miami, FL (Marketwire) Wednesday, October 7, 2009 – UltimateBet (“UB”)gets serious about children in need  while giving poker players  another reason to show their community spirit and indulge their love of the game at this year’s  Aruba Poker Classic (“APC”). On October 8th, as Day Three of UB’s Main Event prepares to wrap for the night, players in Aruba will take to the felt in the annual $100 Rebuy Charity Poker Tournament. The fundraiser gets set to deal out the cards at 7pm in the ballroom area of the Radisson Aruba Resort, all in the name of one very good local cause, the Children’s Home Imeldahof.

The Children’s Home Imeldahof offers temporary home and guidance to children who are unable to remain in their own homes due to mental, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and alcohol or drug abuse by parents. The Home provides more than just physical shelter for the resident children, with an emphasis on providing for their emotional well-being as a priority.  

The proceeds Imeldahof receive from UB’s Charity Hold’em event will contribute to their purpose-built activity centre, which still needs a new roof, a paint job and appropriate games and accessories before it will be available to the 52 children who are housed under their roof at any given time.

“We are proud to support such a worthy cause for local kids in Aruba, and we invite everyone – poker player or not – to turn out at the Radisson ballroom to participate,” said Annie Duke, Cardroom Consultant for UltimateBet. “Come along and help UB raise thousands of dollars in donations that will directly assist Imeldahof complete this project and provide an environment in which their children can relax, have fun and be safe.”

On this occasion, 100 percent of the $100 rebuys from the APC  fundraiser will be donated directly to the chosen children’s charity, and UB will match the money made from the rebuys dollar-for-dollar to boost the donation total, up to $5,000.

For the past eight years, Ultimate bet has been welcomed to the island paradise of Aruba, where it has hosted its signature land based poker festival. The Charity fundraiser is one way that UB is able to repay the outstanding local hospitality it receives each year, and the leading online poker site enjoys giving something of value back to the island community.

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