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The opening event of the 2014 Borgata Fall Poker Open drew 2,191 entries and kicked off another two and a half weeks of Borgata poker open action in the Borgata Poker Room.
That’s 44 poker events split between the main event and qualifiers schedule. It’s all counting down to the $1 million guaranteed, $2,500 + $200 Championship Fall Open Championship Event November 16 – 20.
One of the best ways into the Fall Championship is to win your way in through Borgata’s online drawing, which you can enter here through November 12.
But there’s another way to win a seat at the Fall Championship—thanks to BorgataPoker.com.
BorgataPoker.com has just announced a series of online qualifiers from November 7-14 for the Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship. Three qualifiers are offered in Step 1 of the tournaments to win a seat to the November 14 online qualifier which will award a minimum of three $2,700 entries into the Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship event.
BorgataPoker.com is also offering a free way into the Step 1 qualifiers ($30 buy-in) for new online players. There’s never been a better time to combine live play in the Borgata Poker Room with online play at BorgataPoker.com.
Five times a year the Borgata Poker Room gives itself over to a major poker event, some of the best poker action on the East Coast. That’s four seasonal poker tournament events and the Borgata Poker Open in September.
Guess what? The season’s changed again and the Borgata Poker Room is set for the 44-event 2014 Borgata Fall Poker Open starting today.
The Fall Open begins with a $1 Million Guaranteed, $500 + $60, Deepstack No Limit Hold’em tournament from November 4-6. Opening events tend to draw huge crowds at Borgata Open’s—September’s Borgata Poker Open drew 4,158 entries for its first event.
There are four opening sessions for Event 1 from November 4 to 5 with a morning session and evening session each day. On-Site registration for Event 1 continues today until Midnight Tuesday, November 4th through Level 9 of the event.
On-site registration is then open daily throughout the Open for all events.
Players start with 25K in chips with 30 minute levels through level 18.
All in all, the Borgata Fall Poker Open offers 22 main events (daytime starts) and 44 total tournaments including secondary afternoon and evening starts.
Check out the 2014 Borgata Fall Poker Open main event schedule and secondary and qualifiers schedules.
Eight main event tournaments carry prize-pool guarantees to the tune of $2.475 million. Along with Event 1, the Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship carries a $1 million Guarantee for the $2,500 + $200 No Limit Hold’em championship event November 16-20.
Who says you have to wait until Halloween to score a Texas Hold’em-sized treat? We’re doubling the guarantee in Sunday’s $200 buy-in tourney. Normally, the prize pool is guaranteed at $50K, but this Sunday, we’re doubling what’s on the table to bring you a sweet $100K event.
The tournament gets underway at 5pm on Sunday, October 19th and $20,000 is guaranteed for first place. If you miss buying in right at 5pm, don’t worry. Late registration is available for the first 180 minutes.
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You know what’s better than a seat at the $1 Million Guaranteed Fall Poker Open Championship November 16 to November 20?
A free seat at the $1 Million Guaranteed Fall Poker Open Championship.
Starting October 20, and as is the custom in the Borgata Poker Room for Borgata Poker Opens, we’ll be giving away one free seat to the championship event through our special drawing. Between October 20 and November 12 just fill out the contest form.
Only one entry per person is allowed and you’ll have to choose your starting date—Sunday, November 16 (Day 1A) at 11:00AM or Monday, November 17 (Day 1B) at 11:00AM.
Borgata is seeking freelance writers for live coverage / blogging services during the Fall Poker Open, November 4-21 at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Those interested should have extensive poker knowledge and availability for the duration of the event. Deliverables include: using Wordpress for live reporting of every event and daily recap articles. Live reporting consists of, but is not limited to play by play action, chip count updates, player standings, interviews, player images and payouts. For more information or to submit a proposal please contact email@example.com
How deep will you go this October for a trophy? Enter a Deep Stacks Challenge tournament at Borgata in Atlantic City and play for a piece of over $100,000 in guaranteed prize money, spread out over six separate events. Win one of the tourneys and you’ll walk away with a coveted Deep Stacks Challenge trophy.
From Monday, October 13th through Saturday, October 18th, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City has a big Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em tourney on the schedule at 11am daily. The buy-in for each tourney ranges from $125 + $25 to $350 + $50, with guarantees ranging from $15K to $40K.
You’ll start each tournament with between 25,000 and 40,000 chips (depending on the tournament). If that seems like a lot, it’s only the start. Busting out early isn’t a big deal because there could be more chips in your future. In these Deep Stacks, you can re-enter the tournament as often as you like up to the end of Level 8.
September may have belonged to the 2014 Borgata Poker Open, but there’s always something going on in the Borgata Poker Room and October is shaping up to be a monster month in its own right.
We got poker promotions. We got special tournaments. We got the Borgata Buffet (it’ll make sense in a minute).
In short, we’ve got the best poker action in Atlantic City this October.
The month starts with October Bonus Comp Dollars in effect for the entire month. October 1-31, play 60 hours in the poker room throughout the month and earn $50 in Bonus Comp Dollars. Play 90 hours and earn $75 of Bonus Comp Dollars.
Comp Dollars are good for food, drinks and entertainment. Check out the list of eligible games here.
This October also sees Borgata’s High Hand Challenge on Mondays and Thursdays all month long.
Here’s how it works:
The promotion will begin at noon and conclude at 10:00pm, or when a total of $2,000 has been awarded; whichever occurs first. Full house or better required for the initial High Hand. Initial and subsequent high hands that remain unbeaten for 60 minutes will receive $250. Initial and subsequent high hands that are beaten within 60 minutes will receive $50.
The 2014 Borgata Poker Open is in the books and once again Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa proved that it simply has the best poker room in Atlantic City and on the East Coast.
More than $6.6 million in prize money was awarded over 24 main events including the massive World Poker Tour Championship that drew more than 1,200 players. Darren Ellis of Cherry Hill won the event—which will be coming to a TV near you as part of the WPT’s TV schedule—and $843,744.
It was Elias’ biggest tournament cash since he took a fifth place at the 2011 BPO Championship and about $230,000. The win takes his career earnings over $2.5 million.
You can retrace Elias’ win at our tournament blog.
Good news. Now you can Sit & Go – on the go. We’ve just added Sit & Go tourneys to our mobile app, so as long as you’re within New Jersey, you can hop into a Sit & Go on your iOS or Android device.
To get started, all you need is the latest version of BorgataPoker.com. If you’ve got an iPhone or iPad, just hit the App Store to grab the latest update. If you use an Android, head to BorgataPoker.com and look for the Android link to get started.
While Sit & Go games are great, we didn’t stop there. The new app also includes all these improvements:
- Seamless device transition, so you can move from one device to another and never miss a beat.
- Easy table filtering and quick play options to help you find the game you want to play, quickly and easily.
The $3 Million Guaranteed Borgata Poker Open Championship, which kicked off Sunday, September 14, continues to make its mark in World Poker Tour history attracting the third largest field ever for a WPT event.
The final entries came in at 1,226, beating last year’s Borgata Poker Open Championship field of 1,189 entries. That puts the prize pool at about $4 million, easily outdistancing the guarantee.
Play in Day 2 is underway and you can follow all the action live at our tournament blog.