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Apr 28

Alternate Routes to Borgata During AC Connector Tunnel Closing, May 2 – 12

Regular visitors to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa who arrive via the Atlantic City Expressway will face a detour in getting to Borgata from Monday May 2 to Thursday May 12 as the AC Tunnel and Connector (Exit 1 from Atlantic City Expressway) will be closed, in both directions, to allow for railroad track repairs….

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Apr 6

Borgata Spring Poker Open April 12 – April 29

Spring Poker OpenAs the seasons change in the Borgata Poker Room so do our seasonal Borgata Poker Opens. Put more simply, it’s April and time for Borgata’s Spring Poker Open.

We start with an Event 1 qualifier on April 11 and then the Borgata Spring Poker Open April 12 to April 29.  That’s 19 main events and 39 total events counting evening events and qualifiers.

Highlights include:

Borgata $1 Million Guaranteed Live streamed Kickoff Event

Tuesday, April 12 – Saturday, April 16

Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry

$500 Buy-in + $60 Entry

Almighty $500,000 Guaranteed Live streamed Event

Wednesday, April 20 – Saturday, April 23

Almighty Stack No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry

$400 Buy-In + $50 Entry

Borgata $1 Million Guaranteed Borgata Championship Live Streamed

Sunday, April 24 – Thursday, April 28

$2,500 Buy-In + $200 Entry

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Mar 25

Online Satellites for Borgata’s Spring Poker Open start Sunday, March 27

Spring Poker Open QualifiersPoker in New Jersey is booming and you don’t have to look any further than the poker room at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for proof.  In addition to the lucrative cash games, daily tournaments (including $3,000 Guaranteed Mondays, $10,000 Guaranteed Wednesdays & Fridays, and the 24/7 Sit & Go tourneys) continue to attract players from all over New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and other neighboring states.

But that’s just the tip of the chip stack.  Borgata is known for its mega land-based tournament series throughout the year.  Just a few months after wrapping up the Borgata Winter Poker Open, Atlantic City’s premier poker destination is putting millions in guaranteed prize money on the table once again in the Borgata Spring Poker Open.

The tournament series runs from April 12th through 29th and features a $1 million guaranteed kickoff tournament, a $1 million guaranteed championship event, and over a dozen other tournaments, many of which come with 6-figure guarantees.

Borgata’s Spring Poker Open series continues to attract players not just from the east coast, but from around the country.  It’s arguably one of the most respected poker tournament series in the United States and one that continues to offer guarantee-busting prize pools over and over again.  And while players flock to Borgata from all over the country, those in New Jersey have a bit of an upper hand thanks to BorgataPoker.com, the casino’s online poker site.

BorgataPoker.com continues to run satellites for its famous land-based tournament series and in the past, players have found great success steamrolling a few bucks into a seat in a major land-based event. In the most recent Borgata Winter Poker Open, Vinny Pahuja won two online poker satellites that paid out land-based seats — one in the $3,500 buy-in Championship and one in the kickoff tournament.  And don’t forget, Asher Conniff made history by turning online satellite wins into over $1 million during the 2015 Borgata Spring Poker Open.

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Mar 9

Smoothustler’s latest GSSS $100K Win Just Another Notch on Victory Belt

GSSS 2016The big story over the weekend was GSSS #30, the $100,000 Guaranteed tournament that saw a final prize pool of $110,600, fueled by 553 entries.

The title of the No Limit Hold’em tourney went to online poker player smoothustler, who won $19,100.62 for his first place victory. And while definitely a big deal, even more impressive is the fact that smoothustler is somewhat of a Garden State Super Series juggernaut.

Since March 2nd, smoothustler has cashed in eight Garden State Super Series events, final tabling six of them. And it’s not just Texas Hold’em that the New Jersey online poker player has proven to be a pro at. In addition to NHL, he’s crushed PLO and 7Stud events, earning over $23,000 in winnings so far.

This isn’t the first Garden State Super Series that smoothustler has done exceptionally well in. Last October, he won over $5,000 in two GSSS III events.

Instead of watching smoothustler conquer more GSSS IV tourneys this week, jump in and stop him in his tracks. There’s lots more on the schedule as Garden State Super Series continues through Sunday, March 13th.

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Mar 7

Daily Online Schedule Grows With Additional Guaranteed Tournaments

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borgatapoker-203x185The spotlight might be on GSSS IV for the next week, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about players who crave small stakes action.

On top of the big guarantees in GSSS IV, our tourney schedule puts tens of thousands in prize money on the table every day — including over $25,000 Monday through Saturday and over $75,000 every Sunday.

Today, it gets even bigger with a series of brand new BorgataPoker.com tournaments for players of all stake levels. Whether you’ve got a dollar to burn or a loaded bankroll to do damage with, you’ll find several tournaments worth playing in:

$35 Buy-in

Fri/Sat/Sun at 10:30am: Deepstack NLH ($500 Guaranteed)

Daily at 12pm: Deepstack NLH ($750 Guaranteed)

Mon-Sat at 5pm: Deepstack NLH ($1,000 Guaranteed)

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Mar 4

Garden State Super Series Recap: Leinad takes down GSSS #12

GSSS 2016Garden State Super Series IV was a big success over the last two nights, with the final prize pools of all guaranteed tournaments eclipsing what was guaranteed.

Monday night featured several GSSS IV events, including GSSS #12, the Mega Tuesday 500 with $20,000 in guaranteed prize money. The tournament title went to online poker player leinad, who has racked up $147,705 in BorgataPoker.com tournaments alone. The New Jersey poker player also won the Mega Tuesday 500 back on February 24th and he’s amassed several other 1st place and final table finishes over the last few years.

On Tuesday, GSSS #13, a $20,000 GTD NLH, saw a final prize pool of $24,500, with first place winner JroNMint2722 conquering the tourney for $4,900.

GSSS #14, a $7,500 GTD NLH, featured $10,500 in prize money, with Jenger420 winning $2,000 after besting a field of 210 entries. This has been a successful series for Jenger420. He most recently cashed for $532 in GSSS #6 on March 1st.

In GSSS #15, 235 entries fueled the $10K prize pool to $10,926. ManBearPig finished first to secure over $1,803.

There’s more Garden State Super Series action tonight and every night until March 13th, so join us and make your way into the next GSSS IV recap.

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Feb 29

Over $150K Paid Out on Opening Day of GSSS IV

GSSS 2016Garden State Super Series IV is now underway and it’s proving to pay off massively for poker players in New Jersey.  All five tournaments on Sunday’s opening day schedule featured more prize pools exceeding all guarantees.

Here’s a look at what happened in last night’s five big tournaments:

  • GSSS #1 featured a final prize pool of $14,100, eclipsing the $7,500 that had been guaranteed.  The NLH Slow Grind saw PunisherPete claim the first place prize of $2,820.
  • GSSS #2, our biggest tournament of the night with $75,000 guaranteed, paid out an impressive $94,400.  A four-way final table deal distributed $43,829 among ninjaG0 ($11K), ABH70 ($11K), floppynuts ($11K) and jakep474 ($10,829).
    If the name ninjaG0 sounds familiar, it’s because he’s found significant success in a number of BorgataPoker.com tournaments, including several Sunday $50k Guaranteed tournaments and Daily $10K Guaranteed events.  His total earnings prior to last night’s big win approached $18,000.
  • GSSS #3 saw a final prize pool of $32,500, well above the $20,000 that was promised. A final table deal saw Big_Daddy and treetrap split $10,643 almost down the middle.
  • GSSS #4, a $7,500 guarantee, got fairly close to doubling its guaranteed prize pool, paying out $13,750.  Deezer took first place, adding $2,675 to his bankroll.
  • GSSS #5 paid out $16,000—that’s $6,000 above the $10,000 that was guaranteed.  Congrats to jmzit2u on his first place finish.

The Garden State Super Series IV runs through March 13th with several tournaments on the schedule each day.  Head to the GSSS IV tournament page for all the info and discover which events you’ll conquer next.  Remember, there is over $1 million in guaranteed prize pools for GSSS IV events!

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Feb 26

Big Money on Tap this Weekend as GSSS IV Kicks Off

GSSS 2016Who says you have to go big or go home? For the next 15 days, you’re invited to go big from home. Garden State Super Series IV kicks off this Sunday with $120,000 in guaranteed prize money on the table. And that’s just the beginning of our schedule of big guaranteed tournaments.

The online tournament series, which guarantees over $1 million, features five big events on the schedule this Sunday alone:

4:00pm -> GSSS #1 – $7,500 GTD NLH Slow Grind – $50+5 Buy-in

5:00pm -> GSSS #2 – $75,000 GTD NLH (Re-entry) – $200+15 Buy-in

7:00pm -> GSSS #3 – $20,000 GTD NLH (Re-entry) – $100+9 Buy-in

7:30pm -> GSSS #4 – $7,500 GTD NLH (Re-entry) – $50+5 Buy-in

8:00pm -> GSSS #5 – $10,000 GTD NLH Turbo (Re-entry) – $100+9 Buy-in

The action continues daily until March 13th with between three and five big events on the schedule every day. You’ll find satellites into your favorites in the BorgataPoker.com software right now, so join the rest of the Garden State in the biggest poker series around.

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Feb 22

Qualifiers for Garden State Super Series IV are Now Live

GSSS 2016Practice your mad bluffing skills because the one you’ve been waiting for is almost here. We’re just under one week away from the next installment of New Jersey’s biggest online poker tournament series.

Garden State Super Series IV gets underway on February 28th at BorgataPoker.com and jam-packs over $1 million in guaranteed prize pool money into two weeks of serious poker action.

The series kicks off in bold fashion with a massive $75,000 NLH tournament on Day 1. The following Sunday, there’s a $100K guarantee. And on the final Sunday of the series, you can look forward to the $150K Guaranteed Main Event.

Sandwiched in between those hallmark events are tournaments with hundreds of thousands in prize money. Throughout the schedule you’ll find all your favorites —No Limit Hold’em, PLO8, Fixed Limit Hold’em, High Rollers, Slow Grinds, Turbos, and more.

While the series doesn’t kick off until February 28th, satellites for many of the big tournaments are already live. You can check out the full tournament schedule on our promotions page, or open the BorgataPoker.com software to find a qualifier for your favorite events.

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Feb 2

February Tournament Events in the Borgata Poker Room

February Poker PromotionsWhile the Borgata Winter Poker Open is in full swing—running events until February 5—the Borgata Poker Room hasn’t forgotten the rest of the month and we’ve put together a great line-up of tournament events and promotions.

First up is a $250,000 Guaranteed Borgata Almighty Stack tournament set for February 13 – February 16. Spend your Valentine’s Day weekend with a 100K stack and some poker love. The tournament is a $400 + $50 two-day event in Borgata’s Signature Room with four starting sessions.

Day 1A: Saturday, February 13 – 11AM

Day 1B: Sunday, February 14 – 11AM

Day 1C: Monday, February 15 – 11AM

Day 1D: Monday, February 15 – 6PM

Day 2: Tuesday, February 16 – 12PM

From February 19 – February 27, the Borgata Poker Room presents another Deepstacks Challenge series, comprised on nine separate tournament events.

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