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Ultimate Bet Poker Shows Their Soft Side with Children’s Charity Events, ultimate bet canadian childrens charity

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Ultimate Bet Poker is showing their charitable side by hosting charity events to benefit children in need. First up will be the Children’s Home Imeldahof charity event to be held in Aruba at the Aruba Poker Classic.

The Aruba Poker Classic was set to wrap up on October 8th but the Main Event finale wasn’t the only excitement brewing at the Radisson Aruba Resort. The annual $100 Rebuy Charity Poker Tournament was due to begin in the stately ballroom and players opened their wallets for this worthy cause, to help the 52 children who are housed at the Children’s Home Imeldahof.

The Children’s Home Imeldahof offers a temporary haven to kids who cannot live in their own homes due to neglect, abuse or any other unsuitable environment. But a safe home is not all the Children’s Home supplies; their main focus is on guidance and providing for the children’s emotional well-being to counteract the mental abuse they have endured.  
Proceeds from the charity tournament will help fund much needed repairs on the homes activity centre and to purchase games and supplies.

Ultimate Bet Poker Cardroom Consultant and pro player Annie Duke said, “We are proud to support such a worthy cause for local kids in Aruba, and we invite everyone - poker player or not - to turn out at the Radisson ballroom to participate.” Encouraging players to participate, Duke added, “Come along and help UB raise thousands of dollars in donations that will directly assist Imeldahof complete this project and provide an environment in which their children can relax, have fun and be safe.”

Proud to be able to give back to the community in Aruba which has been home to the Aruba Poker Classic for eight years now, Ultimate Bet Poker makes sure that 100 percent of the $100 rebuys from the fundraiser will be donated directly to the Children’s Home Imeldahof charity. Plus, Ultimate Bet Poker is stepping in give a boost to the charity pool, by matching the money collected from the rebuys dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.

Then next month, the charity train heads to Canada, where the usually cool fall season will really heat up – with hot poker action, when the 1st Annual UB Starlight Poker Challenge takes place from November 14th through the18th.

Headlining the event at the historical Windsor Station, located in Downtown Montreal, Quebec will be Ultimate Bet Poker’s resident pros Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth. The inaugural charity event will feature a guaranteed 1st place prize of $100,000, making it the biggest prize pool ever awarded in a Canadian charity poker tournament. Over four days, the event is expected to attract 1,000 poker players who will do battle in the World Series of Poker structured tournament. When the smoke clears in Canada, the final table of ten players will then make the trek to Las Vegas, where they will play for the first place cash and bragging rights.

The real winners of course will be the Starlight Children’s Foundation, thanks to the exclusive partnership of Ultimate Bet Poker and C3 Events who are putting on the charity event.  From all indications, this first event will be a huge success, paving the way for future charity poker tournaments to benefit the children in Canada.

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