Jun 13

Back to Back Bad Beat Jackpot Hits at Borgata

You many have heard that the winner of Event 1 of the 2014 Borgata Summer Poker Open will take home just north of $100,000.

For the Borgata Poker Room, that kind of money is all in a day’s work … Or make that two days.

This past Wednesday and Thursday, the Borgata Poker Room saw two Borgata Bad Beat Jackpot hits that together came in at just south of $100,000.

The first hit came June 11 at 12:30pm as the Borgata Bad Beat Frenzy hit yet again for $50,000. The hit came on a 3/6 Hold’em table when Thelma Young’s Aces full of Jacks lost to Frank Ciulla’s four jacks.

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Jun 13

Borgata Summer Poker Open Sets Opening Event Record

Summer Poker Open

The 2014 Borgata Summer Poker Open is cementing its status as the East Coast alternative to the World Series of Poker, as it once again sets new Borgata records for players.

Event 1 of the Summer Poker Open, a $350 buy-in Deep Stack No limit Hold’em tournament brought out 1,436 entries, breaking the 2013 Borgata Summer Poker Open record of 1,383 entries.

That created a total buy-in of $487,522, easily smoking the event’s $300,000 prize-pool guarantee.

Day 2 of the event—after three separate opening sessions—saw 275 players advance and compete for the first place cash of $101,401. The event pays off the top 140 finishers.

The Summer Open also saw its first online satellite winners playing at BorgataPoker.com in the live field. Online satellites are continuing for Borgata Summer Open events through the weekend.

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Jun 9

Introducing the Borgata Summer Poker Open Micro-site

Summer Poker OpenThe Borgata Summer Poker Open starts Tuesday, June 10, presenting 47 tournament events in the Borgata Poker Room from June 10 to June 27.

So if you’re a loyal grinder you probably have a lot of questions. You know, like “What’s the tournament schedule?” “When are the satellites?” “How can I follow all the action?”

Well, check this out—our new Borgata Summer Poker Open micro-site. It’s basically everything you would want to know about the Borgata Summer Poker Open from schedules and results to links to our live tournament blog.

From Event 1, the $300,000 guaranteed three-day $350 + $50 opener starting June 10, through the $500,000 guaranteed Borgata Summer Poker Open Championship on June 21 to the final daily main event on June 27 — it’s all there.

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May 27

Play with Boomer and Carton at the WFAN $20,000 Tournament June 6

Boomer Esiason and Craig CartonYou can never be completely sure when a poker celeb is going to show up in the Borgata Poker Room.  From James Woods to Brad Garrett and Michael Phelps—not to mention virtually every poker pro you’ve ever heard of—celebs have always been seen in the poker room grinding away.

But here’s a chance to know when the celebs will be there as former NFL’er Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton of WFAN sports radio in New York host the WFAN $20,000 Guaranteed Tournament June 6 starting at 11am in the Borgata Poker Room.

The Re-entry, No-limit Hold’em tournament carries a $300 + $40 buy-in and starts players with 20K in chips. Antes kick in at Level 5 and levels last 30 minutes. Get structure here.

On-Site Registration begins Friday, June 6 from 9am until the end of Level 6. Re-entries are allowed through Level 6.

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May 20

Online Registration Open for the Borgata Summer Poker Open

Summer Poker Open

Online registration for the Borgata Summer Poker Open, is now open and for most Borgata grinders, it’s about time.

After all, it’s been, like, three weeks since the Borgata Spring Poker Open ended and people have been getting a little antsy.

Ok, seriously, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers more poker action than any casino on the East Coast including five, count ‘em, five seasonal opens like the Borgata Summer Poker Open.

The summer open offers up 19 main events including a combined $1.1 million in guaranteed prize pools over its 18-day run.

The opening event—always the biggest field, so online reservations are recommended—is a $300,000 guaranteed, $350 + $50 Deep Stack No Limit Tournament that kicks off June 10. The tournament has three opening sessions with one on June 10 at 11am and two on June 11 at 10am and 8pm respectively.

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May 18

$100K this Sunday plus an Atlantic City Vacation Giveaway at BorgataPoker.com

$100K GuaranteeBig news at BorgataPoker.com. This Sunday, May 18, we’ve decided to double the prize pool of our Sunday $50K Guarantee. For the same standard $200 buy-in, you’ll get to play for a piece of at least $100,000. That guarantee could climb even higher if more players show up to fight for it.

We’ll shuffle up and deal at 5pm, so register early if you want a seat. But you don’t need to shell out the entire $200 to reserve your spot. Qualifiers run leading up to it for just a few bucks, so it’s easy to feed your way into it. No matter how many players take a seat, we’ll make sure the final prize pool is at least $100,000. And it could grow even higher, so if you love poker, register now.

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May 9

Mother’s Day Specials, Jackpots and New Games at BorgataCasino.com

Borgata Casino Welcome PackageWhy are more and more people choosing BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com than any other regulated New Jersey gambling site? Maybe our player-focused, rewarding promotions have something to do with it. Maybe it’s the fact that we don’t add confusing terms and conditions to our promos or tangle them with all kinds of hoops to jump through.

Maybe it’s the fact that we’re the only online casino in New jersey with 1x wager requirements. Or maybe it’s because really big casino jackpots keep getting popped (we’re talking six figures). Or that our poker guarantees always exceed expectations.

There are tons of reasons why Borgata is a top choice for online gaming in New Jersey. But this month is extra special, just like Mom (we’ve even got a couple things lined up for her). Here’s a look at what we’ve done and what we’re doing to make every second of your online experience more rewarding.

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May 8

Take the Deep-Stacks Challenge in the Borgata Poker Room May 12-17

deepstacksMay is shaping up to be a huge month for tournament events in the Borgata Poker Room. Or should we say a deep month, as in deep stacks?

All grinders like to see a big stack of chips in front of them, especially at the start of a tournament (and even more so at the end of a tournament).

Well, next week, starting Monday, May 12, your greatest deep-stack dreams will be answered as Borgata presents a six-day, Deep Stacks Challenge. That’s six days of deep stacks (25,000 in tournament chips), deeper stacks (35,000 in chips) and deepest stacks (40,000 in chips).

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Apr 28

Keven Stammen Wins WPT Championship at Borgata

The Borgata Spring Poker Open and the World Poker Tour Championship—held for the first time at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City—are in the books, winding up more than two weeks of championships, big money and the best poker action on the East Coast.

WPT Winner

Kevin Stammen took home his biggest payday ever winning the WPT Championship and $1.3 million. Stammen, of Coldwater, Ohio and no stranger to the Borgata Poker Room, runs his total tournament winnings to $3.6 million.

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