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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.
Win big on Facebook
If you haven’t followed us yet on Facebook, now’s the time. That’s because by uploading a photo or video of yourself telling us about your #NowThatsAWin moment, you’ll be entered for a chance to win big prizes – including a grand prize package that features an overnight stay at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, a $200 dining credit, and your choice of Bonus Slot Dollars or a $500 tournament entry at Borgata.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer isn’t officially over yet, but our Sizzlin’ Summer contest has wrapped. On Tuesday, we drew 65 more winners in our second monthly draw. Prizes included Borgata gift cards, 1-night hotel stays at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, bikes, fire pits, Go Pros, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, Weber gas grills and more. Think those prizes are impressive? Here’s a look at what our top 10 winners took home:
sadiazeeshan91 -> St Lucia Holiday
Smokey14 -> Bermuda Hot Tub
Skeela75 -> Samsung 75″
gambler -> MacBook Air
Lindastav1 -> MacBook Air
Hoboken1 -> Borgata Luxury Weekend
Calliesdad2013 -> Borgata Luxury Weekend
acody420 -> 3 piece Outdoor Wicker Seating Set
ThankYou -> Callaway Golf Clubs
dimagorby -> Callaway Golf Clubs
The 2014 Borgata Poker Open has started out with another amazing turn-out for its opening event as 4,158 entries were made in Event 1 to start two and a half weeks of tournament action.
That’s better than $2 million on the line for one event and millions more spread over 50 events from September 2 to September 19, including the $3 million guaranteed WPT Borgata Open Championship starting September 14.
But even with thousands of grinders vying for all that cash, there’s one thing poker players are always ready to do—and that’s give a little back to the community.
So this year’s Borgata Poker Open features two charity events with one honoring a long-time friend of Borgata Poker—and the poker world in general—and the other from the newly formed Charity Series of Poker.
Event 14, September 12, is the inaugural Mike Sica Memorial Seniors Tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Sica passed away in November at age 69 from cancer. A WSOP Bracelet holder and a fixture at Borgata poker events, Sica was an East Coast pro known for his big heart, easy smile, trademark coordinated outfits and ever-present container of toothpicks.