Ultimate Poker was the first online poker site to launch in the state of Nevada. Since April 2013, Ultimate Poker has been the only online website to operate, although there are a few more website set to launch in the near future.
This is one of the reasons why Ultimate Poker has been able to quickly accumulate more hands in the market as if there was stiff competition out there, it would have taken Ultimate Poker a lot longer to go near the landmark of 10 millon hands, which it expects to surpass in the coming month.
When Ultimate Poker initially launched there were quite a few complaints about its software and the company has been swift to take player feedback, analyse the issues and then come up with an improved version of its online poker software. The company plans to roll out the new version before the end of July and expects the new software to give its customers a better user experience.
The company confirmed that along with the new software update, Ultimate Poker will also release its new VIP rewards program, which is called “Color UP.” As of now, there will be eight monthly VIP tiers from “White Chip” to “Cranberry Chip”. There will also be two annual targets called the “Gold Plaque” when a player rakes in $10k during the year and a “Platinum Plaque” if a player manages to rake in $100k during the year. There will also be a VIP store, where players will be able to spend their reward points. The VIP store will debut along with the software update.
Ultimate Poker wanted to celebrate its 10 million hand milestone and as a result the intrastate online poker room will be rewarding its players with cash prizes. Ultimate Poker has gone ahead and earmarked 21 different milestone hands as the prize winners. This will start with the 9 million hand and after that it will be for every hundred thousandth hand and go all the way up to 9.9 million. After this it will be for every ten thousandth hand through 9.99 million and then hands 9,999,999 and 10 million.
Ultimate Poker has confirmed that for its big 10 millionth hand, the winner will get $5,000 and the rest of the players will be rewarded with $500. Just like the milestone hands, the prizes for this will also be doubled in ring games with $1/$2 and up and tournaments will have buy-ins of $20 or more.