BorgataPoker.com’s regular doubling of our $50K Sunday tournament—to a $100K guarantee—is the most impressive online poker tournament offered in New Jersey. And for proof, all you have to do is look to our big online winner for the week of January 25 – 31.
Poker player llevenson took home the top jackpot of the week with a $16,100 second place finish in the January 31 $100K. That’s right, second place. Our tournaments are run with our partner PartyPoker. Combined with a $3,600 win in a Daily $10K tournament, llevenson finished the week with $19,700 in winnings.
Only BorgataPoker.com can deliver guaranteed prize pools like that.
Here’s a look at the big online winners for January 25 – 31:
While the Borgata Winter Poker Open is in full swing—running events until February 5—the Borgata Poker Room hasn’t forgotten the rest of the month and we’ve put together a great line-up of tournament events and promotions.
First up is a $250,000 Guaranteed Borgata Almighty Stack tournament set for February 13 – February 16. Spend your Valentine’s Day weekend with a 100K stack and some poker love. The tournament is a $400 + $50 two-day event in Borgata’s Signature Room with four starting sessions.
Day 1A: Saturday, February 13 – 11AM
Day 1B: Sunday, February 14 – 11AM
Day 1C: Monday, February 15 – 11AM
Day 1D: Monday, February 15 – 6PM
Day 2: Tuesday, February 16 – 12PM
From February 19 – February 27, the Borgata Poker Room presents another Deepstacks Challenge series, comprised on nine separate tournament events.
You know what a dream bet is? Consider making a bet and then getting paid off 1,000 times what you bet.
Never happens, you say? Well, it did happen to Dean from Phillipsburg, NJ when he made a $10 bet on BorgataCasino.com’s Double Diamond slot game. He hit a $10,000 jackpot.
That’s a 1,000 to one payout. In fact, when looking at our big online jackpot winners for January 18 – 24, the lowest return was better than 500 to one.
That’s what we call dream bets at Borgata’s online gaming sites. What are you dreaming of?
Here’s a look at the big online winners for January 18 – 24:
Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of January 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 January 2016 Tournament…
Earn Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of February. 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 Results through February 3, 2016 completed events
It’s not just the Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City that’s seeing sky-high prize pools. This weekend at BorgataPoker.com, we’re supercharging the guarantee in our Sunday Major.
On Sunday, January 31st at 5pm, step into our $100K Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em Tournament for $200+15. That’s double the guarantee of our regular Sunday $50K GTD for the same $215 buy-in.
You can register for the tournament right now, or win your way into it through a low buy-in satellite.
Don’t forget, just like our regular Sunday Major, the $100K Guarantee comes with one re-entry option. So load your account just in case you bust out early. You’ll be able to jump back in with a fresh chip stack in a snap.
The $3 Million Guaranteed WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship event gets underway this Sunday, January 31st at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. Seated among a large field of would-be champions, you’ll find New Jersey resident Vinny Pahuja proudly wearing a BorgataPoker.com patch. If Vinny looks familiar to you, it’s not just because you might have dined next to him at Fornelletto, one of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s exceptional restaurants. Most likely, it’s because you’ve seen him stacking his way to victory in countless Borgata Poker Open events for the good part of a decade.
“I’ve been coming to Borgata for live events since 2008,” says Vinny from the tournament floor of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “I don’t think I’ve missed a major tournament in seven or eight years. I’ve always loved the product. I spend so much time here throughout the year that everyone from the floor staff to the dealers are like family. Everyone is so welcoming that there’s a nice comfort level every time I play at Borgata.”
If describing an Atlantic City casino and the people behind the poker room as family sounds a bit bizarre, take a look at Vinny’s tournament success list and his sentiments start to make a whole lot of sense.
Most recently, Vinny, who has won nearly $2 million playing live poker, finished 60th in Borgata Winter Poker Open’s event #1, a $2 Million Guaranteed Deep Stack NLH tournament that saw 5,101 entries compete for a $2,550,500 prize pool. But that’s just one notch on Vinny’s Borgata bedpost.
Vinny’s top tournament win came back in the 2008 Borgata Summer Poker Open when he finished 2nd for $289,000. He also notched a first place victory in September 2014 in the Borgata Poker Open’s $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament for $58,491. That win followed his April 2014 first place finishing the Borgata Spring Poker Open’s $1,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament for $43,648.
Horse Players know that when it comes to betting on the ponies, there’s no place quite like Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Racebook.
Actually, in Atlantic City, there’s absolutely no place like our Racebook as we offer the resort’s only pari-mutuel betting. But we don’t rest on our laurels here at Borgata, and we always strive to give our horse players the best in tournament action.
Our next Racebook $10,000 Handicapping Tournament is scheduled for Saturday January 30. That’s a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool with the winner talking home at least $5K (not including your winnings on the races themselves, which you of course get to keep).
Entry into the tournament is a $100 bankroll and $75 entry fee. One hundred percent of the entry fees go to the prize pool.
The tournament is open to the first 200 players that sign up.
The rules are pretty simple. Borgata Racebook will pick nine races from around the country. Tournament players must wager one $10 win bet for eight races and one $20 win bet for one race.
Couldn’t be simpler huh? (betting the races that is, picking winners is another matter).
The player’s with the best picks split the prize pool as so:
I’ve been playing poker full-time for a decade now and am truly blessed to make my living doing something I genuinely love to do. When I go more than a few days without playing I often start to crave the action even after all these years. It also gives me a level of freedom that just can’t be found with most jobs, something that I’m constantly reminded of as I watch my fiancée work long hours with little vacation time as a new attorney.
The only thing that was missing for me after I had settled into my career as a professional poker player was a sense that what I was doing was important and that it was serving a real purpose in society. I’m not claiming that I was going to be a Nobel Prize winner had I not chosen poker, but I’d like to fancy myself as someone who’s smart enough that I was going to have some impact on the world.
And so the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) was born.
When I was Vice President of my collegiate chapter of Habitat for Humanity, I talked a company into donating a television and a few other prizes for the $10 re-buy fundraiser poker tournament we established. We raised almost $1,000 and had a great time doing it. Fast forward several years to today, where we are doing the same thing on the poker tour with the help of some of the biggest names: poker pros, celebrities, and the finest poker venues in the country.
It was another big week for poker play at Borgata’s online gaming sites, with a player at BorgataCasino.com even taking home a $4,000 jackpot on video poker.
The big winner at BorgataPoker.com was sign-on overthetop with two tournament wins and $14,000 in winnings. That’s thanks to the $50,000 prize pool guarantee on our Sunday tournament and a $4,000 prize pool guarantee in the Daily Turbo tournaments.
That’s what we like to do at BorgataPoker.com—guarantee winners.
Will you be next?
Here’s the list of big online gaming winners for the week of January 11 – 17:
– On January 13, Jose from Willingboro, New Jersey, won $3,719.36 after placing a $2.40 bet on the Candy Store slot game.
– On January 15, Kiley from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, bet $8 playing the Raging Rhino slot game and won $4,493.
– On January 16, William from Red Bank, New Jersey, made a $5 bet on the Game King Double Double Bonus video poker game and won $4,000.