The 2014 Borgata Summer Poker Open is cementing its status as the East Coast alternative to the World Series of Poker, as it once again sets new Borgata records for players.
Event 1 of the Summer Poker Open, a $350 buy-in Deep Stack No limit Hold’em tournament brought out 1,436 entries, breaking the 2013 Borgata Summer Poker Open record of 1,383 entries.
That created a total buy-in of $487,522, easily smoking the event’s $300,000 prize-pool guarantee.
Day 2 of the event—after three separate opening sessions—saw 275 players advance and compete for the first place cash of $101,401. The event pays off the top 140 finishers.
The Summer Open also saw its first online satellite winners playing at BorgataPoker.com in the live field. Online satellites are continuing for Borgata Summer Open events through the weekend.
Online registration for the Borgata Summer Poker Open, is now open and for most Borgata grinders, it’s about time.
After all, it’s been, like, three weeks since the Borgata Spring Poker Open ended and people have been getting a little antsy.
Ok, seriously, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers more poker action than any casino on the East Coast including five, count ‘em, five seasonal opens like the Borgata Summer Poker Open.
The summer open offers up 19 main events including a combined $1.1 million in guaranteed prize pools over its 18-day run.
The opening event—always the biggest field, so online reservations are recommended—is a $300,000 guaranteed, $350 + $50 Deep Stack No Limit Tournament that kicks off June 10. The tournament has three opening sessions with one on June 10 at 11am and two on June 11 at 10am and 8pm respectively.