Ultimate Bet has been the organizer of the popular live tournament Aruba Poker Classic for the past few years. This year, however, they have taken the decision to cancel the event and instead put all focus and energy on its online poker section.
For example, they are planning on organizing a monthly tournament with a $500,000 guarantee (today the biggest tournament is the weekly $200,000 guarantee[...] Read more » Ultimate Bet cancel Aruba Poker Classic
Joined: May '09
Age: 35 (M)
i don't really like ultimate bet poker , but i think is better for users . Not every user could partecipate to a live tournament but everyone of them could partecipate in online game ! Plus , online tournament is lesser expensive for organization so it could be higher prize !
The only way that dropping the event makes sense is if they decided thare was a better way to market their site. To host en event like that is to add to a sites credibility but maybe I don't see the bigger picture either.
Joined: Jan '08
Age: 38 (M)
ub cannot compete with wpt/ partypoker and ept/ pokerstars when it comes to organze live tournaments. so i think its a good strategy to concentrate on onlinepoker, theres a strong competition between the smaller sites and networks and many of them will not survive the next years, so the best they can do is try to get big enough to survive (and not be bought by a bigger competitor
Joined: Nov '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 44 (M)
OK i cab see why they need to build there on-line business butto get rid of the Aruba Poker classic? surly that would be an epic opertunity to shamlessly plug there own site and any up coming events or new tournys...? Oh well i dont play ther eany way , i did for a while but didn't get on with the bad beats and endless poor play i saw...strange it was all befor the cheating scandle come about. Not good for there site / business. but this is there attempt to bounce back i suppose. anyway ill not be there unless there new 500K tourny has a rediculus buy in. doubt it thou.
Joined: May '09
Age: 34 (M)
their site is falling behind fulltilt and pokerstars it surely has to do something to keep its place in market with many new sites coming. but it would have been a good publicity for them had they organised the event