As you’re probably aware, considering that you’re reading the Borgata Poker Blog right now, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has the best live poker room in Atlantic City, the East Coast and we like to think the country.
Our Poker Room offers 24/7 live cash game action, a great daily tournament schedule and great special events like the 2015 Borgata Summer Poker Open.
You may also be aware that BorgataPoker.com is the No. 1 online poker room in New Jersey, also offering great daily online tournaments and a host of special online promotions.
Put simply, we’ve got poker covered coming and going, or more precisely, live and online in New Jersey.
And now we’re bringing both our live and online games together through our Borgata Poker Crossover Sweepstakes.
Sign up for a new BorgataPoker.com account between July 14 and July 31 and receive an entry for a chance to win a $3,500 seat into the televised WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship from September 20 – September 25. Use the bonus code “WPTCHAMP” upon signing up.
The Borgata Poker Open is our premiere tournament event and the championship is part of the World Poker Tour. Play with some of the best pros in poker and get a shot at TV fame and fortune.
In the meantime, experience the best online play in New Jersey.
As much as poker players may love going to first-rate casino rooms like Borgata’s Poker Room to test their skills, you can bet on one thing. Pretty much everybody learned to play poker at home in a game with family and friends.
And whether you started playing for Oreo cookies, matches or pennies, chances are you have pretty good memories of those games—especially the weird ones that seemed made up out of thin air.
You know which games we mean. There’s the game where you stick a card to your forehead or grandpa’s game where all the red cards are wild.
One of those games that you may have played is Crazy Pineapple, a variation of Hold’em. Yes, not only is the game named after a fruit, it’s named after a mentally unstable fruit. But not in a bad way though. You know, wild and crazy fruit.
Dad had to have made that game up, right? Wrong, it’s a real game, though trying to figure out where it came from is anybody’s guess.
But we do know where it’s landed—at Borgata’s Summer Poker Open. Yes, for the 2015 edition of the open, we’re introducing Crazy Pineapple for Event 7 of the open, Saturday July 18. The tournament carries a $300 + $40 buy-in.
Crazy pineapple is a pretty straight-forward game that uses one simple rule change to dramatically change the game play of a Hold’em hand. Each player is dealt three hole cards before the flop. That’s right, three cards. After the flop, any players staying in the pot has to put one of those cards into the muck. The turn and river play out normally.
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 500 place finishers for the June 2015…
Poker players have learned to expect a lot from the Borgata Poker Room at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. With events like the Borgata Summer Poker Open, we set the mark for Atlantic City poker play.
But while special tournament events like the Summer Open are great, remember, tournament action happens every day in the poker room and keeping our live daily tournament schedule fresh and exciting—and what grinders want—is job one here at Borgata.
So without fanfare, we’re introducing a new Daily Tournament Schedule that we think has a little something for everyone.
Say for instance, you like prize pool guarantees—who doesn’t? We’re introducing three guaranteed weekly tournaments including $10K Wednesdays and Fridays.
Every Monday at 11am we’ll get the week going with a $3,000 guaranteed, Deep Stack, Yellow Chip Bounty NLH Tournament. The buy-in is $65 + $15 + $20 (with the $20 being the yellow bounty chip).
On 10K Wednesdays, it’s a $100 + $20, $10,000 guaranteed Big Stack NLH tournament at 11 am. Fridays, we offer a $200 + $30, $10,000 guaranteed, Big Stack NLH tournament at noon.
Only the Borgata Poker Room can offer that kind of guaranteed prize pools on a weekly basis and we owe a lot of that to you, our loyal players.
So just for fun, we’ve added a couple of tournaments for those grinders who like a little variety in the daily schedule.
Earn Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of July. Earn Tournament Leaderboard Bonus Points based on cash placed finished, buy-in amount and total number of tournament entries. The BorgataPoker.com Online Poker Tournament Leaderboard standings will be updated throughout the month. updated through July 29, 2015 completed events
The main event schedule for the Borgata Summer Poker Open, July 14 to July 31, has been released and as usual, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is making a lot of guarantees.
Specifically, $1.55 million in guaranteed tournaments starting with the $500,000 guaranteed opening event July 14.
It’s a pretty eclectic mix of tournament action for the summer open with bounty tournaments, Omaha, deep stack and turbo tournaments. There’s even some Crazy Pineapple on the schedule (Event 7, July 18). Check out the full schedule here.
The opener is a $500,000 guaranteed, $350 + $50 Deep Stack No Limit tournament with four opening sessions scheduled for July 14 and 15 (two a day).
Another major event is event 10, a $200,000 Guaranteed, $260 + $40 Almighty Stack (100K starting stack) No Limit tournament that also has four opening sessions split between July 19 and 20.
Of course the other big event is the Borgata Summer Poker Open Championship, a $500,000 guaranteed, $2,300 + $200 No Limit event that starts July 26. Opening sessions are July 26 and July 27 (one each day).
Other big guaranteed tournaments are:
Earn Heads Up Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying heads up tournaments on BorgataPoker.com. Qualifying players will be invited to participate in the Heads Up Invitational Tournament at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Monday, July 13, 2015 to kick off the Borgata Summer Poker Open tournament series. Qualify June 22 – July 5, 2015 Play in…
Congratulations to our 36 winners from the BorgataPoker.com Quarterly Freeroll Invitational Tournament on Sunday, June 14, 2015
Earn Heads Up Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying heads up tournaments on BorgataPoker.com. Qualifying players will be invited to participate in the Heads Up Invitational Tournament at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Monday, July 13, 2015 to kick off the Borgata Summer Poker Open tournament series. Qualify June 8 – June 21, 2015…
Earn Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of June. Earn Tournament Leaderboard Bonus Points based on cash placed finished, buy-in amount and total number of tournament entries. The BorgataPoker.com Online Poker Tournament Leaderboard standings will be updated throughout the month. updated through June 30, 2015 completed events