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This is it. This is the land-based tournament series you’ve been waiting for. Millions of dollars are on the table in the upcoming Borgata Poker Open, set to get underway this September in Atlantic City. The journey to securing your seats in several events begins online at BorgataPoker.com.
The Borgata Poker Open 2015 is a 22-event live series that begins with a $2 million guaranteed Texas Hold’em tourney. Hallmark events include the Almighty Million and the much-anticipated televised WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship where $3 million is guaranteed.
It all kicks off at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa this September and we’ve got loads of online poker satellites on our schedule to help you secure seats for a fraction of the buy-ins.
Satellites to several events are available only at BorgataPoker.com beginning Saturday, August 29th for just $45. Starting Monday, August 24th, you can also win your way through qualifiers for a small $5 buy-in.
For the televised WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship event, you’ll find qualifiers for $45 that lead to Super Satellites, where ~ 1 in 10 players wins a $3,500 seat in the land-based Championship tourney.
There are tons of events worth playing in, so check it all out on our Borgata Poker Open promotion page.
We can’t wait to see you online – and in Atlantic City.
August is one of the months we live for here in Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore. Hot days and nights, everyone seems to be on vacation—even if they’re not—and a lot of action here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
The Borgata Poker Room is no exception as we offer up a bunch of special tournament events this month starting with our $200,000 Guaranteed Summer Heater Series August 10 to August 15.
This event features a $150 + $30 Big Stack (20,000 is starting chips) with seven opening flights. That’s right, seven opening flights going up to Day 1G on August 14.
Just keep in mind that the tournament is not a best stack forward event, so if you bag chips in one opening flight, you’ll forfeit them if you play in another flight. But if you bust, you have the opportunity to enter in multiple times throughout the week to make it the final day, August 15.
Here’s the structure for the tournament.
Other August tournament highlights include:
FEATURED TOURNAMENTS IN AUGUST
August 9 & 30
Borgata Poker Room at 12pm
Additional Tournaments to the Sunday Schedule
The Borgata Summer Poker Open is over—Congrats to the winners—and our daily tournament schedule resumes in the Borgata Poker Room. But as Borgata grinders know, cash play never stops in the Borgata Poker Room and a new month simply means we launch, or re-launch, our poker promotions for August.
Like say our $10,000 Ultimate High Hand every Friday. Win $500 if you have the highest hand that goes unbeaten for 30 minutes.
A total of $10,000 will be awarded starting at Noon each day. Full house or better qualifies for the initial High Hand.
So pretty cool, except again in August we’re offering the $15,000 Royal Flush Bonus. Every day in August—yes, every day—get paid for your Royal Flush. Hit a Royal on the flop and win $1,000. A Royal on the turn is worth $500, and for a Royal on the river, you’ll receive $250.
Up to $15,000 will be awarded throughout the month.
And, of course, August Bonus Comp Dollars are in play this month on all games with the following limits:
As you’re probably aware, considering that you’re reading the Borgata Poker Blog right now, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has the best live poker room in Atlantic City, the East Coast and we like to think the country.
Our Poker Room offers 24/7 live cash game action, a great daily tournament schedule and great special events like the 2015 Borgata Summer Poker Open.
You may also be aware that BorgataPoker.com is the No. 1 online poker room in New Jersey, also offering great daily online tournaments and a host of special online promotions.
Put simply, we’ve got poker covered coming and going, or more precisely, live and online in New Jersey.
And now we’re bringing both our live and online games together through our Borgata Poker Crossover Sweepstakes.
Sign up for a new BorgataPoker.com account between July 14 and July 31 and receive an entry for a chance to win a $3,500 seat into the televised WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship from September 20 – September 25. Use the bonus code “WPTCHAMP” upon signing up.
The Borgata Poker Open is our premiere tournament event and the championship is part of the World Poker Tour. Play with some of the best pros in poker and get a shot at TV fame and fortune.
In the meantime, experience the best online play in New Jersey.
As much as poker players may love going to first-rate casino rooms like Borgata’s Poker Room to test their skills, you can bet on one thing. Pretty much everybody learned to play poker at home in a game with family and friends.
And whether you started playing for Oreo cookies, matches or pennies, chances are you have pretty good memories of those games—especially the weird ones that seemed made up out of thin air.
You know which games we mean. There’s the game where you stick a card to your forehead or grandpa’s game where all the red cards are wild.
One of those games that you may have played is Crazy Pineapple, a variation of Hold’em. Yes, not only is the game named after a fruit, it’s named after a mentally unstable fruit. But not in a bad way though. You know, wild and crazy fruit.
Dad had to have made that game up, right? Wrong, it’s a real game, though trying to figure out where it came from is anybody’s guess.
But we do know where it’s landed—at Borgata’s Summer Poker Open. Yes, for the 2015 edition of the open, we’re introducing Crazy Pineapple for Event 7 of the open, Saturday July 18. The tournament carries a $300 + $40 buy-in.
Crazy pineapple is a pretty straight-forward game that uses one simple rule change to dramatically change the game play of a Hold’em hand. Each player is dealt three hole cards before the flop. That’s right, three cards. After the flop, any players staying in the pot has to put one of those cards into the muck. The turn and river play out normally.
Poker players have learned to expect a lot from the Borgata Poker Room at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. With events like the Borgata Summer Poker Open, we set the mark for Atlantic City poker play.
But while special tournament events like the Summer Open are great, remember, tournament action happens every day in the poker room and keeping our live daily tournament schedule fresh and exciting—and what grinders want—is job one here at Borgata.
So without fanfare, we’re introducing a new Daily Tournament Schedule that we think has a little something for everyone.
Say for instance, you like prize pool guarantees—who doesn’t? We’re introducing three guaranteed weekly tournaments including $10K Wednesdays and Fridays.
Every Monday at 11am we’ll get the week going with a $3,000 guaranteed, Deep Stack, Yellow Chip Bounty NLH Tournament. The buy-in is $65 + $15 + $20 (with the $20 being the yellow bounty chip).
On 10K Wednesdays, it’s a $100 + $20, $10,000 guaranteed Big Stack NLH tournament at 11 am. Fridays, we offer a $200 + $30, $10,000 guaranteed, Big Stack NLH tournament at noon.
Only the Borgata Poker Room can offer that kind of guaranteed prize pools on a weekly basis and we owe a lot of that to you, our loyal players.
So just for fun, we’ve added a couple of tournaments for those grinders who like a little variety in the daily schedule.
It’s no secret that the tournaments at BorgataPoker.com are already lucrative, but over the next few weeks, we’re continuing to throw thousands in prizes into the mix for our players through three separate leaderboards. Whether you love MTTs, SnGs, or heads up tourneys, we’ve got you covered.
MTT Tournament Leaderboard
If you love multi-table tourneys, it’s crunch time. The competition for June’s Monthly Tournament Leaderboard is heating up. But with 30 players getting paid, there’s always room to squeeze up the middle. We’ve got $7,800 in prizes on the table, including seats in land-based tourneys, online entries and cash.
Heads Up Tournament Leaderboard
Prefer heads up tournament poker? Then you’re going to want to hit the tournament tables hard from now through July 5th. When you play any online heads up tournament with a buy-in of $10 or higher, you’ll earn points toward the leaderboard. If you finish in the top 8, you’ll win a spot in the Heads Up Invitational Tournament at Borgata in Atlantic City.
Weekly Six-Max Sit-N-Go Leaderboard (STTs)
We’re halfway through the final Six-Max Sit & Go Leaderboard competition in June, but there’s still plenty of time to race to the top of the leaderboard and win prizes. There’s $2,000 on the line for high stakes players and $500 for fans of low stakes games, and the top 20 players on each leaderboard will walk away winners each week.
For more information on everything that’s happening at BorgataPoker.com, visit our promo page.
The main event schedule for the Borgata Summer Poker Open, July 14 to July 31, has been released and as usual, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is making a lot of guarantees.
Specifically, $1.55 million in guaranteed tournaments starting with the $500,000 guaranteed opening event July 14.
It’s a pretty eclectic mix of tournament action for the summer open with bounty tournaments, Omaha, deep stack and turbo tournaments. There’s even some Crazy Pineapple on the schedule (Event 7, July 18). Check out the full schedule here.
The opener is a $500,000 guaranteed, $350 + $50 Deep Stack No Limit tournament with four opening sessions scheduled for July 14 and 15 (two a day).
Another major event is event 10, a $200,000 Guaranteed, $260 + $40 Almighty Stack (100K starting stack) No Limit tournament that also has four opening sessions split between July 19 and 20.
Of course the other big event is the Borgata Summer Poker Open Championship, a $500,000 guaranteed, $2,300 + $200 No Limit event that starts July 26. Opening sessions are July 26 and July 27 (one each day).
Other big guaranteed tournaments are:
There’s one thing tournament poker players love. And that’s winning.
OK, there’s another thing tournament poker players love. Namely chips, which go a long way towards getting to that first goal of winning.
The more you have, the better off you are and the more big blinds you can play.
So, it’s not surprising that one of the most popular types of tournament play at Borgata are our deepstack tournaments—tournaments that start players off with more chips than regular tournaments.
I mean starting with more chips can only help right? OK, that’s probably a theoretical argument for hardcore grinders to figure out, but a least having more chips gives you something to fiddle with in the early rounds. And they just make you feel good.
This June the Borgata Poker Room gives you the chips you love with a Deepstacks Challenge from June 8 – 20. It’s a major Borgata poker event with 13 separate deepstack events with either 25K (deep stack), 35K (deeper stack) or 40K (deepest stack) in starting chips.
Here’s the schedule:
DEEP STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $15,000 GUARANTEED MON, 6/8 11AM $100 + $20
DEEP STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $15,000 GUARANTEED TUE, 6/9 11AM $125 + $25
DEEP STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $20,000 GUARANTEED WED, 6/10 11AM $150 + $30
DEEPER STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $30,000 GUARANTEED THU, 6/11 11AM $200 + $30
DEEPER STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $40,000 GUARANTEED FRI, 6/12 11AM $260 + $40
DEEPEST STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $50,000 GUARANTEED SAT, 6/13 11AM $350 + $50
DEEPEST STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $25,000 GUARANTEED SUN, 6/14 11AM $250 + $30
DEEP STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $15,000 GUARANTEED MON, 6/15 11AM $100 + $20
DEEP STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $15,000 GUARANTEED TUE, 6/16 11AM $125 + $25
DEEP STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $20,000 GUARANTEED WED, 6/17 11AM $150 + $30
DEEPER STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $30,000 GUARANTEED THU, 6/18 11AM $200 + $30
DEEPER STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $40,000 GUARANTEED FRI, 6/19 11AM $260 + $40
DEEPEST STACK NLH (RE-ENTRY) $50,000 GUARANTEED SAT, 6/20 11AM $350 + $50
Love multi-table tournaments? You’re going to love them twice as much when you find out that playing in them could lead to thousands in extra cash and prizes. This May, we’re continuing our two big Tournament Leaderboards with lots to give away, including the chance to play in major live events in the east coast’s premier poker room at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
It all starts with the Quarterly Freeroll Invitational Tournament. This June, up to 1,500 players will take a seat in an invitational poker tournament, just for qualifying BorgataPoker.com multi-table tournament players. The tournament prize pool features $20,000 in prizes for the top 36 finishers, and first place wins all this:
• A $3,500 Championship entry
• A $560 land-based entry
• A $200 Sunday $50k GTD entry
• 2-night accommodations at Borgata in Atlantic City
Second and third place also win that $3,500 entry, and there are lots more prizes like tournament dollars, online entries, and more land-based entries.