Online Casino Site launches Heads-Up Smack down.
The online sports gambling portal, UltimateBet, has released information regarding their launch of Heads-Up Smackdown, a 64-player one-on-one tournament that's turning the popular online poker site into a true heads-up headquarters. This competition is modelled after the college basketball series.
“This opening series officially puts UltimateBet in a league of its own," stated UltimateBet spokesperson George MacLean.” with our new heads-up competition and the upcoming expansion of this unique heads-up format, we're separating the contenders from the pretenders.”
The site anticipates that this heads-up format will be overwhelmingly popular, noting the success of NBC's National Heads-up Poker Championship -- a series that began in 2005 as replacement programming during the NHL lockout and instantly attracted a large following.
All of 64 players will contend through a one-on-one heads-up bracket battle for a first place prize of $11,200, a limited edition Heads-Up Smackdown championship ring and entry into the end-of-year Heads-up Bracket of Champions where the winner gets to play 11-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth for $30,000.
Would-be Texas Hold'em champions will compete over five weeks as the playing field narrows itself down from 64 players to the final two. The battle begins on Saturday, August 4th. Players can secure their spot in the 64-player tournament for $500+30 or win their spot through daily satellites.
UltimateBet is adamant that they will build a full-time schedule around the heads-up concept, which will see an influx of customer to their site. The ever-growing popularity of this should hold the site in good stead.