Tag Archive: poker

Oct 16

Win a Free Seat to the 2014 Borgata Poker Open Championship

fall-poker-openYou know what’s better than a seat at the $1 Million Guaranteed Fall Poker Open Championship November 16 to November 20?

A free seat at the $1 Million Guaranteed Fall Poker Open Championship.

Starting October 20, and as is the custom in the Borgata Poker Room for Borgata Poker Opens, we’ll be giving away one free seat to the championship event through our special drawing. Between October 20 and November 12 just fill out the contest form.

Only one entry per person is allowed and you’ll have to choose your starting date—Sunday, November 16 (Day 1A) at 11:00AM or Monday, November 17 (Day 1B) at 11:00AM.

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Oct 16

Borgata Seeking Poker Bloggers

Borgata is seeking freelance writers for live coverage / blogging services during the Fall Poker Open, November 4-21 at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Those interested should have extensive poker knowledge and availability for the duration of the event. Deliverables include: using Wordpress for live reporting of every event and daily recap articles. Live reporting consists of, but is not limited to play by play action, chip count updates, player standings, interviews, player images and payouts. For more information or to submit a proposal please contact chelseareyes@theborgata.com

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Oct 8

Qualify at BorgataPoker.com for a Deep Stacks Challenge this October at Borgata

deepstacksHow deep will you go this October for a trophy? Enter a Deep Stacks Challenge tournament at Borgata in Atlantic City and play for a piece of over $100,000 in guaranteed prize money, spread out over six separate events. Win one of the tourneys and you’ll walk away with a coveted Deep Stacks Challenge trophy.

From Monday, October 13th through Saturday, October 18th, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City has a big Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em tourney on the schedule at 11am daily. The buy-in for each tourney ranges from $125 + $25 to $350 + $50, with guarantees ranging from $15K to $40K.

You’ll start each tournament with between 25,000 and 40,000 chips (depending on the tournament). If that seems like a lot, it’s only the start. Busting out early isn’t a big deal because there could be more chips in your future. In these Deep Stacks, you can re-enter the tournament as often as you like up to the end of Level 8.

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Oct 3

Great Deals Tuesdays in October at Borgata

tuesdays-octoberAh Tuesday. It’s the third day of the week and the second day of the work week.

But that’s not why it’s called Tuesday. The name actually come from a Viking god of war named Tiw, so it’s Tiw’s day. Kind of like Thursday is named after Thor and so on.

In Latin the name was associated with the Roman god Mars, so that’s why in Spanish its Martes. Because Spanish is a Latin-based language.

More than you wanted to know?

Well, we just mention it because Tuesday has another meeting this October at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. In simple terms it’s just the greatest weekday ever to win big and party with us here in Atlantic City.

First up, slots players can enjoy 2X Slot Dollars every Tuesday all day at Borgata in October. Plus, it’s a whole month of Toll Free Tuesdays on the Atlantic City Expressway (inbound tolls only).

Online players at BorgataCasino.com can also get 2X iRewards Points from noon to 8pm every Tuesday. Play any slots, classic slots or progressive slots and you’ll earn double iRewards Points (iRPs).

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Oct 1

The Borgata Poker Room Does October Right

october-pokerSeptember may have belonged to the 2014 Borgata Poker Open, but there’s always something going on in the Borgata Poker Room and October is shaping up to be a monster month in its own right.

We got poker promotions. We got special tournaments. We got the Borgata Buffet (it’ll make sense in a minute).

In short, we’ve got the best poker action in Atlantic City this October.

The month starts with October Bonus Comp Dollars in effect for the entire month. October 1-31, play 60 hours in the poker room throughout the month and earn $50 in Bonus Comp Dollars. Play 90 hours and earn $75 of Bonus Comp Dollars.

Comp Dollars are good for food, drinks and entertainment. Check out the list of eligible games here.

This October also sees Borgata’s High Hand Challenge on Mondays and Thursdays all month long.

Here’s how it works:

The promotion will begin at noon and conclude at 10:00pm, or when a total of $2,000 has been awarded; whichever occurs first. Full house or better required for the initial High Hand. Initial and subsequent high hands that remain unbeaten for 60 minutes will receive $250. Initial and subsequent high hands that are beaten within 60 minutes will receive $50.

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Sep 23

Criss Cross Poker at Borgata

in_bet_gaming_2_largeDid you ever watch cowboys play poker in an old western on TV?

Hand after hand after hand they sit there playing draw poker—one kind of poker until the cows come home (That’s a cowboy pun).

Maybe they were purists, or just didn’t have much imagination, but you have to figure that after about a gazillion hands, those cowpokes would have liked a little variety in their games.

Forward to the 21st century and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

One kind of poker? Please.

In the Borgata Poker Room you can play Hold’em, Omaha and all the variations of H.O.R.S. E. while on the casino floor there’s 20 different types of video poker and eight types of table game poker.

Check out Borgata’s three card poker Royal Millionaire promotion.

We’ve added yet another table poker game in Criss Cross Poker—one of the most unique types of poker you’ll find on any casino floor.

You probably know this form of the game from your poker nights with friends. Well, assuming you and your friends are the more adventurous kind of cowboys.

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Sep 23

Darren Elias – 2014 Borgata Poker Open Champ

The 2014 Borgata Poker Open is in the books and once again Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa proved that it simply has the best poker room in Atlantic City and on the East Coast.

More than $6.6 million in prize money was awarded over 24 main events including the massive World Poker Tour Championship that drew more than 1,200 players. Darren Ellis of Cherry Hill won the event—which will be coming to a TV near you as part of the WPT’s TV schedule—and $843,744.

It was Elias’ biggest tournament cash since he took a fifth place at the 2011 BPO Championship and about $230,000. The win takes his career earnings over $2.5 million.

You can retrace Elias’ win at our tournament blog.

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Sep 16

Borgata Poker Open Championship Field Tops 1,200

The $3 Million Guaranteed Borgata Poker Open Championship, which kicked off Sunday, September 14, continues to make its mark in World Poker Tour history attracting the third largest field ever for a WPT event.

The final entries came in at 1,226, beating last year’s Borgata Poker Open Championship field of 1,189 entries. That puts the prize pool at about $4 million, easily outdistancing the guarantee.

Play in Day 2 is underway and you can follow all the action live at our tournament blog.

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Sep 8

Charity Events at the Borgata Poker Open September 12 & 13

charity-pokerThe 2014 Borgata Poker Open has started out with another amazing turn-out for its opening event as 4,158 entries were made in Event 1 to start two and a half weeks of tournament action.

That’s better than $2 million on the line for one event and millions more spread over 50 events from September 2 to September 19, including the $3 million guaranteed WPT Borgata Open Championship starting September 14.

But even with thousands of grinders vying for all that cash, there’s one thing poker players are always ready to do—and that’s give a little back to the community.

So this year’s Borgata Poker Open features two charity events with one honoring a long-time friend of Borgata Poker—and the poker world in general—and the other from the newly formed Charity Series of Poker.

Event 14, September 12, is the inaugural Mike Sica Memorial Seniors Tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Sica passed away in November at age 69 from cancer. A WSOP Bracelet holder and a fixture at Borgata poker events, Sica was an East Coast pro known for his big heart, easy smile, trademark coordinated outfits and ever-present container of toothpicks.

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Aug 12

2014 Borgata Poker Open Schedule

Borgata Poker OpenAt this point, the Borgata Poker Open, scheduled for September 2 – 19, doesn’t need all that much of a publicity push.

If you play live poker, you know what the Borgata Poker Open is. It’s simply the biggest poker event on the East Coast, a record setter for the World Poker Tour and one of the most anticipated two and half weeks of poker anywhere.

For grinders, it’s really all about scheduling the tournaments you want to play.

Online registration is open for all main events, so let’s look at that schedule.

The Open begins September 2 with Event 1, a $2 million guaranteed, $500 + $60 opening event that includes five opening sessions split between September 2 – 4. The first event of the Borgata Poker Open is always the most well attended and the Borgata Poker Room has been adding opening sessions to accommodate the huge field for the last few years.

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