Ultimate Bet is one of the world's leading poker rooms and a real innovator in the business, with many new software features added over the years and a nice, sleek look and feel.
It’s also the home of several poker pro endorsers – most famously 11-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke – who can be found at the tables at all levels.The biggest news lately, however, is UltimateBet finally completing its merge with Absolute Poker in Nov. 2008 to form the new Cereus poker network, making it one of the busiest poker rooms in the world.
Ultimate Bet has always featured massive promotions and a great frequent player program, and with the added clout of the Absolute Poker player base, player perks will only get better.
Traffic is now much more consistent 24/7 and complements the great game variety, which includes ultra high-limit games and tons of exotic game variations, from Pineapple and A-5 Triple Draw down to real-money Rock, Paper, Scissors.
The Ultimate Bet software is very good and very fast, with quite a few innovative functions. The graphics are also crisp and clean and offer a great playing experience. in-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.4; padding: 0px">With the Absolute Poker merge, the two have also merged their graphics a bit, making for a more consistent experience across the sites and picking the best of each to carry forward.
Overall, it’s a top notch playing experience, with the added bonus of now being able to upload your own personal image for your avatar – a nice feature, plus an occasional tip off to the biggest fish at the table.
With the merge, traffic volume is in now in the top five of the industry and essentially double what it was before. Real-money player statistics as of January 2009 show 2,100 ring-game players at peak hours and 14,000 tournament players at peak hours.