BORGATA BOASTS RECORD ATTENDANCE FOR $3 MILLION GUARANTEED WPT WINTER POKER OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP


Largest Winter Poker Open Field Generates $4 Million Prize Pool Tournament Culminates WPT Winner Poker Open Challenge


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 28, 2014) – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa kicked-off its $3 Million Guaranteed WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship in record-breaking style on Monday, welcoming 1,229 players into the televised No Hold’em Championship event while generating an astounding $4,055,700 in prize money.

 

“It is a remarkable accomplishment to once again set an attendance record in this, our ninth Winter Poker Open,” said Senior Vice President of Operations, Joe Lupo. “We genuinely appreciate the trust, value and loyalty our players place in Borgata’s poker product as it evolves and improves.”

 

The turnout marks the largest of its kind in the winter series, surpassing last year’s attendance by almost 200 entrants and exceeding the guaranteed prize money by over $1 million. A winner will be crowned on Friday, January 31st during the live filming of the final table as part of WPT Season XII on FOX Sports Net.

 

This year’s Borgata Winter Poker Open will culminate on Saturday, February 1st with the final event being New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire. Eight players have been announced for the final table, including five participants who qualified through BorgataPoker.com, and an additional three from its partner site, partypoker.com.  The finalists for this exclusive televised tournament will meet at Borgata to compete for a championship prize of $1 million and the title of New Jersey’s Next Poker Millionaire.

 

To view the event schedule or more information, visit www.theborgata.com and follow all of the action on the Borgata Poker blog at www.borgatapokerblog.com or 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 80+ 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.

 

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For more information about Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa,, please contact: Brian Brennan at brianbrennan@theborgata.com.

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