Phil Hellmuth Rumoured to be leaving UB

Phil Hellmuth has become synonymous with Ultimate Bet Poker as he’s been with the company since the late 90’s.  However, the unthinkable has happened and people are actually speculating that Hellmuth might leave UB after he showed up to the PokerStars NAPT Los Angeles event without his customary Ultimate Bet gear.

Since signing a deal with Ultimate Bet, it’s become customary for Hellmuth to be decked out in UB logos.  However, the absence of poker logos at the NAPT Los Angeles poker tournament started the rumors that Hellmuth could be signing elsewhere.  In addition to this, several poker news outlets have reported that Hellmuth is going to be signing a richer deal elsewhere.

One such site was, which said an insider told them, “He is signing with PokerStars and was offered an amount he could not refuse.  This will be the biggest news in poker in the coming months.”

Full Tilt Poker is yet another poker room that is rumored to be Hellmuth’s new home.  But as of now, everything is pure speculation since Ultimate Bet still has pictures of him all over their website.  In fact, the front page of Ultimate Bet’s site still displays Hellmuth advertising their online poker deals.

Speaking of online poker deals at Ultimate Bet, they are currently running a promotion called “SnG Races to 3,” which offers players the chance to play in a free poker tournament worth $10,000.  The $10k freeroll gives players the opportunity to win $200 seats for the Sunday $200,000 Guaranteed event; just win three sit and go’s in the $5/$6, $10/$11, or $20/$22 groups and you’ll earn a spot in the freeroll.

In addition to this, UB has the always-popular 30% rakeback deals that players can take advantage of.  You can also sign up for this deal at UB’s sister site Absolute Poker.

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