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Now that summer is underway, a lot of people are asking me about the proper “rules” for staking with the Borgata Summer Poker Open coming up (and that other little tournament going on in Vegas). I just wanted to post a blog outlining the ins and outs of staking deals to help people understand how each type of deal works
In recent years there has been a huge shift in the format of tournament poker. In the beginning tournament poker was always played with a freezeout format, meaning that once you were eliminated you could not get back into the tournament. You were required to lumber away from the table, defeated, and find something else to do with the remainder of your day.
Then, several years ago, casinos and online poker sites began offering players the opportunity to buy back into the tournament if they were eliminated early enough in the event. This enabled operators to boast gigantic payouts for a small buy-in. When you can offer a person the opportunity to win a life-changing sum of money for a relatively small buy-in it’s obviously a huge selling point. That’s one reason why you see Borgata packed to the brim with poker players every time they host the $560 buy-in opening event.
Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of May and earned Tournament Leaderboard Bonus Points based on cash placed finished, buy-in amount and total number of tournament entries. Congratulations! The top 30 place finishers won monthly leaderboard prizes, and the top 500 place finishers for the May 2016 Tournament […]
Recently the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL hosted the World Poker Tour’s “Tournament of Champions” which was a $15k buy-in event exclusively for players who’ve won WPT main events. While the shot clock has been tried before in the occasional preliminary tournament and super high roller event, this marked the first time it has been used such a prestigious tournament and has led to a lot of discussion about the idea and implementation in poker circles.
Each dealer was given a tablet with a timer and players were given 30 seconds to act on their hand regardless of what street the decision was being made on. In addition to these 30 seconds to act, each player received 5 “time chips” which could be used to extend the amount of time they were given to act for tough decisions. Players who made the televised final table were reset to a total of 4 time chips whether they’d used their previous 5 or not. If you weren’t facing a bet and time ran out, your hand was automatically checked. If you were facing a bet and ran out of time, your hand was declared dead.
Players earned Heads Up Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying heads up tournaments on BorgataPoker.com. Low Heads Up Leaderboard: Qualify May 2 – 20, 2016 Play in any $1, $2, $5 or $10 buy-in qualifying Heads Up tournament on BorgataPoker.com and earn valuable Heads Up Tournament Leaderboard points Every Heads Up online tournament entry earns […]
Players earned Heads Up Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying heads up tournaments on BorgataPoker.com. High Heads Up Leaderboard: Qualify May 2 – 20, 2016 Play in any $20, $50, $100, $200 or $500 buy-in qualifying Heads Up tournament on BorgataPoker.com and earn valuable Heads Up Tournament Leaderboard points Every Heads Up online tournament entry […]
If you love staring down your opponent in Heads Up Sit and Go tournaments, you could come face to face with a piece of $2,500 in prizes.
With a week left to earn Heads Up Leaderboard points, it’s time to get down to business at BorgataPoker.com.
Vegas in the summer is hot — and we’re not talking about the desert heat that easily reaches 110 degrees Fahrenheit (but don’t worry, it’s a dry heat). We’re talking about the action on the tournament floor of the world’s richest poker tournament, unfolding in the heart of Sin City.
But you can get there through the comforts of any place you call home – as long as you are physically in New Jersey. You can win your way to Las Vegas for the Main Event right here in the Garden State. At BorgataPoker.com, we’ve got online satellites that lead to Las Vegas. In just three steps, you could find yourself playing against thousands for a multi-million-dollar prize pool and that coveted gold bracelet.
Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of April and earned Tournament Leaderboard Bonus Points based on cash placed finished, buy-in amount and total number of tournament entries. Congratulations! The top 30 place finishers won monthly leaderboard prizes, and the top 500 place finishers for the April 2016 Tournament […]
With the emergence of PokerStars in the Garden State just a few weeks ago, some publications have argued that the best value is over at the new site, and that BorgataPoker.com is losing ground.
But with a healthy mix of player-pleasing poker tournaments, satellites to the best land-based poker tournaments, and opportunities to win a piece of millions in prize money, that couldn’t be further from the truth. And the numbers presented haven’t told the whole story.
One re-entry means a smaller field
On Sunday, April 24th, BorgataPoker.com’s $50K Sunday Major beat its guarantee, seeing a final prize pool of $54,800. PokerStars also exceeded its guarantee. Good news for online poker players in New Jersey!
Fans of re-entry tournaments have their choice to play in either a tournament limited to one re-entry, a tournament with unlimited re-entries, or both. Currently, BorgataPoker.com caps re-entries at one, while the other sites are offering unlimited re-entries within the late registration period.
A bigger nightly $10K at BorgataPoker.com
Also following the one re-entry format is the BorgataPoker.com nightly $10K GTD. On Sunday night, 144 entries fueled the prize pool to $14,400. And here’s the most interesting part. The BorgataPoker.com tournament actually beat PokerStars’ 7pm $10K tournament, which attracted 127 entries.
But it’s not just about weekly Majors and nightly events. It’s about the bigger picture — one that includes the opportunity to win your way to major land-based events around the world.