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UltimateBet was an online poker room, which was founded in 2001 and ranked among the ten largest virtual card rooms in the world. It was operated by the company Tokwiro Enterprises.

Every year organized UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic, was one of the four years as a poker event of the World Tour. 2005 Freddy Deeb won the tournament and a million dollars in prize money. Some previous winners include Eric Brenes 2004, Erick Lindgren, 2003, and Juha Helppi in 2002.


How many of the major poker rooms UltimateBet also had some well-known players under contract. These included the bracelet winner Annie Duke, Antonio Esfandiari, Dave Ulliott and Jennifer Tilly. The contract with the under the UltimateBet players perhaps best known poker player Phil Hellmuth was disbanded in late 2010.


UltimateBet had not specialize in a particular poker game, but offered some of the best known. These included Texas Hold'em, Omaha and Seven Card Stud High and High / Low as well as various lowball variants. In addition, UltimateBet offered until July 5, 2007, the comparably less common variant Royal Hold'em. In addition, UltimateBet had the mixed variants HORSE and H.O.S.E. on offer.

Fraud scandal

On 29 May 2008 UltimateBet admitted that between 7 March 2006 and 3 December 2007, a player named ' NioNio ' had gained an unfair advantage by a vulnerability Taking advantage of superuser and so was the hole cards of his opponents could see. The same was done a few months earlier on the operated also by Tokwiro Enterprises poker site Absolute Poker. Revealed the scandals were the fact that the extraordinarily high profit rates of the affected players had aroused suspicion. Under suspicion of being involved in the scandal, is also a former winner of the World Series of Poker and former owner of UltimateBet, Russ Hamilton.