Professional poker player Annie Duke, and Ultimate Bet Marketing Director Will Griffith welcomed more than 600 registered card players to the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa for the under-the-stars, Sunday evening, official launch party, on the beach.
All participants of this year’s poker classic earned their seat on the tournament on-line, when they won an Aruba Prize Package to the 2008 UB event. They all seemed elated to combine the excitement of on-line poker with live play in the tropics.
This year’s event returns to the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa in its 7th edition, and some seats are still available, so hurry up and register.Â
With a first place prize of $1,000,000 guaranteed, this poker event is bringing out some of the biggest celebrities in the game. Expect to see poker stars like Phil Hellmuth alongside entertainment icons like Don Cheadle and Scott Ian play poker for big money and bigger excitement.
The international poker tournament will feature great poker, big payouts, fun parties and the chance to not only play with legendary online poker friends but also meet professional poker heroes.
Our pictures depict the crew of Ultimate Bet, Event Director Matt Savage, Melissa Gaddis, Project manager and their on-line and tournament line up of stars watching a live marriage proposal on stage, hitching two poker pros, and that even before Phil Hellmuth’s arrival – he’s been known to offer a $300 prize to the player jumping first into the poolÂ . . .
The tournament will also feature a Charity Tournament, “Ante Up for Africa,” as the official UB fund raising drive.
The Radisson’s culinary team prepared a fantastic banquet beautifully decorated and dramatically lit, entertained by NBO one of the island’s most-popular bands