Borgata Poker Blog – Online Poker Community, News & Events
If you’ve ever played online poker at BorgataPoker.com, you know that there’s always something big happening, no matter what time of day it is, what games you’re into and what your bankroll is like.
We’ve got guaranteed tournaments running ‘round the clock. We’ve got cash games that you can drop in and out of whenever you like, 24/7. And we’ve got Sit & Go tourneys too.
If you’ve never played a Sit & Go, the basics are simple. You register for the small tourney and as soon as enough players have joined, the game begins.
They’re pretty lucrative, but they’re even more incredible from now through September 14th with Borgata’s Sit & Go Leaderboards.
For every Sit & Go you play, you’ll earn points. The amount of points is calculated based on how much you win and we’ll keep track of everything along the way. Using a point calculation system, we’ll rank you on our weekly leaderboards.
At this point, the Borgata Poker Open, scheduled for September 2 – 19, doesn’t need all that much of a publicity push.
If you play live poker, you know what the Borgata Poker Open is. It’s simply the biggest poker event on the East Coast, a record setter for the World Poker Tour and one of the most anticipated two and half weeks of poker anywhere.
For grinders, it’s really all about scheduling the tournaments you want to play.
Online registration is open for all main events, so let’s look at that schedule.
The Open begins September 2 with Event 1, a $2 million guaranteed, $500 + $60 opening event that includes five opening sessions split between September 2 – 4. The first event of the Borgata Poker Open is always the most well attended and the Borgata Poker Room has been adding opening sessions to accommodate the huge field for the last few years.
It’s August, the last of the full summer months, and the Borgata Poker Room is playing out the dog days with a new line-up of poker promotions.
First, Borgata introduces its new Splash the Pot promotion on Tuesdays throughout the month. Two qualifying tables will be selected every 30 minutes to receive $100 for the pot from 11:30AM – 4:00PM. A total of $2,000 will be awarded each Tuesday to 20 randomly selected tables.
So basically, you’re sitting at a table playing in a Bad Beat Jackpot qualifying Cash Game and one of our poker room staff just comes over and throws $100 in the pot. And this happens around the room 20 times each Tuesday afternoon.
The good news? That “Sizzlin Summer” feeling can last all year long with Borgata’s $100K sweepstakes. We just drew 10 weekly winners earlier this week for our latest cash draw. There’s another draw for $4,500 in cash next week, and then five more weekly draws. With each draw, the prize pool grows – all the way up to $10,000.
Cash is great, but for the ultimate summer, you want cool prizes. That’s why on Tuesday, we’re pulling names for our first monthly draw. First place wins a Sea- Doo Spark + Trailer. Second place wins a Beach House Rental. Third and fourth place get a Borgata Luxury Weekend. The prize giveaways continue until 45 winners are crowned.
By non-Borgata Open month, we mean a month that doesn’t include one of Borgata’s five seasonal open events such as the Borgata Poker Open scheduled for September 2-19.
Grinders getting ready for that event will have plenty of chances to sharpen their tournament skills in August.
First up are a series of summer tournaments on Sundays, which we’ve cleverly dubbed Sundays in August. A mix of four different tournaments will be offered at noon each Sunday during the month.
We’re into the third week of Sizzlin Summer, and while we’ve already handed out $5,500 in cash to 240 lucky winners, there’s still plenty of time to cash in. There are seven more weekly draws happening, but we won’t keep repeating ourselves and tell you that you’ve got a new chance to win every Tuesday, just by playing casino games and poker games during the week leading up to it.
At Borgata, we’ve hammered that point home several times. But what we haven’t talked about so much are the two big monthly giveaways.
On August 5th, we’re drawing 45 winners and awarding them with big prizes – the kind that will make this their most “Sizzlin” summer yet. First place gets a Sea-Doo Spark & Trailer. Second place walks away with a beach house rental. Third and fourth place will get to head to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for a luxury weekend away. There’s a foosball table, tennis set, pool table, kayak, another hotel stay and so much more.
It’s only one of the most classic card games ever and the Borgata Poker Room remains the leading poker room in Atlantic City.
But, that hardly scratches the surface of the poker action at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. You see, what is a live game against other players in the Borgata Poker Room is also a table game on the casino floor and a host of video poker options in the slots areas of Borgata.
Borgata offers more than 20 different variations of video poker. Borgata also offers Four-Card Poker, Flop Poker, Bonus Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Texas Hold’em and Let It Ride as well as our newest entry, Three-Card Poker.
Ok, so that’s a lot of poker options to choose from, so here’s a plug for the quick action and huge bonus payouts of Three-Card Poker.
Like most poker table games, it’s all in how you bet as you can play against the dealer, play for bonus payouts on hands or play for a big money six-card jackpot with a top prize of $1 million.
Yes, a six-card jackpot in a three-card hand with a top jackpot of $1 million.
Have you entered this week’s cash draw for $3,000? Your Sizzlin Summer entries are free, just for opting in to the promo. You can score free entries every 24 hours.
Believe us, it’s definitely worth it. Here’s a look at our Week 1 winners, who shared in $2,500:
1st -> matda1012 -> $375
2nd -> Bobcatman75 -> $250
3rd -> ocelot -> $200
4th -> Cayman2k -> $150
5th -> joseph63 -> $100
6th -> Mickray1005 -> $100
7th > atagrob -> $50
8th -> Stoniech -> $50
9th -> pst34 -> $25
10th -> Ryandcairns -> $25
PocketFives.com is an online poker forum and news site and one of the best poker info sites in the country. PocketFives is partnering with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to offer up a $350 + $50 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Tournament with opening days July 27 and again July 28. The tournament carries a $150,000 prize pool guarantee.
“I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to present an event like this for our members,” said PocketFives co-founder Adam Small. “As the market leading casino property in Atlantic City, Borgata is the perfect place for us to host a live poker tournament. The PocketFives New Jersey community has been incredible since the launch of internet gaming and this event, along with the party, will be a great way to show our appreciation and give back to them.”
Poker? Slots? Or table games? At Borgata, it doesn’t matter what you play for the next two months. As long as you play online at BorgataPoker.com or BorgataCasino.com, you’ll be able to take part in our Sizzlin Summer Sweepstakes, a promotion that’s handing out $100,000 in cash and prizes through weekly giveaways and two big monthly draws.
On the line this week? $2,500 in cash. And each week, the cash prize pool gets bigger, jumping up to $3,000 in week 2 and all the way up to $10,000 in week 9.
You don’t have to play online to enter. Just log in to your Borgata account, click the Promotions tab, and opt in to the promo. That gets you 5 entries to the weekly draw and you can opt in for 5 more entries every 24 hours – without playing at all.