Online Poker Room Ultimate Bet to Host Charity Tournament

Written By Janice Doughtrey

Leading online poker room is doing its part this holiday season to raise awareness and funds for a good cause. This weekend, they will be hosting a poker tournament to raise money for Ante Up For Africa (AUFA), an organization co-founded by World Poker Champion Annie Duke.

The tournament, the AUFA Charity Xmas Bonanza, is set to run Saturday at 7:30pm EST at Annie Duke will also be taking part in the No Limit Hold’em tournament with all buy-in proceeds (100%) being donated to AUFA.

AUFA is an organization bringing awareness and funds to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan. AUFA also hosts a land-based tournament each year. This year saw several celebrities at the event and was hosted by both Annie Duke and Don Cheadle. The tournament in 2007 raised over $700,000 in funds for AUFA.

AUFA co-founder and Cardroom Consultant for Ultimate Bet Annie Duke said there’s no better time to give than during the holiday season.

Ultimate Bet is not only hosting this fundraiser tournament but will also be donating several high tech toys and gadgets including an XBOX 360 Elite System, a 32GB iPod Touch, a Sony Handycam, a Ninetendo DS, a seat at UltimateBet’s $200k Guaranteed Texas Hold’em tournament, a Sony Portable DVD player, a Bluetooth laser virtual keyboard, an iOmega external hard drive and more! is a leading online poker room, designed with assistance from the world’s best – Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke. Powered through the CEREUS poker network, UltimateBet offers free software, free ring games and tournaments as well as tips from the pros. Blackjack and other games are also available for play.

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