Sep 18

Five More Chances to Win Seats in the Borgata Poker Open Championship

PokerIf you think our weekly $50K Guarantee is big, wait until you see what’s happening at Borgata in Atlantic City on September 20th. That’s Day 1A of the televised $3 Million Guaranteed WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship. It’s the big one in the Borgata Poker Open and lots of online poker players have already secured a spot in it.

The buy-in for the tournament is $3,500, and is guaranteeing a minimum of one seat for each of the five remaining online satellites.

On the first weekend of online satellites, two players secured seats into the Championship. With five more chances this weekend to steamroll a $405 entry in an online Super Satellite into a coveted seat in the live tournament, there should be a lot of online action.

This weekend, you’ll find Super Satellites on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 5:45pm, with each one guaranteeing at least one seat for every 10 players in the tournament. Can’t make it for 5:45? There’s another Super Satellite at 7:30pm on Saturday and Sunday with the same 1 in 10 shot at moving on.

For all the important info, check out the Borgata Poker Open page.

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Sep 2 Online Poker Tournament Leaderboard Standings (August Final)

Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying online tournaments during the month of August; 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 August…

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Sep 1

Online Qualifiers Changed My Life!

Asher Conniff WPT WinnerWe welcome Asher Conniff as a guest blogger to Borgata Poker Blog! Asher made Borgata history by winning Borgata Spring Poker Open Kickoff event and Borgata WPT World Championship, both of which he qualified for on online satellite events. 

Coming into Sunday, I had already had one of the best weeks of my life.  Ten days before, I had turned a $60 satellite on into a $560 seat in the Borgata Spring Poker Open $1 million guaranteed kick-off event, a seat which I then turned into the first place prize of $203,231.  After years of grinding poker tournaments full-time, both live and online, it was wildly fulfilling to see the fruits of my labor.  Needless to say, between the large sum of money I won and the sweet, sweet vindication of beating my good buddy Matt Stout heads up, I was pretty damn happy!!

Back to “that” Sunday.  I was at my next-door neighbor’s apartment in Brigantine, NJ, a stones throw away from Borgata.  As we often did, a group of 6 or so of us had gotten together that day to hang out while we all played online poker tournaments.  Our ritual:  we order food, watch sports and talk through hands on our breaks.  Armed with a freshly renewed bankroll and sense of confidence, my levels of relaxation were extremely high, and how could they not be!?    I also was overjoyed to be heading to Europe the next week with my mother and sister, a vacation that was to span over 2 weeks and had been planned over 6 months prior.  Having never been to Europe, I was super excited, and this was obviously the ideal time to be going on vacation.  I even skipped the $3500 buy-in Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship event in anticipation of this trip, knowing that if I was to win/nearly win the tournament I would miss my flight!

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Aug 20

Turn $5 into a $3,500 WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship seat at

Borgata Poker Open QualifiersThis 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

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 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.

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Aug 7

Borgata Poker Room $200,000 Summer Heater Series August 10 -15

Summer Heater TournamentAugust 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:


August 9 & 30

Borgata Poker Room at 12pm

Additional Tournaments to the Sunday Schedule

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Aug 4

Borgata Poker Room August Promotions

August Poker Room PromotionsThe 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:

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Aug 3 Online Poker Tournament Leaderboard Standings (July Final)

Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying online tournaments during the month of July; 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 July…

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Jul 15

Borgata Poker Crossover Sweeps July 14 – 31

Borgata Crossover SweepsAs 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 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 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.

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Jul 8

Crazy Pineapple Debuts at Borgata Summer Poker Open

Crazy PineappleAs 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.

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