BORGATA ANNOUNCES 2011 BORGATA POKER OPEN FEATURING GUARANTEED $3 MILLION PRIZE POOL

Televised World Poker Tour® Borgata Poker Open Championship Event, Sept 18-23

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (August 2, 2011) – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced details of its ninth annual Borgata Poker Open tournament series, beginning on Wednesday, September 7, and concluding with the televised World Poker Tour® (WPT) Borgata Poker Open Championship, running September 18-23. The $3,500 buy-in Championship event boasts a guaranteed $3 million prize pool.

Last year’s record-breaking Borgata Poker Open series drew 1,042 poker players to the Championship event – the largest field in the history of the World Poker Tour, as Dwyte Pilgrim joined an illustrious list of past champions, including Olivier Busquet (2009), Vivek Rajkumar (2008), Roy Winston (2007), Mark Newhouse (2006), Al Ardebili (2005), Daniel Negreanu (2004) and Noli Francisco (2003).

“In partnering with World Poker Tour® and offering a $3 million guaranteed championship event, Borgata continues to position itself as the premiere poker destination on the East Coast,”said Senior Vice President of Operations, Joe Lupo. “We are committed to offering an unparalleled series in a player-friendly environment with a world-class staff of professionals."

The 17-day series, held in the Event Center, will feature a wide array of tournaments, including No Limit Hold’em, Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em, No Limit Hold’em 6-handed, Limit, Bounty and Heads Up events. The featured WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship event is part of the historic WPT Season X and will be filmed from Day 1 through the final table and televised on Fox Sports Net.

Online reservations for all Borgata Poker Open main events begins Monday, August 8, and will be available 24 hours a day through August 31, by visiting theborgata.com. On-site registration for all Borgata Poker Open events begins Tuesday, September 6.

To view the event schedule or for more information visit theborgata.com and follow all of the action on Twitter @BorgataPoker

About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,475 slot machines; an 85-table poker room; 11 retail boutiques; 6 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 6 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools.

For more information on Borgata or to obtain a copy of this press release, please visit theborgata.comtwitter.com/BorgataAC or twitter.com/BorgataPoker

About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is one of the most recognized names in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in over 150 countries and territories and is currently airing its all-new ninth season on FSN in the United States. Season 9 of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site which offers inside access to the WPT as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club and is available in 35 states across the U.S. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership and sponsorship opportunities. WPT is a subsidiary of bwin.party digital entertainment plc. For more information, go to WorldPokerTour.com.

 

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For more information on Borgata poker contact Brian Brennan at brianbrennan@theborgata.com.

For WPT information please contact Justin Simon at justin@strivecommunications.com.

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