One of the greatest innovations of this high-tech age we live in has to be when cell phones started to have cameras.
Think about it. To take a picture, you used to have to actually have a camera—which was bought as a camera and nothing else and could not play Candy Crush—load it with film—which was like a whole separate thing from the camera—take your shot, go get the film developed—they had whole businesses housed in little sheds in parking lots devoted to this. Really, little sheds—and then finally you got to see that all your pictures were ruined because there was this lens cap thing you were supposed to remove before you started.
I know. It was positively prehistoric. Like from the 1990s.
Now of course we take pictures of everything with such ease that we take actually pictures of everything.
We take pictures of what we get served at restaurants, our friends, our friends doing funny things (sort-of), our pets, our pets doing funny things, our cars, our pets in our cars doing funny things and so on and so on. Then, of course, there’s the selfie, which are pictures of ourselves. Sometimes, we spice it up and take them with friends, strangers or our pets … especially if they are doing funny things.
And recently we’ve discovered we can do the whole thing all over again on our phone’s video camera. (We’re not going to even get into the old video tape tangles).
Is this a wonderful time to be alive or what?
So, in the interest of keeping this photo/video craze going, Borgata Online has introduced its #NowThatsAWin sweepstakes in which you can take a shot—or video—of you doing one of the most fun things in the world—winning money at Borgata Casino or Borgata Poker online.
We’re fast approaching the one-year anniversary of online gaming in New Jersey and at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Yep, it was in November 2013 when BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com first went live and since then, we’ve crowned tons of winners.
At BorgataCasino.com we have the best selection of online slots in New Jersey, and as regular readers of this blog know we are always updating our software and adding new games.
And that just means more winners.
So as a new feature, we at the Borgata Blog are going to highlight the big winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
Here’s a look at some of our jackpot and poker tournament winners for the week of October 6 through October 12.
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.
You know what’s better than a seat at the $1 Million Guaranteed Fall Poker Open Championship November 16 to November 20?
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.
September may have belonged to the 2014 Borgata Poker Open, but there’s always something going on in the Borgata Poker Room and October is shaping up to be a monster month in its own right.
We got poker promotions. We got special tournaments. We got the Borgata Buffet (it’ll make sense in a minute).
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.
The 2014 Borgata Poker Open is in the books and once again Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa proved that it simply has the best poker room in Atlantic City and on the East Coast.
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.
Good news. Now you can Sit & Go – on the go. We’ve just added Sit & Go tourneys to our mobile app, so as long as you’re within New Jersey, you can hop into a Sit & Go on your iOS or Android device.
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.