When we present the big online winners for the week at BorgataPoker.com and BorgataCasino.com, you might start thinking that we have weekly winners. Stands to reason.
But if you look at it closely, you’ll see that we’re talking about daily winners.
Consider these results from BorgataPoker.com for the week of April 18 – April 24.
Four winners of our Daily $10,000 guaranteed tournament won better than $11,000 combined. Another $5K went to online winners.
And of course our special Sunday $50K put up better than $25,000 for Borgata winners and our MegaTuesday tournament paid out better than $8,000 to it winners.
And, of course, slot jackpots at BorgataCasino.com can hit anytime.
So, what days will you be playing?
Here’s a look at the top online winners for April 18 – 24, 2016:
There’s new online poker competition in New Jersey, but one of the most respected poker rooms around is proving to be more of an attraction than ever for serious grinders.
With the emergence of PokerStars in the Garden State just a few weeks ago, some publications have argued that the best value is over at the new site, and that BorgataPoker.com is losing ground.
But with a healthy mix of player-pleasing poker tournaments, satellites to the best land-based poker tournaments, and opportunities to win a piece of millions in prize money, that couldn’t be further from the truth. And the numbers presented haven’t told the whole story.
One re-entry means a smaller field
On Sunday, April 24th, BorgataPoker.com’s $50K Sunday Major beat its guarantee, seeing a final prize pool of $54,800. PokerStars also exceeded its guarantee. Good news for online poker players in New Jersey!
Fans of re-entry tournaments have their choice to play in either a tournament limited to one re-entry, a tournament with unlimited re-entries, or both. Currently, BorgataPoker.com caps re-entries at one, while the other sites are offering unlimited re-entries within the late registration period.
A bigger nightly $10K at BorgataPoker.com
Also following the one re-entry format is the BorgataPoker.com nightly $10K GTD. On Sunday night, 144 entries fueled the prize pool to $14,400. And here’s the most interesting part. The BorgataPoker.com tournament actually beat PokerStars’ 7pm $10K tournament, which attracted 127 entries.
But it’s not just about weekly Majors and nightly events. It’s about the bigger picture — one that includes the opportunity to win your way to major land-based events around the world.
Those of you that regularly check out our weekly big winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com already know about the magic that happens on particular online slots games.
We’ve certainly noticed it in bringing you the winners list and the magic comes through again this week on our BorgataCasino.com slot game Loot EnKhamun. Our players had another great week of simulating the riches of King Tut as two winners – Rocco from Belmar and Virginia from Rahway – made a combined total of $6 in bets and won more than $8,000 in jackpots. And both on April 14.
At BorgataPoker.com, our Sunday $50K guaranteed tournament remains the gold standard as the top Borgata finishers (the tournament is also played at PartyPoker) took in better than $20K.
Who will the magic happen to this week?
Here’s a look at the big online gaming winners for April 11 to April 17:
– On April 14, Glenn from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, bet $6 playing the OMG Kittens! slot game and won $3,937.50.
– On April 14, Rocco from Belmar, New Jersey, won $5,006 after placing a $5 bet on the Loot’EnKhamun mobile slot game.
– On April 14, Virginia from Rahway, New Jersey, made a $1 bet on the Loot’EnKhamun slot game and won $3,087.60.
The Sunday $50K Guaranteed Tournament at BorgataPoker.com had a pretty lucrative run on April 10 for our regular listing of big online winners for April 4 – 10. Not only did our top winner for the week score a second place in the $50K, our second place winner scored a better than $10K win for coming in first.
Let’s go over that again. The big winner for the week came in second, the second place winner for the week came in first (Hint: the big winner cashed in four different tournaments).
Hey, that’s just how it goes sometimes at BorgataPoker.com as you’ll see below in our list of online winners for April 4 – 10.
– On April 7, Judith from Cape May Court House, New Jersey, bet $12.50 playing the Aztec Gold mobile slot game and won $4,320.50.
– On April 8, Christina from Union City, New Jersey, won $3,515 after placing an $0.80 bet on the Yahtzee slot game.
– On April 10, John from Hamilton, New Jersey, made a $7.50 bet on the Montezuma slot game and won $3,406.25.
Each week we highlight the big jackpot winners at BorgataCasino.com and the big tournament winners at BorgataPoker.com.
Why? Because it’s fun and our way of saying that we wish you a lot of luck when you play our industry-leading collection of games and tournaments.
And, because sometimes we’re as amazed by the good fortune our players have as anyone else. That couldn’t be clearer than this week when Thomas from Delran, New Jersey, bet $.80 playing the Wishing You Fortune slot game at BorgataCasino.com and won $12,500.20.
$.80, That’s what Borgata online sites are all about – wish fulfillment.
What are you wishing for?
Here’s a look at the top online winners for March 28 – April 3:
– On March 28, Thomas from Delran, New Jersey, bet $0.80 playing the Wishing You Fortune slot game and won $12,500.20.
– On March 31, Daniel from Sayreville, New Jersey, won $3,124.68 after placing a $6 bet on the Fire Queen slot game.
– On April 4, Ramamurthy from Edison, New Jersey, made a $16 bet on the Raging Rhino slot game and won $11,016.
BorgataPoker.com has worked hard to be the No. 1 online poker choice in New Jersey with special tournament events and promotions. But the backbone of BorgataPoker.com’s success remains the selection of daily and weekly tournament options that simply outshine everybody else.
And that includes our weekly Sunday $50K guaranteed tournament that regularly pays out the best guaranteed prize pool in the state.
Our March 27 Sunday $50K, for example, paid out $10,480 to winner (sign-on) Jermz and another $16,000 to the next three finishers.
That’s big time bucks. Add in better than $12K for BorgataCasino.com’s top finishers this week, and, well, you have to ask yourself. Why would you play anywhere else?
Here’s a look at the top online winners for March 21 – 27:
Daniel Buzgon is on an absolute tear. On March 16th, the online poker player who goes by the name leinad on BorgataPoker.com notched a $4,455 win after finishing second in the Mega Tuesday 500. That same day, he cashed in the Daily $10K for nearly $300.
The big wins come on the heels of a string of GSSS IV victories. BorgataPoker.com’s Garden State Super Series featured over $1 million in prize money and Buzgon won a nice piece of it by final tabling and cashing in a number of tournaments.
His initial first place finish came in GSSS #12, a $20,000 guaranteed NLH tournament that saw a final prize pool of $32,000. Buzgon earned $7,680. On March 4th, Buzgon topped a large field in GSSS #18 to secure the first place prize of $1,759.51. His first place wins were complemented by a number of final table appearances throughout the series. Overall, Buzgon cashed in 11 GSSS events, storming through non GSSS events throughout the series as well.
Since starting his career at BorgataPoker.com, Buzgon has racked up $162,697 at the New Jersey online poker site alone. His lifetime tournament winnings top $2.4 million at a number of international online poker sites, but today he runs his poker career from New Jersey. And for good reason.
“There is no question about it, BorgataPoker.com has the biggest tournaments and the most cash games,” notes Buzgon. “On top of that, they offer great deposit and reload bonuses and run rewarding promotions for both cash game and tournament players. I do play on the other sites but not nearly as much as I do on Borgata.”
Buzgon’s dedication to Borgata translates to the live world, too.
“The other casinos in Atlantic City just do not make poker a priority and it shows. They know they cannot compete with Borgata so they do not even try anymore.”
Poker in New Jersey is booming and you don’t have to look any further than the poker room at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for proof. In addition to the lucrative cash games, daily tournaments (including $3,000 Guaranteed Mondays, $10,000 Guaranteed Wednesdays & Fridays, and the 24/7 Sit & Go tourneys) continue to attract players from all over New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and other neighboring states.
But that’s just the tip of the chip stack. Borgata is known for its mega land-based tournament series throughout the year. Just a few months after wrapping up the Borgata Winter Poker Open, Atlantic City’s premier poker destination is putting millions in guaranteed prize money on the table once again in the Borgata Spring Poker Open.
The tournament series runs from April 12th through 29th and features a $1 million guaranteed kickoff tournament, a $1 million guaranteed championship event, and over a dozen other tournaments, many of which come with 6-figure guarantees.
Borgata’s Spring Poker Open series continues to attract players not just from the east coast, but from around the country. It’s arguably one of the most respected poker tournament series in the United States and one that continues to offer guarantee-busting prize pools over and over again. And while players flock to Borgata from all over the country, those in New Jersey have a bit of an upper hand thanks to BorgataPoker.com, the casino’s online poker site.
BorgataPoker.com continues to run satellites for its famous land-based tournament series and in the past, players have found great success steamrolling a few bucks into a seat in a major land-based event. In the most recent Borgata Winter Poker Open, Vinny Pahuja won two online poker satellites that paid out land-based seats — one in the $3,500 buy-in Championship and one in the kickoff tournament. And don’t forget, Asher Conniff made history by turning online satellite wins into over $1 million during the 2015 Borgata Spring Poker Open.
Our big online winners list for the week of February 29 to March 6 reflects the excitement and action of the Garden State Super Series IV, running from February 29 to March 13 on BorgataPoker.com.
And that means pretty impressive showings from our players Moose4Life, who racked up better than $23K in wins and smoothustler who earned better than $23K as well. Aside from their cool screen names, that’s $46,000 in winnings for BorgataPoker.com’s top two players.
And that combined just beat out our top winner at BorgataCasino.com as Steve from Bayonne, New Jersey, made a $2.50 bet on the Biker Pigs jackpot slot game and won $41,372.71.
Bayonne Steve’s jackpot is one of the highest we’ve ever reported on our weekly updates.
What can we say? As great as the action is at BorgataPoker.com and at our special events like the GSSS, sometimes the Biker Pigs rule the road.
Here’s a look at the top online winners for February 29 – March 6:
– On March 1, Bridget from Summit, New Jersey, won $3,197.40 after placing a $6 bet on the Jack and the Beanstalk slot game.
– On March 3, Jennifer from Hardyston New Jersey, bet $7.20 playing the $100,000 Pyramid slot game and won $3,430.
– On March 5, Steve from Bayonne, New Jersey, made a $2.50 bet on the Biker Pigs jackpot slot game and won $41,372.71.
The big story over the weekend was GSSS #30, the $100,000 Guaranteed tournament that saw a final prize pool of $110,600, fueled by 553 entries.
The title of the No Limit Hold’em tourney went to online poker player smoothustler, who won $19,100.62 for his first place victory. And while definitely a big deal, even more impressive is the fact that smoothustler is somewhat of a Garden State Super Series juggernaut.
Since March 2nd, smoothustler has cashed in eight Garden State Super Series events, final tabling six of them. And it’s not just Texas Hold’em that the New Jersey online poker player has proven to be a pro at. In addition to NHL, he’s crushed PLO and 7Stud events, earning over $23,000 in winnings so far.
This isn’t the first Garden State Super Series that smoothustler has done exceptionally well in. Last October, he won over $5,000 in two GSSS III events.
Instead of watching smoothustler conquer more GSSS IV tourneys this week, jump in and stop him in his tracks. There’s lots more on the schedule as Garden State Super Series continues through Sunday, March 13th.