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Ultimate Bet Cancels the 2010 Aruba Poker Classic

Ultimate Bet (UB) has cancelled the 2010 Aruba Poker Classic in an effort to focus on improving its presence at existing major poker tournaments.

A statement from Tokwiro Chief Executive Officer Paul Leggett on March 9th, 2010 stated that they have a plan to develop a monthly $500,000 dollars Guaranteed poker tournament with a goal of developing it into a million dollars poker event, create more pro-related poker tournaments and held its Ultimate Bet online Champioship twice a year.

Leggett said that it is with regret that they are announcing the postponement of the 2010 Aruba Classic but their players can expect a lot of exciting poker tournaments this year. Leggett added that they love the Aruba Poker Classic event but they think that they can do more for their poker players by creating new poker tournaments and rewards.

Ultimate Bet will continue to offer poker players access to poker tournaments like the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and major WPT (World Poker Tour) events through online satellite events. Players will also receive incentives like the World Series of Poker incentives and additional loyalty benefits for top poker players.

Poker pro Joe Sebok said that he is very excited to see what this develop will bring for UB players. The 2009 Aruba Poker Classic attracted 475 participants to the Caribbean island creating a cash pool of $2,303,750 dollars.

Brandon Hall won the championship after a heads-up chop with overall chip leader Robert Mizrachi, giving Mizrachi the bigger portion of the cash prize.


03/17/2010 12:19 PM