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UltimateBet

October 16, 2009 11:23 ET

UltimateBet's Epic 9 Deals Out Thousands of Dollars in Prize Money in the Lead up to the 'November 9,' With a $50,000 Online Finale on November 10th

The Leading Online Poker Site Celebrates the WSOP* Final Table With a 9-Player Tournament Featuring Phil Hellmuth, a Total Prize Pool of $110,000, Plus Two Leaderboard Competitions Throughout October

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - October 16, 2009) - While the 'November 9' are busy honing their own skills in the lead-up to the World Series of Poker ("WSOP")* final table, UltimateBet is giving online poker players a chance to do the same throughout October with their Epic 9 promotion featuring the most celebrated name in the game Phil Hellmuth, $50,000 prize money to be won in the Main Event, two leaderboard competitions awarding $2,000 a day, and an epic overall prize pool of $110,000 on the table.

Qualify for an Epic 9 seat between now and October 31st, and you'll face off online against Phil Hellmuth. The leading online poker site's Epic 9 promotion culminates in the November 10th Main Event at 21:00 ET; it's a 9-player online poker tournament with eight spots yet to be filled and the added incentive of a Bounty on Phil's head. Shut down the Poker Brat for awesome bragging rights and automatic entry to UB's $200,000 Guaranteed, plus be one step closer to taking down 1st place and a $25,000 pay day; the runner-up stands to earn $15,000 with 3rd place banking $10,000.

There's a whole swag of ways to earn your chance to play shoulder to shoulder with the 11-time WSOP* bracelet winner, including climbing to the top of October's Multi-Table Tournament Leaderboard (1 seat), finishing in the number one and two spots of the Daily SnG Tournament Leaderboard (2 seats), earning the most STATUS Points in the Daily Ring Game STATUS Points Race (2 seats).

In addition, all new real money players in October that achieve Ultimate Player Status (Epic 9 FR A), Ultimate Contender Status (Epic 9 FR B), and Ultimate Legend or Icon Status (Epic 9 FR C) in UB's RAI$E program will qualify for a seat in a freeroll in their respective category (3 seats), the winner of each progressing to the Epic 9 Main Event.

If that's not enough of a reason to get in on the Epic 9 action, each day UB will award the top three players in both the Points Race Leaderboard and the SnG Tournament Leaderboard with $500, $300 and $200, raising the daily dollars given away to $2,000.

So, don't despair if you didn't make the cut for the return of the November 9 in Las Vegas. Polish your poker skills at UltimateBet throughout October, and you could be on your way to pocketing fistfuls of dollars in UB's Epic 9, plus making an impressive piece of online poker history up against UB's very own WSOP* legend, Phil Hellmuth.

For full details of the Epic 9 promotion and the many ways to qualify, check out http://UltimateBet.com today.

* The "World Series of Poker" and "WSOP" are registered trademarks of Harrah's. No License, affiliation, endorsement, is claimed, or should be inferred from the use of these trademarks here. UltimateBet and Absolute Poker are not affiliated, licensed by, or otherwise affiliated with Harrah's in any way.

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