Jennifer takes her game to Aruba

Sep 20, 2005 12:03 AM

Now that Jennifer Tilly has her poker act together, she’s taking it on the road.

Coming off an impressive second win at the Ladies Night III event at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, actress and up-and-coming poker professional, Jennifer Tilly, makes plans to head to Aruba to play in the UltimateBet.com Aruba Classic, a World Poker Tour event.

Tilly proved her poker skills earlier this year by beating more than 600 players in the women’s event at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas to take home the coveted WSOP bracelet and title.

She attributes much of her success at the tables to the poker advice she receives from Phil Laak, her boyfriend and poker mentor. She’ll meet up against Phil in Aruba as they play towards the $1 million top prize.

The UltimateBet.com Poker Classic is hosted at the Radisson Resort and Casino on the Island of Aruba and guarantees to pay $1 million to first place.

Over 1,200 people are expected to travel to Aruba for this annual event. Registration for the $5,000 + $200 poker tournament is open until noon on September 26.

Designed with the assistance of the best poker players in the world — Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, Antonio Esfandiari and Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott — UltimateBet.com provides realistic poker on the Internet. Players can download the free poker software, play in free ring games and tournaments and get tips from these pros to learn the sport or to enhance their playing strategy.

UltimateBet.com is a member of the poker network licensing their poker product from Excapsa Software Inc. with over 1.3 million registered players. It’s also a charter member of the World Poker Tour. The 2005 Aruba Classic is the fourth annual World Poker Tour event sponsored by UltimateBet.com.