Miami, FL, Tuesday, June 2, 2009 – Leading online poker sites
UltimateBet and Absolute Poker today revealed a revamped Tournament
Leaderboard competition for 2009, raising the stakes to give online
poker players at both sites a million reasons to keep on coming back.

This year’s Tournament Leaderboard competitions combine both online
poker sites on the CEREUS Poker Network to create an even more
lucrative yearly prizepool of over $1 Million, and is guaranteed to
give players the benefit of more prize money on the table in the
weekly, monthly and yearly leaderboard competitions at UltimateBet and
Absolute Poker.

The changes to the system incorporate real-time leaderboard status
updates, and deliver a more user-friendly Tournament Leaderboard page,
so that players can instantly and effortlessly see where they rank in
the current pecking order at any given time.

A highlight of the June relaunch includes the Yearly Tournament
Leaderboard with a total prize pool of $100,000 up for grabs, with
$50,000 awarded to the top 10 finishers, including cash and Aruba Poker
Clascis prize packages to the top 3 places. The top 100 players of the
year will also be invited to participate in a $50,000 Yearly Tournament
Leaderboard freeroll.

Players at UltimateBet and Absolute Poker are automatically enrolled
into the site’s weekly, monthly and yearly leaderboard competitions. To
climb to the top of the  leaderboard ladder, the winning player must
collect the most points by doing well in a lot of big tournaments.
There’s no fee to join in the Leaberboard competitions, and now that
both online poker sites employ the same unique tournament leaderboard
formula, it’s arguably the best Leaderboard Competition in the business.

“I love a good contest at the poker tables,” said 11-time WSOP bracelet
winner Phil Hellmuth. “With $100,000 now on the line for free, and
state of the art technology to check out where you stand on the leader
board, let the games begin!”

The leaderboard ranking system is designed to account for the varying
levels of skill in different buy-in tournaments and the number of
players in a tournament. The higher a player cashes in a tournament,
and the bigger the prize pool, the more points he or she will earn.

CEREUS, which launched on November 25th , 2008 after more than
12 months of development, delivers a secure, responsive and flexible
online poker gaming experience to members of the UB and AP communities.
While Absolute Poker and UltimateBet both retain the features and
qualities that make them unique, players on both sites now play
together at the same tables and in the same tournaments, and compete in
the one Tournament Leaderboard competition.

Full details on UltimateBet and Absolute Poker’s tournament leaderboard competitions for 2009 can be found at ultimatebet.com and absolutepoker.com.

About UltimateBet
Designed with the assistance of the best poker players in the world
- Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke – UltimateBet provides the best poker
games available on the net through the CEREUS poker network. Players
can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and
tournaments and get tips from the pros to learn the sport or to enhance
their playing strategy.

About Absolute Poker
Absolute Poker is part of the CEREUS poker network and is dedicated
to providing players from around the world with an online poker game
experience that is second to none. Players worldwide can access
Absolute Poker online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any PC or Mac
and experience the best multi-player game online poker has to offer.
Absolute Poker is committed to remaining the most trusted and best
online poker experience, created by poker players for poker players.

For further media information, please contact:
Kathryn Farrell – PR Manager        Email: kathryn@tbtagency.com