ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 18, 2013) – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced details of its 11th annual Borgata Poker Open tournament series, beginning with a $2 Million Guaranteed opening Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em event on Tuesday, September 3, and concluding with the televised World Poker Tour® (WPT®) Borgata Poker Open Championship scheduled for September 15–20. The $3,500 buy-in Championship No Limit Hold’em event features a guaranteed $3 million prize pool.
After a decade of success, the WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship event continues to set attendance records - with three consecutive years of more than one thousand entries, including the largest fields in the history of the World Poker Tour (1,181 in 2013 and 1,313 in 2012). Past champions include Benjamin Hamnett (2012), Bobby Oboodi (2011), Dwyte Pilgrim (2010), Olivier Busquet (2009), Vivek Rajkumar (2008), Roy Winston (2007), Mark Newhouse (2006), Al Ardebili (2005), Daniel Negreanu (2004) and Noli Francisco (2003).
"Borgata is committed to maintaining our position as the premiere poker destination on the East Coast," said Senior Vice President of Operations, Joe Lupo. "With an opening event featuring an accessible buy-in and a guaranteed $2 million prize pool, we are expecting more than four thousand entries setting yet another Atlantic City record for attendance."
This year’s 18-day series features Deep Stacks, Six-Max, Bounty, Heads Up, Seniors (50+) and Ladies No Limit Hold’em events, along with, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha, and HORSE events. The featured WPT Borgata Poker Open Championship event is part of the WPT Season XII 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 5, and will be available 24 hours a day through August 29, by visiting www.theborgata.com. On-site registration for all Borgata Poker Open events begins Monday, September 2.
To view the event schedule or for more information visit www.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 www.theborgata.com or twitter.com/BorgataAC.
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name 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 more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 11th season which airs on FSN in the United States. Season XI of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and
sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of bwin.party digital entertainment plc. For more information, go to WPT.com.
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