When Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa promises grinders a Bad Beat Jackpot Frenzy, we aren’t kidding around.
Take the action on Wednesday, July 2, when Borgata’s Small Bad Beat Jackpot hit twice—in five minutes. That’s right, better than $95,000 paid out in just five minutes.
The first hit came in the Borgata Poker Room at 3:30pm in a hand that really proves how Borgata’s Bad Beat Frenzy—which lowers the minimum hand to win the small jackpot—has changed the landscape.
Player Steven Belly was holding pocket 10’s while Jasper Chan was sitting on pocket jacks. Then came a flop of three aces, giving each a full boat.
Belly’s lesser boat wins the Small Bad Beat Jackpot and $20K and Chan Took home 10K. Eight other players at the table get $2,500 each.
Borgata poker players have been left with an interesting choice since BorgataPoker.com went live last November.
Do I get dressed, hit the Borgata Poker Room and stare down the guys I’m going to be winning from? Or, do I just relax at home, order in some pizza and play online all night and stare down some avatars?
Well, here’s a chance at the best of both Borgata poker worlds. Introducing the Borgata Poker Deep Stacks Challenge, which combines live play in the Borgata Poker Room with online play at BorgataPoker.com.
Borgata is also bringing back the Leaderboard Promotion, new and improved. Players have a shot at a free $3,500 value seat to the Borgata Poker Open Championship in September to the leaderboard winner. The series includes 14 different tournaments from July 7 to July 20.
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.
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.
The Borgata Bad Beat Jackpot has hit for $221,518. The hit came at 1pm May 29 at a $1/$2/No Limit table in the Borgata Poker Room. Famed comedian and actor George Burns won the bad beat when his straight flush of hearts, three to the seven, was tripped up by Larry Small’s heart straight flush…
You 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.
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.
Big 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.