UltimateBet players race for riches

Annie Duke
Annie Duke signaled the start of the UltimateBet Points Race.

On your mark - get set - go! UltimateBet players are off and running in the $115,000 Points Race, which started Oct. 1 and will run until Oct. 31.

Annie Duke, poker pro and UltimateBet cardroom consultant, emphasized that the Points Race gives every player at UltimateBet a month to win a piece of $115,000 in free cash.

To qualify for the promotion, online poker players must earn RAI$E Status Points by playing in any real-money raked ring game, sit-and-go tournament or multi-table poker tournament Oct. 1-31.

The players who earn make it into the top 100 on the RAI$E Status Point leaderboard will share in a $100,000 prize pool. The top earner will win $15,000, with second place getting $10,000 and $9,000 for third.

UltimateBet will also inject another $15,000 for an exclusive freeroll for the top 1,000 RAI$E Status Point earners.

Duke said the playing field for the $115,000 Points Race is a level one, because each player's rank is based entirely on RAI$E Status Points.

Status Points are awarded to all players at exactly the same rate, regardless of whether they're new to the site or a longtime player. Under that system, every player will have the same chance to qualify for the promotion.

RAI$E Status Points are used by UltimateBet to determine the RAI$E status level of each player every month. Depending on their status level - Ultimate Member, Player, Contender, Legend or Icon - players gain access to all sorts of exclusive benefits. The higher players climb, the more benefits they have access to.

That's not all that online poker players can look forward to at UltimateBet. The poker site offers all sorts of promotions for players, including freerolls and opportunities to win a seat in major live tournaments around the world.

Players who sign up at UltimateBet through a PokerListings link have access to even more benefits. Not only is there a $1,500 at $150 match deposit bonus for first-time depositors, PokerListings players will also have access to a monthly $5,000 freeroll at UltimateBet.

To qualify for the freeroll, players need to have played 100 raked hands the month before the scheduled freeroll. Players who met that requirement in September will be taking their seats in the freeroll Oct. 19.

Players who want a shot at the Nov. 23 freeroll need to earn their raked hands by Oct. 31.

For more information on these or any other promotions on the poker site, visit .

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