BORGATA ANNOUNCES FIFTH ANNUAL SPRING POKER OPEN

 

$5 Million Guaranteed Televised WPT® World Championship Event April 21-26

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (March 20, 2014) – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa today announced details of its fifth annual Borgata Spring Poker Open beginning on April 8 with the $1 Million Guaranteed Deep Stack No Limit Hold’Em event and concluding with the prestigious $5 Million Guaranteed Televised WPT World Championship (April 21-26). For the first time in its twelve-year history, the World Poker Tour’s crowning event will be held outside of Las Vegas, as a champion will be named at Atlantic City’s preeminent poker destination.

 

“As Borgata continues its market-leading success in both land-based and online poker, we are happy to welcome back the World Poker Tour for what will be the third televised tournament of the season,” said Borgata Senior Vice President of Operations Joe Lupo. “The WPT World Championship, sponsored by PartyPoker, is the perfect addition to our Spring Poker Open lineup and presents players with an unparalleled experience as they compete for their share of a guaranteed $5 million prize pool.” 

 

In addition to the WPT championship event, Borgata’s fifth installment of the Spring Poker Open will offer 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 will have the opportunity to win seats into the Spring Poker Open by competing in online tournaments beginning with a guaranteed 10-seat satellite on March 30.

 

The 19-day, 51-event series culminates with the $5 Million Guaranteed WPT World Championship filmed from Day 1 through the final table and televised on FOX Sports Net.

 

Online reservations for trophy events are available through April 4. Onsite registration for all Borgata Spring Poker Open events begins Monday, April 7. To view the complete tournament schedule or for more information visit theborgata.com and follow all of the action and get 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 or to obtain a copy of this press release, please visit www.theborgata.com or twitter.com/BorgataAC.

 

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For more information about Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa,, please contact: Brian Brennan (609-317-7160; brianbrennan@theborgata.com)

or Liza Costandino (609-317-7759; lizacostandino@theborgata.com).

 

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