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.
Summer isn’t officially over yet, but our Sizzlin’ Summer contest has wrapped. On Tuesday, we drew 65 more winners in our second monthly draw. Prizes included Borgata gift cards, 1-night hotel stays at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, bikes, fire pits, Go Pros, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, Weber gas grills and more. Think those prizes are impressive? Here’s a look at what our top 10 winners took home:
sadiazeeshan91 -> St Lucia Holiday
Smokey14 -> Bermuda Hot Tub
Skeela75 -> Samsung 75″
gambler -> MacBook Air
Lindastav1 -> MacBook Air
Hoboken1 -> Borgata Luxury Weekend
Calliesdad2013 -> Borgata Luxury Weekend
acody420 -> 3 piece Outdoor Wicker Seating Set
ThankYou -> Callaway Golf Clubs
dimagorby -> Callaway Golf Clubs
The 2014 Borgata Poker Open has started out with another amazing turn-out for its opening event as 4,158 entries were made in Event 1 to start two and a half weeks of tournament action.
That’s better than $2 million on the line for one event and millions more spread over 50 events from September 2 to September 19, including the $3 million guaranteed WPT Borgata Open Championship starting September 14.
But even with thousands of grinders vying for all that cash, there’s one thing poker players are always ready to do—and that’s give a little back to the community.
So this year’s Borgata Poker Open features two charity events with one honoring a long-time friend of Borgata Poker—and the poker world in general—and the other from the newly formed Charity Series of Poker.
Event 14, September 12, is the inaugural Mike Sica Memorial Seniors Tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Sica passed away in November at age 69 from cancer. A WSOP Bracelet holder and a fixture at Borgata poker events, Sica was an East Coast pro known for his big heart, easy smile, trademark coordinated outfits and ever-present container of toothpicks.
You know that feeling you get when you’ve been dealt Aces and you think things can’t get any better? Then the flop drops two more Aces to give you quad bullets and an unbeatable hand?
Well, that’s the feeling we’re hoping you get when you see our new software. The BorgataPoker.com software just got a major upgrade. We’ve taken our already-great poker experience and upped the ante with new features that we know you’ll love, including all this:
• Improved Geo-location—Playing near the New Jersey border? Our improved geolocation technology is better at pinpointing your location so you can get online without hassle. That’s especially good when you’re playing from a mobile device.
• A more Intuitive Tournament Lobby—It’s now easier to find the right tournament you want to play in. We’ve added more real-time tourney info to help you buy into the right event.
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.
Plus, we’re bringing back our popular Borgata Buffet offer. For every five Borgata Poker tournaments you enter, from August 1-31 you will receive a complimentary Borgata Buffet.
We don’t mean to spoil your weekend, but it’s August 1st and that means summer is pretty much halfway over.
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.