SOURCE: Ujogo

January 22, 2008 08:00 ET

Ujogo Announces Sponsorship by The Bicycle Casino -- Fourth Largest Poker Casino in America

Free Online Poker Winners Will Be Awarded Seats in Live Spotlight Tournaments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Leading free online-poker platform Ujogo today announces its first major sponsor: The Bicycle Casino ("The Bike") in Bell Gardens, California. As part of the sponsorship, online players at Ujogo.com will compete for entries into several of The Bike's live feature tournaments at the casino. Winners located outside Southern California will receive travel expense reimbursement*, thereby ensuring that these prize packages will have broad appeal to poker players located across the U.S.

"There are tens of millions of free online poker players in the U.S., many of whom have never played in live tournaments at a leading casino," noted Eric Gonzales, Ujogo's CEO. "With its focus on providing incentives for high quality, competitive play, Ujogo is extremely well-positioned to help the free online player learn, improve, and eventually step up to live in-person play, all without risking a penny."

"We are big fans of Ujogo and are thrilled to be a sponsor," said Kelley O'Hara, Director of Marketing for The Bicycle Casino. "As the fourth largest poker casino in the country, we have earned a reputation for innovation and for embracing new trends ahead of the pack. The Ujogo sponsorship fits well with our vision of bridging the gap between in-person and online play, and we look forward to the increased national exposure we will receive from Ujogo's diverse player base."

The kickoff events that will be featured on Ujogo are the "Battle of the Sexes" and "Queen of Hearts" tournaments at The Bike, taking place during "Sweetheart's Weekend," February 8th-10th, 2008. Two Ujogo tournament winners will each win entry to one of the featured Bike tournaments that weekend. Future Bike events that will be featured on Ujogo include "Winnin' on the Green" in March, "Stars and Stripes" in April, and "Queen of Diamonds" in May.

For a chance to win a seat in a feature tournament at one of the top poker rooms in the country, all without risking a cent, simply sign up to play on www.ujogo.com and follow the prompts to pre-register for the Bicycle Casino prize tournaments. These tournaments are open to a limited number of registrants, on a first-come, first-served basis. You may also practice daily in ring games, sit-n-go's and other prize tournaments at Ujogo.

About Ujogo

Ujogo (pronounced "you-joe-go" and derived from the Portuguese word for "game") provides free, highly competitive and rewards-based online games, starting with poker, for millions of U.S. enthusiasts. For more information, please visit www.ujogo.com.

*See official prize package rules at www.ujogo.com.

For additional information regarding tournaments at The Bicycle Casino please visit www.thebike.com.

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