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UltimateBet to Host Star-Studded Charity Poker Event This Weekend

Miami, FL (PRWeb) August 12, 2008 — UltimateBet today revealed details of this weekend's star-studded online poker charity event. The online poker site is partnering with Ante Up For Africa this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the sole goal of making a dramatic difference in the lives of those affected by the crisis in Darfur, Sudan.

Beginning Friday, August 15th, UltimateBet will host six poker tournaments with all tournament fees being donated to Ante Up For Africa. Slated to play in the tournaments are Don Cheadle, Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, Mark "P0ker H0" Kroon, Gary "Debo34" DeBernardi, Shawn Rice, Tiffany Michelle, Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy and James "P0KERPR033" Campbell.

If playing with the biggest stars of Hollywood and poker isn’t enough of an attraction, UltimateBet is making each tournament even more enticing by throwing several additional prizes into the mix including: Aruba 100-seat entries for September 13th; UB gear; iAmplify Phil Hellmuth White belt to Black belt courses; AUFA Christian Audigier autographed T-shirts; magazine subscriptions; gas cards; and tournament entries.

The Ultimate Famous Charity Weekend builds upon the solid partnership between UltimateBet and Ante Up For Africa, an organization created to raise public awareness and funds for Sudan-related charities. In July, UltimateBet introduced several innovative ways for players to make a contribution to the cause using their UltimatePoints.

More information on this weekend’s Ultimate Famous Charity Weekend is available 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.