June 19, 2009 (PAP Newswire) — Two of the Internet’s leading online poker destinations, UltimateBet and Absolute Poker (both part of the Cereus poker
network) are reporting that their collective bad beat jackpot has
passed the $600,000 mark, bringing the total jackpot prize money for
the year to more than $8 million.

“Since the inception of the Bad Beat Jackpot at Absolute Poker and
UltimateBet 23,432 players have shared in a staggering total of
$39,515,899.93 in jackpot dollars,” states a news release from the
company. “So far in 2009, $8,455,556.65 in Bad Beat Jackpot winnings
have been handed out across both online poker rooms. When the next Bad
Beat Jackpot hits, this figure will break the $9 million mark.”

“Someone’s about to pocket another huge jackpot,” commented Annie Duke,
UltimateBet’s Cardroom Consultant. “Imagine winning more money than
most people make in a year of their working lives. We’re ready to award
hundreds of thousands of dollars in jackpot money by losing a hand of
Texas Hold’em. It’s unbelievable.”

This is sure to make these sites even more popular with players. As
affiliates, it’s a great time to promote them. For info on the
affiliate program, please click here. To read the original news release, click here.