UltimateBet recently decided to cancel a major land tournament to begin working on their website, making it bigger and better than ever. The site has now announced a new series of tournaments which will not only benefit players but also charities.
The new series is called Second Sundays and the new tournaments will be online fundraisers to benefit national charities. The new series at UB will be a first of its kind and players will see regularly scheduled monthly event which started on March 14th. The tournaments will continue to urn every second Sunday through June.
Players can compete in the Second Sunday tournaments for just $10. Players will have the chance to win cash prizes, UB swag, Rockwell Time and Monster JAMZ products as well as entries into popular UB events.
Each event includes a ticket to a bonus free roll where players will be able to compete for an additional $1,025 in different UB tournament entries. The second chance bonus free roll will take place the next day for those who did not qualify for Second Sunday tournament prizes.
Annie Duke an UltimateBet poker pro commented on the new series by stating: “we’re struggling with a difficult economy. Charitable organizations are experiencing a drastic decline in donations. Most people, though sympathetic to charitable causes, have simply cut back on personal expenditures. “
Annie went on to say: “This is not about individuals each making large donations. It’s about a large number of people collectively donating small amounts of money in order to make a difference. UB and Absolute are global communities its members have been very generous and supportive of charitable efforts in the past. This grassroots movement could mobilize more people to join our community in order to effectively make a difference.”
The new Second Sunday tournaments will also run at Absolute Poker at the same time, so players at both sites can enjoy competing and raising money for charity. Those who will benefit from the new fundraiser tournaments are: the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Road 2 Recovery’s Injured Riders Fund, and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Each tournament is capped at 400 players so those interested should get registered early. Each game begins on the second Sunday of the month at 1pm ET. Those who compete in the bonus free roll will have a chance to win a seat to the following Sunday’s $200,000 GTD tournament. The top five players of the free roll will earn a seat at the tournament. Each seat to the Sunday $200,000 GTD Tournament is worth $200 plus 15 so players will find this is an excellent prize for the free roll.
This new tournament series at UB is a wonderful way for players to compete for little money to earn tournament entries as well as prizes. All the while, raising money for charities that can really use the help. Players can feel good about competing in the new series of tournaments at UB.