We welcome Asher Conniff as a guest blogger to Borgata Poker Blog! Asher made Borgata history by winning Borgata Spring Poker Open Kickoff event and Borgata WPT World Championship, both of which he qualified for on BorgatPoker.com online satellite events.
Coming into Sunday, I had already had one of the best weeks of my life. Ten days before, I had turned a $60 satellite on BorgataPoker.com into a $560 seat in the Borgata Spring Poker Open $1 million guaranteed kick-off event, a seat which I then turned into the first place prize of $203,231. After years of grinding poker tournaments full-time, both live and online, it was wildly fulfilling to see the fruits of my labor. Needless to say, between the large sum of money I won and the sweet, sweet vindication of beating my good buddy Matt Stout heads up, I was pretty damn happy!!
Back to “that” Sunday. I was at my next-door neighbor’s apartment in Brigantine, NJ, a stones throw away from Borgata. As we often did, a group of 6 or so of us had gotten together that day to hang out while we all played online poker tournaments. Our ritual: we order food, watch sports and talk through hands on our breaks. Armed with a freshly renewed bankroll and sense of confidence, my levels of relaxation were extremely high, and how could they not be!? I also was overjoyed to be heading to Europe the next week with my mother and sister, a vacation that was to span over 2 weeks and had been planned over 6 months prior. Having never been to Europe, I was super excited, and this was obviously the ideal time to be going on vacation. I even skipped the $3500 buy-in Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship event in anticipation of this trip, knowing that if I was to win/nearly win the tournament I would miss my flight!
You know what’s the coolest thing about online slot machines? The bonus spins.
You’re just chugging along making your bets and suddenly something lines up just right, and the game takes on a life of its own. Graphics start appearing, characters in the game start talking to you and suddenly the game just starts spinning turns—and hitting payoffs—you didn’t have to bet on.
And it’s all just a bonus, money won without risking a bet.
Just ask Calvin from Piscataway, who hit the biggest slot jackpot of the week at BorgataCasino.com during the bonus round of Super Monopoly. A few bonus symbols line up, the game goes on a little side trip and the next thing you know Calvin has $8,180 in the bank.
Without betting, because, you know, Bonus.
What bonuses are waiting for you at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com?
Here’s a look at the big online winners for August 17 – 23:
There are a lot of great things we get to yell when we win or score in a game. You know, stuff like “Bingo,” “Gooooaaaal,” “We’re No. 1” etc. But one of the coolest has to be when you get to yell “Yahtzee.”
Anyone who has ever played the classic dice game knows the feeling when all the dice line up just right. Well guess what? You can get your chance to yell Yahtzee playing online at BorgataCasino.com, as Anthony from Somers Point found out playing our newest slots game “Yahtzee.” His $2 bet won him $3,500, which is a little more than we ever won playing Yahtzee in the living room.
Hey we like to keep you yelling—and winning—here at BorgaataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
Of course as much as we love yelling Yahtzee, the real story this week may be the $100,000 jackpot won by Donna from Franklin Lakes on our Double Diamond Slot game. We don’t know what she yelled when she hit the $100K, but she’s probably still yelling.
Here’s a look at the big online winners for August 10 – August 16:
This is it. This is the land-based tournament series you’ve been waiting for. Millions of dollars are on the table in the upcoming Borgata Poker Open, set to get underway this September in Atlantic City. The journey to securing your seats in several events begins online at BorgataPoker.com.
The Borgata Poker Open 2015 is a 22-event live series that begins with a $2 million guaranteed Texas Hold’em tourney. Hallmark events include the Almighty Million and the much-anticipated televised WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship where $3 million is guaranteed.
It all kicks off at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa this September and we’ve got loads of online poker satellites on our schedule to help you secure seats for a fraction of the buy-ins.
Satellites to several events are available only at BorgataPoker.com beginning Saturday, August 29th for just $45. Starting Monday, August 24th, you can also win your way through qualifiers for a small $5 buy-in.
For the televised WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship event, you’ll find qualifiers for $45 that lead to Super Satellites, where ~ 1 in 10 players wins a $3,500 seat in the land-based Championship tourney.
There are tons of events worth playing in, so check it all out on our Borgata Poker Open promotion page.
We can’t wait to see you online – and in Atlantic City.
There may be a small lesson in this week’s big online winners at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
Namely, if you’re playing the Montezuma slots games at BorgataCasino.com, you should bet $6.
Hey it worked for Tracy from Middlesex and Jessica from Atlantic City who both made $6 bets on the Montezuma slots and hit jackpots totaling more than $14,000 collectively. Hey, a trend is a trend.
And let’s hear it for Jessica, who showed just how convenient Borgata online play really is. She’s our neighbor here in Atlantic City and still likes to play online.
As for BorgataPoker.com, our schedule of daily tournaments continues to pay off big for grinders.
So the biggest trend of the week—and every week—is winning.
Here’s a look at the big online winners for the week of August 3 – August 9:
The game show Jeopardy is one of those iconic pieces of American television which we all associate with really smart people and some pretty big money if a contestant goes on a winning streak.
And it’s also the show where if you don’t phrase your answer in the form of a question, well, you lose.
Jeopardy! The online slot games is one of those great games based on iconic themes found at BorgataCasino.com that we associate with jackpots. Just jackpots. No phrasing, no having to know who invented the xylophone. Just jackpots.
Linda from Allendale can attest to that, as she hit the big jackpot of the week of July 27 – August 2 on the Jeopardy slots, turning $12 into $4,113.
Over at BorgataPoker.com, our daily and special tournaments—which are played with our partners at Party Poker—continue to make the biggest payoffs. And this week BorgataPoker.com players owned the $50K Guaranteed Sunday tournament.
Sooo, the answer is: the best online casino site in New Jersey. What is BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com?
Here’s the big online winners for July 27 – August 2:
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is always looking for a certain synergy between BorgataPoker.com and the live-action Borgata Poker Room, especially when a major event like the recently completed Borgata Summer Poker Open is underway.
So among our big online winners for July 20 to July 26, we feel compelled to mention that player KZ1200 won a $2,500 entry into the Borgata Summer Poker Open Championship by taking first in BorgataPoker.com’s BSO Championship Step 3 Qualifier.
Of course, he or she probably didn’t go by KZ1200—which we think is a radio station in Oregon—during the championship, but that doesn’t matter. The point is playing online at BorgataPoker.com got one lucky player the chance to sit down with some of the best poker pros in the world.
Like we said, synergy.
Here’s a look at the big online winners for July 20 – July 26:
– On July 23, Jodi from Manville, New Jersey, made a $15 bet playing the Siberian Storm slots game and won $6,618.
– On July 26, Lisa from Clifton, New Jersey, made a $3 wager on the new Jeopardy! slots game and hit a $4,765 jackpot.
– On July 26, Lisa from West Milford, New Jersey, made a $10 bet on the Matador slots game and won $5,020.
Prepare to pick your jaw up off the floor as America’s finest pilots take to the skies and strut their stuff during the 2015 Atlantic City Airshow.
BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com have gone full throttle to put together an impressive drawing that awards Airshow packages to five lucky online players. If you’re our Grand Prize winner, you’ll walk away with all this:
– A 2-night stay in the Fiore Suite at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City
– 2 Tickets to the September 1st reception and Lee Greenwood performance
– 2 Flightline Club tickets to the September 2nd Atlantic City Airshow
– Shuttle service to and from the Airshow
But we’re not just crowning one winner. Four more winners will walk away with:
– 2 Flightline Club tickets to the September 2nd Airshow
– Shuttle service to and from the Airshow
– An overnight stay in a Classic Room
Plus, the next 20 names we draw will win $50 Casino Bonus Dollars or $50 Poker Tournament Dollars.
Want to enter our drawing? Just go to your Mac or PC on August 1st or 2nd and opt in to the AC Airshow Giveaway promo. You’ll receive one free entry into our August 3rd drawing. If you want more entries, just play real money poker and casino games. For every 20 iRewards Points you collect, you’ll earn one more entry, up to a maximum of 9.
BorgataPoker.com and BorgataCasino.com are always proud to say that we give out jackpots and crown tournament winners every day.
To which you may say, “Every day? C’mon?”
Hey, we’ve got the big online winners for the week of July 13 – July 19 to prove it. Just check out the winners at BorgataPoker.com. There’s a Sunday $50K tournament winner, three winners of the daily $4K tournaments and four winners of the Daily $10K tournament.
When you take into account our partners at PartyPoker, well, daily tournaments mean daily winners.
And at BorgataCasino.com jackpots are won daily, with three this week over $3,000.
Our online players win every day. Is today your day?
Here’s a look at the big online winners for July 13 – July 19.
Sometimes, when perusing the big online winners each week at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com, you may think the really big jackpots only come to players who take big risks.
In other words, those that make big bets.
But a lot of online players like to make smaller wagers as they try out the various games and tournaments available at BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com. And they hit jackpots too. Lots of them.
And this week, they hit some pretty big ones. Like say three jackpots of better than $3,400 on bets less than $10, including a $2 bet that netted a jackpot of just under $4,000.
Remember, it’s not always how much you bet, but making the right bet that counts.
We think Shakespeare said that. Or maybe it was Wild Bill Hickok. Anyway, somebody probably said it.
Here’s the big online winners for the week of July 6 – July 12:
– On July 6, Lendita from Edgewater, New Jersey, made an $8 bet playing the Battleship slots game and won $3,412.