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Ultimate to Give Away Record Number of Free Seats to Poker's Biggest Main Event

Players invited to compete in month-long contest for multiple shots at free WSOP* seats


Miami, FL (PRWeb) April 24, 2008 – They say you can’t put a price on the World Series of Poker* experience. One online poker site is taking that sentiment a little too literally by handing out a large number of Main Event seats for free. today announced a new promotion that solidifies the poker site as the best place to win a free seat in the series.


“This is an historic promotion for fans of the world’s greatest game,” stated UltimateBet spokesperson George MacLean. “We’re handing out loads of Main Event seats and online poker fans can win one just by doing what they love – playing poker.”


Annie Duke, UltimateBet’s new Cardroom Consultant, created the Ultimate Main Event Giveaway promotion so that more online poker players are able to experience Texas Hold’em on the world’s biggest stage alongside poker’s best pros.


To qualify for the promotion,UltimateBet players must simply play in any real-money poker Sit ‘n Go, ring game or multi-table tournament at between April 24th and May 23rd and climb their way up the Main Event Giveaway leader board.


At the end of the qualifying period, the player who has earned the most RAI$E status points will automatically secure a $12,000 Main Event prize package featuring the $10,000 buy-in and $2,000 for travel accommodations.

But that’s just the start of UltimateBet’s Main Event generosity. Players ranking 2nd through 70th on the leader board will play in an exclusive freeroll that features a prize pool of seven additional $12,000 Main Event packages.


In an effort to send as many players as possible to Las Vegas for the world’s most prestigious poker tournament, UltimateBet is opening the floodgates to even more Main Event seats through a series of freerolls. On Saturday May 24th, the online poker site is holding a 25-seat Guaranteed Tournament where at least 25 Main Event prize packages will be won. Players ranking 71st through 225th on the leader board will win their spot in the $500+30 tournament. Those ranking 226th through 3427th will be divided into five separate freerolls where hundreds of additional opportunities to win a spot in the 25-seat Guaranteed Tournament are on the line.


More information on UltimateBet’s Main Event Giveaway can be found at


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.


*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, UltimateBet or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.