With the emergence of PokerStars in the Garden State just a few weeks ago, some publications have argued that the best value is over at the new site, and that BorgataPoker.com is losing ground.
But with a healthy mix of player-pleasing poker tournaments, satellites to the best land-based poker tournaments, and opportunities to win a piece of millions in prize money, that couldn’t be further from the truth. And the numbers presented haven’t told the whole story.
One re-entry means a smaller field
On Sunday, April 24th, BorgataPoker.com’s $50K Sunday Major beat its guarantee, seeing a final prize pool of $54,800. PokerStars also exceeded its guarantee. Good news for online poker players in New Jersey!
Fans of re-entry tournaments have their choice to play in either a tournament limited to one re-entry, a tournament with unlimited re-entries, or both. Currently, BorgataPoker.com caps re-entries at one, while the other sites are offering unlimited re-entries within the late registration period.
A bigger nightly $10K at BorgataPoker.com
Also following the one re-entry format is the BorgataPoker.com nightly $10K GTD. On Sunday night, 144 entries fueled the prize pool to $14,400. And here’s the most interesting part. The BorgataPoker.com tournament actually beat PokerStars’ 7pm $10K tournament, which attracted 127 entries.
But it’s not just about weekly Majors and nightly events. It’s about the bigger picture — one that includes the opportunity to win your way to major land-based events around the world.
BorgataPoker.com is one of the only places online where players can win their spot in the Borgata Poker Open series. They run frequently (Winter – January; Spring – April; Summer – July; Fall – September and November) and take place at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. But it’s not just about New Jersey. This year, BorgataPoker.com is running online satellites for the Main Event of the world’s richest poker tournament in Las Vegas.
Borgata calls New Jersey home, too
As much as Borgata is an online poker site, it also happens to be the real deal. Borgata calls New Jersey home, too. The fact that BorgataPoker.com is run by the same people you see on the poker room floor at Borgata in Atlantic City has made BorgataPoker.com feel like a familiar home for so many players in New Jersey. That’s true whether they’re playing with Borgata online or saying hello in Atlantic City.
Players are still playing at BorgataPoker.com and New Jersey online players have good reason to be excited, too. Next month, Borgata continues its promotions for poker players including weekly leaderboard competitions, reload bonuses, and incentives for placing in our Sunday Major. Stay tuned.