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All eyes might be focused on Las Vegas for the big series going on in the heart of the desert, but the spotlight is about to shift to Atlantic City as the Borgata Summer Poker Open gets underway this July at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
This is the big series you’ve been waiting for, right here in New Jersey. And BorgataPoker.com is your best bet for grabbing seats in these three big tourneys:
- $1 million Guaranteed Kick-off event
- $300,000 Almighty Stack Tournament
- $1 million Guaranteed Summer Poker Open Championship
Borgata Poker has had a long history with the Cabot Creamery Co-op of hosting a charity poker tournament to raise money for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch.
For this year’s Eighth Annual “Put a Bad Beat on Hunger” charity tournament, we’re incorporating the event as part of the Borgata Summer Poker Open.
Event 3 of 20 main events for the open (July 12 to July 29), the “Put a Bad Beat on Hunger” tournament is scheduled for Friday July 15 at 4pm. The tournament is a $250 + $30 + 20 buy-in, with that last $20 being donated to the Community Food Bank. In addition, the winner receives a $3,500 entry voucher into the WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship in September.
Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of June 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 750 place finishers for the June 2016 Tournament Leaderboard […]
Congratulations to our 36 winners from the BorgataPoker.com Quarterly Freeroll Invitational Tournament on Sunday, June 12, 2016
Players earned Heads Up Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying heads up tournaments on BorgataPoker.com.Low Heads Up Leaderboard: Qualify May 23 – June 10, 2016Play in any $1, $2, $5 or $10 buy-in qualifying Heads Up tournament on BorgataPoker.com and earn valuable Heads Up Tournament Leaderboard pointsEvery Heads Up online tournament entry earns Participation PointsEvery […]
Players earned Heads Up Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying heads up tournaments on BorgataPoker.com.High Heads Up Leaderboard: Qualify May 23 – June 10, 2016Play in any $20, $50, $100, $200 or $500 buy-in qualifying Heads Up tournament on BorgataPoker.com and earn valuable Heads Up Tournament Leaderboard pointsEvery Heads Up online tournament entry earns Participation […]
Now that summer is underway, a lot of people are asking me about the proper “rules” for staking with the Borgata Summer Poker Open coming up (and that other little tournament going on in Vegas). I just wanted to post a blog outlining the ins and outs of staking deals to help people understand how each type of deal works
In recent years there has been a huge shift in the format of tournament poker. In the beginning tournament poker was always played with a freezeout format, meaning that once you were eliminated you could not get back into the tournament. You were required to lumber away from the table, defeated, and find something else to do with the remainder of your day.
Then, several years ago, casinos and online poker sites began offering players the opportunity to buy back into the tournament if they were eliminated early enough in the event. This enabled operators to boast gigantic payouts for a small buy-in. When you can offer a person the opportunity to win a life-changing sum of money for a relatively small buy-in it’s obviously a huge selling point. That’s one reason why you see Borgata packed to the brim with poker players every time they host the $560 buy-in opening event.
Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of May 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 May 2016 Tournament Leaderboard […]
Recently the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL hosted the World Poker Tour’s “Tournament of Champions” which was a $15k buy-in event exclusively for players who’ve won WPT main events. While the shot clock has been tried before in the occasional preliminary tournament and super high roller event, this marked the first time it has been used such a prestigious tournament and has led to a lot of discussion about the idea and implementation in poker circles.
Each dealer was given a tablet with a timer and players were given 30 seconds to act on their hand regardless of what street the decision was being made on. In addition to these 30 seconds to act, each player received 5 “time chips” which could be used to extend the amount of time they were given to act for tough decisions. Players who made the televised final table were reset to a total of 4 time chips whether they’d used their previous 5 or not. If you weren’t facing a bet and time ran out, your hand was automatically checked. If you were facing a bet and ran out of time, your hand was declared dead.