Event 4 of the Deepstacks Challenge series the $200+$30 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry) had a total of 188 entries creating a prize pool of $36,472. Damon Ferrante was the last man standing after starting the final table in the middle of the pack.
On Saturday, May 20, poker players came together at Borgata to support a worthy cause: the “Leveling the Field for All Kids” Charity Poker Tournament. Proceeds from the event supported ISF, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide skilled therapeutic services that maximize a child’s capacity to play sports and recreational activities.
As many of you know, over the past few years I’ve gone from just strictly playing poker as a career to dividing my efforts between playing poker, coaching poker students, working with poker rooms to promote and improve their products, and most importantly doing more charity work. In 2014 I founded the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) and over the past three years we’ve raised $150,000 for Habitat for Humanity, food banks and Brad Garrett’s Maximum Hope Foundation which provides financial assistance to the families of terminally ill children.
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.