ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (April 23, 2014) – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa saw 328 participants enter into the prestigious $5 Million WPT World Championship, boasting the largest turn-out for a WPT Championship since 2009. After moving from Las Vegas to Borgata for the first time in its 12-year history, the World Poker Tour’s crowning event will feature a $5 million dollar prize pool and a $1.3 million first-place prize.
“We could not be happier to welcome the marriage between one of poker’s most distinguished tournaments and Atlantic City’s preeminent gaming destination,” said Borgata Senior Vice President of Operations Joe Lupo. “The successful repositioning of WPT’s World Championship (sponsored by PartyPoker) from Las Vegas to Atlantic City speaks to the long-standing relationship between Borgata and WPT and reinforces our declaration as the premiere property for poker professionals and amateurs on the East Coast.”
A litany of notable names participated in WPT’s paramount tournament series including Phil Hellmuth, Andy Frankenberger, Matt Glantz, Jeff Madsen, Mike Sexton, Christina Lindley, Kara Scott and professional football player Miles Austin all hoping to see their name etched on the WPT Championship trophy.
In addition to the WPT championship event, Borgata’s fifth installment of the Spring Poker Open has offered over $7.25 million in guaranteed prize money including its own $1 Million Guaranteed BSO Championship as well as a variety of games including No Limit Texas Hold’Em, 6-Hand Max No Limit, Pot Limit Omaha, Seniors No Limit Hold’Em and Ladies No Limit Hold’Em, as well as BSO and WPT Championship Qualifiers, bounty and survivor events. BorgataPoker.com players have also been given the opportunity to win seats into the Spring Poker Open by competing in online tournaments throughout the month.
The 19-day, 51-event series will conclude this Saturday, as filming continues for the $5 Million Guaranteed WPT World Championship, which will be televised on Fox Sports Net.
For more information visit theborgata.com and follow all of the action and live updates on the Official Borgata Poker Blog and on Twitter @BorgataPoker.
About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,094 slot machines; an 80+ table poker room; 10 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 8 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 market-leading 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. Borgata also offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.
For more information on Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, please contact Brian Brennan (609-317-7160; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Liza Costandino (609-317-7759, email@example.com). To obtain a copy of this press release, please visit www.theborgata.com.
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